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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...

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LATIN QUARTER FIESTA

September 23, 2016
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LATIN QUARTER FIESTA

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Celina Miranda asume el liderazgo de HSTF

September 23, 2016
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Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) ha tenido un año de mucha actividad, que incluye la celebración de su vigésimo quinto aniversario, la renovación del edificio Cheverus, y recientemente la...

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Marijuana amendment passes Zoning Commission, limits locations

September 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette An amendment to the City’s Zoning Code that would put in place a half-mile buffer zone on medical marijuana dispensaries, long championed...

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Possible new dog park still in the works

September 23, 2016
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Since the tightening of off-leash restrictions for dogs at Beecher Street Park, City Councilor Matt O’Malley and dog owners in Jamaica Plain have been working to establish a legal...

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Chang-Diaz, Malia cruise to victory

September 23, 2016
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Local elected officials Sonia Chang-Diaz and Liz Malia cruised to victory in their respective races during the primary election on Sept. 8. Chang-Diaz, the Democratic state senator for the...

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JP Observer: Long-needed rec facility could be built here with more funding

September 23, 2016
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A fabulous Jackson Square Recreation Center (JSRC), a dream of the community for years, could actually come true. The plan for the facility on Columbus Avenue on the Jamaica...

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Cultural grant applications available

September 23, 2016
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Applications are now available for the 2017 Boston Cultural Council Grants from the Boston Cultural Commission, according to a press release. More than $450,000 will be awarded to organizations...

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Real Estate Today: State of the market

September 23, 2016
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While the JP real estate market has been strong this year, the September rental season saw a slight decline, according to real estate agent Rachael Kulik at JP Rentals....

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Real Estate Today: JPNC sends letter to mayor, BRA critiquing planning study

September 23, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has sent Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) a letter critiquing the draft copy of the Plan: JP/Rox planning study,...

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Real Estate Today: ZBA hearing scheduled for 64 Allandale St. project, opposition remains

September 23, 2016
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A Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing has been scheduled for the controversial 64 Allandale St. project for Sept. 27 at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall. The City is...

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JP Agenda, Sept. 23, 2016

September 23, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 11 de octubre para la edición del 14 de octubre. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el...

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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 23, 2016

September 23, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 11 for the Oct. 14 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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Op-Ed: Welcome back to school

September 23, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh On Thursday, Sept. 8, Boston Public Schools (BPS) began classes for their first day of school. I hope BPS teachers, parents, and students have had...

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Invitacion, Sept. 23, 2016

September 23, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 11 de octubre para la edición del 14 de octubre. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el...

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Op-Ed: Preparing Boston children to take the exam school entrance test

September 23, 2016
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By Superintendent Tommy Chang As we start the 2016-2017 school year, we are setting out to increase awareness of the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) for entrance to the...

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Letter: Residents deserve long-awaited parkway improvements

September 23, 2016
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It has been nearly a year since the DCR last updated our community regarding its effort towards “Improved Multi-modal Safety and Access to the Emerald Necklace Parkways in Jamaica...

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Letter: Allandale St. project a bad idea

September 23, 2016
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The 64 Allandale St. proposal to build 20 “green” units and 47 parking spaces on a less than a two-acre lot adjacent to a Boston park has received overwhelming...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee green lights another Goddard House approval

September 9, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee ultimately approved on Aug. 24 the proposed development at the old Goddard House building on South Huntington Ave with a close...

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Q. and A. with John Swan about his wife’s memoir

September 9, 2016
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Dale Swan was a Jamaica Plain resident who died from cancer in 2015. While she was dying, she wrote a book about her life called, “My Life as Compost.”...

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CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED

September 9, 2016
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CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED

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Comité de zonificación de JPNC aprueba otro proyecto para Goddard House

September 9, 2016
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El 24 de agosto, el Comité de Zonificación de Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) aprobó un propuesto desarrollo para el antiguo edificio Goddard House en la Avenida South Huntington...

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BRA to release second draft of Plan: JP/Rox

September 9, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will release a second draft of the Plan: JP/Rox planning study later this month, according to spokesperson Gina Physic. She said the BRA is...

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