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Bromley-Heath manager replaced

September 26, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) has replaced Angel Lopez with Gwen Friend as the manager of the Bromley-Heath housing development. That move has drawn criticism. Lopez became the Bromley-Heath manager in 2012 when the BHA took over the housing development from the resident-run Tenant Management Corporation (TMC). Katherine Guzman, who said she is...

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JP resident pens book on yoga and trauma healing

September 26, 2014
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JP resident pens book on yoga and trauma healing

When Jamaica Plain resident Becky Thompson began training to become a yoga teacher, she said, she would hear whispers in the hallways and after sessions about people suffering from depression, loss, sexual abuse and other traumas. The traumas always seemed to be talked about in the background. That pushed her to co-lead a workshop...

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AIDS Action welcomes HIV prevention pill

September 26, 2014
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The JP-based AIDS Action Committee is embracing a groundbreaking HIV prevention pill that has stirred debate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently recommended an HIV drug prevention program called PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, for people at high risk of obtaining the virus, such as gay men who have sex without condoms...

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City to hold 3rd meeting on Centre/South redesign

September 26, 2014
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The City will hold a third meeting on the Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects on Sept. 29 at the Kennedy Elementary School. The meeting will cover further discussion of the Hyde Square redesign and other sections of the project. The Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects will stretch along Centre Street from Jackson Square to Hyde Square...

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Real Estate Today: 2 JP properties make City’s ‘distressed’ list

September 26, 2014
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Two Jamaica Plain properties have made the City’s annual list of vacant and “distressed” properties: a commercial site at 3425-3325A Washington St. and a house at 25 Chilcott Place. The City’s 2013 “Distressed Buildings Report,” compiled by the Department of Neighborhood Development, actually says Jamaica Plain has 10 buildings that are “distressed.” But that...

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Real Estate Today: Site III of Jackson Sq. redevelopment moves forward

September 26, 2014
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Site III of the Jackson Square redevelopment project is continuing to move forward, with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) applying last month for funding for infrastructure improvements at the site. JPNDC with its partner for the project, the Community Builders, hosted a meeting in March about plans for the site. Sally Swenson,...

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Coakley, Baker take nod for gov.’s race; Chang-Díaz wins

September 12, 2014
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Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker will face each other in the gubernatorial race in the November general election after winning their respective party’s nomination in the Sept. 9 state’s primary election. Meanwhile, in the only competitive local election, state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) easily captured the Democratic nomination for her...

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2 gang members guilty in boy’s killing

September 12, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—Two gangs members—Timothy Hearns and Ramon Silvelo-Miles—pled guilty last month to their roles in the 2010 Jamaica Plain shooting death of 14-year-old Jaewon Martin, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Martin, a Roxbury resident and honor student who was not in a gang, was shot to death May 8, 2010 at...

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Landsmark BRA board appointment moving forward

September 12, 2014
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Jamaica Plain resident Ted Landsmark’s appointment to the board of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) appears to be moving forward after a delay. Mayor Martin Walsh appointed Landsmark to the BRA board earlier this summer. But that appointment was put on hold while Landsmark resolved his departure from the Boston Architectural College, where he...

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On Centre moves

September 12, 2014
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On Centre, a gift shop originally located at 636 Centre Street, recently moved down the street to the former Q Salon space located at 676 Centre Street, according to a press release. For more information about the store, see oncentrejp.com.

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