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Jackson Sq. Site III approved

August 26, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) during its Aug. 11 meeting approved Site III of the Jackson Square redevelopment. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) with their partner The Community Builders (TCB) are the developers for the Site III project. About 11 acres of land in Jackson Square are being redeveloped by a team...

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BRA board approves City Realty’s Washington St. development

August 26, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its Aug. 11 meeting approved the controversial development proposal for 3193 Washington St. City Realty’s plan for a 40-unit development at 3193 Washington St. will now head to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals, as it needs several variances to be approved. The development at 3193 Washington...

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City ends off-leash Beecher Street dog park

August 12, 2016
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Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) has announced that because of complaints, the Beecher Street Park is no longer to be used as a space for dogs to run off-leash. The site has been used as an unofficial dog park for many years. Meanwhile, Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley wrote a letter to...

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Boston Creates spawns artist funding

August 12, 2016
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Artists in Boston can now apply for grants to help them share their work with the public, continue their professional development, or teach others through a new program, “The Opportunity Fund,” according to a press release. The pilot grant program is a result of the Boston Creates cultural plan, which was unveiled in mid-June....

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Former Roxse Homes worker sentenced for taking bribes

August 12, 2016
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A scheme to rent low-income apartments to non-eligible applicants has been discovered, and a Jamaica Plain resident has been sentenced to two years in prison and two years probation, according to a press release. Ismel Morales, 36, of Jamaica Plain, was working as the maintenance technician for Roxse Homes, a subsidized housing development on...

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MFA displays JP students’ art

August 12, 2016
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Visitors to the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) can now view the work of Jamaica Plain students at a new exhibition of local youth artists called “HOMiE: In Our Eyes,” according to a press release. The works of residents Ada Li, Cameron Jones, and Clara Callahan are on display, as well as 34 other...

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Massachusetts license to get makeover

August 12, 2016
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Gov. Charlie Baker recently signed legislation that will bring Massachusetts up to current standards for federal identification as mandated by the federal REAL ID Act, according to a press release. New REAL ID compliant cards will begin to be issued in the fall of 2017. “I thank the members of the Legislature for their...

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Boston strives towards goal to end homelessness

August 12, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh recently announced that the City is “well on its way” to meeting its goal to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2018, according to a press release. The City’s action plan, originally launched in 2015, has been re-launched under the name “Boston’s Way Home.” According to the press release, Boston has...

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Residents have early-voting option

August 12, 2016
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Boston’s Board of Election Commissioners has established “one-day early” voting sites for the upcoming November election, including Curtis Hall and the Back of the Hill Apartments, according to a press release. Overall, there will be 27 early voting sites across Boston, three in each of the city’s nine council districts, in addition to early...

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Renovation and expansion for 125 Amory St. in the works

July 22, 2016
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Amory Street Partners held its first meeting on July 6 to discuss a renovation and expansion at the 125 Amory St. site that would include adding a significant amount of mixed-income units. The development at 125 Amory St. is a City-owned property that currently provides housing for seniors and people with disabilities. The Amory...

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