JP Forum slate features famed activists, Olympics critic

May 22, 2015
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JP Forum slate features famed activists, Olympics critic

Update: Tom Hayden has canceled the appearance reported below after suffering a stroke. The other events remain on the schedule. The Jamaica Plain Forum lecture series is bringing several famous activists and a prominent Olympics critic to JP over the next three weeks. The speakers include: 1960s left-wing activist Tom Hayden; journalist Chris Hedges;...

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Party in the Park

May 22, 2015
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Party in the Park

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NoBoston2024 hosts Olympics housing panel

May 22, 2015
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Anti-Olympics group NoBoston2024 hosted a panel discussion in Jamaica Plain about the housing and displacement impacts of the Olympics on May 14. Panelists included Rene Bernal and translator Maria Christina Blanco, both with the JP-based housing rights group City Life/Vida Urbana; Cassie Hurd of Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee; and Seneca Joyner of Black Lives...

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Grupo presenta reunión sobre impactos de Olimpiadas en la vivienda

May 22, 2015
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El 14 de mayo, NoBoston2024, un grupo opuesto a las Olimpiadas, presentó una mesa redonda en Jamaica Plain sobre los efectos negativos que tendrían los Juegos Olímpicos en la vivienda y el desplazamiento. Participaron como ponentes Rene Bernal y una intérprete María Christina Blanco, miembros de la organización de derechos de vivienda City Life/Vida Urbana,...

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Bicon starts razing historic house

May 22, 2015
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Bicon starts razing historic house

FOREST HILLS—Bicon Dental Implants, a 501 Arborway company, has started the controversial demolition of a 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace. Bicon had agreed with the City and neighbors to hold off razing the house until May 19 and had a demolition company there that day to start work. Bicon plans to replace...

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Keys to the House

May 22, 2015
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Keys to the House

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Washington St. master plan is in early stages

May 22, 2015
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A long-awaited City master plan for the Washington Street corridor is in its early planning stages. But a recent well-publicized walk-through and report by an advisory team was not a direct part of the master plan, according to the Boston Redevelopment Authority. In fact, the master plan is still in the research stages and...

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JP Observer: Construction back-up beepers need to be changed

May 22, 2015
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It’s spring. We can hear the big trucks chirping outside. (Oh, yes, and birds, too, if we listen closely enough.) With so much construction already going on in the streets and lots of JP and just starting big-time in Forest Hills, the loud back-up beepers on construction vehicles are beeping regularly and widely. The...

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Historic letters spur JP resident to write book

May 22, 2015
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Historic letters spur JP resident to write book

An accidental discovery of letters penned by her great-great-grandfather led Jamaica Plain resident Anne D. Emerson to write a book titled “Letters from Erastus” about the importance of generational values. Emerson said she came across the 22 letters from Erastus Hopkins—a former state senator—to his daughters “completely by accident” while reviewing materials during a...

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Homeless Housing

May 22, 2015
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Homeless Housing

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Urban Edge files Egleston housing plans

May 22, 2015
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Urban Edge files Egleston housing plans

Urban Edge, a community development corporation located in Jackson Square, recently filed plans for its 49-unit affordable housing project in Egleston Square, according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The Walker Park Apartments at 67 and 80 Walnut Park are named for longtime local resident and community organizer Delphine Walker. The 49...

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Time to Fish

May 22, 2015
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Time to Fish

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Sights and Sounds, May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 2 19 for the June 5 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special  Interest 28th Annual Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon, Sun., June 7 (rain date June 21), rides leave in morning; festival goes...

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Doctors Honored

May 22, 2015
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Doctors Honored

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JP Agenda, May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 2 for the June 5 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda includes nominations for one JPNC vacancy in Area A, Tues., May 26, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90...

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Tres Gatos team plans new Mexican restaurant

May 22, 2015
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Restaurateur David Doyle and his business team, who are behind Tres Gatos and Centre Street Café, are looking to further diversify the Jamaica Plain food scene, as they will be opening up a Mexican restaurant called Casa Verde. The new restaurant will replace Ghazal Indian Cuisine at 711 Centre St. “My wife (Maricely Perez-Alers),...

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Dig checks for artifacts at park playground site

May 22, 2015
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A team of volunteer archaeologists has been digging in Franklin Park to make sure a playground project doesn’t disturb unknown historical sites. The dig at the American Legion Highway Playground began May 11 and was slated to wrap up this week. It had not found anything of significance by the Gazette’s deadline. “It’s just...

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Faulkner shuttle buses to end soon

May 22, 2015
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The bright-yellow hospital shuttle buses that have drawn attention on Centre Street in recent months are for employee training and will end next week. Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital has been running the shuttles between its 1153 Centre St. campus in Jamaica Hills and a Downtown Crossing employee-training location, according to hospital spokesperson David...

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New City cultural plan to launch in JP

May 22, 2015
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The City is crafting a new cultural master plan called “Boston Creates” and kicking off the process with a June 2 meeting at Jamaica Plain’s English High School. The latest of several master plans announced by Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration, Boston Creates will be a “cultural blueprint,” according to the City. The exact details...

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Invitacion, May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 2 de junio al mediodía para la publicación del 5 de junio. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda incluye nombramientos para el puesto en JPNDC área A, martes, 26 may, 7pm,...

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New gorilla and lions join zoo

May 22, 2015
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New gorilla and lions join zoo

Kiki, a western lowland gorilla, gave birth on May 14 at Franklin Park Zoo to her fourth baby. Both mother and baby are doing well are already back on exhibit. And following the death of elderly lion Christopher last month, the zoo has also announced the addition of two new male lions: 6-year-old brothers...

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State senator and City sued over home renovation

May 22, 2015
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The house at 3-5 Bremen Terrace on May 15, showing its new roofline. (Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira)

A neighbor is suing state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz over major renovations underway at her Forest Hills home. Chang-Díaz and her husband, Bryan Hirsch, have raised the roof to expand the attic of their house at 3-5 Bremen Terrace. Brian Wells, whose 64 Orchardhill Road house abuts the property, claims the project exceeds the zoning...

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BTD to hold meetings on Centre/South improvements

May 22, 2015
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Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will hold a follow-up community meeting for the proposed improvements at Monument Square in late May or early June, according to BTD Director of Planning Vineet Gupta. Gupta said the department will also be meeting with local merchants in Hyde Square to discuss the proposed improvements in that area. The...

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Park Supporters

May 22, 2015
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Park Supporters

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