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Local nonprofit struggles to find home in JP

January 12, 2018
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Boston Makers, a local makerspace founded and run by Jamaica Plain residents, is struggling to find permanent space to open in the neighborhood before its time is up at the Eliot School in mid-March 2018. A makerspace is like an artists’ co-op wherein members share a rented space, but it focuses on more technology-oriented...

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Crime Beat

January 12, 2018
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K9 Police Unit discovers gun after armed robbery On Dec. 30, Boston Police Department (BPD) officers arrested Saquan Hines, 21, of Norwood for an armed robbery at a convenience store, according to a bpdnews.com. Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at JP Convenience Store, which is located at 36 Gay Head...

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Casey Arborway project to finish in 2018

December 22, 2017
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At a public update meeting on Dec. 6, contractors and the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) representatives informed the community that the Casey Arborway project will be completed by the end of 2018. About 60 people attended the year-end report meeting at English High School, which focused on the construction of the bus stop...

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MassDOT picks buyers for JP parcels

December 22, 2017
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After a public bidding process, the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has designated buyers for several public parcels totaling 30,135 square feet near the Southwest Corridor Park that it obtained as part of the failed I-95 extension project several decades ago. The new ownership of the parcels will result in the construction of a...

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Proyecto de Casey Arborway se acaba en 2018

December 22, 2017
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En una reunión pública el 6 de diciembre, el departamento de transporte del estado (MassDOT) y sus contratistas anunciaron que el proyecto de Casey Arborway se acabará a finales de 2018. Alrededor de 60 personas asistieron a la reunión en English High School, centrada en la construcción de la parada de autobuses de Forest...

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BAPA hands out holiday decoration awards

December 22, 2017
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Out of 102 local businesses, On Centre and Blue Frog Bakery won this year’s Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association (BAPA) annual Business District Holiday Decorations Contest during the 2017 holiday season, according to a press release. All of the businesses in Jamaica Plain that were seen to have decorations were judged by four...

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Still no progress on DCR’s dog park

December 22, 2017
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Over six months after state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) nixed the Anson Street dog park proposal, there are still no additional proposals or concrete plans moving forward from the state agency. In response to a growing demand for a dog park in Jamaica Plain, DCR held a public meeting on April 5...

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Eliot School chooses renovation team

December 22, 2017
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The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts has selected designLAB architects to plan the renovation and expansion of the school, according to a press release. The 341-year-old Boston-based art center occupies the original brick schoolhouse on Eliot Street built in 1831. The building was embellished in 1892 with a Victorian foyer and cupola,...

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Massive affordable redevelopment begins BPDA review

December 8, 2017
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After a two-year community engagement process by the developers of the 125 Amory St. redevelopment, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held the project’s first official Article 80 review meeting on Nov. 27. The project is proposed by Amory Street Partners, LLC, which is a partnership between The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood...

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Crime Beat

December 8, 2017
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Murder Conviction The two men who were late last month convicted of murdering 21-year-old Kenny Lamour were sentenced to life in prison on Dec. 4, according to a press release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Donte Henley, 27, and Josiah Zachery, 21, were found guilty of second-degree murder for Lamour’s 2015...

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