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JP Agenda, Sept. 26, 2014

September 26, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 7 for the Oct. 10 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Sumner Hill Association annual meeting, learn about Curley fundraiser, the garden stroll, neighborhood safety, Sun., Sept. 28, 3:30-5:30pm, Loring Greenough House,...

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Real Estate Today: JP real estate market is ‘incredibly strong’

September 26, 2014
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The least expensive home sold between Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 was Unit 119 at 111 Perkins St., which sold for $235,000. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

By Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff The real estate market in Jamaica Plain is “incredibly strong,” according to real estate agents based in the area. “What we have is really strong buyer demand that hasn’t abated since 2012,” Melony Swasey, a realtor at Prudential Unlimited on Centre Street told the Gazette last week. “The...

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Invitacion, Sept. 26, 2014

September 26, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 7 de octubre al mediodía para la publicación del 10 de octubre. Mande a [email protected] Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión anual de Sumner Hill Association, aprende sobre la recaudación de fondos de Curley, el paseo por el...

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Salsa Art

September 26, 2014
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Salsa Art

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Editorial: Egleston’s gentrification debate

September 26, 2014
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Egleston Square is now officially the latest front in Boston’s gentrification debates. It’s time for some real urban planning and a recalibration of JP’s moral compass. Egleston, and Washington Street in general, are among the last bastions of immigrant and working-class opportunity—in Boston, let alone in JP. In various locations, we see longtime businesses...

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Editorial: A boost for the arts

September 26, 2014
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The appointment of George Fifield, the JP resident who founded Boston Cyberarts, to the Boston Art Commission is a great move—and we don’t say that solely out of local pride. Starting over 15 years ago with the now-defunct Boston Cyberarts Festival, Fifield has been a local visionary of digital and interdisciplinary art. As a...

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Editorial: DND must fix its map

September 26, 2014
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development must stop using its incorrect neighborhood map to analyze data. One might think it goes without saying that a City department should not knowingly use deliberately incorrect information. Alas, it does not. We had to say it over and over until the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which first created...

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Letter: Pedestrians can be a bike path danger

September 26, 2014
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I am homeowner and mother of two children living in Jamaica Plain. I enjoy the Southwest Corridor several times each day, as a runner, a cyclist and a pedestrian with children. Most everyone who uses the Southwest Corridor prefers to use the bike lane for a variety of reasons. Cyclists are happy that this...

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Letter: Park committee welcomes ideas for path safety

September 26, 2014
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I am writing in response to the recent letter about a conflict on the Southwest Corridor Park bike path. (“Dangerous bicyclists need to learn to share the path,” Sept. 12.) I’m a volunteer with the park and with the Southwest Corridor’s Parkland Management Advisory Committe. PMAC has been working with the state Department of...

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Letter: Take a pledge against texting while driving

September 26, 2014
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Texting and driving has become a serious public safety hazard in recent years. While we’ve passed laws to outlaw it and will continue to punish people who cause an accident, we must educate drivers before more people are hurt or killed. My colleagues and I at City Hall are working to spread the word...

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