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Abundant displeasure voiced over new design for 64 Allandale St. project

April 29, 2016
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The developer for the 64 Allandale St. project presented a revised proposal during an April 25 community meeting, but most of the 100 attendees continued to oppose the project, citing concerns about the abutting natural resource, Allandale Woods, and density. Jacqueline Nunez, a Dorchester-based developer, filed a project notification form last summer with the...

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El adelanto de inmigrantes un enfoque para la Ciudad

April 29, 2016
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Como parte del proceso estratégico de reposicionamiento de marca, el Alcalde Martin Walsh ha anunciado que la Oficina del Alcalde para los Nuevos Bostonianos ha pasado a denominarse la Oficina del Alcalde para el Adelanto de Inmigrantes en un esfuerzo para habilitar a los residentes inmigrantes y reconocer sus contribuciones a Boston, según un...

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Immigrant advancement a focus for the City

April 29, 2016
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As part of a strategic rebranding process, Mayor Martin Walsh has announced that the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians will now be named the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement in an effort to empower immigrant residents and recognize their contributions to Boston, according to a press release. The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement will...

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Verizon to eventually bring fiber-optic network to Jamaica Plain

April 29, 2016
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Jamaica Plain residents will eventually have more choices for their broadband providers due to a new partnership between Verizon and Boston. Verizon will invest $300 million over six years to replace the existing copper-based infrastructure with a fiber-optic network platform to offer large bandwidths and speeds, according to a press release. The change is...

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JP Kids: English High School performing arts program transformed

April 29, 2016
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JP Kids: English High School performing arts program transformed

Eytan Wurman, the visual and performing arts director at English High School (EHS), has transformed the program over the past four years, and has goals to further enhance it. Wurman took over the program in 2012, and told the Gazette in a phone interview that EHS and his program have “transformed miraculously” since that...

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Majority of residents, officials support naming Hyde/Jackson ‘Latin Quarter’ during hearing

April 15, 2016
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The vast majority of attendees at an April 4 City Council committee hearing were in favor of a measure designating the Hyde Square and Jackson Square area as “Boston’s Latin Quarter.” The effort to name the area is being spearheaded by the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), a youth-oriented nonprofit that has many Latino...

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La mayoría de los residentes apoyan “Barrio Latino” durante una audiencia

April 15, 2016
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La gran mayoría de los asistentes en la audiencia del comité del ayuntamiento el 4 de abril apoyaron una medida que designaría Hyde Square y Jackson Square como “Boston’s Latin Quarter” (o el barrio latino de Boston en español.) El esfuerzo está encabezado por el Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), una organización sin fines...

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School Committee approves budget

April 15, 2016
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The Boston School Committee last month passed the budget for fiscal year 2017 in a 5-2 vote, according to a press release. The budget process has been a contentious one with thousands of students staging a walk-out to protest cuts in funding. Some of the funding was restored after the protest. The new budget...

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Developer files mixed-use project for Green/Washington intersection

April 15, 2016
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Developer Mordechai Levin has plans for an $18 million mixed-use development at the intersection of Washington and Green streets, according to the project notification form (PNF) filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Levin is a well-known developer in Jamaica Plain who was behind the development of the Stop & Shop and the new...

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JP resident pens petition for transgender pronoun accuracy

April 15, 2016
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Jamaica Plain resident Evan Greer is seeking signatures for a petition asking for major news outlet editors to mandate a policy of correctly labeling transgender people according to their preferred pronoun after she was misidentified in an interview. Greer is the campaign director of Fight for the Future (FFTF), which is a viral digital...

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