Monthly Archives: March 2016

Letter: The truth about the Community Preservation Act

March 25, 2016
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I have seen a lot of misrepresentation and misinformation around Just Cause Eviction and the proposed Community Preservation Act (CPA) ballot measure, including a recent article in this paper (3/11, “Affordable housing, eviction and CPA discussed during housing meeting”). ...

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Op-Ed: 5 simple habits to help our children thrive

March 25, 2016
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By Ron Ferguson, Jeff Howard, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh Did you know that 80 percent of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: It means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also an opportunity, because much...

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Op-Ed: New substance abuse law to enhance continuum of care and prevention efforts

March 25, 2016
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By State Rep. Liz Malia On March 9, I joined my colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature to pass substance abuse legislation that enhances education and prevention initiatives and increases intervention and treatment options statewide. This opioid epidemic has killed too many of our loved ones. The numbers are staggering. According to the state Department...

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Hundreds express outrage over BPS budget cuts

March 11, 2016
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Hundreds express outrage over BPS budget cuts

By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette Several hundred outraged students, parents, and teachers packed the English High School auditorium on March 7 to give their feedback to the Boston School Committee about the budget for the 2017 fiscal year. The budget, the first under new Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang, proposes...

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State confirms BCC ruling on 64 Allandale St. project

March 11, 2016
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has confirmed the Boston Conservation Commission (BCC) ruling that a portion of the 64 Allandale St. project falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act, according to a MassDEP letter sent to the developer. A spokesperson for the developer Jacqueline Nunez and opponents of the project both said...

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First Time Voter

March 11, 2016
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First Time Voter

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Boston votes for Clinton, Trump in primary election

March 11, 2016
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Boston voters picked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Democrat) and real estate mogul Donald Trump (Republican) in their parties’ respective presidential primary in Massachusetts on March 1, according to unofficial City results. About 39 percent of Boston voters came out to the polls. Both Trump and Clinton won the state vote for their...

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Proyecto de Goddard House aprobado por la comisión de diseño de la Ciudad, busca la aprobación de BRA

March 11, 2016
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La comisión de diseño cívico de Boston (BCDC) recientemente aprobó el proyecto de Goddard House, lo cual buscará la aprobación de BRA durante su reunión mensual el 17 de marzo. La portavoz de BRA Nick Martin dijo, “Creemos que el proyecto está bien”, pero que BRA tendrá otra reunión de su grupo de consejo...

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Affordable housing, eviction, and CPA discussed during housing meeting

March 11, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) held a State of Our Neighborhood pre-meeting on March 3 at the Ana M. Cole Community Center to discuss housing in the neighborhood and city. About 20 people attended the meeting. A panel discussed three housing initiatives to tackle the current housing crisis in Jamaica Plain and...

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MBTA board approves fare hikes

March 11, 2016
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The MBTA fiscal and management control board on March 7 approved system-wide fare hikes that amount to an average 9.3 percent increase that will go into effect July 1, according to a press release. The board vote means: Bus Pass increases to $55, while a LinkPass goes to $84.50 Outer Express Bus at existing...

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