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Roslindale Neighbors: New director of RVMS settles in

October 28, 2016
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Alia Hamada Forrest has recently been promoted to executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) from her previous position as programs manager. Having found a different job at the end of August, the previous director resigned, leaving Forrest to take over on Sept. 12. Forrest had been working at RVMS as a program...

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Roslindale Neighbors: RVMS check-in

October 28, 2016
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Preparing for holiday season celebrations and working to fill the vacant storefronts in the area are some of the items on the agenda for Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS). Alia Hamada Forrest, the new executive director of RMVS, said that the organization’s biggest challenge this year will be tackling the problem of Roslindale’s vacant...

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Protesters stage ‘die-in’ at Plan: JP/ROX meeting

October 14, 2016
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Protesters staged a “die-in” at the last scheduled community meeting for the Plan: JP/Rox corridor study, which took place on Sept. 21 at the English High School. Posters were placed around the room and residents filed into English High School’s cafeteria to discuss the final draft of the Plan: JP/Rox study with Boston Planning...

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Manifestantes dominan la reunión de JP/Rox

October 14, 2016
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El 21 de septiembre, aparecieron carteles en la cafetería de English High School mientras residentes entraban para el último evento comunitario planeado para el proceso de Plan JP/Rox. El proceso de 15 meses culminó en una fiesta casual anticlimática con galletas y queso. Hasta había empleados de Boston Redevelopment Authority mezclándose con la gente....

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Call 311 for recovery

October 14, 2016
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A new hotline support system has been launched to help people struggling with substance use and addiction to access recovery resources, according to a press release. Now anyone in Boston can call 311 24/7 for any level of substance use/addiction treatment, recovery-related support services for friends and family, and answers to general questions related...

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Self-driving cars in Boston’s future

October 14, 2016
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Moves are being made by the City to explore the potential use of self-driving vehicles in Boston, according to a press release. A new program has been launched as a collaboration between Boston Transportation Department and the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in partnership with the World Economic Forum. The program includes a...

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Racial discrimination allegation leads to settlement with local establishment

October 14, 2016
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What was intended to be a “Sweet Sixteen” birthday party at the American Legion Post 76 in Jamaica Plain turned into a settlement leading to new anti-discrimination policies, according to a press release. The Jamaica Plain Post No. 76 Inc. of The American Legion has agreed to adopt anti-discrimination policies and pay $15,000 to...

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Celina Miranda takes on leadership of HSTF

September 23, 2016
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Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is having a busy year, including celebrating its 25th anniversary and hopefully finishing the renovation of its Cheverus Building. Entering that fold is the new executive director of Hyde Square Task Force, Celina Miranda, who is optimistic about the next 25 years for the organization. Miranda boasts a productive...

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Celina Miranda asume el liderazgo de HSTF

September 23, 2016
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Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) ha tenido un año de mucha actividad, que incluye la celebración de su vigésimo quinto aniversario, la renovación del edificio Cheverus, y recientemente la llegada de la nueva directora ejecutiva de Hyde Square Task Force. Celina Miranda tiene mucho optimismo en cuanto a los próximos 25 años de la...

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Possible new dog park still in the works

September 23, 2016
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Since the tightening of off-leash restrictions for dogs at Beecher Street Park, City Councilor Matt O’Malley and dog owners in Jamaica Plain have been working to establish a legal dog park somewhere in the Southwest Corridor Park. O’Malley, who has voiced his support for a dog park previously, is working with state Department of...

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