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Residents pressure Sanchez on criminal justice reform

April 14, 2017
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Residents pressured local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez to take action on criminal justice reform at a public meeting last month on Mission Hill. Sanchez held the meeting to inform residents in his district about the results of a community survey he recently completed, and to answer questions from residents about local and statewide concerns....

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City Realty proposes Washington St. project

March 24, 2017
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City Realty has proposed a $14.6 million mixed-use development for 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197-201 Green St., according to documents filed with the Boston Planning and Development Agency. The site borders Washington and Green streets and Union Avenue in the rear. Located at the site currently are an auto shop, ironworks shop, restaurant, and...

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Real Estate Today: State of the real estate market

March 24, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain real estate market continues to boom with prices soaring and inventory at a shocking low. According to Josh Muncey, real estate agent at RE/MAX Destiny, buyers are jumping into the market very quickly, but there isn’t that much to choose from. Including condos, single families, and multi-families, there are 26 properties...

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Real Estate Today: Local resident pens landlord book

March 24, 2017
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Peter Shapiro, resident of Jamaica Plain since 1986, has recently published a book about how to be a good landlord. “The Good Landlord: A Guide to Making a Profit While Making a Difference” is a manual for landlords and property managers about how and why to practice effective communication and relationship building that can...

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Real Estate Today: IAG meets to review revised Goddard House project

March 24, 2017
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Members of the impact advisory group (IAG) for the Goddard House project met on March 13 to review the scaled-down proposal with most of the group approving of the changes. The alterations to the project were presented to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) monthly meeting on March 16 and were approved. The...

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Senior Life: Seniors bend into shape

March 10, 2017
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People of all ages trying to stay in shape can draw inspiration from the senior fitness class at Springhouse Senior Living. Kelly Sullivan teaches a class that she calls “Fit Mix,” which is a mixed fitness class for seniors ranging in age from the mid 80s up to 105 years old, with the bulk...

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Bikes Not Bombs announces new director

March 10, 2017
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The board of directors at Bikes Not Bombs (BNB) have selected Elijah Evans to serve as the organization’s new executive director, according to a press release. BNB is a Jamaica Plain nonprofit. Evans will start his new position on March 27. Evans has been involved with BNB since he was 14 years old as...

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Preschool opens on South Street

March 10, 2017
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The long vacant retail space that used to be Harvest Co-op is now occupied by Pine Village Preschool. Pine Village Preschool signed a lease for the current location at 57 South St. in the fall of 2015 and opened at the beginning of 2017 after a complete rebuild of the property. The preschool is...

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City seeks to redevelop Mildred. C. Hailey Apartments into a mixed-income property

March 10, 2017
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Boston Housing Authority (BHA), seeking to upgrade and sustain its affordable housing in the midst of federal budget cuts, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) inviting developers to submit proposals to rebuild existing affordable housing while building market-rate units at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, a housing development in Jackson Square. “It’s imperative...

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New online tool for teen summer jobs

March 10, 2017
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City youths can apply for summer jobs with SuccessLink, an online tool recently launched by the City of Boston, according to a press release. Using SuccessLink, teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 as of Aug. 18, 2017 can register for the summer Youth Employment Program lottery and join civic engagement initiatives designed...

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