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Attendees approve of Franklin Park pathways improvement plan

November 25, 2016
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) held a meeting on Nov. 17 to inform the public about upcoming improvements to Franklin Park’s entrances and pathways. Overall, the attendees were pleased with the plan. BPRD and the Franklin Park community collaborated in 2012 and 2014 to set priorities for the maintenance and improvements of...

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JPer pens historical fiction novel

November 25, 2016
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Sam Allis, a Jamaica Plain resident and prolific journalist, has released his first book, a historical fiction novel titled “A Hero of Two Worlds.” The novel follows the life of its protagonist, Rufus Trask, along a revolutionary journey from Italy to the United States in the middle of the 19th century. Trask, an American...

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Mixed reaction to Forest Hills bus canopy proposal

November 11, 2016
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Residents had mixed reactions to the 60 percent completed design of the Forest Hills bus stop canopy project, which was presented at a public meeting on Nov. 2 at English High School. The construction of the canopy is part of the Casey Arborway project. A previous meeting had been held in September, which presented...

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Energy and money savings thru partnership

November 11, 2016
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The Mildred C. Hailey Apartments received funding for replacement heating and hot water systems as a result of a partnership between Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), according to a press release. ABCD’s Low Income Multifamily Program (LIMF) program has provided BHA with funding to address its needs, in...

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Meeting scheduled for new Forest Hills development

November 11, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host a public meeting regarding a recently submitted proposal to develop the Laz Parking Lot at Forest Hills into a mixed-use development. The meeting will be held on Nov. 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Saint Andrew Church at 24 Orchardhill Road in Jamaica Plain....

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City launches housing innovation competition for compact living units

November 11, 2016
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The City has released a request for proposal (RFP) for a housing innovation competition that encourages teams of architects, developers, and contractors to come up with new ways to build compact housing units, according to a press release. The housing innovation competition was designed as part of Mayor Martin Walsh’s goal to get Boston...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 11, 2016

November 11, 2016
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Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000201 EndHTML:0000022971 StartFragment:0000003687 EndFragment:0000022935 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/reporter_web/Desktop/JP%20Nov.%2011/Copy/EarlyNovJPAgenda.doc The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 22 for the Nov. 25 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room,...

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Developer officially files massive Forest Hills development

October 28, 2016
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Criterion Development Partners has filed a project notification form (PNF) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a mixed-use development at the site of Laz Parking Lot called “The Residences at Forest Hills.” The project site is across the street from Forest Hills MBTA station, and roughly bounded by the Arborway, Orchardhill...

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JP forum fosters community debate on ballot questions

October 28, 2016
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Several local Democratic Ward committees held a forum on the five ballot questions that Jamaica Plain voters will help decide on Nov. 8. The most divisive question discussed surrounded the expansion of charters schools. About 50 people attended the forum, which took place at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain. Question 2 would authorize...

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Debate comunitario sobre las preguntas de votación

October 28, 2016
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Varios comités democráticos locales presentaron un foro sobre las cinco preguntas que los votantes de Jamaica Plain tendrán que contestar el 8 de noviembre. La pregunta más divisiva es la de la posible expansión de escuelas subvencionadas. Alrededor de 50 personas asistieron al foro, el cual se llevó a cabo en First Baptist Church...

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