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Jóvenes manifiestan por centro de recreo

February 24, 2017
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El día de San Valentín, jóvenes de Jamaica Plain manifestaron por el amor—amor en la forma de recursos comunitarios. El 14 de febrero, miembros de Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) y funcionarios electos manifestaron en el centro de desarrollo juvenil por la construcción del centro de recreo muy esperado en Jackson Square. HSTF es...

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Grass Fed at Forest Hills closes

February 24, 2017
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Grass Fed’s second location at Forest Hills was shortly lived, and closed suddenly on Jan. 8. It had opened in 2016. Krista Kranyak Chalfin, the owner, said she sold the Forest Hills location because it was too close to the Centre Street location. The other Grass Fed is located about a mile away, at...

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Youths rally for Jackson Square Rec Center

February 24, 2017
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On Valentine’s Day, Jamaica Plain youth rallied for love—love in terms of community resources, that is. Members of the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) and local elected officials rallied at the Hyde Square Task Force Youth Development Center on Feb. 14 to advocate for the long-awaited Jackson Square Recreation Center to be built and...

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Proposed development for 1785 Columbus Ave.

February 24, 2017
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A 139,200-square-foot office building is being proposed for 1785 Columbus Ave. on the Jamaica Plain/Roxbury border. The developer is Horizons Watermark LLC, which is a joint venture between Horizons for Homeless Children and Watermark Development Inc. Horizons for Homeless Children is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children. The site...

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HSTF self-declared safe haven

February 24, 2017
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Celina Miranda, the executive director of Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), wrote a newsletter encouraging continued advocacy and declaring the organization a safe haven for youth and families impacted by recent political events. “Like many of you, we at Hyde Square Task Force are very concerned about the current political climate and the future...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee unanimously approves affordable development

February 10, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee unanimously voted on Feb. 1 to approve Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC)’s plan to construct a 100 percent affordable development in Jackson Square at 25 Amory St. The property at 25 Amory Street will be one of two buildings developed along the northern portion of...

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JPNC unánimemente aprueba desarrollo asequible

February 10, 2017
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El 1 de febrero el comité de zonificación de JPNC (Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council) aprobó unánimemente el plan de JPNDC (Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation) para construir un desarrollo de la vivienda cien por ciento asequible en Jackson Square en 25 Amory St. La propiedad en 25 Amory Street será uno de dos edificios...

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Residents meet to discuss potential dog park

February 10, 2017
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While waiting for an official meeting to be planned by the state Department of Conservation (DCR), Jamaica Plain dog owners have held their own meeting to discuss potential locations for a new dog park (or two) in the neighborhood. Since the abrupt closing of Beecher Street Park to unleashed dogs over the summer, City...

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Bridge named after JP brothers

February 10, 2017
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Legislation was passed at the State House to officially name the Jamaicaway bridge over Route 9 on the Mission Hill/Jamaica Plain border as the Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo and Brian Arredondo Memorial Bridge, in honor of two JP brothers, according to a press release. Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo, a member of the U.S. Marine...

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Lingering criticism for Plan: JP/Rox planning study; Jackson hits process

January 27, 2017
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Over 180 residents attended the most recent presentation of the Plan: JP/Rox plan on Jan. 18, many of whom publicly commented about where they believed there was still holes in the plan. Meanwhile, City Councilor Tito Jackson, who recently launched his mayoral campaign, said the process behind the planning study was “flawed.” The Boston...

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