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BAPA hands out holiday decoration awards

December 22, 2017
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Out of 102 local businesses, On Centre and Blue Frog Bakery won this year’s Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association (BAPA) annual Business District Holiday Decorations Contest during the 2017 holiday season, according to a press release. All of the businesses in Jamaica Plain that were seen to have decorations were judged by four...

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Still no progress on DCR’s dog park

December 22, 2017
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Over six months after state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) nixed the Anson Street dog park proposal, there are still no additional proposals or concrete plans moving forward from the state agency. In response to a growing demand for a dog park in Jamaica Plain, DCR held a public meeting on April 5...

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Eliot School chooses renovation team

December 22, 2017
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The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts has selected designLAB architects to plan the renovation and expansion of the school, according to a press release. The 341-year-old Boston-based art center occupies the original brick schoolhouse on Eliot Street built in 1831. The building was embellished in 1892 with a Victorian foyer and cupola,...

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Massive affordable redevelopment begins BPDA review

December 8, 2017
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After a two-year community engagement process by the developers of the 125 Amory St. redevelopment, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held the project’s first official Article 80 review meeting on Nov. 27. The project is proposed by Amory Street Partners, LLC, which is a partnership between The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood...

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Crime Beat

December 8, 2017
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Murder Conviction The two men who were late last month convicted of murdering 21-year-old Kenny Lamour were sentenced to life in prison on Dec. 4, according to a press release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Donte Henley, 27, and Josiah Zachery, 21, were found guilty of second-degree murder for Lamour’s 2015...

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JP Forum celebrates 10th anniversary

November 25, 2017
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JP Forum, a local workshop, film, and public speaker series, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this December with an event featuring Winona LaDuke, founder of Honor the Earth. LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist tackling issues of sustainable development, renewable energy, and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation...

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Q. and A. with Rep. Sanchez about criminal justice reform

November 25, 2017
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The state House of Representatives recently passed a criminal justice reform bill. The bill includes more than 200 amendments to current laws that aim to increase equality within the criminal justice system. The Senate has also passed its own version of a criminal justice reform bill. The two bills will now head to a...

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Preguntas y respuestas con Sánchez sobre la reforma de la justicia penal

November 25, 2017
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La Cámara de Representantes estatal recientemente aprobó una ley de reforma de la justicia penal que incluye más de 200 enmiendas a leyes actuales que buscan aumentar la igualdad dentro del sistema penal. El Senado también ha aprobado su propia versión de una ley de reforma de la justicia penal. Las dos leyes se...

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Hinçman to create public art for JP library

November 25, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Matthew Hinçman has been selected by the City for a public art project at the recently renovated Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, according to a press release. Hinçman is a sculptor and educator whose pieces are generally found in public places. He is best known for two local...

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JP author pens books about leadership; the Holocaust

November 25, 2017
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Dr. Salvatore J. Tagliareni, a Jamaica Plain resident, has recently published a book highlighting his expertise about leadership called “Roving Leadership: Breaking through the Boundaries.” Dr. Tagliareni is a storyteller, writer, business, consultant, art dealer, and former Catholic priest. He developed a system called “roving leadership” based on the principle that leadership is fluid,...

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