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Tenants’ rights policy considered by local lawmakers

December 9, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh has announced a proposal that would increase tenants’ rights, according to a press release. Walsh has sent the Jim Brooks Stabilization Act, a home rule petition, to the City Council for consideration. The measure will need to be approved by the City Council and the State House. The act would help...

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CSMS has new executive director

December 9, 2016
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After a search that began at the start of the year, Jamaica Plain Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS) has announced that Kevin Johnson will be its new executive director. CSMS previous executive director, Andrew Zarro, left in 2014. The new director is a Boston native with work experience at various nonprofits. His most recent role...

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Holidays in JP: City encourages residents to support local businesses

December 9, 2016
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Boston residents are encouraged to support their local small businesses while shopping for the holiday season as part of the City’s #5onMain challenge this year, according to a press release. Mayor Martin Walsh kicked off the “Holidays on Main Streets” campaign late last month as an initiative to inspire holiday shoppers to support Main...

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Call for artists for alternative space pilot project

December 9, 2016
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Artists can now apply for rehearsal space at the AT&T flagship store through the City of Boston’s Alternative Space Pilot Project, according to a press release. The AT&T flagship store is located on Boylston Street in the Back Bay, and will be available free of charge for one three-hour block per week during store...

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Attendees approve of Franklin Park pathways improvement plan

November 25, 2016
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The Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) held a meeting on Nov. 17 to inform the public about upcoming improvements to Franklin Park’s entrances and pathways. Overall, the attendees were pleased with the plan. BPRD and the Franklin Park community collaborated in 2012 and 2014 to set priorities for the maintenance and improvements of...

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JPer pens historical fiction novel

November 25, 2016
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Sam Allis, a Jamaica Plain resident and prolific journalist, has released his first book, a historical fiction novel titled “A Hero of Two Worlds.” The novel follows the life of its protagonist, Rufus Trask, along a revolutionary journey from Italy to the United States in the middle of the 19th century. Trask, an American...

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Mixed reaction to Forest Hills bus canopy proposal

November 11, 2016
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Residents had mixed reactions to the 60 percent completed design of the Forest Hills bus stop canopy project, which was presented at a public meeting on Nov. 2 at English High School. The construction of the canopy is part of the Casey Arborway project. A previous meeting had been held in September, which presented...

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Energy and money savings thru partnership

November 11, 2016
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The Mildred C. Hailey Apartments received funding for replacement heating and hot water systems as a result of a partnership between Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), according to a press release. ABCD’s Low Income Multifamily Program (LIMF) program has provided BHA with funding to address its needs, in...

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Meeting scheduled for new Forest Hills development

November 11, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host a public meeting regarding a recently submitted proposal to develop the Laz Parking Lot at Forest Hills into a mixed-use development. The meeting will be held on Nov. 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Saint Andrew Church at 24 Orchardhill Road in Jamaica Plain....

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City launches housing innovation competition for compact living units

November 11, 2016
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The City has released a request for proposal (RFP) for a housing innovation competition that encourages teams of architects, developers, and contractors to come up with new ways to build compact housing units, according to a press release. The housing innovation competition was designed as part of Mayor Martin Walsh’s goal to get Boston...

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