Ongoing Drilling From Construction on Lamartine Street Frustrating Neighborhood

The noise from continual drilling at a construction site on Lamartine Street has frustrated the neighborhood for more than 12 weeks, many residents report. https://twitter.com/jacobturcotte/status/1530213027181633540

The construction is to create four separate buildings with three units each at 279 Lamartine St., according to a building permit provided by Inspectional Services Department (ISD). The site is layered with puddingstone, which can only be removed either by using explosives or chipping away with a hammer bit. "Unfortunately, the second method can be disruptive, but is the only feasible manner in which to remove the subsurface elements that are present, hence the need to change the hours of operation," said Lisa Timberlake, ISD spokesperson. Construction began on January 16 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day); hours of operation were altered in June, when the city reduced work hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Decibel levels are exempt from the city's noise ordinance on construction sites inside the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to city personnel.

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A scene from the South Street Parade at Wake Up The Earth 2015

Wake Up The Earth Festival & Parades on May 7

The beloved Wake Up The Earth Festival & Parade will be on May 7, and you'll have three places to join a parade, as they come together at Stony Brook. Parades will gather at 10:30 am. If you're interested in joining the parade, and everyone is welcome, please email Zafiro at wute22parade@gmail.com.  The trio of parades will start at Curtis Hall, the Curley K-8 School, and the Egleston Square YMCA. Parades will meet at Jackson Square and then continue together down Lamartine Street to begin the festival at Stony Brook, which starts officially at noon, and goes to 6 pm. The festival includes musical performances, food vendors, a local farm selling seedlings, lots of local organizations with information tables, a kids musical play area, and more.

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This New Pedestrian Crossing Sign Lasted One Day Before Getting Hit

Pedestrian crossing signs aren't often long for this world. They're thrown out onto the streets practically waiting to get hit. So goes the story of a pedestrian crossing sign at Lamartine and Mozart streets. Jamaica Plain resident @pawlbologna tweeted about his personal experience with the intersection, including getting hit in 2017. He shared the challenge of getting the city to put up a new pedestrian crossing sign after a previous sign was hit and unusable.

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Lamartine Street Scene

Anyone need crutches? #jamaicaplain #JP #boston #seeninjamaicaplain #crutches #freeshit #comeandgetem #02130 A photo posted by EmerG (@is_mise_emer) on Jan 4, 2015 at 12:32pm PST

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