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City introduces new online permitting system

November 20, 2015
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The City’s permitting process might now be just a little bit easier, with the new Boston Permits and Licenses online platform. Mayor Martin Walsh unveiled the platform on Nov. 2, according to a press release. “We are committed to creating a permitting process that is user-friendly, modern and easily accessible to all of our...

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JP resident tapped for a City Urban Mechanic position

November 6, 2015
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JP resident tapped for a City Urban Mechanic position

Sabrina Dorsainvil, a Jamaica Plain resident, was recently hired for the position of civic designer in the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics (MONUM), which will have her doing innovative research on the issue of affordable housing for the middle class. MONUM is the City’s civic innovation lab that conducts experiments that might offer...

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Residente de JP la nueva “mecánica urbana” de la Ciudad

November 6, 2015
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Sabrina Dorsainvil, una residente de Jamaica Plain, fue contratada últimamente para el puesto de diseñadora cívica en el departamento del alcalde Nuevos Mecánicos Urbanos (MONUM), que hace investigaciones innovadoras sobre la vivienda asequible de la clase medio. MONUM es el laboratorio de innovación cívica de la ciudad que realiza experimentos que pueden ofrecer la...

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Boston Creates presents feedback, community agrees on priorities

November 6, 2015
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Boston Creates, the City’s first comprehensive master plan to empower local artist and support cultural institutions, held a meeting on Nov. 2 at Boston Latin School to summarize the findings from previous meetings, hear community feedback about those findings and narrow in on general priorities. The feedback from the community was mostly in agreement...

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Fatal stabbing at Jackson Square

November 6, 2015
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Ronaldo Cepeda, a 16-year-old Dorchester youth, was held without bail on a murder charge for the fatal stabbing at Jackson Square T Station on Oct. 22, according to a press release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant District Attorney Amy Galatis told Judge Paul McManus that Cepeda got off a bus and...

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Three JPNC members given the boot

November 6, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council voted to remove three members—Martha Rodriguez, Erin Colgan-Snyder and Michael O’Connor—during its monthly meeting on Oct. 27. JPNC’s rules state that members can be removed for “good cause shown,” which can include but is not limited to failure to attend three consecutive regularly scheduled council meetings, persistent non-participation in...

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Teacher turns mentor

October 23, 2015
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Teacher turns mentor

Amika Kemmler-Ernst has changed the way that Boston students learn by starting at the source: the teachers. She is a retired Boston Public School (BPS) teacher, but is still mentoring and creating a supportive community for the next generation of teachers from her home in Jamaica Plain. When Kemmler-Ernst was young, she wanted to...

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Maestra convertida en mentora

October 23, 2015
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Amika Kemmler-Ernst ha cambiado la manera en que los estudiantes de Boston aprenden, empezando en la fuente: los maestros. Ella es una maestra jubilada de las escuelas públicas de Boston (BPS), pero todavía es mentora y está creando una comunidad solidaria para la próxima generación de maestros desde su hogar en Jamaica Plain. Cuando...

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Protected bikes lanes, other concerns raised over DCR Arborway plan

October 23, 2015
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) held an Oct. 14 community meeting on increasing mobility between Kelley Circle and Murray Circle with attendees expressing concerns over the lack of protection for bike lanes and the plan to add parking spots, among other issues. The meeting was one of three that DCR has...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Developer files PNF for 19-unit project

October 23, 2015
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A developer recently filed a project notification form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to redevelop a site into a 19-unit development at 20 Taft Hill Park, according to BRA documents. The developer for the project is Parkhead Development LLC, while the architect is Dartagnan Brown of Embarc Studio LLC. The site is currently...

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