Blog Archives

Concerns voiced over parking, traffic at meeting for 125 Amory St. redevelopment

May 26, 2017
By

Residents of the Amory Street area expressed their concerns about parking and traffic at a May 16 community meeting that was held on an initial design proposal for the 125 Amory St. redevelopment project. Boston Housing Authority (BHA) owns the mid-rise building at 125 Amory St., which is federally subsidized and provides about 200...

Read more »

Jamaica Plain Branch Library reopens after renovation

May 26, 2017
By

After years of planning and advocacy, the renovated Jamaica Plain Branch Library opened on May 20 with a big turnout and symbolic ribbon cutting by Mayor Martin Walsh, according to Gretchen Grozier, co-chair of the board of Friends of Jamaica Plain Branch Library. The $10 million renovation updated the library to have 20 percent...

Read more »

Self Esteem Boston receives grant money

May 26, 2017
By

Self Esteem Boston, a Jamaica Plain-based organization, is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through the Cummings Foundation’s “100K for 100” program, according to a press release. Self Esteem Boston is an agency whose primary purpose is to teach self-esteem skills to the homeless, substance abusers, victims of domestic...

Read more »

One community meeting closer to Olmsted Park restoration

May 26, 2017
By

Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) held a community meeting on May 10 to hear ideas for improvements that park-goers have about Olmsted Park, and to collect feedback about which of three potential options might be the best allocation of the $575,000 restoration budget. With a low turnout of just eight residents, there was...

Read more »

Affordable housing, racial justice discussed at State of Our Neighborhood

May 12, 2017
By

The 7th annual State of Our Neighborhood event was held on April 27 at the Curley K-8 School where topics discussed ranged from affordable housing to racial justice. The event was sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), as well as other local organizations. “We started the State of the Neighborhood events...

Read more »

Evento anual explora la justicia racial, vivienda económica y otros asuntos

May 12, 2017
By

El 27 de abril, la escuela Curley presentó el séptimo anual Estado del Vecindario donde los residentes de Jamaica Plain podían compartir ideas sobre asuntos sociales como la vivienda económica y la justica racial. El evento fue organizado por Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) junto con otras organizaciones locales. “Iniciamos el Estado del...

Read more »

Renovated library equipped for hearing aide system

May 12, 2017
By

The renovated Jamaica Plain Branch Library will have a technology called a looping system to help those with hearing loss, according to Susan Jacoby, a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America-Boston Chapter, which is the group that helped get the system installed. A dedication of the new looping system will be held...

Read more »

No decision on DCR’s dog park

May 12, 2017
By

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has not made a decision about its proposal for a dog park in the Southwest Corridor Park, according spokesperson Mark Steffen. DCR held a public meeting on April 5 to propose building an off-leash dog park within the Southwest Corridor Park near Anson Street. The plan...

Read more »

Roslindale Neighbors: Check-in with RVMS

May 12, 2017
By

Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) has been diving into spring by hosting family-friendly events in vacant buildings and planning a local business forum and farmers market. RVMS is an independent nonprofit that aims to bring together local volunteers, businesses, and public agencies to strengthen Roslindale Village economically and aesthetically. Alia Hamada Forrest, executive director...

Read more »

Roslindale Neighbors: Walk Hill St. development heads to BPDA board

May 12, 2017
By

The 289 Walk Hill St. residential development in Roslindale is slated to go before the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The BPDA board will review the project during its May 11 meeting, which is after the Gazette deadline, and will likely approve it. The BPDA staff...

Read more »

Archives