Tuesday, March 26, 2013
City Councilor Felix Arroyo will be in attendance at the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's March meeting.
City Councilor Felix Arroyo will speak tonight about his priorities for the council in the coning year tonight at the monthly meeting of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, according to a JPNC email. Arroyo was scheduled to attend the February meeting, but postponed due to his attendance at Mayor Thomas Menino's State of the City Address which happened on the same night. Aside from Arroyo’s notes, here are a few other items on the agenda to consider in advance of tonight’s meeting of the JPNC: The JPNC will meet tonight at 7 at the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Boston Children’s Hospital said in January the organization would be cutting adult services at Jackson Square’s Martha Eliot Health Center possibly as early as summer. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council wrote a letter to Children's expressing concern
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is concerned with a health institution’s decision to cut services at major satellite health center in Jackson Square. Council chair Benjamin Day wrote a letter expressing “surprise and concern” at Boston Children’s Hospital’s January decision to terminate adult services at the Martha Eliot Health Center, which could take effect as early as summer “It appears that Children’s Hospital came to this decision without consulting the community of patients or even Martha Eliot’s own Advisory Board,” Day wrote on behalf of the council. The letter, dated March 7 and addressed to Boston Children’s Hospital’s Chief Administrative Officer Dick Argys, states the decision would displace 5,000 adult patients, …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council has sued the city and a developer to try to block a high-end condo development at the former site of the Home for Little Wanderers.
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council has responded to a developer’s motion to dismiss the council’s lawsuit, which attempts to block a 196-unit development at 161 S. Huntington Ave., the former site of the Home for Little Wanderers. In the opposition, filed in Suffolk Superior Court against developer Boston Residential Group and the city Zoning Board of Appeal, the council argues that the defendant’s claim that the council cannot sue because it is not a municipal board is not true. The document, signed by council chair Benjamin Day and council lawyer and member Jeffrey Wiesner, asserts that, according to the city zoning code, a group that has responsibility for zoning matters can be considered a municipal board and that the council is …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The council went into executive session at a meeting Tuesday night to discuss legal strategy in their appeal of a ZBA ruling allowing a housing development to be built at 161 S. Huntington Ave.
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, in the midst of a legal battle with a developer and the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal over a possible housing development at 161 S. Huntington Ave, might get its day in court soon. At the council’s monthly meeting Tuesday, Jeffrey P. Weisner, JPNC member and legal counsel, said he expects a hearing in court sometime in the next few months. "That's just the first step," said JPNC chair Benjamin Day. JPNC has opposed the development from the start, arguing that the plans call for a structure that uses all possible buildable space for the lot. Boston Residential Group, which plans to build a $75 million, 196-apartment complex at the former Home for Little Wanderers site, has filed a motion to dismiss …
Most posted street cleaning days will change by one day, according to the JPNC.
You’ve marked it on your calendar, written little reminders and tied rubber bands to your finger all in an effort to remember to move your car because it’s street cleaning day. That day is about to change for some Jamaica Plain residents JPNC member Michael Reiskind said Boston Department of Public Works will clean streets in Jamaica Plain one day after the currently posted days in most signed areas beginning April 1 – Mondays will become Tuesdays in 2013, Fridays will become Mondays. Currently, trash pickup and street cleaning days are the same in JP, but BPD found that this created a situation in which trash crews would begin to show up too late and street cleaners would show up early, Reiskind said. The city will change the signage …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will meet tonight. The council meets once every month.
City Councilor Felix Arroyo will speak tonight about his priorities for the council in the coning year tonight at the monthly meeting of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, according to a JPNC email. Aside from Arroyo’s notes, here are a few other items on the agenda to consider in advance of tonight’s meeting of the JPNC: The JPNC will meet tonight at 7 at the Julia Martin House, 90 Bickford St., in Jackson Square.
Menino's address and JPNC are tonight.
1. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will meet tonight at 7. 2. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will deliver his 20th “State of the City” public address tonight also at 7 p.m. at Faneuil Hall. Watch it on television at 7:30 p.m. on WCVB Channel 5 (RCN and Comcast) and on NECN Channel 6 (Comcast). 3. MassDOT has postponed the date of the next Casey Overpass public meeting. Stay tuned for the rescheduled date. 4. Pan-Mass signups: Registration opened Jan. 17 for new riders interested in participating in the Pan-Mass Challenge. Now in its 34th year, the annual cross-commonwealth bike-a-thon raises money for cancer research and treatment programs at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. There are routes for all age and skill level, ranging from 27…
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, along with the city of Boston and health officials, are urging residents to get vaccinated at clinics this weekend.
The city of Boston has declared a health emergency due to the high number of flu cases so far, and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is urging resident to get vaccinated against the annually striking virus at a free clinic this weekend. The following clinics will offer free vaccines, administered by nasal spray or injection, this Saturday: Brookside Community Health Center Saturday, January 12, 8am-noon 3297 Washington Street Jamaica Plain 02128 617-522-4700 Martha Eliot Health Center Saturday, January 12, 9am-1pm 75 Bickford St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center Saturday, January 12, 9am-noon 640 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 “All residents are urged to get themselves and their children vaccinated, …
Monday, December 24, 2012
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council filed a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court last week to try to block the development planned for 161 S. Huntington Ave.
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is intent on stopping the development at the former site of the Home for Little Wanderers. JPNC has filed a lawsuit alleging the Boston Zoning Board of Appeal should not have approved necessary variances, which would allow the 169-apartment project to take place. At a November meeting, JPNC member Joseph Wight said the site at 161 S. Huntington Ave. is going to have 60 or 70 units per acre at a site only zoned for 16. Originally, JPNC drafted an open letter to the ZBA explaining their displeasure with the process. Now, they’ve taken it a step further. Do you want to see the development go up as planned, or was JPNC right to file the lawsuit?
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Five days until Christmas.
1. The carolers were back at Forest Hills station last night. 2. They were originally booted from the station for not having a permit, but were invited back in "the spirit of the holidays." 3. The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports that the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is appealing the 161 S. Huntington Ave. development. 4. Initially, JPNC wrote an open letter railing against the decision to build there. The Gazette reports their latest move is a legal action. 5. Did the man who admitted to setting fire to Jamaica Plain Auto Body get a stiff enough prison sentence?