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Residents weigh-in on CPA funds during forum

April 13, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) organized a forum for residents to discuss their ideas about what should be done with the $20 million per year that will be raised by the newly adopted Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds. Residents suggested specific ideas for projects for housing, parks, and historical preservation, as well...

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Traffic calming, main street spruce-up discussed at transportation meeting

April 13, 2018
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The City held its second JP/Rox transportation meeting on March 22 at English High School with residents mingling with City officials and transportation analysts and discussing their priorities, which included traffic calming, creating more connections across the Orange Line track, and making the main streets more attractive and inviting. The meeting, which is part...

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City reopens JP/Rox process for transportation plan

April 13, 2018
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La Cuidad presentó la segunda reunión sobre la transportación de JP/Rox, parte del proceso de planificación de la línea naranja entre Forest Hills y Jackson Square. La reunión pidió que los asistentes hablaran en pequeños grupos—residentes con oficiales electos y analistas—sobre sus prioridades, incluidos el tráfico, la creación de más conexiones, y el embellecimiento...

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JP resident chronicles challenges of women in construction

April 13, 2018
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JP resident chronicles challenges of women in construction

Susan Eisenberg, a Jamaica Plain resident since 1974, has written two books from her own and other women’s experiences in the construction industry. She will present her books at various events in the Boston area this month. Stanley’s Girl is Eisenberg’s fifth book of poetry, which will be published by Cornell University Press. It...

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SuperTeens in Jamaica Plain

April 13, 2018
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The SuperTeens leadership program for youth will be operated at two BCYF centers in Jamaica Plain this summer: BCYF Curtis Hall for girls only, and BCYF Hennigan Community Center, according to a press release. Boston youth aged 13 to 14 years old can now enroll in Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) SuperTeens...

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MOAR hosts 15th annual meeting to discuss addiction and recovery in state

March 23, 2018
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MOAR hosted a Boston policy dialogue at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital on March 12 to discuss prevention, treatment, and discovery of addiction. MOAR (Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery) is an organization dedicated to creating a coalition with other addiction-oriented groups to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other...

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MOAR presenta reunión para hablar sobre la adicción y la recuperación

March 23, 2018
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MOAR presentó un dialogo político en Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital el 12 de marzo para hablar sobre la prevención y el tratamiento de adicción en el estado. MOAR (Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery) se dedica a crear una coalición con otros grupos asociados con la adicción para educar al público sobre el valor...

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Grass Fed to change owners

March 23, 2018
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Krista Kranyak Chalfin, the owner of Grass Fed and Ten Tables, is selling the Grass Fed location on Centre Street to the owner of Chilicates. “I decided to sell Grass Fed because I am ready for the next chapter in my life,” Chalfin said. “I turned 45 years old this past year and after...

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Real Estate Today: State of the JP Market

March 23, 2018
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When the Gazette asked local real estate agents about the state of the real estate market in Jamaica Plain, it came as no surprise that the seller’s market is indeed still booming as it has been in recent years. Karen McCormack, real estate agent at McCormack and Scanlan, said that the beginning of 2018...

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Bike share to rebrand and expand

March 23, 2018
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will host 11 open houses this spring to finalize plans for over 70 new bike share stations around the City and the area, which will be installed starting in June 2018, according to a press release. Boston residents are encouraged to drop in to an open house and share...

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