Monthly Archives: May 2017

Op-Ed: Celebrating the opening of the JP Library

May 26, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh In September 2015, work began: we broke ground on a renovation to the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, a $10 million renovation that aimed to revitalize this community space, and ensure Jamaica Plain has a new, innovative library for residents to gather. I’m so proud to announce...

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Op-ed: House passes balanced budget

May 26, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Liz Malia At the end of April, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a $40.4 billion FY18 budget. The spending bill protects vulnerable residents through investments in early education and care (EEC), higher education, mental health and substance use disorder initiatives, trauma prevention and intervention, homelessness programs, developmental disability services,...

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Affordable housing, racial justice discussed at State of Our Neighborhood

May 12, 2017
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The 7th annual State of Our Neighborhood event was held on April 27 at the Curley K-8 School where topics discussed ranged from affordable housing to racial justice. The event was sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), as well as other local organizations. “We started the State of the Neighborhood events...

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ZBA approves variances for 3353 Washington St. project despite opposition

May 12, 2017
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Despite opposition, the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) during a May 9 hearing approved variances for Mordechai Levin’s 3353 Washington St. project. As part of the project, two existing buildings will be demolished and five parcels of land will be combined into one. The project needed several variances, including for exceeding height limit...

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Friends of the Library

May 12, 2017
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Parkman/Perkins improvement project clears key hurdle

May 12, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The long-awaited improvement project at the intersection of Francis Parkman Drive and Perkins Street cleared a key hurdle last month as the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) approved the proposal. The Parkman/Perkins proposal is part of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation Department (DCR) parkway improvement project....

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Evento anual explora la justicia racial, vivienda económica y otros asuntos

May 12, 2017
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El 27 de abril, la escuela Curley presentó el séptimo anual Estado del Vecindario donde los residentes de Jamaica Plain podían compartir ideas sobre asuntos sociales como la vivienda económica y la justica racial. El evento fue organizado por Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) junto con otras organizaciones locales. “Iniciamos el Estado del...

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Renovated library equipped for hearing aide system

May 12, 2017
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The renovated Jamaica Plain Branch Library will have a technology called a looping system to help those with hearing loss, according to Susan Jacoby, a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America-Boston Chapter, which is the group that helped get the system installed. A dedication of the new looping system will be held...

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Sights and Sounds, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 23 for the May 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Wake up the Earth, festival has been rescheduled for Sat. May 13. Parade starts at 10:30 at Curtis Hall. Sweet...

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No decision on DCR’s dog park

May 12, 2017
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has not made a decision about its proposal for a dog park in the Southwest Corridor Park, according spokesperson Mark Steffen. DCR held a public meeting on April 5 to propose building an off-leash dog park within the Southwest Corridor Park near Anson Street. The plan...

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