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Neighborhood group forms in Parkside

January 8, 2016
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A new neighborhood association, Parkside Neighborhood Association (PNA), has formed and held its first meeting on Dec. 1. The group will meet every other month to share information, meet neighbors, and work together to address community issues, according to a press release. Jamaica Plain homeowners and renters who live between Iffley Road, Glen Road,...

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BPS receives $1.5 million art grant

January 8, 2016
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) has been awarded $1.5 million in grant funding from the Wallace Foundation to support its continuing expansion of arts education, according to a press release. The money will directly support the Boston Public School Arts Expansion Initiative, an effort to expand arts education that was launched in February 2009 as...

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JPNDC submits revised Site III plan

January 8, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) with their partner The Community Builders (TCB) have submitted a revised plan to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for Site III of the Jackson Square redevelopment project after years of planning and community processes. About 11 acres of land in Jackson Square are being redeveloped by a...

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Operation Exit expands

December 18, 2015
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Operation Exit, the City’s reentry program for people with criminal backgrounds, will be expanding by including opportunities in the technology industry through a partnership with Resilient Coders, according to a press release. “Operation Exit is a true example of what can be achieved when people are given second chances and opportunities for a fresh...

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British School to collaborate with Juilliard School

December 18, 2015
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British School to collaborate with Juilliard School

The British International School of Boston (BISB) will be collaborating with the Juilliard School, a renowned performing arts conservatory in New York, to enhance their music and performing arts curriculum starting in Sept. 2016. The Juilliard School is a world-renowned performing arts conservatory in New York with notable alumni, such as Robin Williams, Miles...

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JP resident appointed commissioner of the City’s Environment Department

December 18, 2015
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Carl Spector, a Jamaica Plain resident, was recently appointed commissioner of the Environment Department for the City of Boston, according to a press release. Spector joined other leaders from the City and around the globe in Paris at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP21), where Boston was a C40 Cities Award finalist for its...

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Goddard House project receives mostly positive feedback

December 4, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held a community meeting on the Goddard House renovation project as part of the Article 80 approval process, and the community feedback was mostly positive, although there were some qualms about minimal affordability and other topics. The Nov. 23 meeting was held at the Hennigan School and about 30...

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Proyecto de la casa Goddard recibe comentarios en mayor parte positivos

December 4, 2015
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Como parte del proceso de aprobación del Artículo 80, Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) presentó una reunión comunitaria sobre el proyecto de renovación de la casa Goddard, invitando algunas quejas sobre la asequibilidad mínima y otros asuntos. La reunión del 23 de noviembre tuvo lugar en la escuela Hennigan y asistieron alrededor de 30 miembros...

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Post office to hold meet and greet

December 4, 2015
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Audrey Lakes, the new manager of the Jamaica Plain Post Office, is hosting a holiday meet and greet for local residents and business owners, according to an United States Post Office (USPS) email blast. Service at the JP post office has been an ongoing issue for residents and businesses, and complaints have been made...

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City’s proposal raises age to purchase tobacco

December 4, 2015
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The City is taking steps to raise the minimum age to buy all tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, to 21, according to a press release from the Mayor’s Office. Boston has already seen a reduction in youth cigarette use from 15.3 percent to 7.9 percent, according to statistics from 2005 to 2013. The...

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