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DCR dog park plan receives mixed reviews

April 14, 2017
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) unveiled a plan during an April 5 community meeting to build an off-leash dog recreation area within the Southwest Corridor Park near Anson Street, which was met with mixed reviews, since it entails replacing a hockey rink. The meeting at English High School on April 5...

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Plan para parque canino recibe críticas variadas

April 14, 2017
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Durante una reunión comunitaria en English High School el 5 de abril, el departamento estatal de conservación y recreación (DCR) publicó su plan para construir un área de recreación para perros sin lazo. El parque, que se quedaría dentro de Southwest Corridor Park cerca de Anson Street recibió opiniones diversas ya que significa la...

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City seeks to expand fiber network

April 14, 2017
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The City, which is to investing $10 million in its fiber network, is seeking multiple proposals and options for projects that will provide broadband services to Boston Public Schools, public housing, and more than 100 City buildings, according to a press release. “Boston is a world-class city — and that needs to include our...

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Local concert to raise money for ACLU

April 14, 2017
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A group of Jamaica Plain friends and neighbors are organizing a concert this May at Spontaneous Celebrations in order to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The group, called Boston for All, has recently organized a similar event called Run for All, which was a fundraising run around Jamaica Pond on...

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Residents pressure Sanchez on criminal justice reform

April 14, 2017
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Residents pressured local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez to take action on criminal justice reform at a public meeting last month on Mission Hill. Sanchez held the meeting to inform residents in his district about the results of a community survey he recently completed, and to answer questions from residents about local and statewide concerns....

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City Realty proposes Washington St. project

March 24, 2017
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City Realty has proposed a $14.6 million mixed-use development for 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197-201 Green St., according to documents filed with the Boston Planning and Development Agency. The site borders Washington and Green streets and Union Avenue in the rear. Located at the site currently are an auto shop, ironworks shop, restaurant, and...

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Real Estate Today: State of the real estate market

March 24, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain real estate market continues to boom with prices soaring and inventory at a shocking low. According to Josh Muncey, real estate agent at RE/MAX Destiny, buyers are jumping into the market very quickly, but there isn’t that much to choose from. Including condos, single families, and multi-families, there are 26 properties...

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Real Estate Today: Local resident pens landlord book

March 24, 2017
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Peter Shapiro, resident of Jamaica Plain since 1986, has recently published a book about how to be a good landlord. “The Good Landlord: A Guide to Making a Profit While Making a Difference” is a manual for landlords and property managers about how and why to practice effective communication and relationship building that can...

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Real Estate Today: IAG meets to review revised Goddard House project

March 24, 2017
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Members of the impact advisory group (IAG) for the Goddard House project met on March 13 to review the scaled-down proposal with most of the group approving of the changes. The alterations to the project were presented to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) monthly meeting on March 16 and were approved. The...

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Senior Life: Seniors bend into shape

March 10, 2017
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People of all ages trying to stay in shape can draw inspiration from the senior fitness class at Springhouse Senior Living. Kelly Sullivan teaches a class that she calls “Fit Mix,” which is a mixed fitness class for seniors ranging in age from the mid 80s up to 105 years old, with the bulk...

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