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New JPNC quiet on Whole Foods

October 7, 2011
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By Rebeca Oliviera and David Taber Little discussion about Whole Foods took place at the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) first meeting Sept. 27, despite the fact that at least two of the newly elected council members are vocal opponents of the grocer’s planned move to Hyde Square. A report from a JPNC committee...

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Agenda, 10/7/11

October 7, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Oct. 18 for the Oct. 21 issue. Send listings to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jackson Square Community Advisory Committee,...

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New Neighborhood Council elected

September 26, 2011
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Updated Casting close to 800 votes—more than twice as many as in the last election in 2009—Jamaica Plain residents elected a new Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Sept. 24. The Council seats 20 members: five from each of three “areas” of the neighborhood and five at-large, or neighborhood-wide, members. There were not enough candidates to...

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District 7 votes Sept. 27

September 23, 2011
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The preliminary City Council election for District 7 will be held Sept. 27. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In that race, the only preliminary vote being held in JP this year, incumbent Tito Jackson is facing three challengers, Althea Garrison, Roy Owens and Sheneal Parker. District 7 is mostly...

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City to audit Main Street groups

September 23, 2011
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The city Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) will this year send compliance officers out to all 18 Boston Main Street organizations, DND spokesperson Jessica Shumaker told the Gazette this week. Following that, the city will conduct rolling audits of one-third of the organizations every year, she said, and offer increased technical support for Main...

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City: Hyde/Jackson Main Street still active

September 23, 2011
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Thanks to support from city Department of Neighborhood staffers, Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) has remained active since Executive Director Carlos Scillachi was suspended in July, DND spokesperson Jessica Shumaker told the Gazette this week. In an email, Shumaker said that DND staffers are working with a 13 local businesses on signage improvement projects....

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Whole Foods will not create fund

September 23, 2011
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Whole Foods Market will not agree to set up a “fund for use by JP community groups,” a main request of a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) committee trying to negotiate a “good neighbor agreement” with the supermarket. Whole Foods described the request as one that “has never been made by any other retailer...

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Agenda, 9/23

September 23, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Oct. 4 for the Oct. 7 issue. Send listings to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Casey Overpass, Working Advisory Group...

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Whole Foods nixes JPNC request

September 14, 2011
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Whole Foods Market said it will not agree to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s request for a “fund for use by JP community groups,” in a statement emailed to the Gazette this morning. The statement indicated that such a fund was part of an un-publicized “good neighbor agreement” that JPNC members proposed to Whole...

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Group calls on Whole Foods to sign agreement

September 13, 2011
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Whose Foods? Whose Community? The Coalition for a Diverse and Affordable JP released a statement today calling on Whole Foods to sign a “good neighbor” agreement presented to the company by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC). In the letter, Whose Foods calls for the agreement to include promises by Whole Foods to pay...

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