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O’Malley calls for hearing on gas leaks

August 7, 2015
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Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley last month filed an order for a public hearing on the problem of natural gas leaks in the city, according to a press release. A public hearing has been scheduled for September. Gas leaks have been a concern for some residents in Jamaica Plain. Some residents say the...

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Friends of Kelly Rink receives grant

August 7, 2015
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The Friends of Kelly Rink was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from the U.S. Figure Skating organization to attract and inspire a new generation of figure skaters, according to a press release. Kelly Rink, which is owned by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, is located at 1 Marbury Terrace on the Southwest...

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USOC ends Boston 2024’s Olympic bid

July 27, 2015
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The United States Olympic Committee has withdrawn Boston 2024’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, citing the lack of public support, according to a statement released by USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun. Franklin Park was slated to host several Olympic events, such as the pentathlon and equestrian events. NoBoston2024, an anti-Olympics protest...

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Roxbury Prep moving to Forest Hills

July 24, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The Roxbury Preparatory Charter School is coming to Jamaica Plain, as it has signed a two-year lease with Bethel AME Church campus. Bethel will hold a community meeting July 30 to discuss the move to 86 Wachusett St., which is a former church school. Match Community Day School currently resides in that location,...

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Representante Capuano quiere más información sobre las Olimpíadas

July 24, 2015
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Representante local Mike Capuano dijo que le encantaría que Boston sea sede de los Juegos Olímpicos. Pero, dice el congresista, quiere asegurar que el dinero del contribuyente sea protegido y Boston 2024 no lo ha garantizado. “Todavía no estoy satisfecho con los números que se han publicado”, dijo en una entrevista telefónica. “No sé...

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Landlord and tenant groups reach rent agreement

July 24, 2015
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A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been reached between City Realty and several tenant-advocate organizations, including Jamaica Plain-based City Life/Vida Urbana, according to a press release. The MOU, which is a legal agreement, states that CRG will not raise Section 8 tenant rent beyond the Housing Authority Payment Standard, which places a cap on...

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Rep. Capuano wants more Olympics info

July 24, 2015
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Local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano said he would love for Boston to host the Olympics. But, the congressman says, he wants to make sure taxpayers’ money is protected and he has not been assured of that by Boston 2024. “I’m not yet satisfied with the numbers they have put out,” he said in a...

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Campbell’s council run spurred by twin’s death

July 24, 2015
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Campbell’s council run spurred by twin’s death

Spurred into the District 4 City Council race by the death of her twin brother, Mattapan resident Andrea Campbell says she is taking a wait-and-see approach with the Olympics and thinks the Casey Arborway project had a “problematic community process.” Campbell faces three other candidates in the race: longtime District 4 City Councilor Charles...

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JP History: Marking a renewal of the historic JP Branch Library

July 24, 2015
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Two events celebrations are coming—one filled with superheroes and another bringing stories to life—for the renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library building at 12 Sedgwick St., which opened in 1911. The building was the first building specifically built by the City to function as a branch library. An addition was built in 1936...

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JP History: This Week in JP History

July 24, 2015
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this week in JP history:  5 years ago: 2010 “City gets go-ahead for Monument Sq. redesign” The City appeared set to move forward with plans to design a new park at Monument Square following a community meeting of the Centre/South Street Corridor Advisory Group. That plan has stalled for...

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