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Chang-Diaz, Malia cruise to victory

September 23, 2016
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Local elected officials Sonia Chang-Diaz and Liz Malia cruised to victory in their respective races during the primary election on Sept. 8. Chang-Diaz, the Democratic state senator for the 2nd Suffolk District, garnered 7,330 votes, or 79 percent of voters, besting her challenger Roy Owens, who collected 1,857 votes. Malia, the Democratic state representative...

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Real Estate Today: JPNC sends letter to mayor, BRA critiquing planning study

September 23, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has sent Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) a letter critiquing the draft copy of the Plan: JP/Rox planning study, including over its affordability, design guidelines, and transportation parts. The BRA is scheduled to host a workshop on the planning study Sept. 21, after the...

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Real Estate Today: ZBA hearing scheduled for 64 Allandale St. project, opposition remains

September 23, 2016
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A Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing has been scheduled for the controversial 64 Allandale St. project for Sept. 27 at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall. The City is also slated to host a community meeting for the project on Sept. 22, after the Gazette deadline. The project was approved by the Boston Redevelopment...

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Q. and A. with John Swan about his wife’s memoir

September 9, 2016
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Dale Swan was a Jamaica Plain resident who died from cancer in 2015. While she was dying, she wrote a book about her life called, “My Life as Compost.” Dale Swan died before finishing the book, but her husband John Swan helped complete and edit the book. (Editor’s note: John Swan is a former...

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BRA to release second draft of Plan: JP/Rox

September 9, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will release a second draft of the Plan: JP/Rox planning study later this month, according to spokesperson Gina Physic. She said the BRA is planning on hosting a workshop on the planning study Sept. 21 and will release a second draft afterwards. Meanwhile, the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) sent...

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JP Music Festival tomorrow

September 9, 2016
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The 6th annual JP Music Festival will be tomorrow, Sept. 10, with more than 15 acts, 2 stages and 7 hours of non-stop local Jamaica Plain music, according to a press release. The free festival will be held at Pinebank Field at Jamaica Pond and all performers will be residents or workers in JP....

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Taste of JP returns

September 9, 2016
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The nonprofit ESAC will host the 21th annual Taste of JP on Sept. 15 at the Franklin Park Zoo. The event will allow guests to sample the offerings of more than 10 local restaurants. Taste of JP is a major fundraiser for ESAC, a social service agency that moved to Dorchester after decades in...

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Man fatally shot in JP

September 9, 2016
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A man was fatally shot in Jamaica Plain in the early hours of Aug. 27, according to bpdnews.com Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a report of a person shot in the area of 454 Centre St. around 3:33 a.m. Responding officers found a male victim who had been shot. He was transported...

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JPers head to the polls Sept. 8 for state primary

August 26, 2016
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls Sept. 8 for the state primary, which will feature several local contested races. Democratic state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (2nd Suffolk District) is battling Roy Owens, a regular candidate for elected office, to remain in her seat, while Democratic state Rep. Liz Malia (11th Suffolk District) will...

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Shattuck Child Care Center is granted extension to stay on campus

August 26, 2016
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The state has granted the Shattuck Child Care Center (SCCC) an extension to the end of June to remain on the Shattuck Hospital campus. The center had previously been told that it needed to vacate by the end of September. The state plans to demolish the building that currently houses the center. The center,...

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