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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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Sale of Blessed Sacrament Church extended

November 8, 2013
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The Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) and Church Square Partners have agreed to extend the closing date for the sale of the former Blessed Sacrament Church building at 365 Centre St., according to HSTF spokesperson Pat Gray. “Everything is proceeding as it should and we look forward to purchasing the church in a few...

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Council overrides mayor on Arroyo’s ‘Invest in Boston’

November 8, 2013
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The City Council voted on Oct. 23 to override Mayor Thomas Menino’s veto of “Invest in Boston,” a bank-monitoring ordinance written by At-Large City Councilor and Jamaica Plain resident Felix Arroyo. The “Invest in Boston” ordinance calls for the City to deposit funds only in banks that demonstrate they are directly helping Bostonians through...

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Washington St. development still in the works

November 8, 2013
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A proposal for two buildings containing 20 residential units and more than 5,000 square feet of commercial space at 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197 Green St. is still “in the process,” according to the developer Walter Craven. The proposal has drawn concern from neighbors. The project was scheduled to go before the Zoning Board...

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Hennigan School briefly put into lockdown

November 8, 2013
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The Hennigan Elementary School at 200 Heath St. was briefly put into lockdown on Nov. 1, according to Boston Public Schools (BPS) spokesperson Brian Ballou. The Gazette first learned of the lockdown from a parent of a Hennigan student. Ballou said the lockdown was due to a sibling of a Hennigan student entering the...

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Elizabeth Stone House plans move to Egleston

November 8, 2013
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The Elizabeth Stone House, a nonprofit that offers programs for battered women, plans to move into a new $20 million facility in Egleston Square in spring 2013, according to Jim May, the director of development for the nonprofit. The nonprofit, which is currently located on the Roxbury/Jamaica Plain border at 8 Notre Dame St.,...

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