Sights and Sounds, Dec. 8, 2017

December 8, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 19 for the Dec. 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Light Up Hyde Jackson. Celebrate the merchant window decorating season in Hyde & Jackson Squares with a kick off party...

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Invitacion, Dec. 8, 2017

December 8, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 19 dic para la edición del 22 dic. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Reunión de JP Shines, 12 diciembre, 12.30-1.30. 
Coldwell Banker Jamaica Plain, 713 Centre St. Iniciativa para limpiar las calles Sesión informativa de Franklin Park, sobre...

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JP Agenda, Dec. 8, 2017

December 8, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 19 for the Dec. 22 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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Holidays in JP: Holiday quilt show at City Hall

December 8, 2017
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The City recently announced that the Quilters Holiday Quilt Show is on display at City Hall, according to a press release. The Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild (PBQ) is a collection of women quilters representing the city and surrounding towns. PBQ members are active in the community and seek ways to comfort people in need...

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Holidays in JP: Ornament making at Eliot School

December 8, 2017
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Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts will be hosting its annual open house on Dec. 17 when attendees can get into the holiday spirit by making ornaments. “It’s a fun, family-friendly creative event for the holidays,” said Abigail Norman, director of the Eliot School. “We provide the supplies and a couple different choices...

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Holidays in JP: Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour

December 8, 2017
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Holidays in JP: Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour

Scenes from the Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour stop in Hyde Square on Dec. 3. Mayor’s Office Photo by Don Harney

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Holidays in JP: Concert

December 8, 2017
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Holidays in JP: Concert

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Holidays in JP: Thanksgiving Day Football

December 8, 2017
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Holidays in JP: Thanksgiving Day Football

Scenes from the English High School football team’s Thanksgiving Day game at Harvard Stadium. English High School lost to Boston Latin, 22-14, in the 131st game between the two teams, which is the oldest continuous football rivalry in the country. Gazette Photo by Patrick O’Connor

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Reunion

December 8, 2017
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Reunion

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City Council Notes

December 8, 2017
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The City Council last held a hearing on Nov. 29. The next meeting will be held on Dec. 6. Sandwich Board Signs – Mayor Martin Walsh filed an order to make the pilot program for free standing “sandwich board” signs a permanent ordinance. In August, the City Council had rejected the proposal without prejudice,...

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Crime Beat

December 8, 2017
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Murder Conviction The two men who were late last month convicted of murdering 21-year-old Kenny Lamour were sentenced to life in prison on Dec. 4, according to a press release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Donte Henley, 27, and Josiah Zachery, 21, were found guilty of second-degree murder for Lamour’s 2015...

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Op-eds:

December 8, 2017
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How we’re supporting small businesses during the holidays By Mayor Martin Walsh I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated...

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Letters:

December 8, 2017
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Catalan society polarized Catalonia declared and revoked -for further negotiations- the independence of Spain on October 27 after holding an illegal referendum on October 1st. Today, those who are suffering the consequences are the Catalan people. From its beginnings, Catalonia has been part of Spain. Its first attempts at autonomy emerged in the 20th...

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MassDOT announces Forest Hills road closures for the weekend

November 29, 2017
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MassDOT announces Forest Hills road closures for the weekend

The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that the intersection of South Street and New Washington Street will be closed this weekend for ongoing work with the Casey Arborway project, according to a press release. The intersection will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday night until 5 a.m. Monday morning. “During these operations,...

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3553 Washington St. lawsuit is dismissed

November 25, 2017
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Judge Mark Hallal has granted the motion to dismiss the lawsuit over Mordechai Levin’s proposed 3353 Washington St. development, citing a lack of standing from the plaintiffs. Lawyers for developer Mordechai Levin and his limited liability company (3353 Washington LLC) filed the motion this summer after a group of Green Street residents—Jessica Ricker, Benjamin...

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JP Forum celebrates 10th anniversary

November 25, 2017
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JP Forum, a local workshop, film, and public speaker series, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this December with an event featuring Winona LaDuke, founder of Honor the Earth. LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist tackling issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation...

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Cobwebs set to close

November 25, 2017
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Cobwebs set to close

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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez about criminal justice reform

November 25, 2017
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The state House of Representatives recently passed a criminal justice reform bill. The bill includes more than 200 amendments to current laws that aim to increase equality within the criminal justice system. The Senate has also passed its own version of a criminal justice reform bill. The two bills will now head to a...

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Preguntas y respuestas con Sánchez sobre la reforma de la justicia penal

November 25, 2017
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La Cámara de Representantes estatal recientemente aprobó una ley de reforma de la justicia penal que incluye más de 200 enmiendas a leyes actuales que buscan aumentar la igualdad dentro del sistema penal. El Senado también ha aprobado su propia versión de una ley de reforma de la justicia penal. Las dos leyes se...

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Hinçman to create public art for JP library

November 25, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Matthew Hinçman has been selected by the City for a public art project at the recently renovated Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, according to a press release. Hinçman is a sculptor and educator whose pieces are generally found in public places. He is best known for two local...

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JP Observer: Community people participate in Alzheimer’s studies

November 25, 2017
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Not so long ago, it seems, getting Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was thought to be only a matter of fate. A person either came down with the chronic, debilitating disease—usually later in life—or didn’t.  Much about it was a mystery. Now a center just several stops from JP on the Route 39 bus in the...

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JP author pens books about leadership; the Holocaust

November 25, 2017
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Dr. Salvatore J. Tagliareni, a Jamaica Plain resident, has recently published a book highlighting his expertise about leadership called “Roving Leadership: Breaking through the Boundaries.” Dr. Tagliareni is a storyteller, writer, business, consultant, art dealer, and former Catholic priest. He developed a system called “roving leadership” based on the principle that leadership is fluid,...

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State Legislature passes LOOK bill

November 25, 2017
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The state Legislature passed a bill on Nov. 15 that updates existing law about educating English learners (EL) in the Commonwealth’s public schools, according to a press release. The bill, known as “An Act Relative to Language Opportunity for Our Kids” or LOOK, was passed unanimously in the Senate and was approved 155-1 in...

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Public Works responds to Hyde Square renovation concerns

November 25, 2017
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The Gazette published in its last issue a letter from two members of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the Centre and South Streets redesign who raised concerns about the ongoing renovation of Hyde Square. The Boston Public Works Department has issued a lengthy response to the letter. The Gazette is republishing the letter below...

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