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Opposition continues to Green St. development

December 7, 2018
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There is continuing opposition to City Realty’s proposed development at 197-201 Green St., as the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) says the project is still under review. According to BPDA, the agency received more than 50 letters during the comment period, which ended Nov. 12. The break down of the comment letters were...
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Local resident starts dog park fundraiser

December 7, 2018
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A local Jamaica Plain resident has started a fundraising drive to raise money for a potential dog park in the neighborhood. “I think we need to strike while the iron is hot. I know these kinds of projects take time, but time passes a lot quicker in dog years,” said Eva Kaniasty, the organizer...
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P y R con el compositor de JP Michael Wartofsky

December 7, 2018
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Residente de Jamaica Plain Michael Wartofsky, un profesor de música en Berklee, va a lanzar su primer disco “All the Possibilities: Broadway Sings Wartofsky” el 13 de diciembre. Hace poco The Gazette realizó una entrevista de preguntas y respuestas a través de correo electrónico con Wartofsky sobre su nuevo álbum y su experiencia musical....
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Court battle continues over 64 Allandale St. project

December 7, 2018
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The long, drawn-out court battle over the 64 Allandale St. project is continuing, with the latest a rescheduling of a hearing for the Springhouse Senior Living Community lawsuit. The hearing was originally slated for last month, but has been rescheduled to March 25. That is several months after another judge will hear a motion...
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Q. and A. with JP composer Michael Wartofsky

December 7, 2018
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Q. and A. with JP composer Michael Wartofsky

Jamaica Plain resident Michael Wartofsky, who is a music professor at the Berklee College of Music and a composer for musical theater, will be officially releasing his first album, “All the Possibilities: Broadway Sings Wartofsky,” on Dec. 13. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Wartofsky about the new album and...
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Event will honor state Rep. Sanchez

December 7, 2018
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An event will be held at the Footlight Club on Dec. 13 to honor state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez and the work he has done for the community, including protecting local parks. Sanchez is serving his last full month in office after losing in a primary election in September. The event, called “Continuing Legacies: Thank...
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Holidays in JP: Local resident composes Christmas cantata

December 7, 2018
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Composer Jim Grant, a longtime Jamaica Plain resident, is back at it again, this time creating a new cantata, “Child of Light: The Christmas Miracle of St. Francis,” that will performed on Dec. 8 at St. John’s Episcopal Church. The cantata is based off of the story of St. Francis and the first nativity...
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Crime Beat

December 7, 2018
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Man fatally shot A man was fatally shot early in the morning on Thanksgiving Day, according to bpdnews.com. Officers from the District E-13 Police Station responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of Chestnut Avenue and Hoffman Street around 1:14 a.m. on Nov. 22. When the officers arrived, they found...
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DCR moving forward with Site A dog park location

November 23, 2018
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is moving forward with the Site A dog park location, drawing a mixed response.   DCR held a meeting during the summer to present to the community different proposals on a potential off-leash dog recreation area within Southwest Corridor Park. According to DCR, the sites considered...
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Food for All pitched at BAPA meeting

November 23, 2018
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Food for All, a for-profit business that aims to connect people looking for cheap eats with restaurants that have surplus food, recently gave a presentation at the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association (BAPA) meeting at the J-Pizle Kitchen. The presentation was one of several topics covered during BAPA monthly meeting on Nov. 14....
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