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JPNC seeks meeting, leadership from governor over parkway project

February 24, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council has sent a Feb. 13 letter to Gov. Charlie Baker requesting a meeting and asking for his leadership to get the long-awaited parkway improvement project started. The letter, which is written by JPNC Chair Kevin Moloney, criticizes the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Leo Roy for...

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Access, lighting among concerns raised at Franklin Park meeting

February 24, 2017
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Residents mingled at a community meeting on Feb. 16 to share their feelings about what needs to be improved and maintained in Franklin Park as part of the Imagine Boston 2030 planning process. The meeting did not include the traditional presentation from the City...

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YOUTH RALLY

February 24, 2017
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YOUTH RALLY

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JP civic groups want answers on Centre/South project

February 24, 2017
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Five Jamaica Plain civic groups have signed a letter requesting a meeting with Mayor Martin Walsh and asking that the City fully fund the Centre/South streets improvement project. Asked...

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Jóvenes manifiestan por centro de recreo

February 24, 2017
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El día de San Valentín, jóvenes de Jamaica Plain manifestaron por el amor—amor en la forma de recursos comunitarios. El 14 de febrero, miembros de Hyde Square Task Force...

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Teachers, students take field trip to Cuba

February 24, 2017
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A group of students and teachers from Margarita Muñiz Academy in Jamaica Plain are currently on a ten-day trip in Cuba where the itinerary includes visiting the family of...

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Grass Fed at Forest Hills closes

February 24, 2017
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Grass Fed’s second location at Forest Hills was shortly lived, and closed suddenly on Jan. 8. It had opened in 2016. Krista Kranyak Chalfin, the owner, said she sold...

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City announces funding for affordable housing, including two JP projects

February 24, 2017
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The City announced on Feb. 14 about $22 million in funding for ten affordable housing developments across Boston, including two proposed developments in Jamaica Plain, according to a press...

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JP Observer: Election system problems at the root of Trump’s ‘win’

February 24, 2017
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Since Donald Trump was inaugurated just over a month ago, Jamaica Plain residents are joining people around the country to take action against his appointments and his almost daily...

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JP Agenda, Feb. 24, 2017

February 24, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Mar. 7 for the Mar. 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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Mayor Walsh announces promotion of JP resident at BPS

February 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette At a Feb. 10 press conference, Mayor Martin Walsh and Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang announced the promotion of Dr....

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Youths rally for Jackson Square Rec Center

February 24, 2017
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On Valentine’s Day, Jamaica Plain youth rallied for love—love in terms of community resources, that is. Members of the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) and local elected officials rallied...

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Proposed development for 1785 Columbus Ave.

February 24, 2017
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A 139,200-square-foot office building is being proposed for 1785 Columbus Ave. on the Jamaica Plain/Roxbury border. The developer is Horizons Watermark LLC, which is a joint venture between Horizons...

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City Council re-establishes Special Committee on Civil Rights

February 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council voted unanimously to re-establish the Special Committee on Civil Rights at a hearing on Feb. 8. Jamaica Plain City...

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BPDA board vote on Plan: JP/Rox delayed

February 24, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board vote was delayed until March 2 after the board’s original meeting on Feb. 9 was canceled because of weather. The BPDA...

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The Last Streetcar to Arborway, part III

February 24, 2017
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By Franklyn P. Salimbene Salimbene, a longtime Jamaica Plain resident who is a board member of the Arborway Committee for Public transit, Inc and a senior lecturer in law...

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Invitacion, Feb. 24, 2017

February 24, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 7 marzo para la edición del 10 marzo. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de...

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HSTF self-declared safe haven

February 24, 2017
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Celina Miranda, the executive director of Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), wrote a newsletter encouraging continued advocacy and declaring the organization a safe haven for youth and families impacted...

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PROUD WINNERS

February 24, 2017
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PROUD WINNERS

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Sights and Sounds, Feb. 24, 2017

February 24, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Mar. 7 for the Mar. 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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HEALTHY EATING

February 24, 2017
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HEALTHY EATING

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Op-Ed: Malia’s legislative priorities

February 24, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Liz Malia Last month marked the official start of the 190th legislative session. Members of the Massachusetts legislature filed over 5,000 bills, and over the...

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MODULAR BUILDING

February 24, 2017
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MODULAR BUILDING

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Op-Ed: How we’re making Boston’s streets safer

February 24, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh In January, the busy streets of Boston became safer. As we dig out from this month’s snowstorms and prepare for spring, I want to remind...

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