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Q. and A. with local cellist Javier Caballero

August 11, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Javier Caballero is a professional cellist who has been performing with Shelter Music Boston since 2015. Shelter Music Boston performs chamber music concerts at area homeless shelters every month. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Caballero about his involvement with Shelter Music Boston and being a professional musician....

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Entrevista con chelista local Javier Caballero

August 11, 2017
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Residente de Jamaica Plain Javier Caballero es un chelista profesional que ha trabajado con Shelter Music Boston desde 2015. Shelter Music Boston ejecuta conciertos de música de cámara en albergues para desamparados en el área. Mediante correo electrónico, Gazette ha llevado a cabo una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con Caballero sobre su participación...

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Hyde Square reconstruction happening; more improvements to Centre/South streets possible

August 11, 2017
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The long-awaited Hyde Square reconstruction is expected to finally get underway soon, while further improvements along Centre Street and South Street might be in the pipeline. The Centre/South streets improvement project, which is officially named the Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects, has been the dream of many residents since planning for it started in 2009....

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Jackson Square project goes to JPNC’s Zoning Committee

August 11, 2017
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The proposed mixed-used, mixed-income development at 250 Centre St. will go before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on Aug. 16. The project, which is being proposed by The Community Builders, calls for a six-story, 112-unit building with 30 percent affordability and ground floor retail. The project is part of Site III of...

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Sánchez takes over House Ways and Means Committee

July 28, 2017
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez has traveled from the streets of Mission Hill to the top rank of the State House, as he was recently named chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. The committee crafts and writes the state budget and is seen as a stepping stone to become speaker of...

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New artwork at City Hall

July 28, 2017
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A new series of artwork is now on display at City Hall, including four new art exhibitions and three new murals. The artwork is presented by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, according to a press release. “City Hall Galleries have been an incredible success, showcasing the work of local artists both to...

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MassDOT regroups vacant parcels, will require affordable housing

July 28, 2017
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is regrouping the parcels it is selling in Jamaica Plain and is requiring that affordable housing be built on some of the parcels, according to a presentation MassDOT gave to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Housing and Development Committee on July 18. According to Kevin Rainsford of the...

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Renovation of 52 Montebello Road completed

July 28, 2017
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The renovation of 52 Montebello Road into affordable-housing units has been completed and the property has been turned over to Urban Edge. The development team of Daniel Mangiacotti, Paul Iantosca, and Justin Iantosca had plans to turn 3200 Washington St. and 52 Montebello Road into a 76-unit residential complex, but a three-year long approval...

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JP History: Q. and A. with Fresh Hair owner Joy Silverstein

July 28, 2017
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In the early 1980s, Joy Silverstein and a business partner opened up the Fresh Hair salon on South Street. Thirty-five years later, the business is still going strong and Silverstein will be hosting an anniversary block party tomorrow, July 29, to celebrate. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Silverstein to discuss...

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JP History: This Month in JP History

July 28, 2017
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The following are the Gazette’s top headlines from this month in Jamaica Plain history: 5 Years Ago: 2012 “Goddard House nursing home to shut down” The Goddard House Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at 201 S. Huntington Ave. announced it was closing in September and leaving 100 seniors looking for new homes. The building...

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