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125 Amory development unanimously approved by Zoning Committee

September 14, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee approved unanimously portions of the 125 Amory St. project at a July 25 meeting. The portions of the project voted on were the renovation and expansion of 125 Amory St. and the construction of Building A and Building B at the site. The 125 Amory St. redevelopment...
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JP Music Festival returns on Sept. 8

August 24, 2018
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In late 2009, Boston musician Rick Berlin and Shamus Moynihan, who then worked at The Midway Cafe, ran into each other in a laundromat on Centre Street and started talking about how both Cambridge and Somerville had their own music festivals, but Jamaica Plain did not. This year commemorates the 8th anniversary of the...
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Empresas de JP botan sus popotes plásticos

August 24, 2018
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Empresarios locales en Jamaica Plain están ofreciendo popotes metálicos en vez de plásticos para reducir el desecho plástico, conforme con un movimiento ambiental global. Brassica Kitchen y Café comenzó a utilizar popotes metálicos en julio de este año para ofrecer una alternativa más ecológica a los plásticos. “Como café, vemos mucho desecho plástico y...
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DCR dog park proposals creating division

August 24, 2018
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Following a long-awaited dog park meeting from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) earlier this month, residents are divided on which of the three proposals is the best one. DCR held a public meeting on Aug. 2 to present the different proposals and obtain public opinion on a potential off-leash dog recreation...
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JP businesses switch to metal straws

August 24, 2018
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Mirroring a global environmental movement, local businesses in Jamaica Plain have been offering metal straws in lieu of plastic straws in order to reduce plastic waste. Brassica Kitchen and Cafe started using metal straws in July this year to provide an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic. “As a cafe we see a lot of plastic...
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JPAA artists on display at JP Licks

August 10, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Art Association (JPAA) is exhibiting their member’s artwork at JP Licks until Sept. 11, striving to create a supportive community for local artists. The Jamaica Plain Art Association was established in the late 1980s and is a membership-based group open to visual artists in and around the Boston area who create...
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Early voting available for 2018 state election

August 10, 2018
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Voters registered in Boston will be able to vote early in this year’s election beginning on Monday Oct. 22 and running through Friday, Nov. 2, according to a press release. Jamaica Plain residents will be able to cast their ballots for the Nov. 6 State Election in the gymnasium at Margarita Muniz Academy at...
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Robinwood Café and Grill now J-Pizzle

August 10, 2018
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The neighborhood staple, Robinwood Café and Grill, has been changed to J-Pizzle Kitchen. The Common Victualler license at 526 Centre St. has been transferred to J-Pizzle Kitchen with no alcohol. The new business did not need to have a public hearing at City Hall and there was no community process in front of the...
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2018 Public Space Invitational includes JP winner

August 10, 2018
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There will be a new public space installation at Chilcott & Granada Community Garden and Fenway Victory Gardens that was recently chosen as a winner of Mayor Walsh’s 2018 Public Space Invitational design competition, according to a press release. Trailer Made, the installation proposed by Andrea Fossa and Robert Barella, is a solar-powered, towable,...
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26 Jamaica Plain residents to cycle for cancer research fundraising

July 27, 2018
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On August 4 and 5, 26 riders from Jamaica Plain will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift and raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. All funds raised from the PMC are donated directly...
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