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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 23, 2016

September 23, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 11 for the Oct. 14 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Franklin Park’s Run Wild 5k, Sept. 24. All ages invited to participate in the race, which includes prizes for the...

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Op-Ed: Welcome back to school

September 23, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh On Thursday, Sept. 8, Boston Public Schools (BPS) began classes for their first day of school. I hope BPS teachers, parents, and students have had a restful summer, and are excited to start another great school year. I know I’m excited — I visited Boston schools throughout the city on...

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Invitacion, Sept. 23, 2016

September 23, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 11 de octubre para la edición del 14 de octubre. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Conversación comunitaria sobre la extensión de la línea verde, jueves, 29 sept, 7pm, Connolly Branch Library,...

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Op-Ed: Preparing Boston children to take the exam school entrance test

September 23, 2016
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By Superintendent Tommy Chang As we start the 2016-2017 school year, we are setting out to increase awareness of the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) for entrance to the city’s three examination schools, Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, and John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics & Science, and highlight that these schools with...

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Letter: Residents deserve long-awaited parkway improvements

September 23, 2016
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It has been nearly a year since the DCR last updated our community regarding its effort towards “Improved Multi-modal Safety and Access to the Emerald Necklace Parkways in Jamaica Plain” and it is high time the department did so. After some two decades of studies and planning concerning the corridor, the tens of thousands...

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Letter: Allandale St. project a bad idea

September 23, 2016
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The 64 Allandale St. proposal to build 20 “green” units and 47 parking spaces on a less than a two-acre lot adjacent to a Boston park has received overwhelming neighborhood opposition. That concern is not just for the extreme environmental costs in developing this site with such density but also for the Wonder Group’s...

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CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED

September 9, 2016
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CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED

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Invitacion, Sept. 9 2016

September 9, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 20 de septiembre para la edición del 23 de septiembre. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Planificación estratégica/NAC, martes, 20 sep, 6:30pm, Distrito E-13. Comité de casas abandonadas en JP, primer miércoles...

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The Guide to JP: What makes JP unique

September 9, 2016
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JP boasts a diverse population of about 38,000, according to the 2010 census: 54 percent white; 25 percent Hispanic/Latino; 13 percent African-American; and 4 percent Asian. JP has a large gay and lesbian population and is home to several prominent LGBT rights activists. Once called “The Eden of America” by a visitor, according to...

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The Guide to JP: A Brief History of JP

September 9, 2016
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Once referred to as “the Eden of America,” Jamaica Plain is a unique section of the City of Boston. It was part of the Town of Roxbury until 1848. It was then part of West Roxbury, until it finally became Jamaica Plain. Legend has it that the name Jamaica Plain came from the fondness...

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