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Taste of JP returns at a new location

September 11, 2015
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The nonprofit ESAC will host the 20th annual Taste of JP on Sept. 17 at a new location, the Franklin Park Zoo. 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 that moved to Dorchester...

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75 Amory Ave. project to begin construction soon

September 11, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) hopes to begin construction on the low-income apartment project at 75 Amory Ave. by the end of September, according to spokesperson Sally Swenson. JPNDC secured funding for the project about a year ago. The nonprofit community development corporation is part of Jackson Square Partners, a coalition of...

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Heath St. project heads to local council review

September 11, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) plans to present its $16.4 million affordable rental development proposal to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Housing and Development Committee on Sept. 15 and the Zoning Committee in October, according to spokesperson Sally Swenson. The proposed development would be built on City-owned land formed by the triangle...

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Split BRA board approves controversial 3200 Washington St. project

August 28, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved the 3200 Washington St. project during its Aug. 13, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The vote was 3 to 2. The project has been a source of controversy in the neighborhood. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council voted against the proposal and a grassroots group held several demonstrations,...

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Concerns raised over Allendale St. project

August 28, 2015
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Concerns raised over Allendale St. project

Tony LaCasse, a former longtime JP resident who now lives in Roslindale, is raising concerns over the impact of a proposed 20-unit development at 64 Allandale St., saying it encroaches upon the Allandale Woods. Allandale Woods is an “urban wild” of more than 80 acres of City- and private-owned land in Jamaica Plain and...

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Two Council races in JP for preliminary election

August 28, 2015
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There will be two competitive City Council races—Districts 4 and 7—in Jamaica Plain during the City’s preliminary election Sept. 8. The District 4 race, which covers parts of Forest Hills and Woodbourne, has four candidates: longtime City Councilor Charles Yancey, Andrea Campbell, Terrance Williams and Jovan Lacet. City Councilor Tito Jackson faces five challengers...

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Dos carreras para el Consejo en JP en elección preliminar

August 28, 2015
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Habrá dos carreras competitivas al Consejo Municipal—los Distritos 4 y 7—en Jamaica Plain durante la elección preliminar del 8 de septiembre. La carrera al Distrito 4, que incluye partes de Forest Hills y Woodbourne, tiene cuatro candidatos: el Consejero Municipal desde hace mucho tiempo Charles Yancey, Andrea Campbell, Terrance Williams y Jovan Lacet. El...

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Water ban at Jamaica Pond lifted

August 28, 2015
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The ban for people and pets from the water in Jamaica Pond was lifted Aug. 12 on the recommendation of the state Department of Public Health (DPH), according to a Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) press release. Fishing, boating and any other kind of water contact was banned at the pond since July 20...

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105A S. Huntington Ave. developer proposes moving affordable units off-site

August 28, 2015
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The developer of a proposed 195-unit apartment building at 105A S. Huntington Ave. is attempting to move all the affordable units off-site, according to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Jamaica Pond Association (JPA) member and Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) chair Kevin Moloney. The developer, Anthony Nader, did not respond to a request...

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Three shot in Egleston Square, two fatally

August 28, 2015
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Three men were shot, including two fatally, in Egleston Square on Aug. 12, according to bpdnews.com. The incident was part of a spate of violence that left five dead in one night in the Boston area. According to bpdnews.com, Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a radio call of shots fired in the...

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