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Hearing date set for Allandale lawsuit

October 26, 2018
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The judge in the 64 Allandale St. lawsuit has scheduled a Jan. 9 hearing on a motion for a summary judgment in the case that might finally bring a resolution to a drama that has played out since developer Jacqueline Nunez filed plans to build a residential development at the site in the summer...
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Votantes de JP van a las urnas

October 26, 2018
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Residentes de Jamaica Plain irán a las urnas el 6 de noviembre para decidir dos carreras estatales y contestar preguntas de las papeletas. Dos titulares, el gobernador republicano Charlie Baker y la Senadora demócrata Elizabeth Warren, tienen oponentes, pero ambos tienen altas tasas de popularidad y están ganando en las encuestas. Warren, quien muchos...
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Q. and A. with two JP activists

October 26, 2018
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Ruth Birnberg and Esther Kaplan are two Jamaica Plain residents who are longtime activists. The two have been traveling out of state as part of “Trip to Flip”, an initiative to flip the House of Representatives from Republican to Democrat. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-session through email with Birnberg and Kaplan about their...
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City Realty files Green Street development with BPDA

October 26, 2018
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City Realty has filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a mixed-use development with 23 residential units and about 700 square feet of retail space at 197-201 Green St. The project was originally filed as part of a larger development that included space along Washington Street, but City Realty has...
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Developer files plan for Stonybrook dev.

October 12, 2018
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A developer, Helms Investments LLC, has filed plans with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a residential development at 50 Stedman St. in the Stonybrook neighborhood. The BPDA will host a community meeting for the project at 3484 Washington St. on Oct. 29, starting at 6 p.m. The project will involve demolishing...
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Q. and A. with the local podcaster Rob Hochschild

October 12, 2018
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Q. and A. with the local podcaster Rob Hochschild

Jamaica Plain resident Rob Hochschild has been in the media business for three decades. Earlier this year, he decided to launch a podcast, “The Media Narrative,” that has media makers and influencers telling their inside stories. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session with Hochschild about the podcast and how it came to be....
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Local residents, organizers discuss displacement

October 12, 2018
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Local residents, artists, and organizers gathered on Oct. 4 at City Life/Vida Urbana to discuss displacement and how it is impacting their lives and the community. City Life/Vida Urbana is a Jamaica Pain-based community advocacy group. Alex Ponte-Capellan, an organizer at City Life, talked about how new luxury towers in the city are driving...
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Residentes y organizadores hablan sobre el desplazamiento

October 12, 2018
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Residentes, artistas y organizadores locales se unieron el 4 de octubre en City Life/Vida Urbana para hablar sobre el desplazamiento y cómo está impactando sus vidas y su comunidad. City Life/Vida Urbana es un grupo de defensa comunitario conocido por su activismo directo, como las sentadas, los bloqueos y las marchas de protesta. Alex...
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Harvest Co-op announces closure

October 12, 2018
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The Harvest Co-op Market announced in a letter to members on Oct. 3 that it would be closing within two weeks. Harvest Co-op had been facing financial problems, and was asking their members for support in order to keep the market alive. Harvest’s board had said earlier this year that the Co-Op needed to...
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Sanchez reflects on tenure after losing election

September 28, 2018
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After more than a decade and a half of serving the people of Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill at the State House, state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez will be exiting that role at the end of the year after losing a close election to Nika Elugardo earlier this month. A son on Mission Hill, a...
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