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Sen. Chang-Díaz weighs in on ballot questions

October 24, 2014
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Local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz recently spoke with the Gazette about the four ballot questions that Jamaica Plain voters will help decide on Nov. 4, including her support for the ballot question to overturn the state casino law. Question 3 is about repealing the state casino law, which Chang-Díaz voted against at the State...

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O’Malley votes against council pay raise

October 24, 2014
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley voted against a measure giving councilors a $20,000 raise during a meeting Oct. 8. Despite his no vote, the measure passed with a 9-4 tally. “It’s a little disappointing,” O’Malley, who represents most of Jamaica Plain, said in a Gazette interview. “It’s still too high.” City Council President Bill Linehan...

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No timeframe for Arborway crosswalk upgrade

October 24, 2014
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No timeframe for Arborway crosswalk upgrade

ARBORWAY—A local resident is complaining about the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) taking its time making upgrades to a crosswalk on the Arborway. Meanwhile, DCR said those upgrades will happen “shortly,” but had no timeframe for when they would happen. The crosswalk in question is on the state-operated Arborway near the Arnold...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Renovated Adams Park reopens

October 24, 2014
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Roslindale Neighbors: Renovated Adams Park reopens

Roslindale’s Adams Park—the triangle formed by Washington, Poplar and South streets—officially reopened Oct. 18 with a ribbon-cutting with Mayor Martin Walsh after undergoing a $253,500 renovation that started last April. “We are very excited about the opening,” said Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) Executive Director Christina DiLisio. “We have been waiting for many months...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Compost program expands to Roslindale market

October 24, 2014
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The City recently expanded its compost drop-off program—and the Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) Farmer’s Market was one of five locations chosen to host it. Instead of tossing food scraps into the trash, residents can drop them off at the market at Adams Park, where a company will pick them up for composting. The...

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Roslindale Neighbors: City’s housing plan addresses JP, Rozzie gentrification

October 24, 2014
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Roslindale Neighbors: City’s housing plan addresses JP, Rozzie gentrification

Mayor Martin Walsh this month released a new housing plan calling for 53,000 new units to the City by 2030, which will help accommodate a population that is expected to tip 700,000 by then. The plan, which is called “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030,” also addresses a key issue for both Jamaica Plain...

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JP orchestra aims to soothe mental woes

October 24, 2014
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A new Jamaica Plain ensemble called Me2/Orchestra aims to give people who suffer from mental illnesses a musical respite from any stigma they might endure elsewhere. “People living with mental health issues face stigma on a daily basis,” said Me2/Orchestra executive director Caroline Whiddon. “One day, they might face discrimination from an employer or...

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Egleston Farmers Market moves to Brewery

October 10, 2014
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The Egleston Farmers Market will kick off the winter season Nov. 1 in a new location at the Brewery complex at 29 Germania St., according to a press release. The market will be held at The Urbano Project, which is across from the Samuel Adams Brewery, and will run from November through February. The...

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O’Malley: Council pay raise is ‘too high’

October 10, 2014
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents most of Jamaica Plain, said last week he does not support his colleagues’ proposal to raise the salary for Council members by 29 percent, calling it “too high.” A majority of the council approved the pay raise this week, with O’Malley among those voting against it. City Council...

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City unveils redesign plan for Hyde Square

October 10, 2014
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City unveils redesign plan for Hyde Square

The City unveiled a redesign plan of the Hyde Square rotary during a community meeting Sept. 29 that would increase the width of the sidewalk, enhance greenery and add public art, according to Boston Transportation Department (BTD) Director of Planning Vineet Gupta. The redesign appears similar to a plan that was presented during an...

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