Monthly Archives: February 2018

BPDA delays Plan: JP/Rox, pending transportation plan

February 23, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is delaying the zoning review process of the Plan: JP/Rox until after a transportation plan for that area is completed, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The head of a local neighborhood organization is raising concern over that delay. Plan: JP/Rox is the long-awaited planning study for...

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Rockumentary about Midway Café in the works

February 23, 2018
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Local resident Billy Squire is creating a rockumentary about the Midway Café, raising awareness of what an asset the café is for the community at a time when similar venues are being closed across the area to make way for new developments. He is inviting residents to a filming of a live performance for...

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Next Generation

February 23, 2018
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Next Generation

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BPDA approves 125 Amory St. dev.; project receives City affordable-housing funds

February 23, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Feb. 8 meeting approved the 125 Amory St. Meanwhile, the City announced that a portion of the project will receive affordable-housing funds. The 125 Amory St. redevelopment project is proposed by Amory Street Partners, LLC, which is a partnership between The Community Builders, Jamaica...

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Cineasta local hace documental sobre Midway Café

February 23, 2018
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El residente local Billy Squire está creando un documental sobre el Midway Café para fomentar la conciencia sobre el beneficio de Midway y otras sedes para la comunidad. El cineasta está invitando a residentes a una grabación y concierto para la producción de su documental el mes que viene. El documental se publicará en...

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Residents, local organizations weigh-in on short-term rentals while City Council begins work on regulating them

February 23, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen and Emily Resnevic Last month, Mayor Walsh announced intentions to better track and regulate short-term rentals in Boston and assign annual fees to operators of different types of rentals. That has residents, local elected officials, and neighborhood organizations debating how best to deal with short-term rentals and how they impact the...

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JP Observer: We need to learn specifics about Russian propaganda

February 23, 2018
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Everyone on Facebook can check to see if they unknowingly interacted with a post from a Russian agency trying to influence the presidential race and American politics in general during the 2016 campaign. Facebook (FB) estimated before Congress in the fall that 126 million users were exposed to those posts and ads. In addition,...

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HURRICANE MARIA IN PUERTO RICO EXHIBIT

February 23, 2018
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HURRICANE MARIA IN PUERTO RICO EXHIBIT

Millennium Restaurant at 3094 Washington Street recently announced that it is showing an exhibit titled “101 días / 101 days: photographs by Federico Cintrón Moscoso and Luis Edgardo Cotto” about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. According to a released statement, with team member Teresa Peña Jordán, the photographers worked together to...

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Sights and Sounds, Feb. 23, 2018

February 23, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Mar. 6 for the Mar. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events City Councilor O’Malley to Host Dominican Flag Raising, Fri. Feb. 23, Piemonte Room (5th Floor) of Boston City Hall, 11am....

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‘Resist” art series comes to the city

February 23, 2018
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Hoopla Productions, the producers of Jamaica Plain Porchfest, are bringing several arts events to JP and the city this spring as part of the ResistARTS series with a mission to build community across the divides of race, class, culture and immigrant status. The series is a response to the Trump administration’s attitudes and policies...

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