JP Kids: Brownies visit NYC

April 29, 2016
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Letter: Divest from fossil fuel companies

April 29, 2016
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Seventy degrees in March was sunny and pleasant, but a daunting reminder of how fossil fuel use has set in motion a string of harmful changes. Students at UMass, Harvard and all around the country have it right—it’s time to demand action on divestment from fossil fuel companies. As a taxpayer, a teacher who...

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Letter: Latin Quarter name change risky

April 29, 2016
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When I moved to Boston in 1973, street gangs made up of white young men in South Boston openly declared that South Boston was off limits to black people and Hispanics, and they literally killed one black Navy sailor for having the nerve to violate “their” space. Parts of Dorchester were the same way....

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A letter to the mayor and city council on JP/Rox

April 29, 2016
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We are residents and members of neighborhood associations located in the area between Forest Hills, Egleston Square, and Jackson Square. This area is currently involved in a long-awaited planning process called Plan JP/Rox. Led by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Plan JP/Rox has held a number of community meetings since last July. The goal of...

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Op-Ed: Boston is going Fiber

April 29, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I recently announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both residents and businesses...

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Neighbor sues over Bartlett II project

April 15, 2016
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A local property owner is suing developer Chris DeSisto and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals over the proposed Bartlett II mixed-use development at 450-456 Amory St. The lawsuit seeks to overturn the variances granted for the project and money for attorney fees. Kevin Walker, who owns the property at 157 Green Street, which...

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Affordable housing, food justice discussed during State of Our Neighborhood

April 15, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette About 150 people attended on April 7 the sixth annual State of Our Neighborhood (SOON) event at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School, where topics discussed ranged from arts to affordable housing to food justice. City and state elected officials listened to concerns and answered questions that...

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GET IN, GRADUATE AND GO FAR

April 15, 2016
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GET IN, GRADUATE AND GO FAR

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Majority of residents, officials support naming Hyde/Jackson ‘Latin Quarter’ during hearing

April 15, 2016
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The vast majority of attendees at an April 4 City Council committee hearing were in favor of a measure designating the Hyde Square and Jackson Square area as “Boston’s Latin Quarter.” The effort to name the area is being spearheaded by the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), a youth-oriented nonprofit that has many Latino...

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La mayoría de los residentes apoyan “Barrio Latino” durante una audiencia

April 15, 2016
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La gran mayoría de los asistentes en la audiencia del comité del ayuntamiento el 4 de abril apoyaron una medida que designaría Hyde Square y Jackson Square como “Boston’s Latin Quarter” (o el barrio latino de Boston en español.) El esfuerzo está encabezado por el Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), una organización sin fines...

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JPNC election is April 30

April 15, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council election will be held Sat., April 30, with polling places at: the Harvest Co-op (3815 Washington St.); J.P. Licks (659 Centre St.); and Stop & Shop (301 Centre St.). Polls will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any JP resident 16 or older can vote. Voters should bring...

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School Committee approves budget

April 15, 2016
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The Boston School Committee last month passed the budget for fiscal year 2017 in a 5-2 vote, according to a press release. The budget process has been a contentious one with thousands of students staging a walk-out to protest cuts in funding. Some of the funding was restored after the protest. The new budget...

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Developer files mixed-use project for Green/Washington intersection

April 15, 2016
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Developer Mordechai Levin has plans for an $18 million mixed-use development at the intersection of Washington and Green streets, according to the project notification form (PNF) filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Levin is a well-known developer in Jamaica Plain who was behind the development of the Stop & Shop and the new...

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Disturbance leads to arrests

April 15, 2016
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Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded on April 3 to a report of a disturbance in Egleston Square that led to the arrest of two people on gun and drug charges, according to bpdnews.com Officers responded to 3148 Washington St. at around 10:20 a.m. on April 3 to a report of a disturbance. They...

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GROWING PAINS

April 15, 2016
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GROWING PAINS

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Invitacion, April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 26 abr para la edición del 29 abr. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Los amigos del bosque Allendale, celebración del Día de la Tierra y reunión anual de la primavera. Sábado, 23...

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JP Agenda, April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Apr. 26 for the Apr. 29 issue. Send listings to [email protected] 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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AWARD WINNER

April 15, 2016
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AWARD WINNER

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JP resident pens petition for transgender pronoun accuracy

April 15, 2016
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Jamaica Plain resident Evan Greer is seeking signatures for a petition asking for major news outlet editors to mandate a policy of correctly labeling transgender people according to their preferred pronoun after she was misidentified in an interview. Greer is the campaign director of Fight for the Future (FFTF), which is a viral digital...

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Sights and Sounds, April 15, 2016

April 15, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 26 for the Apr. 29 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Wake Up the Earth Parade, Sat., May 7, parade assembles 10:30 a.m. at Curtis Hall. Off-site parade workshops ($110-$150) to...

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New pizza place opens on Green Street

April 15, 2016
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New pizza place opens on Green Street

A new restaurant specializing in pizza and that will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner has opened at 154 Green St. across from the Green Street T Station. The Gazette met on April 1 with chef Brad Brown, the owner of La Rana Rossa, and spoke with him about the new establishment. Brown also owns...

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ONEin3 COUNCIL

April 15, 2016
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ONEin3 COUNCIL

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A VISIT TO THE FARNSWORTH HOUSE

April 15, 2016
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A VISIT TO THE FARNSWORTH HOUSE

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Another meeting scheduled for 64 Allandale St. project

April 15, 2016
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A second meeting has been scheduled for the controversial proposed development at 64 Allandale St. The developer is expected to present a revised design for the project at the meeting. The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host the meeting April 25 at the Roche Community Center in West Roxbury. (See: Agenda) The property at 64...

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