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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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English High School to receive state grant

March 25, 2016
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The English High School will be one of 35 high schools to receive support for vocational technical education and training equipment purchases as a result of $9.3 million in grant money the Baker administration is distributing, according to a press release. The English High School’s $137,888 grant will be used to launch a new...

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Grants for DACA/DAPA outreach

March 25, 2016
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The City of Boston has received $180,000 in funding to provide community outreach and education on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) through the DACA/DAPA Outreach Initiative, according to a press release. The funds are a result of an $80,000 match grant...

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Real Estate Today: JP market still smoking hot

March 25, 2016
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As spring is upon us, the real estate market in Jamaica Plain is as strong as ever, with a lot of demand from buyers and a higher value for most properties. Karen McCormack, real estate agent at McCormack & Scanlan Real Estate, specializes in residential sales. She told the Gazette that this past winter...

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Affordable housing, eviction, and CPA discussed during housing meeting

March 11, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) held a State of Our Neighborhood pre-meeting on March 3 at the Ana M. Cole Community Center to discuss housing in the neighborhood and city. About 20 people attended the meeting. A panel discussed three housing initiatives to tackle the current housing crisis in Jamaica Plain and...

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Executive order to bolster female and minority entrepreneurs

March 11, 2016
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Minority and women business owners in Boston should now be granted more fair and equitable opportunities when competing for City contracts due to Mayor Martin Walsh’s new executive order, according to a press release. The order was announced last week with the City of Boston Economic Inclusion and Equity Agenda, which focuses on programs,...

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