Archive for November, 2017

MassDOT announces Forest Hills road closures for the weekend

November 29, 2017
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MassDOT announces Forest Hills road closures for the weekend

The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that the intersection of South Street and New Washington Street will be closed this weekend for ongoing work with the Casey Arborway project, according to a press release. The intersection will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday night until 5 a.m. Monday morning. “During these operations,...
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3553 Washington St. lawsuit is dismissed

November 25, 2017
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Judge Mark Hallal has granted the motion to dismiss the lawsuit over Mordechai Levin’s proposed 3353 Washington St. development, citing a lack of standing from the plaintiffs. Lawyers for developer Mordechai Levin and his limited liability company (3353 Washington LLC) filed the motion this summer after a group of Green Street residents—Jessica Ricker, Benjamin...
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JP Forum celebrates 10th anniversary

November 25, 2017
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JP Forum, a local workshop, film, and public speaker series, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this December with an event featuring Winona LaDuke, founder of Honor the Earth. LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist tackling issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation...
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Cobwebs set to close

November 25, 2017
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Cobwebs set to close


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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez about criminal justice reform

November 25, 2017
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The state House of Representatives recently passed a criminal justice reform bill. The bill includes more than 200 amendments to current laws that aim to increase equality within the criminal justice system. The Senate has also passed its own version of a criminal justice reform bill. The two bills will now head to a...
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Preguntas y respuestas con Sánchez sobre la reforma de la justicia penal

November 25, 2017
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La Cámara de Representantes estatal recientemente aprobó una ley de reforma de la justicia penal que incluye más de 200 enmiendas a leyes actuales que buscan aumentar la igualdad dentro del sistema penal. El Senado también ha aprobado su propia versión de una ley de reforma de la justicia penal. Las dos leyes se...
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Hinçman to create public art for JP library

November 25, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Matthew Hinçman has been selected by the City for a public art project at the recently renovated Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, according to a press release. Hinçman is a sculptor and educator whose pieces are generally found in public places. He is best known for two local...
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JP Observer: Community people participate in Alzheimer’s studies

November 25, 2017
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Not so long ago, it seems, getting Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was thought to be only a matter of fate. A person either came down with the chronic, debilitating disease—usually later in life—or didn’t.  Much about it was a mystery. Now a center just several stops from JP on the Route 39 bus in the...
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JP author pens books about leadership; the Holocaust

November 25, 2017
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Dr. Salvatore J. Tagliareni, a Jamaica Plain resident, has recently published a book highlighting his expertise about leadership called “Roving Leadership: Breaking through the Boundaries.” Dr. Tagliareni is a storyteller, writer, business, consultant, art dealer, and former Catholic priest. He developed a system called “roving leadership” based on the principle that leadership is fluid,...
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State Legislature passes LOOK bill

November 25, 2017
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The state Legislature passed a bill on Nov. 15 that updates existing law about educating English learners (EL) in the Commonwealth’s public schools, according to a press release. The bill, known as “An Act Relative to Language Opportunity for Our Kids” or LOOK, was passed unanimously in the Senate and was approved 155-1 in...
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