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BPDA again delays vote on Plan: JP/Rox study

November 25, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) again delayed a vote on the Plan: JP/Rox study, as the agency and other City departments continue conversations with neighborhood groups. Meanwhile, the “Neighborhood Alliance,” which is a coalition of groups in the study area, said that BPDA is working on an amendment to the study plan....

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BPDA board approves revised 64 Allandale St. project despite opposition

November 25, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Nov. 17 meeting approved the revised 64 Allandale St. project despite continuing concerns from abutters and residents. The project is expected to go before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Dec. 13. Jacqueline Nunez, the developer of the 64 Allandale St. project,...

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Mayor’s trolley tour, tree lighting Dec. 3 in JP

November 25, 2016
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lighting” will be coming to Jamaica Plain on Dec. 3, according to a press release. “The trolley tour and tree lightings are great ways to continue to foster the spirit of community and bring a little extra joy to people during the holiday season,” said Mayor Martin...

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BPDA board approves 76 Stonley Road project

November 25, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency board during its Nov. 17 meeting approved the 76 Stonley Road project. But the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association still has issues with some aspects of the project, which it hopes the developers address before the proposal heads to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals. Developers John Morrissey and Bryan...

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Trump, marijuana win

November 11, 2016
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In a stunning upset, Republican Donald Trump was elected President of the United States on Nov. 8, according to the Associated Press. Trump beat out several challengers, including Democrat Hillary Clinton, Libertarian Gary Johnson, and Green-Rainbow candidate Jill Stein. Also on the federal level, Democrat U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (8th District) trounced Republican William...

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Residents reject revised 64 Allandale St. proposal

November 11, 2016
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Jacqueline Nunez, the developer of the 64 Allandale St. project, brought a revised proposal to a Nov. 7 community meeting, but the vast majority of attendees rejected it, expressing continuing concerns, including over density and the affect on Allandale Woods. About 50 people attended the meeting at the Roche Family Community Center in West...

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Letter: Counter argument

November 11, 2016
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In the Oct. 28 Jamaica Plain Gazette, Allen Spivack attacks the movement for Black Lives Matter statement for containing “virulently anti-Semitic language.” Apparently, he is referring to the terms “apartheid” and “genocide” used to describe Israeli policy and practice toward Palestinians. These terms have been used by many, including Palestinians, Israelis, and Jews to...

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Letter: Veterans Day

November 11, 2016
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Every year on Veterans Day, we reflect on the contributions and sacrifices of those men and women who have worn the cloth of this great nation. Countless ceremonies take place around the country as we honor our patriots who have protected our liberty by serving in the United States armed forces. As the director...

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Letter: A divided America

November 11, 2016
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We often talk about there being two Americas, the haves and have nots. The sad reality is that there is a division between the 99 percent. One half believes that there should be opportunity for all, that we should be a compassionate and enlightened nation, one that cares about the future of the planet...

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Letter: Lantern parade

November 11, 2016
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Spontaneous Celebrations’ 33rd Annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 23 was JP at its best. Young parents who were brought to the event as children a generation ago had the doubled joy of sharing the whole experience with their own children—lighting their lanterns, showing off their costumes, trying the apple cider and...

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