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JP resident appointed commissioner of the City’s Environment Department

December 18, 2015
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Carl Spector, a Jamaica Plain resident, was recently appointed commissioner of the Environment Department for the City of Boston, according to a press release. Spector joined other leaders from the City and around the globe in Paris at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP21), where Boston was a C40 Cities Award finalist for its...

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Goddard House project receives mostly positive feedback

December 4, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held a community meeting on the Goddard House renovation project as part of the Article 80 approval process, and the community feedback was mostly positive, although there were some qualms about minimal affordability and other topics. The Nov. 23 meeting was held at the Hennigan School and about 30...

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Proyecto de la casa Goddard recibe comentarios en mayor parte positivos

December 4, 2015
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Como parte del proceso de aprobación del Artículo 80, Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) presentó una reunión comunitaria sobre el proyecto de renovación de la casa Goddard, invitando algunas quejas sobre la asequibilidad mínima y otros asuntos. La reunión del 23 de noviembre tuvo lugar en la escuela Hennigan y asistieron alrededor de 30 miembros...

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Post office to hold meet and greet

December 4, 2015
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Audrey Lakes, the new manager of the Jamaica Plain Post Office, is hosting a holiday meet and greet for local residents and business owners, according to an United States Post Office (USPS) email blast. Service at the JP post office has been an ongoing issue for residents and businesses, and complaints have been made...

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City’s proposal raises age to purchase tobacco

December 4, 2015
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The City is taking steps to raise the minimum age to buy all tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, to 21, according to a press release from the Mayor’s Office. Boston has already seen a reduction in youth cigarette use from 15.3 percent to 7.9 percent, according to statistics from 2005 to 2013. The...

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Mostly outrage at Boston Compact meeting

November 20, 2015
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Boston Compact held a Nov. 12 community meeting on unified enrollment for Boston Public Schools (BPS) where many attendees expressed outrage over possible BPS school closings and raised concerns over the unified enrollment proposal. Some attendees did support the proposal. About 100 people attended the meeting at First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist...

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PNF filed for Goddard House project

November 20, 2015
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By Emily Resnevic and Peter Shanley Developers have filed a project notification form (PNF) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to renovate and expand the former Goddard House property at 201 S. Huntington Ave. into a 160,000-square-foot development that would have more than 150 residential units. The developers, Eden Properties and Samuels & Associates,...

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Indignación en la reunión de Boston Compact

November 20, 2015
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Boston Compact tuvo una reunión comunitaria el 12 de noviembre sobre la inscripción unida para las escuelas públicas de Boston (BPS) donde muchos asistentes expresaron su indignación y exigieron respuestas sobre las posibles clausuras de escuelas de BPS y cómo la propuesta de inscripción unida realizaría sus objetivos de equidad y facilitad de proceso...

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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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