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Centre/South Main Streets has new director

December 6, 2013
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Centre/South Main Streets has new director

Jamaica Plain’s Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, has a new executive director, Andrew Zarro, which further stabilizes the organization after a tumultuous period. CSMS is rebounding from late 2012 and the beginning of this year, when the organization saw a change of leadership and had its nonprofit status revoked. CSMS eventually...

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Hubway a profit-maker for City, bike company

November 22, 2013
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The Hubway bike-share system is a profit-maker for the City and the Oregon company that operates it, a Gazette review of the program’s finances has found. For the fiscal year 2012, the City collected $173,835 in profit, all of which was funneled back into expanding the system, according to Boston Bikes Director Nicole Freedman....

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Primera fase del desarrollo de Jackson terminada

November 22, 2013
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Primera fase del desarrollo de Jackson terminada

JACKSON SQ.— El edificio multiuso de 225 Centre Street—la primera fase de la renovación de Jackson Square—ha sido construido. El edificio con su etiqueta de $52 millones tiene 103 apartamentos, incluso 35 de bajo ingreso, y un piso de venta al público, aunque todavía no han seleccionado las tiendas. Mientras tanto, el agente inmobiliario...

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1st Jackson Sq. redevelopment project completed

November 22, 2013
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1st Jackson Sq. redevelopment project completed

JACKSON SQ.—The $52 million mixed-use development at 225 Centre St.—the first phase in the redevelopment of Jackson Square—has finished construction. The development has 103 apartments, including 35 affordable housing units, and retail space, though no stores have been selected yet. Meanwhile, the developer for the project said some residential- and minority-hiring goals were met...

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Walsh won the JP vote

November 22, 2013
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Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh, who placed fifth in the Jamaica Plain vote during the preliminary election in September, bounced back to be the neighborhood’s top vote-getter in the Nov. 5 general election. The reversal may lay at the feet of At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo. The Jamaica Plain resident was a former rival who endorsed...

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Nonprofit steers students to JP apprenticeships

November 22, 2013
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Nonprofit steers students to JP apprenticeships

When Helen Russell asks eighth-graders what they want to do for a living as adults, they usually respond about working at a video game or sneaker store. Russell, who heads the Jamaica Plain-based nonprofit Apprentice Learning, runs a program that she said prepares students for a vocation with more of a career arc. It...

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JP resident pens ‘ethical traveling’ book

November 22, 2013
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JP resident pens ‘ethical traveling’ book

Alden Jones, a Jamaica Plain resident and Emerson College writing teacher, spent her early twenties roaming the world. Now she has penned a book about ethical dilemmas in travel and tourism titled “The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler’s Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia.” One of her adventures took her to a year-long teaching assignment...

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Tree-lightings, Trolley Tour coming

November 22, 2013
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Three holiday events will take place in Jamaica Plain on Dec. 7, according to a City document. Egleston Square will host a tree-lighting event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., while the Mayor’s Trolley Tour will stop at Monument Square and Hyde Square at 2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m., respectively. Previous years’ Trolley Tours...

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Walsh wins Mayor’s Office

November 8, 2013
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Walsh wins Mayor’s Office

Riding the support of labor unions and endorsements from key elected officials, state Rep. Marty Walsh narrowly defeated At-Large City Councilor John Connolly on Nov. 5 to become the next mayor of Boston. Mayor Thomas Menino is stepping down after 20 years in office. Walsh, a labor leader who received an endorsement from Jamaica...

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Venta de Blessed Sacrament Church extendida

November 8, 2013
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Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) y Church Square Partners decidieron extender la fecha para finalizar la venta del antiguo edificio de Blessed Sacrament Church en 365 Centre St, según el portavoz de HSTF Pat Gray. “Todo está progresando según los planes. Tenemos ganas de comprar la iglesia dentro de unos meses,” dijo Gray en...

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