Monthly Archives: March 2017

Bikes Not Bombs announces new director

March 10, 2017
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The board of directors at Bikes Not Bombs (BNB) have selected Elijah Evans to serve as the organization’s new executive director, according to a press release. BNB is a Jamaica Plain nonprofit. Evans will start his new position on March 27. Evans has been involved with BNB since he was 14 years old as...

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JP Agenda, March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Mar. 21 for the Mar. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Democratic Caucus, Ward 10 Caucus will be at 735 Huntington Ave. in the Levinson multi-purpose room on Sat. Mar. 18 at...

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Invitacion, March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017
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El plazo para el calendario de eventos es 12pm, martes, 21 marzo, para la edición del 24 marzo. Reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Caucus Democrático, Caucus de la Zona 10, 735 Huntington Ave. En la sala multiusos Levinson, sábado, 18 mar, para elegir delegados y alternos para...

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JPNC gives nod to affordable-housing development

March 10, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted during its Feb. 28 meeting to approve Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC)’s plan to construct a 100 percent affordable development in Jackson Square at 25 Amory St., according to JPNC Chair Kevin Moloney. The project is expected to go before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals...

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Update on James’s Gate projects

March 10, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) design review staff has signed off on the 14-16 McBride St. project, but is still looking at the 5 McBride St. project, which is the site of the of former James’s Gate bar, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. Site work has already begun at 14-16 McBride...

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Preschool opens on South Street

March 10, 2017
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The long vacant retail space that used to be Harvest Co-op is now occupied by Pine Village Preschool. Pine Village Preschool signed a lease for the current location at 57 South St. in the fall of 2015 and opened at the beginning of 2017 after a complete rebuild of the property. The preschool is...

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City seeks to redevelop Mildred. C. Hailey Apartments into a mixed-income property

March 10, 2017
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Boston Housing Authority (BHA), seeking to upgrade and sustain its affordable housing in the midst of federal budget cuts, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) inviting developers to submit proposals to rebuild existing affordable housing while building market-rate units at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, a housing development in Jackson Square. “It’s imperative...

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Sights and Sounds, March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Mar. 21 for the Mar. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events          Frederick Law Olmsted’s 195th Birthday, April 26, 6-8pm. First Church Unitarian Universalist Jamaica Plain, Eliot and Centre Streets. Wheelchair...

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New online tool for teen summer jobs

March 10, 2017
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City youths can apply for summer jobs with SuccessLink, an online tool recently launched by the City of Boston, according to a press release. Using SuccessLink, teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 as of Aug. 18, 2017 can register for the summer Youth Employment Program lottery and join civic engagement initiatives designed...

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Op-ed: Don’t drape our iconic public parks in shadows

March 10, 2017
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By Elizabeth Vizza One of the world’s most livable cities, Boston is known for the iconic parks that comprise its heart, providing welcome open space in our urban environment while contributing to the physical and mental well-being of our residents and acting as a tourist hub to support our local economy. Boston Common and...

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