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Residents have early-voting option

August 12, 2016
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Boston’s Board of Election Commissioners has established “one-day early” voting sites for the upcoming November election, including Curtis Hall and the Back of the Hill Apartments, according to a press release. Overall, there will be 27 early voting sites across Boston, three in each of the city’s nine council districts, in addition to early...

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Renovation and expansion for 125 Amory St. in the works

July 22, 2016
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Amory Street Partners held its first meeting on July 6 to discuss a renovation and expansion at the 125 Amory St. site that would include adding a significant amount of mixed-income units. The development at 125 Amory St. is a City-owned property that currently provides housing for seniors and people with disabilities. The Amory...

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Main Streets businesses and volunteers honored

July 22, 2016
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Several Jamaica Plain volunteers and businesses were chosen as business and volunteer of the year at the 20th annual Boston Main Streets awards ceremony last month, according to a press release. Karen Sama of Egleston Square Main Street and Arno Puskar of Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street were celebrated as volunteers of the year, and...

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Public space ideas awarded

July 22, 2016
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Egleston Square will be getting a touch up on paint with the new street mural at the intersection of Boylston Street and Egleston Street, according to a press release. The proposed project was announced as a winner of the City’s second Public Space Invitational, a civic design competition that challenged applicants to conceptualize projects...

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JP History: This Week in JP History

July 22, 2016
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this week in JP history: 25 years ago: 1991 “Apparent drug deal ends in murder” A JP man, Timothy Lee Bond, was shot twice in the head and killed during an argument with at least one other man in a courtyard outside his home in the South Street Housing...

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Casey Arborway project delayed once again

July 8, 2016
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The Casey Arborway project has been delayed an additional 366 days due to trouble securing equipment for the project, state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) told attendees at a community meeting on June 29 at English High School. Meanwhile, residents expressed concern about the existing safety conditions while the site remains under construction. About 40...

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Proyecto Casey Arborway retrasado otra vez

July 8, 2016
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El proyecto de Casey Arborway ha sido retrasado para otros 366 días debido a problemas a la hora de conseguir materiales para el proyecto. En una reunión el 29 de junio en English High School, representantes del departamento de transporte del estado (MassDOT) anunciaron a una audiencia de 40 personas que tendrán que esperar...

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‘NeighborHUB’ to provide City services to residents

July 8, 2016
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The City of Boston’s first “NeighborHUB” opened in June at the Tobin Community Center on Mission Hill, according to a press release. The NeighborHUB program is designed to offer City Hall services to residents in their neighborhoods. The program was inspired by the City Hall to Go Truck, except NeighborHUB will create physical, permanent...

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Developers withdraw McBride St. proposal from JPNC Zoning Committee

June 24, 2016
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The proposal to construct a new six-unit residential building at the former James’s Gate parking lot at 14-16 McBride St. was withdrawn from the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee review due to community and committee disapproval. The JPNC Zoning Committee meeting on June 15 at Farnsworth House drew about 55 attendees. James’s...

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BPS, Walsh honor 2016 Valedictorians, including two with JP ties

June 24, 2016
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BPS, Walsh honor 2016 Valedictorians, including two with JP ties

Boston Public Schools (BPS) held its annual valedictorian luncheon at the Boston Harbor Hotel this month to honor valedictorians across the city, including two with Jamaica Plain ties, according to a press release. “This is one of my favorite events of the year,” said Mayor Marty Walsh, according to the press release. “The class...

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