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JPNC questions leasing agreement at 105A S. Huntington Ave.; BPDA says everything fine

July 14, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) is questioning whether developer Anthony Nader of the 105A S. Huntington Ave. project and his company Cedar Valley Holding are violating a memorandum with the Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA) by leasing units at the building to another company. Meanwhile, BPDA says that leasing agreement does not violate...

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One competitive Council race in JP for preliminary

July 14, 2017
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There will be one competitive City Council race—District 7—in Jamaica Plain during the City’s preliminary election Sept. 26, according to a list provided by the City’s Election Department. City Councilor Matt O’Malley of District 6, which represents most of Jamaica Plain, and City Councilor Andrea Joy Campbell of District 4, which covers parts of...

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JPNC investiga el contrato de arrendamiento de 105A S. Huntington Ave.

July 14, 2017
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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) está investigando una posible violación del contrato de arrendamiento entre Anthony Nader de Cedar Valley Housing y Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA). Nader alquiló varias unidades en su proyecto de 105A S. Huntington a otra compañía. Nader ha construido un edificio de 195 unidades con el nombre Serenity en...

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HJSMS to host Spanish play in Mozart Park

July 14, 2017
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Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) will host Escena Latina Teatro’s performance of Dolores Prida’s play “Botánica” from July 27-29 at Mozart Park, according to a press release. Escena Latina Teatro is a nonprofit dedicated to providing a Spanish language theatrical experience to a diverse audience through theatre productions, art education, and youth programs. HJSMS...

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ZBA approves Forest Hills project

July 14, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on June 27 approved the “The Residences at Forest Hills” project, according to Inspectional Services Department spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. “The Residences at Forest Hills” was submitted to Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last year in a project notification form (PNF) by Criterion Development...

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CSMS has new president, executive director

July 14, 2017
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Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, has a new executive director (Ginger Brown) and board president (Michael Reiskind), according to a press release. CSMS has gone through turbulent times recently. The previous director, Kevin Johnson, left early this year after serving just four week. Before that, the organization was leaderless since 2014,...

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JPNC delays vote on medical marijuana dispensary

July 14, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has delayed a vote on a proposal by Massachusetts Patient Foundation Inc. (MPF) to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Forest Hills, according to JPNC chair Kevin Moloney. The council had been expected to vote on the proposal during its June 27 meeting. Moloney said officials from MPF...

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Abutters file lawsuit over 3353 Washington St. project

June 23, 2017
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A group of abutters to the 3353 Washington St. project is suing the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and the limited liability company (3353 Washington LLC) of the developer, Mordechai Levin. The ZBA last month granted several variances for the project, including for exceeding height limit and for not meeting the minimum parking...

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Informe: Se ve progreso, límites en la representación latina en el gobierno

June 23, 2017
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Se ha expandido la representación latina en el gobierno de la ciudad, pero se puede expandir aún más, según un informe publicado durante una conferencia de prensa el 15 de junio en Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) de Jamaica Plain. El informe, “The Silent Crisis II”, fue comisionado por Greater Boston Latino Network, un...

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Report: Some progress in increasing Latinos in government, but more work needed

June 23, 2017
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Some progress has been made in increasing Latino representation in city government, but more work needs to be done, according to a report released during a June 15 press conference at the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) in Jamaica Plain. The report, titled “The Silent Crisis II,” was commissioned by the Greater Boston Latino...

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