Protesters take center stage during the BRA rename unveiling

October 14, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Gazette Staff During the unveiling ceremony on Sept. 27 for the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), formally known as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), protesters took center stage, sporting a sign with the agency’s new logo next to that read, “Boston Planned Displacement Agency.” The event that took place under...

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Protesters stage ‘die-in’ at Plan: JP/ROX meeting

October 14, 2016
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Protesters staged a “die-in” at the last scheduled community meeting for the Plan: JP/Rox corridor study, which took place on Sept. 21 at the English High School. Posters were placed around the room and residents filed into English High School’s cafeteria to discuss the final draft of the Plan: JP/Rox study with Boston Planning...

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Honored

October 14, 2016
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Honored

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ZBA hearing on 64 Allandale St. project deferred

October 14, 2016
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The developer of the 64 Allandale St. project asked, and was granted, a deferral during a Sept. 27 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing on variances the project needs. The project is now expected to go before the ZBA in December. The site at 64 Allandale St. is on the border of West Roxbury...

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Manifestantes dominan la reunión de JP/Rox

October 14, 2016
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El 21 de septiembre, aparecieron carteles en la cafetería de English High School mientras residentes entraban para el último evento comunitario planeado para el proceso de Plan JP/Rox. El proceso de 15 meses culminó en una fiesta casual anticlimática con galletas y queso. Hasta había empleados de Boston Redevelopment Authority mezclándose con la gente....

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Call 311 for recovery

October 14, 2016
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A new hotline support system has been launched to help people struggling with substance use and addiction to access recovery resources, according to a press release. Now anyone in Boston can call 311 24/7 for any level of substance use/addiction treatment, recovery-related support services for friends and family, and answers to general questions related...

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Self-driving cars in Boston’s future

October 14, 2016
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Moves are being made by the City to explore the potential use of self-driving vehicles in Boston, according to a press release. A new program has been launched as a collaboration between Boston Transportation Department and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in partnership with the World Economic Forum. The program includes a...

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Man fatally shot in Jackson Square

October 14, 2016
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A 42-year-old male was fatally shot at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jackson Square on Sept. 27, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a report of a person shot at the housing development around 12:56 a.m. on Sept. 27. Officers found a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. He...

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JP man fatally shot in Egleston Square

October 14, 2016
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A 20-year-old male was fatally shot in Egleston Square on Oct. 8, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a report of a person shot in the area of 2044 Columbus Ave. around 10:56 p.m. on Oct. 8. Officers found a male victim, later identified as Carlos Lind of Jamaica Plain,...

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Racial discrimination allegation leads to settlement with local establishment

October 14, 2016
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What was intended to be a “Sweet Sixteen” birthday party at the American Legion Post 76 in Jamaica Plain turned into a settlement leading to new anti-discrimination policies, according to a press release. The Jamaica Plain Post No. 76 Inc. of The American Legion has agreed to adopt anti-discrimination policies and pay $15,000 to...

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50TH CLASS REUNION

October 14, 2016
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50TH CLASS REUNION

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BPD seeks suspect in sexual assault

October 14, 2016
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is seeking a suspect wanted for a sexual assault that happened on Sept. 29 near Gay Head Street and Minden Street, according to bpdnews.com. Police officers responded to Gay Head Street and Minden Street around 1:41 a.m. on Sept. 29 to a report of a sexual assault. Officers spoke...

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POINT PERSON FOR JAMAICA PLAIN

October 14, 2016
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POINT PERSON FOR JAMAICA PLAIN

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JP Kids: Q. and A. with the owners of the INTEGRARTE dance studio

October 14, 2016
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The wife and husband duo Erica Cornejo and Carlos Molina recently opened the INTEGRARTE dance studio in Jamaica Plain at 85 Seaverns Ave. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with them about their dance careers and opening the studio. For more information about the studio, visit integrarteusa.com. (The session has been...

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JP Kids: Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz visits Meridian Academy

October 14, 2016
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By Madison Lipson Special to the Gazette In 2015, about only 20 percent of the United States Congress 535 members were women. This is a far cry from any kind of equal representation, so perhaps it should be no surprise that, despite seeking out political speakers for several years, I have never seen a...

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JP Kids: NEW BACKPACKS

October 14, 2016
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JP Kids: NEW BACKPACKS

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JP Agenda, Oct. 14, 2016

October 14, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 25 for the Oct. 28 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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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 14, 2016

October 14, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 25 for the Oct. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Latino Heritage, at Connolly Branch Library, Mon. Oct. 17 at 6pm. La Pinata presents Puerto Rican, Dominican, Mexican, and Latin...

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Invitacion, Oct. 14, 2016

October 14, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 25 de octubre para la edición del 28 de octubre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones JPNC reunión mensual, martes, 25 oct, 7pm, Farnsworth House. Policía de Boston, reunión mensual, jueves, 3...

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Op-Ed: Early voting coming to Boston

October 14, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Voting in Boston is about to become more convenient. For the first time, registered voters who reside in the City of Boston will be able to take part in early voting, ahead of the Nov. 8 Presidential election. This exciting new initiative, made possible by the 2014 Elections Reforms Law,...

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Op-Ed: How Boston Public Works helps you

October 14, 2016
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While we may want to think that winter is a long way away, the reality is that the season is just around the corner. In order to keep our infrastructure winter-ready, our Department of Public Works has spent the summer preparing our City for snowier days. They have been repairing potholes, sidewalks, and other...

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Mayor Walsh learns from China’s authoritarianism

October 14, 2016
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Mayor Walsh seems to have learned about more than just climate change during his recent trip to China. Apparently, he also learned how to apply an authoritarian approach to land-use decisions. I am referring to the JP/ROX development plan, which is being rushed to adoption by the Boston Planning & Development Agency, while citizen...

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JPNC attempts to jumpstart parkway improvement project

September 23, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council has sent a letter to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), attempting to jumpstart the department’s plan for improving safety and access to the parklands and parkways of the Emerald Necklace in Jamaica Plain. DCR Commissioner Leo Roy responded to JPNC with a letter saying that the...

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Celina Miranda takes on leadership of HSTF

September 23, 2016
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Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is having a busy year, including celebrating its 25th anniversary and hopefully finishing the renovation of its Cheverus Building. Entering that fold is the new executive director of Hyde Square Task Force, Celina Miranda, who is optimistic about the next 25 years for the organization. Miranda boasts a productive...

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