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Bikes Not Bombs announces new director

March 10, 2017
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The board of directors at Bikes Not Bombs (BNB) have selected Elijah Evans to serve as the organization’s new executive director, according to a press release. BNB is a Jamaica Plain nonprofit. Evans will start his new position on March 27. Evans has been involved with BNB since he was 14 years old as...

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Preschool opens on South Street

March 10, 2017
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The long vacant retail space that used to be Harvest Co-op is now occupied by Pine Village Preschool. Pine Village Preschool signed a lease for the current location at 57 South St. in the fall of 2015 and opened at the beginning of 2017 after a complete rebuild of the property. The preschool is...

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City seeks to redevelop Mildred. C. Hailey Apartments into a mixed-income property

March 10, 2017
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Boston Housing Authority (BHA), seeking to upgrade and sustain its affordable housing in the midst of federal budget cuts, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) inviting developers to submit proposals to rebuild existing affordable housing while building market-rate units at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, a housing development in Jackson Square. “It’s imperative...

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New online tool for teen summer jobs

March 10, 2017
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City youths can apply for summer jobs with SuccessLink, an online tool recently launched by the City of Boston, according to a press release. Using SuccessLink, teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 as of Aug. 18, 2017 can register for the summer Youth Employment Program lottery and join civic engagement initiatives designed...

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Access, lighting among concerns raised at Franklin Park meeting

February 24, 2017
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Residents mingled at a community meeting on Feb. 16 to share their feelings about what needs to be improved and maintained in Franklin Park as part of the Imagine Boston 2030 planning process. The meeting did not include the traditional presentation from the City and long line of concerned residents waiting to share their...

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Jóvenes manifiestan por centro de recreo

February 24, 2017
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El día de San Valentín, jóvenes de Jamaica Plain manifestaron por el amor—amor en la forma de recursos comunitarios. El 14 de febrero, miembros de Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) y funcionarios electos manifestaron en el centro de desarrollo juvenil por la construcción del centro de recreo muy esperado en Jackson Square. HSTF es...

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Grass Fed at Forest Hills closes

February 24, 2017
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Grass Fed’s second location at Forest Hills was shortly lived, and closed suddenly on Jan. 8. It had opened in 2016. Krista Kranyak Chalfin, the owner, said she sold the Forest Hills location because it was too close to the Centre Street location. The other Grass Fed is located about a mile away, at...

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Youths rally for Jackson Square Rec Center

February 24, 2017
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On Valentine’s Day, Jamaica Plain youth rallied for love—love in terms of community resources, that is. Members of the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) and local elected officials rallied at the Hyde Square Task Force Youth Development Center on Feb. 14 to advocate for the long-awaited Jackson Square Recreation Center to be built and...

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Proposed development for 1785 Columbus Ave.

February 24, 2017
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A 139,200-square-foot office building is being proposed for 1785 Columbus Ave. on the Jamaica Plain/Roxbury border. The developer is Horizons Watermark LLC, which is a joint venture between Horizons for Homeless Children and Watermark Development Inc. Horizons for Homeless Children is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children. The site...

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HSTF self-declared safe haven

February 24, 2017
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Celina Miranda, the executive director of Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), wrote a newsletter encouraging continued advocacy and declaring the organization a safe haven for youth and families impacted by recent political events. “Like many of you, we at Hyde Square Task Force are very concerned about the current political climate and the future...

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