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Sánchez takes over House Ways and Means Committee

July 28, 2017
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez has traveled from the streets of Mission Hill to the top rank of the State House, as he was recently named chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. The committee crafts and writes the state budget and is seen as a stepping stone to become speaker of...

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New artwork at City Hall

July 28, 2017
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A new series of artwork is now on display at City Hall, including four new art exhibitions and three new murals. The artwork is presented by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, according to a press release. “City Hall Galleries have been an incredible success, showcasing the work of local artists both to...

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MassDOT regroups vacant parcels, will require affordable housing

July 28, 2017
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is regrouping the parcels it is selling in Jamaica Plain and is requiring that affordable housing be built on some of the parcels, according to a presentation MassDOT gave to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Housing and Development Committee on July 18. According to Kevin Rainsford of the...

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Renovation of 52 Montebello Road completed

July 28, 2017
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The renovation of 52 Montebello Road into affordable-housing units has been completed and the property has been turned over to Urban Edge. The development team of Daniel Mangiacotti, Paul Iantosca, and Justin Iantosca had plans to turn 3200 Washington St. and 52 Montebello Road into a 76-unit residential complex, but a three-year long approval...

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JP History: Q. and A. with Fresh Hair owner Joy Silverstein

July 28, 2017
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In the early 1980s, Joy Silverstein and a business partner opened up the Fresh Hair salon on South Street. Thirty-five years later, the business is still going strong and Silverstein will be hosting an anniversary block party tomorrow, July 29, to celebrate. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Silverstein to discuss...

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JP History: This Month in JP History

July 28, 2017
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The following are the Gazette’s top headlines from this month in Jamaica Plain history: 5 Years Ago: 2012 “Goddard House nursing home to shut down” The Goddard House Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at 201 S. Huntington Ave. announced it was closing in September and leaving 100 seniors looking for new homes. The building...

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JPNC questions leasing agreement at 105A S. Huntington Ave.; BPDA says everything fine

July 14, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) is questioning whether developer Anthony Nader of the 105A S. Huntington Ave. project and his company Cedar Valley Holding are violating a memorandum with the Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA) by leasing units at the building to another company. Meanwhile, BPDA says that leasing agreement does not violate...

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One competitive Council race in JP for preliminary

July 14, 2017
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There will be one competitive City Council race—District 7—in Jamaica Plain during the City’s preliminary election Sept. 26, according to a list provided by the City’s Election Department. City Councilor Matt O’Malley of District 6, which represents most of Jamaica Plain, and City Councilor Andrea Joy Campbell of District 4, which covers parts of...

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JPNC investiga el contrato de arrendamiento de 105A S. Huntington Ave.

July 14, 2017
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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) está investigando una posible violación del contrato de arrendamiento entre Anthony Nader de Cedar Valley Housing y Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA). Nader alquiló varias unidades en su proyecto de 105A S. Huntington a otra compañía. Nader ha construido un edificio de 195 unidades con el nombre Serenity en...

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HJSMS to host Spanish play in Mozart Park

July 14, 2017
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Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) will host Escena Latina Teatro’s performance of Dolores Prida’s play “Botánica” from July 27-29 at Mozart Park, according to a press release. Escena Latina Teatro is a nonprofit dedicated to providing a Spanish language theatrical experience to a diverse audience through theatre productions, art education, and youth programs. HJSMS...

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