Op-Ed: National Night Out

August 26, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Recently, I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games, eating food and ice cream,...

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City ends off-leash Beecher Street dog park

August 12, 2016
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Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) has announced that because of complaints, the Beecher Street Park is no longer to be used as a space for dogs to run off-leash. The site has been used as an unofficial dog park for many years. Meanwhile, Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley wrote a letter to...

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SNA members weigh-in on Plan: JP/Rox study

August 12, 2016
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By Sara Selevitch Special to the Gazette Roughly 25 community members gathered on July 27 at Doyle’s Cafe for a joint Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Stonybrook Neighborhood Association meeting to discuss the first draft of the Plan: JP/Rox study, which seeks to develop the 250 acres between Forest Hills, Egleston Square, and Jackson...

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A NIGHT OF GREAT MUSIC

August 12, 2016
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A NIGHT OF GREAT MUSIC

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Developer revises plan for James’s Gate parking lot; reveals proposal for James’s Gate site

August 12, 2016
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The developer for the project at the former James’s Gate parking lot at 14-16 McBride St. has updated his proposal to include two, three-story townhouses. He has also revealed his plans to build a five-story, mixed-used development at the James’s Gate site. Meanwhile, a cooperative group has formed to attempt to have a community-led...

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Miembros de SNA comentan en el estudio Plan: JP/Rox

August 12, 2016
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De Sara Selevitch Especial a la Gaceta Alrededor de 25 miembros de la comunidad se juntaron el 27 de julio en Doyle’s Café para una reunión de Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) y Stonybrook Neighborhood Association para hablar sobre el primer borrador del estudio Plan: JP/Rox, que busca desarrollar los 250 acres entre Forest Hills,...

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Boston Creates spawns artist funding

August 12, 2016
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Artists in Boston can now apply for grants to help them share their work with the public, continue their professional development, or teach others through a new program, “The Opportunity Fund,” according to a press release. The pilot grant program is a result of the Boston Creates cultural plan, which was unveiled in mid-June....

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3193 Washington St. proposal likely heads to BRA board

August 12, 2016
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City Realty’s 3193 Washington St. development proposal is heading to the Boston Redevelopment Authority board, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. Some residents have voiced opposition to the project, citing its potential impact on gentrification and questioning the reputation of City Realty. The BRA board will review the project during its Aug. 11 meeting, which...

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Former Roxse Homes worker sentenced for taking bribes

August 12, 2016
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A scheme to rent low-income apartments to non-eligible applicants has been discovered, and a Jamaica Plain resident has been sentenced to two years in prison and two years probation, according to a press release. Ismel Morales, 36, of Jamaica Plain, was working as the maintenance technician for Roxse Homes, a subsidized housing development on...

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MFA displays JP students’ art

August 12, 2016
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Visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) can now view the work of Jamaica Plain students at a new exhibition of local youth artists called “HOMiE: In Our Eyes,” according to a press release. The works of residents Ada Li, Cameron Jones, and Clara Callahan are on display, as well as 34 other...

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BRA sets second meeting for 76 Stonley Road project

August 12, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a second meeting for the 76 Stonley Road development on Aug. 16 to review the changes to the proposal, which includes the height of the project being reduced by one floor. Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin originally planned a 31-unit, 40,940-square-foot project at 76 Stonley Road. But...

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Massachusetts license to get makeover

August 12, 2016
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Gov. Charlie Baker recently signed legislation that will bring Massachusetts up to current standards for federal identification as mandated by the federal REAL ID Act, according to a press release. New REAL ID compliant cards will begin to be issued in the fall of 2017. “I thank the members of the Legislature for their...

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Boston strives towards goal to end homelessness

August 12, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh recently announced that the City is “well on its way” to meeting its goal to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2018, according to a press release. The City’s action plan, originally launched in 2015, has been re-launched under the name “Boston’s Way Home.” According to the press release, Boston has...

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Residents have early-voting option

August 12, 2016
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Boston’s Board of Election Commissioners has established “one-day early” voting sites for the upcoming November election, including Curtis Hall and the Back of the Hill Apartments, according to a press release. Overall, there will be 27 early voting sites across Boston, three in each of the city’s nine council districts, in addition to early...

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Invitacion, Aug. 12, 2016

August 12, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 23 de agosto para la edición del 26 de agosto. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Comité de casas abandonadas en JP, primer miércoles del mes, 10:30, en la comisaría del distrito...

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Eliot School Party

August 12, 2016
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Eliot School Party

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Tending the Garden

August 12, 2016
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Tending the Garden

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JP Agenda, Aug. 12, 2016

August 12, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 23 for the Aug. 26 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Forum with Candidates for Local Contested Elections, hosted by Ward 11 and Ward 19 Democratic Committees. Aug. 23 at Farnsworth House,...

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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 12, 2016

August 12, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 23 for the Aug. 26 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Movie Night, Thurs. Aug. 18 6:30pm. Knucklebones Playspace 7:30 p.m. Movie Sugar Bowl, Jamaica Pond Movie Night! Thursday, August 25...

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Letter: Friends of the JP Branch Library group responds

August 12, 2016
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We write in response to Allen Spivack’s July 8 letter entitled, “Artists need to be paid appropriately.” We think he is under a few misconceptions. First, the Friends of the JP Branch Library (Friends) is a small nonprofit that exists to support the JP Branch. We are an all-volunteer organization and spending $3,000 for...

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Letter: Vote yes on Question 4

August 12, 2016
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Far too many lives have been destroyed by our senseless war on drugs. Millions of people have criminal records for drug offenses that make it harder to get student loans, find affordable housing, and secure a good job. Even more disturbing, our drug war has unevenly targeted people of color. Massachusetts’ current policy of...

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Letter: Diversity of Boston Scholars

August 12, 2016
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In the July 22 Gazette, Major Walsh recognized by name 35 recipients of the City of Boston Scholars award, given for academic achievement and community service. Especially impressive to me, judging by the names of the students, was their marked diversity of ethnicity and national origin. It made me feel proud that Boston and...

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Letter: Stop state bullying of JP community gardeners

August 12, 2016
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Imagine a state agency cutting off water to a JP community garden in the heat of the summer? In some parts of the world, this could be considered a dangerous and hostile act. That’s what’s happening in JP. The agency that manages state assets is bullying our scrappy neighborhood association, pressuring us to sign...

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Letter: Trees planted in sidewalk are a danger

August 12, 2016
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I would like to thank the JP Gazette for printing Sandra Storey’s article on the effects of planting trees in sidewalks. I unfortunately did trip on a raised sidewalk (due to tree roots) in JP Center and my upper right arm fell against the tree trunk as the rest of my body hit the ground. The...

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