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Local organizations against rescinding DACA

September 21, 2017
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The City of Boston and local organizations have denounced the federal government’s recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, deeming it “cruel” and a “betrayal.” DACA, a program put in place by President Obama by means of an executive order, protects nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to...

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No ruling on Allandale lawsuit

September 21, 2017
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After a hearing was held on Sept. 7, the Suffolk Country Superior Court has not yet issued a ruling over the City of Boston’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit by a group of abutters over the 64 Allandale St. project. The hearing was the first pre-trial hearing in the Allandale Woods Coalition lawsuit against...

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Ward 10 Democrats endorse Walsh for mayor

September 21, 2017
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The Ward 10 Democratic Committee, which covers a portion of Jamaica Plain, has unanimously endorsed Mayor Marty Walsh for re-election, according to a press release. The committee cited Walsh’s “record of building affordable housing, creating good paying jobs, and ensuring every child gets a quality education,” as reasons for their endorsement, according to the...

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City, BPS teachers reach agreement on contract

September 21, 2017
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After an 18-month negotiation, the Boston Public Schools and Boston Teachers Union have reached an agreement on a two-year contract, according to a press release. The agreement includes improvements to wages, parental leave policies, and hiring processes. The contract, which retroactively covers the 2016 to 2017 school year as well as the 2017 to...

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Footlight Club kicks off its 141st season

September 21, 2017
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Telling the story of the Neverland that you never knew, The Footlight Club’s 141st Season Opener “Peter and the Starcatcher” opens in Jamaica Plain on Sept. 16, according to a press release. Award winning “Peter and the Starcatcher” is the prequel to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. It tells the story of orphans that defeat...

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Local girls baseball team victorious in national tournament

August 25, 2017
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The Boston Slammers, an all girls baseball team made up of mostly from the JP Regan Youth League players, recently won the Baseball for All National 11 and under girls baseball tournament in Rockford, Ill. The team stayed for five days at the tournament, where they went undefeated against teams from Washington, D.C.; Canada;...

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Equipo de béisbol local gana torneo nacional

August 25, 2017
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Las Boston Slammers, un equipo de béisbol de niñas— mayormente jugadoras de la liga juvenil de JP—últimamente ganó en la división de niñas con menos de 11 años el torneo Baseball for All, un torneo nacional de béisbol para niñas en Rockford, Illinois. Durante cinco días, el equipo venció a equipos de DC, Canadá...

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Teen comic visits Boston

August 25, 2017
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Maeve Press, a 14-year-old comedienne, is making a splash in the city. She was slated to perform at Jamaica Plain’s Riot Theater on Aug. 24 and will be at ImprovBoston on Aug. 27. Maeve Press also recently performed at Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival, where she was the youngest comedienne ever to perform. Press’s...

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IDP report shows increase in affordable housing over 17 years

August 25, 2017
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The City has released its first report on the Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP), the program that requires private developers to include affordable housing as part of their proposals, according to a press release. The report describes the additional affordable housing units that have been created, specifically in the peak year 2016. The IDP applies...

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Staff turnover in Walsh administration

August 25, 2017
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Mayor Walsh’s Chief of Staff Daniel Koh will be leaving his role with the City of Boston and will be replaced with David Sweeney effective Sept. 1, according to a press release. Sweeney has served as chief financial officer (CFO) and collector-treasurer for the City of Boston since April 2014. According to media reports,...

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