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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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2 gang members guilty in boy’s killing

September 5, 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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State primary election is Sept. 9

August 29, 2014
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls on Sept. 9 for the state’s primary election. They will help decide who will garner the Democratic and Republican nominations for several races, including for the Governor’s Office. JP’s state elected officials face little or no competition in the election. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk...

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JP author’s 3rd novel explores abusive marriages

August 29, 2014
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The cover of the “Accidents of Marriage,” Jamaica Plain resident Randy Susan Meyers new novel. (Courtesy Photo)

Randy Susan Meyers, a Jamaica Plain resident, delves into her personal experience for her third novel, “Accidents of Marriage,” in which she explores the realm of an abusive marriage and how it affects a family. The book, which is set in JP, will be released Sept. 2. “This novel carries pieces from the work...

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Reduced Hyde Park Ave. project gets support

August 29, 2014
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Reduced Hyde Park Ave. project gets support

The community supports City Realty Group’s proposed development at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. now that the project has been reduced to three stories, according to developer Fred Starikov and local resident Tess Pope. Starikov had originally proposed demolishing the existing structure and replacing it with a four-story building, the first floor having commercial space...

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