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JPers head to the polls on Sept. 26

September 21, 2017
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls on Sept. 26 for the City’s preliminary election to help decide which mayoral candidates will move on the November general election. Mayor Martin Walsh is facing off against three challengers: City Councilor Tito Jackson, Robert Cappucci, and Joseph A. Wiley. The top two vote getters in...

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Motion to dismiss filed in 3353 Washington St. court case

August 25, 2017
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Lawyers for developer Mordechai Levin and his limited liability company (3353 Washington LLC) have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over Levin’s proposed 3353 Washington St. development. The next court date for the case is Oct. 4, according to the state trial court website. A group of Green Street residents—Jessica Ricker, Benjamin Mauer,...

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HSTF youths continue to make waves

August 25, 2017
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Youths from the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) are pressuring Mayor Martin Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker to be more involved with the proposed Jackson Square Recreation Center and an issue over the TD Garden not complying with a state law that might lead to even more money for the center. That 1993 state...

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Q. and A. with local artist Andrew Haines

August 25, 2017
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Local artist Andrew Haines has an exhibition at the Arnold Arboretum called “The Evolution of an Urban Landscape: Recent Paintings of Forest Hills,” which runs until Oct. 8.The Gazette recently conducted a Q. and A. through email with Haines about being a painter and the exhibition. For more information, visit arboretum.harvard.edu or andrewhainespaintings.com. (The...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee approves Jackson Sq. project

August 25, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee during an Aug. 16 meeting voted unanimously in support of the proposed mixed-used, mixed-income development at 250 Centre St., according to Chair Dave Baron. The proposal will go before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 29, seeking several variances, including for forbidden use and excessive...

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Start of Parkman/Perkins improvement project delayed

August 25, 2017
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The start of construction for the improvement project at the intersection of Francis Parkman Drive and Perkins Street has been delayed, according to state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) spokesperson Mark Steffen. Construction was supposed to began sometime this summer, but that was contingent on the Boston Conservation Commission (BCC), which did not...

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Q. and A. with local cellist Javier Caballero

August 11, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Javier Caballero is a professional cellist who has been performing with Shelter Music Boston since 2015. Shelter Music Boston performs chamber music concerts at area homeless shelters every month. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Caballero about his involvement with Shelter Music Boston and being a professional musician....

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Entrevista con chelista local Javier Caballero

August 11, 2017
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Residente de Jamaica Plain Javier Caballero es un chelista profesional que ha trabajado con Shelter Music Boston desde 2015. Shelter Music Boston ejecuta conciertos de música de cámara en albergues para desamparados en el área. Mediante correo electrónico, Gazette ha llevado a cabo una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con Caballero sobre su participación...

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Hyde Square reconstruction happening; more improvements to Centre/South streets possible

August 11, 2017
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The long-awaited Hyde Square reconstruction is expected to finally get underway soon, while further improvements along Centre Street and South Street might be in the pipeline. The Centre/South streets improvement project, which is officially named the Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects, has been the dream of many residents since planning for it started in 2009....

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Jackson Square project goes to JPNC’s Zoning Committee

August 11, 2017
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The proposed mixed-used, mixed-income development at 250 Centre St. will go before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on Aug. 16. The project, which is being proposed by The Community Builders, calls for a six-story, 112-unit building with 30 percent affordability and ground floor retail. The project is part of Site III of...

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