Invitacion, Dec. 18, 2015

December 18, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 5 de enero para la edición del 8 de enero. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión organizada por residentes sobre 64 Allandale, una reunión informacional para revisar el proyecto en 64 Allandale,...

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British School to collaborate with Juilliard School

December 18, 2015
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British School to collaborate with Juilliard School

The British International School of Boston (BISB) will be collaborating with the Juilliard School, a renowned performing arts conservatory in New York, to enhance their music and performing arts curriculum starting in Sept. 2016. The Juilliard School is a world-renowned performing arts conservatory in New York with notable alumni, such as Robin Williams, Miles...

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Q. and A. with Kameel Nasr, author of museum book

December 18, 2015
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Author Kameel Nasr recently penned “The Museum Heist: A Tale of Art and Obsession,” which is based on the famous 1990 art theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session with him through email about the book. (The session has been edited.) For more information, visit kameelnasr.com or themuseumheist.com....

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CHAPTER AND VERSE

December 18, 2015
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CHAPTER AND VERSE

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 18, 2015

December 18, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 5 for the Jan. 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song, myths, legends, and tales accompanied by traditional and original music and song, Fri....

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SELFIE WITH THE MAYOR

December 18, 2015
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SELFIE WITH THE MAYOR

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JP resident appointed commissioner of the City’s Environment Department

December 18, 2015
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Carl Spector, a Jamaica Plain resident, was recently appointed commissioner of the Environment Department for the City of Boston, according to a press release. Spector joined other leaders from the City and around the globe in Paris at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP21), where Boston was a C40 Cities Award finalist for its...

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URBAN IMPROV

December 18, 2015
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URBAN IMPROV

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“SOUP FOR SYRIA” FUNDRAISER

December 18, 2015
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“SOUP FOR SYRIA” FUNDRAISER

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Editorials

December 18, 2015
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Happy Holidays With the holiday season drawing to a close, we wish you a happy and safe close to the year. We’ll see you in 2016. Twilight Zone: Olmsted Place against Goddard House Upon hearing of Boston Residential Group CEO Curtis Kemeny, owner of Olmsted Place, raising issues such as affordability and density about...

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Letter: Post Office still great

December 18, 2015
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Residents who have written in defense of the JP post office branch are right, we are looking at our local postal workers all wrong, we should be grateful for the opportunity to let go of the illusion of control, which is so distracting in the hectic pace of the modern world. Understand, instead, that...

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Letter: Thanks from the Connolly Library

December 18, 2015
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Last Oct. 30, the Connolly Branch Library and the Hyde Square community celebrated their 8th annual Halloween Party and Neighborhood Stroll. Around 200 children and adults enjoyed a costume party with food, fun activities, accompanied by the music of the JP Honk Band at the library. The event was followed by a lively neighborhood...

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Goddard House project receives mostly positive feedback

December 4, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held a community meeting on the Goddard House renovation project as part of the Article 80 approval process, and the community feedback was mostly positive, although there were some qualms about minimal affordability and other topics. The Nov. 23 meeting was held at the Hennigan School and about 30...

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Neighbors are wary of Stonley Road dev.

December 4, 2015
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Members of the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) are expressing concerns over a proposed 32-unit building at 76 Stonley Road, citing its height and other issues. The SNA members are also apprehensive over the potential for the developers of 76 Stonley Road to build another project across the street at a property they own. Meanwhile,...

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Proyecto de la casa Goddard recibe comentarios en mayor parte positivos

December 4, 2015
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Como parte del proceso de aprobación del Artículo 80, Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) presentó una reunión comunitaria sobre el proyecto de renovación de la casa Goddard, invitando algunas quejas sobre la asequibilidad mínima y otros asuntos. La reunión del 23 de noviembre tuvo lugar en la escuela Hennigan y asistieron alrededor de 30 miembros...

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Commission votes that 64 Allandale project falls under wetlands act

December 4, 2015
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The Boston Conservation Commission during a Nov. 18 meeting voted that the 64 Allandale Street project falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act, according to Charlotte Moffat, executive secretary of the Boston Conservation Commission. That doesn’t mean the project can’t be built at the site, but the developer, Jacqueline Nunez, would need to jump...

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ALL-STARS

December 4, 2015
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ALL-STARS

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One dead in double shooting

December 4, 2015
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Two people were shot—one fatally—on Nov. 20 in the area of 6 Wyman Street, according to bdpnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a radio call for two people shot on Wyman Street at around 6 p.m. Officers found two male victims in their early 20s suffering from gunshot wounds in a parking...

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JP Agenda, Dec. 4, 2015

December 4, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Dec. 15 for the Dec. 18 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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Invitacion, Dec. 4, 2015

December 4, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 15 de diciembre para la edición del 18 de diciembre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Horas de oficina para el proyecto de Casey Arborway, lunes, 7 dic, 5:30-7:30pm, Curtis Hall Community Center,...

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ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965 REUNION

December 4, 2015
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ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1965 REUNION

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Holidays in JP: Mayor’s tree lighting tomorrow

December 4, 2015
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lighting” will be coming to Jamaica Plain tomorrow, Dec. 5, according to a press release. “We are fortunate in the City of Boston to have a community that celebrates its cultural diversity, but also comes together to unite behind common ideals—love of family, friends and community,” said...

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Holidays in JP: TURKEY TROT

December 4, 2015
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Holidays in JP: TURKEY TROT

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Holidays in JP: ‘Shop w/a Cause’ returns

December 4, 2015
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A group of Jamaica Plain businesses are getting into the holiday spirit and are holding the second annual “Shop w/a Cause” on Dec. 5, which will give a percentage of purchases to local nonprofits. Some of the businesses that are participating are Ula Café (benefiting Spontaneous Celebration and Egleston Square Main Streets), Boing JP’s Toy...

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