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JP resident appointed to School Committee

February 27, 2015
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JP resident appointed to School Committee

Jamaica Plain resident Miren Uriarte, a University of Massachusetts-Boston professor and active member of the Latino community, was appointed to the Boston School Committee earlier this month, according to a press release. Uriarte replaces JP’s Claudio Martinez, who resigned in December from the School Committee and from the Hyde Square Task Force for personal...

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Bus stop to move for tower

February 27, 2015
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The “Serenity” development at 105a S. Huntington Ave. recently appeared before the City’s Public Improvement Commission (PIC), gaining approval for several aspects of the proposal, including moving a MBTA bus stop. But it is unclear where the overall project’s progress stands. The 195-unit, multi-building development will include townhouses and apartment buildings of one-, two-...

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Residente de JP nombrada al comité de escuelas

February 27, 2015
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Residente de JP nombrada al comité de escuelas

Miren Uriarte, una profesora de la Universidad de Massachusetts-Boston y un miembro activo de la comunidad latina, fue nombrada al comité de escuelas de Boston a principios de este mes, según un comunicado de prensa. Uriarte, una residente de Jamaica Plain, reemplaza a Claudio Martínez, que renunció en diciembre al comité de escuelas y...

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ZBA hearing for City Realty dev. postponed

February 27, 2015
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A Zoning Board of Appeals hearing for a proposed development at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. that was originally scheduled for earlier this month has been delayed until March 24 because of a snowstorm. City Realty plans to turn 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. into a three-storey building with six residential units above a first-floor commercial...

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Coldwell reaches deal over discrimination allegations

February 27, 2015
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, which has a location at 713 Centre St., has entered into a settlement agreement with the state Attorney General’s (AG) Office over allegations that it discriminated against families with children in housing rentals, according to a press release. The JP location was at the center of the allegations, which said...

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Dedicated customers help weather-stricken businesses

February 27, 2015
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The record snow and arctic cold this winter has affected all facets of life, including putting a dent in local businesses’ bottom line. But some owners and business associations say that has been helped by dedicated customers. David Doyle, owner of Tres Gatos and Centre Street Cafe, said in an email to the Gazette...

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New Landmarks Commission head is named

February 27, 2015
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New Landmarks Commission head is named

Rosanne Foley was appointed last month to be the next executive director of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), according to a press release. Foley takes over for Jamaica Plain resident Ellen Lipsey, whose employment was ended by the City late last year. The BLC has played a prominent role JP, overseeing landmark designations on...

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City unveils new online tools for teen summer jobs

February 27, 2015
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The City recently announced a new online tool called “SuccessLink” that allows teenagers to apply for summer jobs, according to a press release. SuccessLink, which replaces Boston Youth Fund’s HOPELINE, also allows applicants to connect with the City’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment and its services, which include peer-led personal and career development...

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Event celebrates Jamaica Pond, birthday of supporter

February 27, 2015
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First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist in Monument Square will host an event March 1 to celebrate Jamaica Pond and one of its biggest supporters, Gerry Wright, who is turning 80 years old. Wright is the founder of Friends of Jamaica Pond and the “Olmsted 2022” project, an effort to spur environmental programs...

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Local officials urge post office not to move

February 13, 2015
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A group of local elected officials is urging the United States Post Office (USPS) and Bulfinch Companies, which owns the building that houses the Jamaica Plain Post Office at 655 Centre St., to resolve lease negotiations and allow the post office to remain at its current location. Meanwhile, USPS is saying it is a...

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