City Council chamber set for new accessibility upgrades

April 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Christopher A. Iannella Chamber that hosts the weekly City Council hearings is set for some major accessibility upgrades. At a City Council hearing on April 5, City Council President Michelle Wu gave an update on the much needed project as it gets set for construction over...

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FPC executive director leaves

April 28, 2017
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Corey Allen is no longer the executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC), according to FPC board member Mike Carpentier. FPC is a nonprofit group that helps maintain the park. “Corey has left the Coalition,” said Carpentier in an email. “We are currently in the process of transitioning toward an interim director as...

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New Hyde Square Businesses

April 28, 2017
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New Hyde Square Businesses

Three new businesses have opened recently in Hyde Square, according to Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street Executive Director Gerald Robbins. They are Joseph’s Computer Center Tech at 373 Centre St., Green Street Massage at 420 Centre St., and 21 Plus Smoke Shop at 380 Centre St. Courtesy Photos

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JP Observer: New efforts focus on making JP cleaner

April 28, 2017
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The Wake Up the Earth Festival is set for the first Saturday in May for the 39th year, and that means it’s spring in Jamaica Plain—time to also think about neighborhood cleaning again. The city is “dirtiest in spring,” Public Works Department (PWD) Deputy Commissioner Michael Brohel pointed out in a recent interview, because...

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Invitacion, April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: 9 de mayo para la edición del 12 de mayo. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Comité de servicio público, de Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council reunión mensual, martes, 2 may, 7pm, comisaría E-13, 3347 Washington, en la esquina de Green Street. Agenda:...

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JP Agenda, April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 9 for the May 12 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, April 28, 2017

April 28, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 9 for the May 12 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Sweet Tastes of JP, a fabulous evening of desserts, spirits & music. May 18, 6-9pm at Bella Luna & The...

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JP Kids: City releases RFP for grants for kids programs

April 28, 2017
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Summer youth programs can now apply for grants of up to $4,000 to enrich their programming, according to a press release. The Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) Summer Grants request for proposals (RFP) have been released by BCYF and the City of Boston. They are intended to increase the number and variety...

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JP Kids: Afterschool program raising awareness on potential funding cuts

April 28, 2017
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As Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week wraps up this week, a local afterschool program is raising awareness for its value to the community in the face of potential federal funding cuts which may threaten afterschool programs. Afterschool professionals work with children and youth in school and community-based settings to provide extended learning opportunities and care...

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JP Kids: Mayor Visit

April 28, 2017
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JP Kids: Mayor Visit

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JP Kids: Run for Recess

April 28, 2017
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JP Kids: Run for Recess

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JP Kids: White Stadium Make-over

April 28, 2017
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JP Kids: White Stadium Make-over

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Op-Ed: How Boston Basics helps our children

April 28, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh and Ron Ferguson Here in Boston, we are committed to creating an equitable city for all. Reaching this goal requires many approaches. But if we really want to create more opportunities for success and close the achievement gap in our city once and for all, our primary focus needs to...

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Op-Ed: Make your voices heard

April 28, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez The first few months of the legislative session in the Legislature are marked by high energy as we file bills and debate the budget, where I am fighting for homelessness assistance, arts funding, early education programs, and youth jobs among other priorities. It is also time to focus...

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Letters:

April 28, 2017
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Tomahawk missiles and our beleaguered President On Thursday April 6, President Trump interrupted his regularly scheduled retreat to balmy Mar-a-Lago in South Beach, Florida, to address the nation on his recently ordered missile strike on a Syrian airfield. Evidence indicated that the Syrian government had ordered a chemical attack on its own people. “It...

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DCR dog park plan receives mixed reviews

April 14, 2017
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) unveiled a plan during an April 5 community meeting to build an off-leash dog recreation area within the Southwest Corridor Park near Anson Street, which was met with mixed reviews, since it entails replacing a hockey rink. The meeting at English High School on April 5...

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Second lawsuit filed over 64 Allandale St. project

April 14, 2017
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A second lawsuit has been filed in the Suffolk County Superior Court against the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and Wonder Group, LLC over the variances that were granted for the 64 Allandale St. project. The lawsuit, which was filed by the Springhouse Senior Living Community, requests that the court declare that the...

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HELPING HAND

April 14, 2017
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HELPING HAND

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Positive reaction to Parkman/Perkins project, but a strong desire for the other phases

April 14, 2017
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Residents’ reaction was mostly positive for improvement project at the intersection of Francis Parkman Drive and Perkins Street during an April 11 meeting held by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation Department (DCR). But several attendees also pushed DCR to complete the other two parts of the parkway improvement project: Centre Street, from...

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Plan para parque canino recibe críticas variadas

April 14, 2017
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Durante una reunión comunitaria en English High School el 5 de abril, el departamento estatal de conservación y recreación (DCR) publicó su plan para construir un área de recreación para perros sin lazo. El parque, que se quedaría dentro de Southwest Corridor Park cerca de Anson Street recibió opiniones diversas ya que significa la...

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Hearing held on forming committee for CPA

April 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The first steps of establishing the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) started to roll out when the City Council’s Committee on Government Operations held a hearing last month at City Hall. The establishment of the committee is a requirement of the Community Preservation Act (CPA), which Boston voters...

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City seeks to expand fiber network

April 14, 2017
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The City, which is to investing $10 million in its fiber network, is seeking multiple proposals and options for projects that will provide broadband services to Boston Public Schools, public housing, and more than 100 City buildings, according to a press release. “Boston is a world-class city — and that needs to include our...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee meeting on 3353 Washington St. project delayed

April 14, 2017
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Developer Mordechai Levin’s 3353 Washington St. project was set to appear before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on March 22, but its appearance was postponed so the developer could continue talks with neighbors of the project. The project is slated to go before the Zoning Committee on April 12, after the Gazette...

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Sights and Sounds, April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 25 for the Apr. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events          Frederick Law Olmsted’s 195th Birthday, April 26, 6:30-8pm. Free. First Church Unitarian Universalist Jamaica Plain, Eliot and Centre Streets....

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