Nonprofit organizes ‘Dining for a Difference Week’

February 23, 2018
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Boston For All, a local nonprofit, is organizing a “Dining for a Difference Week,” an event that will raise money for the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, according to a press release. Boston For All is an organization founded by Jamaica Plain resident Jeremy Fischer after the 2016 election that raises money for...

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DCR: Parkman/Perkins project to begin in spring; other road improvements advancing

February 9, 2018
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The long-awaited improvement project at the intersection of Francis Parkman Drive and Perkins Street appears finally to be ready to get underway, as a contractor has been selected and construction is expected to begin this spring, according to state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) spokesperson Troy Wall. Meanwhile, other improvements are underway or...

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Q. and A. with local playwright Stefan Lanfer

February 9, 2018
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By Emily Resnevic Gazette Staff Jamaica Plain playwright Stefan Lanfer has written a play titled “An Education in Prudence,” which will be directed by Pascale Florestal and performed at St. John’s Church this month. The play is produced in collaboration with Open Theatre Project, a theater company which aims to broaden the range of...

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CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

February 9, 2018
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CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

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Director of Community Preservation Committee gives update on CPA

February 9, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Between advocacy and community groups in Boston, there has been a murmuring of the potential uses of Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to solve the numerous budget gaps often met while running nonprofits and small organizations. But it’s been over a year since the CPA was passed...

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Directora de CPC habla sobre CPA

February 9, 2018
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Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Hay rumores sobre los posibles usos de los fondos de la ley de preservación comunitaria (CPA) para solucionar las numerosas brechas presupuestarias de organizaciones sin fines de lucro. Sin embargo, hace un año desde que fuera aprobada la ley y muchos residentes se sienten confundidos sobre el proceso de...

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Mayor Walsh begins to tackle short-term rentals

February 9, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette City Council filed Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s ordinance on Jan. 24 that establishes guidelines and regulations to better track and regulate short-term rentals in the City of Boston. As a new global industry that has a strong presence in Boston, short-term rentals provide both economic opportunities for...

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Here’s Looking at You, JP: Most hated foods

February 9, 2018
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Here’s Looking at You, JP: Most hated foods

By Gustaf Berger / Special to the Gazette There are two kinds of taste in this world. Mine – and none. A woman who fancied herself a gourmet taught me that. What do you think? I conducted a survey of 315 adults, asking, “Are there any foods you refuse to eat because you don’t...

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Pressley announces run for Congress

February 9, 2018
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At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who was first elected to the Council in 2009, announced in a statement on Jan. 30 that she will seek the Democratic nomination for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District. The 7th Congressional District covers a portion of Jamaica Plain and other Boston neighborhoods, as well as areas of Cambridge,...

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JPNC to hold an election in April

February 9, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) will hold an election on April 28, according to chair Kevin Moloney. JPNC is a neighborhood association for all of Jamaica Plain. It regularly reviews zoning variance and licensing requests, and also serves as a forum for a host of local issues. It was founded in 1985 by...

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Sights and Sounds, Feb. 9, 2018

February 9, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Feb. 20 for the Feb. Feb. 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events St. “Practice” Day Party Saturday Feb. 17 5pm. Music, Giveaways, Irish Food. Come celebrate 1 month until St. Patrick’s...

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WINNING WINDOW

February 9, 2018
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WINNING WINDOW

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Three-alarm fire strikes Lamartine Street building

February 9, 2018
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The Boston Fire Department (BFD) battled a three-alarm fire at 165 Lamartine St. on the morning of Feb. 6, according to BFD spokesperson Marc Sanders. Sanders said that a licensed daycare was at the two-and-a-half story residential building, but all five children and two adults managed to evacuate without injuries. He also said no...

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City Council notes

February 9, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The first City Council hearing of the year took place on Jan. 24 at City Hall. The Council welcomed the new City Council President Andrea Campbell of District 4 and three new city councilors, including Lydia Edwards of District 1, Ed Flynn of District 2, and Kim...

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LANDSCAPES AND STREETSCAPES

February 9, 2018
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LANDSCAPES AND STREETSCAPES

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JP Agenda, Feb. 9, 2018

February 9, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Feb. 20 for the Feb. 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Housing and Economic Development Committee of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will hold its monthly meeting on Tues., February 20 at...

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WILDLIFE EXHIBITION

February 9, 2018
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WILDLIFE EXHIBITION

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Invitacion, Feb. 9, 2018

February 9, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 20 feb para la edición del 23 feb. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Comité de vivienda y el desarrollo económico de JPNC, reunión mensual, martes, 20, 7pm, Bowditch School, 82 Green St. Salón comunitario, entrada a la izquierda...

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Letters:

February 9, 2018
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Chill out, bro My first letter to the editor was published in the Boston Sunday Advertiser back on March 3, 1968 and the topic I wrote on was President Johnson’s Vietnam War policy. I’ve never stopped writing since then. I also love reading letters to the editor too. Recently, I have looked forward to...

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Residents celebrate Jamaica Pond, Christine Cooper

January 26, 2018
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Over 100 people gathered at First Church UU in Jamaica Plain on Jan. 18 to celebrate Jamaica Pond Park and commemorate the late Christine Cooper. The event was sponsored by the Jane Addams-Ellen Swallow Richards-Harriet Tubman Institute, Olmsted 2022, and the Friends of Jamaica Pond group. Gerry Wright, local environmental activist and ecologist, gave...

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Q. and A. with artist Liliana Marquez

January 26, 2018
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Jamaica Plain resident Liliana Marquez is an eco-artist who has a new exhibition at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library. The exhibition, titled, “Liliana Marquez: RePOPART,” is on view from now through Feb. 25. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Liliana about the exhibition and her life as an artist. For...

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HERO AMONG US

January 26, 2018
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HERO AMONG US

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Identical twin convicted of kidnapping, rape

January 26, 2018
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On Jan. 12, a man was found guilty for a kidnapping and rape that took place near Forest Hills 13 years ago. The case was complicated by the fact that the defendant was an identical twin, according to Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Jurors convicted Dwayne McNair, 36, on all charges in connection with...

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Entrevista con artista Liliana Marquez

January 26, 2018
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Liliana Marquez de Jamaica Plain es una eco-artista con una nueva exhibición en la biblioteca de Jamaica Plain. Su exhibición “Liliana Marquez: RePOPART” está en vista ahora hasta el 25 de febrero. Gazette realizó una entrevista por correo electrónico con Liliana sobre la exhibición y su vida como artista. Para más información, visite lilimarq.com....

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