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Majority of residents, officials support naming Hyde/Jackson ‘Latin Quarter’ during hearing

April 15, 2016
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The vast majority of attendees at an April 4 City Council committee hearing were in favor of a measure designating the Hyde Square and Jackson Square area as “Boston’s Latin Quarter.” The effort to name the area is being spearheaded by the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), a youth-oriented nonprofit that has many Latino...

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La mayoría de los residentes apoyan “Barrio Latino” durante una audiencia

April 15, 2016
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La gran mayoría de los asistentes en la audiencia del comité del ayuntamiento el 4 de abril apoyaron una medida que designaría Hyde Square y Jackson Square como “Boston’s Latin Quarter” (o el barrio latino de Boston en español.) El esfuerzo está encabezado por el Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), una organización sin fines...

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School Committee approves budget

April 15, 2016
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The Boston School Committee last month passed the budget for fiscal year 2017 in a 5-2 vote, according to a press release. The budget process has been a contentious one with thousands of students staging a walk-out to protest cuts in funding. Some of the funding was restored after the protest. The new budget...

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Developer files mixed-use project for Green/Washington intersection

April 15, 2016
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Developer Mordechai Levin has plans for an $18 million mixed-use development at the intersection of Washington and Green streets, according to the project notification form (PNF) filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). Levin is a well-known developer in Jamaica Plain who was behind the development of the Stop & Shop and the new...

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JP resident pens petition for transgender pronoun accuracy

April 15, 2016
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Jamaica Plain resident Evan Greer is seeking signatures for a petition asking for major news outlet editors to mandate a policy of correctly labeling transgender people according to their preferred pronoun after she was misidentified in an interview. Greer is the campaign director of Fight for the Future (FFTF), which is a viral digital...

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New pizza place opens on Green Street

April 15, 2016
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New pizza place opens on Green Street

A new restaurant specializing in pizza and that will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner has opened at 154 Green St. across from the Green Street T Station. The Gazette met on April 1 with chef Brad Brown, the owner of La Rana Rossa, and spoke with him about the new establishment. Brown also owns...

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Planned Parenthood, local officials advocate for Healthy Youth Act

March 25, 2016
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The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts and local elected officials advocated for the Healthy Youth Act, a bill that would expand access to comprehensive sexual education in Massachusetts, during a community event on March 14 at the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley, local Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz,...

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Planned Parenthood y oficiales electos promueven el Healthy Youth Act

March 25, 2016
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Durante un evento comunitario el 14 de marzo en la Primera Iglesia Bautista de Jamaica Plain, la fundación de promoción de Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts y oficiales electos locales abogaron por el Healthy Youth Act, un proyecto de ley que expandiría el acceso a la educación sexual comprensiva en Massachusetts. El Consejero Municipal de...

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City’s small business plan announced

March 25, 2016
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The City of Boston’s small business plan has been released and will be used a roadmap that allows the City to support local small business, especially those that are owned by minorities, women, and immigrants, according to a press release. The plan will “ensure a thriving small business economy in the city, enhance the...

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Library renovation remains on schedule, impacting traffic

March 25, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL)’s ongoing construction remains on schedule, according to information provided by BPL spokesperson Rosemary Lavery. As of March 15, steels and framework are being constructed, excavation related to a foundation wall is commencing, and wall frames are expected to be installed in early April. For...

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