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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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JP Agenda, Nov. 11, 2016

November 11, 2016
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Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000201 EndHTML:0000022971 StartFragment:0000003687 EndFragment:0000022935 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/reporter_web/Desktop/JP%20Nov.%2011/Copy/EarlyNovJPAgenda.doc The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 22 for the Nov. 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room,...

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Developer officially files massive Forest Hills development

October 28, 2016
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Criterion Development Partners has filed a project notification form (PNF) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a mixed-use development at the site of Laz Parking Lot called “The Residences at Forest Hills.” The project site is across the street from Forest Hills MBTA station, and roughly bounded by the Arborway, Orchardhill...

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JP forum fosters community debate on ballot questions

October 28, 2016
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Several local Democratic Ward committees held a forum on the five ballot questions that Jamaica Plain voters will help decide on Nov. 8. The most divisive question discussed surrounded the expansion of charters schools. About 50 people attended the forum, which took place at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain. Question 2 would authorize...

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Debate comunitario sobre las preguntas de votación

October 28, 2016
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Varios comités democráticos locales presentaron un foro sobre las cinco preguntas que los votantes de Jamaica Plain tendrán que contestar el 8 de noviembre. La pregunta más divisiva es la de la posible expansión de escuelas subvencionadas. Alrededor de 50 personas asistieron al foro, el cual se llevó a cabo en First Baptist Church...

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Roslindale Neighbors: New director of RVMS settles in

October 28, 2016
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Alia Hamada Forrest has recently been promoted to executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) from her previous position as programs manager. Having found a different job at the end of August, the previous director resigned, leaving Forrest to take over on Sept. 12. Forrest had been working at RVMS as a program...

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Roslindale Neighbors: RVMS check-in

October 28, 2016
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Preparing for holiday season celebrations and working to fill the vacant storefronts in the area are some of the items on the agenda for Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS). Alia Hamada Forrest, the new executive director of RMVS, said that the organization’s biggest challenge this year will be tackling the problem of Roslindale’s vacant...

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Protesters stage ‘die-in’ at Plan: JP/ROX meeting

October 14, 2016
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Protesters staged a “die-in” at the last scheduled community meeting for the Plan: JP/Rox corridor study, which took place on Sept. 21 at the English High School. Posters were placed around the room and residents filed into English High School’s cafeteria to discuss the final draft of the Plan: JP/Rox study with Boston Planning...

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