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PMAC expande su red de voluntarios

November 10, 2017
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El comité de administración de parques de Southwest Corridor (PMAC) ha expandido su red de voluntarios, haciendo una campaña para aumentar la financiación de los parques estatales, y creando comunidad a través de programas voluntarios y de microsubsidios. Jennifer Leonard, la copresidenta de PMAC, dijo que la organización intenta mejorar relaciones raciales en un...

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PMAC is expanding volunteer network and engaging community

November 10, 2017
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The Southwest Corridor Park Management Advisory Committee has been busy expanding its network of volunteers, campaigning to increase funding to state parks, and building community through volunteer and mini-grant programs. Jennifer Leonard, co-chair of the Southwest Corridor Park Management Advisory Committee (PMAC), said that at a time when people feel as though the country...

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Upcoming 125 Amory St. meeting; JPNC writes BPDA asking for more affordability

November 10, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is hosting a community meeting to discuss a redevelopment proposal at 125 Amory St. on Nov. 27. Boston Housing Authority (BHA) owns the existing mid-rise building at 125 Amory St., which is federally subsidized and provides about 200 units of elderly and disabled public housing. Due to...

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New license requirements start in October 2020

November 10, 2017
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Massachusetts residents will need to change their identification cards by Oct. 2020 in order to travel in the U.S. by airplane or enter certain U.S. government buildings as part of the Massachusetts REAL ID program, according to a press release. Residents will be able to use their driver’s license for these situations if it...

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JP resident composes opera

October 27, 2017
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Jim Grant, 40-year Jamaica Plain resident and retired psychotherapist, has composed an opera about Johann Sebastian Bach, which will be presented on Oct. 28 at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Grant began writing operas in his sixties, and now his second opera “Before Thy Throne” will be presented in conjunction with JP Concerts. This opera...

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General Heath Apartments to go online in 2019

October 27, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held an Oct. 17 public meeting to update residents on the status of the already approved General Heath Square (GHS) Apartments affordable housing development project, which should be available for residency in September 2019. The then Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the project in December 2015. The...

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General Heath Apartments, disponible a residentes en 2019

October 27, 2017
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La BPDA (Boston Planning and Development Agency) presentó una reunión el 17 de octubre para informar a los residentes sobre el proyecto de vivienda asequible General Health Square (GHS) ya aprobado. El desarrollo debe estar disponible a residentes empezando en septiembre de 2019. Antes llamado Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), BPDA aprobó el proyecto en...

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JP resident appointed DAV board of directors

October 27, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident and Marine Corps veteran Coleman Nee was appointed to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) board of directors at the organization’s 96th national convention recently, according to a press release. As director, Nee will make key decisions for the nearly 1.3 million-member veteran service organization. Nee served as Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans’...

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Q. and A. with Mindy Fried

October 27, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Mindy Fried, a local author who is also the co-founder of JP Porchfest, will be appearing at the Boston Book Festival this weekend (See Sights and Sounds for more information.). Fried will be discussing her book, Caring for Red: A Daughter’s Memoir. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email...

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Mayoral candidates discuss housing, education, immigration

October 13, 2017
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On Oct. 4, Democratic Ward Committees 8, 9, 10, 11, and 19 held a forum with candidates for mayor and at-large city councilor at the English High School. The event was well-attended by the community, filling the English High School auditorium to capacity. Both mayoral candidates—Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson, who...

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