Invitacion, June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 5 de julio para la edición del 8 de julio. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión mensual de Jamaica Pond Association lunes, 11 jul, en la sala comunitaria de Jamaicaway Tower, 111...

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English High School Class of 2016

June 24, 2016
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English High School Class of 2016

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JROTC Award of Excellence

June 24, 2016
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JROTC Award of Excellence

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JP Pets: Check-in with MSPCA-Angell

June 24, 2016
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JP Pets: Check-in with MSPCA-Angell

MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center is working hard on a ballot initiative that will increase protection for farm animals. “We are working very hard on a ballot initiative that would require that animals that result in egg or meat products in Massachusetts must be able to stand up, turn around, and fully extend their limbs,”...

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JP Pets: Beecher Street dog park update

June 24, 2016
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JP Pets: Beecher Street dog park update

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) is finalizing plans to replace the existing fence at the Beecher Street Park, which is used as an unofficial dog park, within the next few weeks, according to a City spokesperson. Local residents erected a fence at the outer border of Beecher Street Park, which is City-owned...

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Boston Pride’s Jamaica Plain Block Party

June 24, 2016
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Boston Pride’s Jamaica Plain Block Party

Boston Pride held a Jamaica Plain Block Party on Perkins Avenue on June 12. The block party lasted six hours with music, dancing, and food. A moment of silence was held for the 49 people killed at a gay club in Orlando the night before. The photos are by Evan Scales.      ...

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Letter: Say no to financing atrocities

June 24, 2016
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In the world premiere of Eve Ensler’s “In the Body of the World” at the American Repertory Theater last month, the author/performer powerfully conveyed both her experience of cancer and the horrors experienced by women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the women of Congo she found a strength that helped her survive....

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Letter: Happy ending

June 24, 2016
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I live on Dunster Road. On Monday morning, my cat (Jane) somehow found herself on the roof of my three-story house. It was a hot day, and my roof is not shaded. I called the Animal Rescue League, but they couldn’t tell me when they would get here. Meanwhile, Jane was meowing pitifully and panting...

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Letter: Drivers are acting crazy

June 24, 2016
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JP and beyond is being brutalized by drivers who are thoughtless, selfish, and dangerously unwilling to curb their hostility. Two factors in driving—Constant Acceleration (more than just “speeding”) and Tailgaiting—combine like bleach and ammonia to create violent atmosphere.  Breathing space between cars adds much more positive conditions, mentally and physically. Safety says “reach and...

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Op-Ed: When we needed it most, the world came to Orlando’s aid

June 24, 2016
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By Buddy Dyer, mayor of Orlando One week ago, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violence. Our city remains in a state of shock, our hearts broken as we grieve for the victims and their families. Everyone in our city...

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Letter: Gun control is needed

June 24, 2016
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Can we agree on one thing, America?  Congress, mostly on the GOP side, is made up of cowards when it comes to the NRA and the overall gun lobby.  One in the same, I guess. The next mass killing might be 100 school children and it would have no other impact than to have these empty suits...

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Residents hostile to 3193 Washington St. project

June 10, 2016
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City Realty developers made slight alterations to their proposed development at 3193 Washington St., but were still met with hostility from community members who raised concerns over gentrification and City Realty’s reputation during a community meeting. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held the June 6 meeting at 3134 Washington St. for City Realty to...

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Changes to Washington St. dev. leave few satisfied

June 10, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette A second public meeting about a proposed apartment building at 3353 Washington St. left few people satisfied with the changes to the project. Despite developer Terry Bruce’s assurances that she and her business partner, Mordechai Levin, are doing their best to make the apartments affordable to middle-class...

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Street Performing

June 10, 2016
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Street Performing

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“Plan JP/Rox” process extended for three months

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority has extended the “Plan JP/Rox” process for three months to October, according to a June 1 letter signed by BRA Director Brian Golden and Department of Neighborhood Development Director Sheila Dillon. The extension had been advocated for by “Keep It 100% For Egleston,” a group dedicated to keeping the Egleston...

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Se extiende el proceso de “Plan JP/Rox”

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) ha extendido el proceso de “Plan JP/Rox” hasta octubre, según una carta el primero de junio firmada por el Director de BRA Brian Golden y el Director del Departamento del Desarrollo de Vecindarios Sheila Dillon. La extensión se debe a la representación de “Keep It 100% For Egleston”, un...

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Meeting set for 76 Stonley Road project

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a community meeting for the 76 Stonley Road project on June 15 at the English High School. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin plan a 31-unit project at 76 Stonley Road. The site is situated on 14,134 square feet of land and...

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HSTF seeks artist for domino display

June 10, 2016
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Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is seeking proposals for an art installation in the plaza of the Blessed Sacrament Church at 361 Centre St., according to a blog post on its website. HSTF wants an artist to design, build, and install a work of art that will start conversations between neighbors, bring additional beauty...

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GOOD CITIZENSHIP

June 10, 2016
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GOOD CITIZENSHIP

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JPNC elect officers to council

June 10, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) elected officers last month during its first meeting since the JPNC election, according to Kevin Moloney. Moloney was reelected chair of the council, while Bernard Doherty and Michael Reiskind were picked as vice chair and secretary-treasurer, respectively. David Baron (Zoning Committee), Michael Reiskind (Public Service Committee), Carolyn Royce...

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JPNDC annual meeting

June 10, 2016
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JPNDC annual meeting

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Six-unit building proposed for James’s Gate parking lot

June 10, 2016
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Developer Stephen Ballas will present plans for a six-unit building on the former James’s Gate parking lot site at 14-16 McBride St. to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee. Ballas bought the property, along with James’s Gate across the street, this spring. It is unclear what Ballas intends to do with James’s Gate,...

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City’s arts and culture plan draft released

June 10, 2016
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After more than a year of planning, the City has released its draft of the Boston Creates with a limited amount of time for community feedback. Boston Creates is the planning process that Walsh administration launched to enhance and support arts and culture in Boston. The process is organized around a theoretical idea of...

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CITY LEAGUE CHAMPS

June 10, 2016
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CITY LEAGUE CHAMPS

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