Invitacion, Dec. 9, 2016

December 9, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 20 de diciembre para la edición del 23 de diciembre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, a menos que haya otro código. Reuniones Zonificación de JP, miércoles, 21 dic, Farnsworth House, 90 South...

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Letter: Gettysburg Address

December 9, 2016
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November not only brings Election Day and Thanksgiving, but the too-often forgotten anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. On Nov. 18, 1863, a humbled president gave from the heart an address to the nation on the hallowed ground of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—words that still have poignancy today. Noted for its eloquence despite being so brief, it was given by a thoughtful...

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Letter: Air traffic noise a nuisance

December 9, 2016
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Morning after morning, day after day, The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Control Tower directs thousands of flights off Logan’s Runway 27. That runway’s air traffic flies directly over Jamaica Plain after inundating South End and Roxbury then proceeding to Roslindale and Hyde Park. Most people know that planes prefer to take off directly into...

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Letter: The Ninety-second Samaritans

December 9, 2016
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The Sunday after Thanksgiving, I was walking down South Street toward Harvest Market when I saw a battery-powered wheelchair on its side on the sidewalk across the street. There was someone strapped in it. As I ran across the street, I held up my hand to stop the oncoming traffic and simultaneously pointed to...

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BPDA still reviewing 3353 Washington St.

December 9, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is still reviewing the 3353 Washington St. project, according to spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. Developer Mordechai Levin has proposed an $18 million mixed-use development at the intersection of Washington and Green streets. Levin is a well-known developer in Jamaica Plain who was behind the development of the Stop...

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BPDA again delays vote on Plan: JP/Rox study

November 25, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) again delayed a vote on the Plan: JP/Rox study, as the agency and other City departments continue conversations with neighborhood groups. Meanwhile, the “Neighborhood Alliance,” which is a coalition of groups in the study area, said that BPDA is working on an amendment to the study plan....

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Attendees approve of Franklin Park pathways improvement plan

November 25, 2016
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) held a meeting on Nov. 17 to inform the public about upcoming improvements to Franklin Park’s entrances and pathways. Overall, the attendees were pleased with the plan. BPRD and the Franklin Park community collaborated in 2012 and 2014 to set priorities for the maintenance and improvements of...

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BPDA board approves revised 64 Allandale St. project despite opposition

November 25, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Nov. 17 meeting approved the revised 64 Allandale St. project despite continuing concerns from abutters and residents. The project is expected to go before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Dec. 13. Jacqueline Nunez, the developer of the 64 Allandale St. project,...

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Oficiales electos salen en defensa de los inmigrantes

November 25, 2016
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a la Gaceta Tras la elección del nuevo presidente de los Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, y debido a sus amenazas recientes contra las comunidades inmigrantes del país, oficiales de Boston se han declarado a favor de la protección de los inmigrantes de la deportación. Boston ya es una ciudad santuario...

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Walsh aims to protect workers

November 25, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Mayor Martin Walsh recenlty filed an ordinance aimed at further protecting the safety of workers and the public by allowing the City of Boston the right to deny, revoke, or suspend a permit for work in Boston based on an applicant’s work safety history. This ordinance comes...

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Mayor’s trolley tour, tree lighting Dec. 3 in JP

November 25, 2016
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lighting” will be coming to Jamaica Plain on Dec. 3, according to a press release. “The trolley tour and tree lightings are great ways to continue to foster the spirit of community and bring a little extra joy to people during the holiday season,” said Mayor Martin...

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JP Observer: City effort would replace plastic shopping bags

November 25, 2016
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Plastic shopping bags litter our landscape. Inflated by the wind, they blow from tree branches too high to reach. Bunched up, they block storm drains. They improperly fill recycling bins, tangle trash disposal equipment and halt operations. They clog the bellies of sea creatures and birds. The petroleum-based thin bags cause an environmental mess...

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JPer pens historical fiction novel

November 25, 2016
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Sam Allis, a Jamaica Plain resident and prolific journalist, has released his first book, a historical fiction novel titled “A Hero of Two Worlds.” The novel follows the life of its protagonist, Rufus Trask, along a revolutionary journey from Italy to the United States in the middle of the 19th century. Trask, an American...

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BPDA board approves 76 Stonley Road project

November 25, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency board during its Nov. 17 meeting approved the 76 Stonley Road project. But the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association still has issues with some aspects of the project, which it hopes the developers address before the proposal heads to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals. Developers John Morrissey and Bryan...

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Elected officials come out in continued support of Boston immigrants

November 25, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Following the recent election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States and his recent threats to the nation’s immigrant communities, Boston officials have come out in continued support of protecting immigrants from deportation. Boston is already a sanctuary city under the Trust Act that...

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 25, 2016

November 25, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 6 for the Dec. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events JP Holiday Flea, at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Sat. Dec. 3, 1-3pm, and Sun. Dec. 4, 12-5pm. Free and...

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Imagine Boston 2030 draft plan looks to the edges for continued growth

November 25, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In order to accommodate the continued growth in both jobs and population, the citywide draft plan under Imagine Boston 2030 has pointed out potential places of growth on the outer edges of neighborhoods in the city. “We have to identify different places in the city where Boston...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 25, 2016

November 25, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Dec. 6 for the Dec. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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Invitacion, Nov. 25, 2016

November 25, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 6 de diciembre para la edición del 9 de diciembre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, lunes, 28 nov, 6:30pm (puertas 6), Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Comité...

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Op-Ed: Moving forward

November 25, 2016
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There’s no way around it: this has been a divisive national election. For many months, we have been following the presidential race, and in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, that race was finally decided. As many of you know, I supported Secretary Clinton. Waking up on Wednesday wasn’t the first time I...

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Letter: Standing up for BLM

November 25, 2016
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A letter in the Oct. 28 issue of the Jamaica Plain Gazette attempted to equate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism. I wholeheartedly disagree. I am Jewish and very critical of the history and policies of the state of Israel toward Palestinians and that does not make me an anti-Semite. The Movement for Black Lives...

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Letter: Also standing up for BLM

November 25, 2016
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In response to the (editorial) letter written by Mr. Spivak in the Oct. 28 Gazette, we, the undersigned clergy of Jamaica Plain, want to express our continued support of the monthly vigil in support of Black Lives Matter, words which themselves express a too often forgotten truth. Responding to racism, anti-Semitism, and all other...

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Letter: Parking a problem in Forest Hills

November 25, 2016
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The Forest Hills area around the T station is a tough place to park now for the residents. At one of the meetings allowing the public to attend pertaining to the new development at the intersection of Ukraine Way and Hyde Park Avenue, it was revealed that they were allowing .7 cars of parking space...

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Letter: Next steps after Question 2

November 25, 2016
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Last Wednesday I received an email congratulating me on the defeat of
 ballot question 2. After spending months trying to prevent this
 measure from passing, I was incredibly relieved to see it go down. But
 what really struck me about the message was the mention of the
 millions of dollars that had been spent...

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