JPers vote Nov. 8 for President, local races, ballot questions

October 28, 2016
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls Nov. 8 to help decide the Presidential contest, several local races, and five ballot questions. In the Presidential contest, voters will have four choices: Democrat Hillary Clinton (Tim Kaine for Vice President), Republican Donald Trump (Mike Pence for Vice President), Libertarian Gary Johnson (Bill Weld for...

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Book Vote

October 28, 2016
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Book Vote

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Developer officially files massive Forest Hills development

October 28, 2016
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Criterion Development Partners has filed a project notification form (PNF) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a mixed-use development at the site of Laz Parking Lot called “The Residences at Forest Hills.” The project site is across the street from Forest Hills MBTA station, and roughly bounded by the Arborway, Orchardhill...

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JP forum fosters community debate on ballot questions

October 28, 2016
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Several local Democratic Ward committees held a forum on the five ballot questions that Jamaica Plain voters will help decide on Nov. 8. The most divisive question discussed surrounded the expansion of charters schools. About 50 people attended the forum, which took place at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain. Question 2 would authorize...

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Debate comunitario sobre las preguntas de votación

October 28, 2016
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Varios comités democráticos locales presentaron un foro sobre las cinco preguntas que los votantes de Jamaica Plain tendrán que contestar el 8 de noviembre. La pregunta más divisiva es la de la posible expansión de escuelas subvencionadas. Alrededor de 50 personas asistieron al foro, el cual se llevó a cabo en First Baptist Church...

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BPDA delays vote on Plan: JP/Rox study

October 28, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) withdrew the Plan: JP/Rox planning study from the Oct. 20 BPDA board meeting after receiving letters from a coalition of neighborhood groups and elected officials asking it to do just that. “A coalition of neighborhood groups in the Plan: JP/Rox area asked the City to withdraw Plan:...

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MassDEP conducts site visit to 64 Allandale St.

October 28, 2016
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) conducted a site visit at 64 Allandale St. on Oct. 20 to weigh petitions from the developer of a proposed project at that property and opponents over the issue of wetlands, according to MassDEP spokesperson Joe Ferson. The site at 64 Allandale St. is on the border...

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JP Observer: Four important issues revisited

October 28, 2016
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Maybe all neighborhoods have them, but it seems like Jamaica Plain has more than its share of issues that don’t go away. Now is a good time to look at a few of the crises that have turned into problems for JP and our city, state, and nation. This column has addressed these topics...

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JP library renovation on schedule

October 28, 2016
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The renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library is on schedule and is expected to reopen sometime is spring of 2017, according to Boston Public Library spokesperson Rosemary Lavery. She said in an email that the new addition facing South Street is “taking form” and that that will create a “more visible main entry...

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3200 Washington St. project sold

October 28, 2016
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The 3200 Washington St. project was sold to Berkeley Investments and Nixdorf Family for $6.2 million last month, but the original development team is keeping the Montebello Road portion of the project and developing it under a new City program. Dan Mangiacotti and Paul Iantosca had planned to build a 76-unit development project at...

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Roslindale Neighbors: New director of RVMS settles in

October 28, 2016
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Alia Hamada Forrest has recently been promoted to executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) from her previous position as programs manager. Having found a different job at the end of August, the previous director resigned, leaving Forrest to take over on Sept. 12. Forrest had been working at RVMS as a program...

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Roslindale Neighbors: RVMS check-in

October 28, 2016
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Preparing for holiday season celebrations and working to fill the vacant storefronts in the area are some of the items on the agenda for Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS). Alia Hamada Forrest, the new executive director of RMVS, said that the organization’s biggest challenge this year will be tackling the problem of Roslindale’s vacant...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie councilor helping create college engagement office

October 28, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In an effort to increase collaboration, communication, and partnerships between the colleges and universities, the City of Boston, and various nonprofits throughout the city, Roslindale City Councilor Tim McCarthy is working with the other members of the Council to create a College and University Engagement Office. The...

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Roslindale Neighbors

October 28, 2016
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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 28, 2016

October 28, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 8 for the Nov. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Day of the Dead Celebration, Sat. Oct. 29, 10:30am. Meet at the Roslindale Square Farmers Market Kids’ area at 10am for...

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JP Agenda, Oct. 28, 2016

October 28, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 8 for the Nov. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Public Service Committee of JPNC monthly meeting on Tues. Nov. 1 at 7pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Forest Hills...

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Obituary: Marie McLaughlin, a longtime JP resident, dies

October 28, 2016
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Marie McLaughlin, a long-time Jamaica Plain resident, died peacefully surrounded by her adoring family on Oct. 5 in Plymouth. She was 82. She was a woman who thrived on life; a generous mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who passed her commitment to equality and fairness down through generations. Her actions throughout her life portray a...

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Obituary: Edward Foch, former JP resident and owner of Callahan’s Men’s Stores, dies

October 28, 2016
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Obituary: Edward Foch, former JP resident and owner of Callahan’s Men’s Stores, dies

Edward Foch of Hingham, formerly of Dedham and Jamaica Plain, died on Sept. 27 surrounded by his loving family. Ed owned and operated Callahan’s Men’s Stores in both Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. He was a World War II veteran serving with the United States Army and was the proud recipient of many military service...

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Invitacion, Oct. 28 2016

October 28, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 8 de noviembre para la edición del 11 de noviembre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Forest Hills Bus Canopy Project, reunión pública. Miércoles, 2 nov, 6:30-8:30p, English High School, 144 McBride...

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Letter: How much hate language is OK?

October 28, 2016
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The Oct. 14 edition of the Jamaica Plain Gazette carried a photo on page 4 of the monthly Black Lives Matter (BLM) vigil held in front of the First Baptist Church. The primary BLM issue of ongoing police violence against Black men in this country absolutely needs our immediate attention. That said, the BLM...

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A Democrat for Bedell

October 28, 2016
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I’m a proud Democrat, and an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton for President. In my 13 years as an eligible voter, I have rarely voted for someone other than the Democratic nominee for any position up or down the ballot. On Nov. 8, though, I will be casting my vote for state representative for...

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Letter: JP voters face a clear choice on Question 2

October 28, 2016
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On Nov. 8, Baystaters will face a decision that could impact our public education system for years to come. If approved, Question 2 would allow for the creation of up to 12 new charter schools per year.  Massachusetts charter schools drain funds from public school systems.  For the 2017 fiscal year alone, Boston Public...

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Protesters take center stage during the BRA rename unveiling

October 14, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Gazette Staff During the unveiling ceremony on Sept. 27 for the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), formally known as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), protesters took center stage, sporting a sign with the agency’s new logo next to that read, “Boston Planned Displacement Agency.” The event that took place under...

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Protesters stage ‘die-in’ at Plan: JP/ROX meeting

October 14, 2016
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Protesters staged a “die-in” at the last scheduled community meeting for the Plan: JP/Rox corridor study, which took place on Sept. 21 at the English High School. Posters were placed around the room and residents filed into English High School’s cafeteria to discuss the final draft of the Plan: JP/Rox study with Boston Planning...

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