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Baker, Warren cruise to re-election victories

November 9, 2018
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As expected, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democrat U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren cruised to easy re-election victories, as Jamaica Plain residents helped decide those contests, as well as several other statewide races and ballot questions on the Nov. 6 Election Day. Warren defeated challengers Republican Geoff Diehl and Independent Shiva Ayyadurai by wide, double-digit...
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50 Stedman St. meeting proves contentious

November 9, 2018
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Business displacement and abutter notification were two concerns raised during a contentious Boston Planning and Development (BPDA) meeting on the 50 Stedman St. project, which also had a contingent of attendees expressing support for the proposal. About 25 people were at Doyle’s Cafe for the Oct. 29 meeting, which had attendees at times shouting...
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Reaction mostly negative at Green Street dev. meeting

November 9, 2018
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Reaction was mostly negative at a Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) meeting on the proposed 23-unit, mixed-use development at 197-201 Green St. with much of the animus directed at the developer of the project, City Realty. About 30 people attended the Oct. 25 meeting at the Egleston Square YMCA. City Realty has plans...
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Reacción negativa en reunión sobre el proyecto de Green St.

November 9, 2018
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Una reunión sobre el propuesto desarrollo multiuso en 197-201 Green Street solicitó una reacción principalmente negativa, mucha dirigida al promotor del proyecto City Realty. Alrededor de 30 personas asistieron a la reunión el 25 de octubre en la YMCA de Egleston Square. City Realty tiene planes de arrasar una casa sencilla actualmente en el...
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Taste of JP returns

November 9, 2018
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The nonprofit ESAC will host the 23th annual Taste of JP on Nov. 15 at the Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in West Roxbury.          The event will allow guests to sample the offerings of more than 10 local restaurants. Taste of JP is a major fundraiser for ESAC, a social service agency...
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Manning School looks to expand

November 9, 2018
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The Manning Elementary School is looking to expand, adding a sixth grade for the next school year, according to Principal Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes. The school has sent Boston Public Schools a letter about its plan. BPS spokesperson Dan O’Brien said, “BPS cannot comment on the Manning School proposal at this time as it is...
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Q. and A. with JP craftsman Shane Maxwell

November 9, 2018
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Q. and A. with JP craftsman Shane Maxwell

Shane Maxwell is a Jamaica Plain craftsman who oversees textile painting and dyeing for Boston Ballet and The Santa Fe Opera. He was recently named a Polly Thayer Starr Artist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and is hosting a textile-inspired workshop every Saturday through Jan. 12. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-session through...
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JP resident channels the power of food

November 9, 2018
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JP resident channels the power of food

A Jamaica Plain resident is channeling the power of food to help bring people together. Jennifer Comstock, a former professional pastry chef who lives on Lourdes Avenue, moved to JP last April and wanted to give her neighbors an opportunity to meet each other while learning cooking and baking techniques. She started hosting a...
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JPers to vote on statewide races, ballot questions

October 26, 2018
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Residents of Jamaica Plain will head to the polls on Nov. 6 and help decide several statewide races and ballot questions. Two incumbents—Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democrat U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren—both face challengers, but they have high approval ratings and double-digits leads in polls going into Election Day. Warren, who many believe will...
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Marijuana shop proposed for Hyde Square

October 26, 2018
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A new company, Core Empowerment, is proposing to open up a recreational marijuana store in Hyde Square at 401A Centre St. Recreational marijuana stores have yet to open in Massachusetts despite voters approving a 2016 ballot question legalizing recreational marijuana with a date of the stores opening on Jan. 1, 2018. The state has...
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