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Local girls baseball team victorious in national tournament

August 25, 2017
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The Boston Slammers, an all girls baseball team made up of mostly from the JP Regan Youth League players, recently won the Baseball for All National 11 and under girls baseball tournament in Rockford, Ill. The team stayed for five days at the tournament, where they went undefeated against teams from Washington, D.C.; Canada;...

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Equipo de béisbol local gana torneo nacional

August 25, 2017
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Las Boston Slammers, un equipo de béisbol de niñas— mayormente jugadoras de la liga juvenil de JP—últimamente ganó en la división de niñas con menos de 11 años el torneo Baseball for All, un torneo nacional de béisbol para niñas en Rockford, Illinois. Durante cinco días, el equipo venció a equipos de DC, Canadá...

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Teen comic visits Boston

August 25, 2017
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Maeve Press, a 14-year-old comedienne, is making a splash in the city. She was slated to perform at Jamaica Plain’s Riot Theater on Aug. 24 and will be at ImprovBoston on Aug. 27. Maeve Press also recently performed at Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival, where she was the youngest comedienne ever to perform. Press’s...

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IDP report shows increase in affordable housing over 17 years

August 25, 2017
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The City has released its first report on the Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP), the program that requires private developers to include affordable housing as part of their proposals, according to a press release. The report describes the additional affordable housing units that have been created, specifically in the peak year 2016. The IDP applies...

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Staff turnover in Walsh administration

August 25, 2017
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Mayor Walsh’s Chief of Staff Daniel Koh will be leaving his role with the City of Boston and will be replaced with David Sweeney effective Sept. 1, according to a press release. Sweeney has served as chief financial officer (CFO) and collector-treasurer for the City of Boston since April 2014. According to media reports,...

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HSTF youths making waves

August 11, 2017
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TD Garden and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) have agreed to pay more than $2 million towards the construction of the proposed Jackson Square Recreation Center after teens from the Hyde Square Task Force found the Garden had not been complying with a state law enacted when it was built. But...

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Former FPC director to lead CPA group

August 11, 2017
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Christine Poff, a longtime Jamaica Plain resident and the former director for the Franklin Park Coalition, has been selected as the City’s director of the Community Preservation Committee (CPC), a newly established position and committee to overlook funds from Community Preservation Act (CPA), which was approved by voters last year, according to a press...

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City makes public records on properties more accessible

August 11, 2017
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The City of Boston has announced the launch of RentSmart Boston, an online tool that allows renters and homeowners to access data about Boston’s properties, according to a press release. RentSmart compiles data from BOS:311 and the City’s Inspectional Services Department in order to give prospective tenants a more complete picture of the homes...

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English language learning bill changes public school education

August 11, 2017
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The state Senate unanimously passed legislation so that public schools are no longer required to teach in English only, according to a press release. An Act for language opportunity for our kids (S.2125), also known as the LOOK Bill, which removes the current mandate requiring schools to use Sheltered English Immersion (SEI), or English-only...

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JP Seafood owner aims to open new restaurant

August 11, 2017
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The family behind JP Seafood Cafe may be opening a second restaurant in Jamaica Plain called Evergreen Eatery. The restaurant would be located at 154 Green St., the former location of La Rana Rossa, which closed in June. “We are so excited to have an opportunity to open a second restaurant in JP where...

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