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Neighbors challenge condo permits

May 10, 2013
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CENTRAL JP—Appeals have been made to the building and demolition permits for planned condos at 207-209 Chestnut Ave., according to a representative for the Glenvale Park Neighborhood Association, which is opposed to the project. The City has already granted those permits and construction has started at the site. But the representative of association, who...

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Organization is dedicated to keeping Rozzie green

May 10, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Roslindale Green & Clean staffers Brooke Nash, Jeff Chasin and Sheryl White and a customer (from left to right) during a previous plant sale.

Roslindale Green & Clean, a nonprofit dedicated to designing, planting and maintaining public green spaces, is holding a fundraising plant sale June 8. “The plant sale has two purposes: raising funds for our organization, as well as supplying low-cost garden plants to the community,” Roslindale Green & Clean staffer Jeff Chasin said in an...

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Roslindale Village Main Street News

May 10, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Roslindale Village Main Street Executive Director Christina DiLisio.

Christina DiLisio admits it sounds like a cliché, but she said the biggest challenge at her new job as executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) is moderating her enthusiasm and energy. RVMS is a business promotion organization “There is so much going on. There are so many initiatives,” said DiLisio, who became...

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Candidate’s claimed employers say he doesn’t work there

May 10, 2013
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Shaun Ivers, a Jamaica Plain resident who has announced he is running for At-Large city councilor, claimed in an email to the Gazette earlier this month that he is a freelance consultant for the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) in Quincy. But those organizations are saying that...

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Mayor missing from coffee hour

May 8, 2013
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About 35 people showed up for Mayor Thomas Menino’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood coffee hour at Brewer Burroughs Park today. But the mayor was not among those people. According to the Mayor’s Office, Menino had a “private appointment” earlier today that ran later than expected. The mayor has had health issues in the past, but...

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Markey, Gomez to battle for U.S. Senate seat

May 1, 2013
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Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District) and Republican Gabriel Gomez will face off against each other to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by John Kerry, after yesterday’s primary election. Markey topped U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (8th District), who represents a portion of Jamaica Plain, for the Democratic nomination. Gomez, a Cohasset resident...

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Candidate’s claimed employers say he doesn’t work there

April 29, 2013
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Shaun Ivers, a Jamaica Plain resident who has announced he is running for At-Large city councilor, claimed in an email to the Gazette earlier this month that he is a freelance consultant for the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) in Quincy. But those organizations are saying that...

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Markey to visit JP Sunday

April 26, 2013
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U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District), who is running to fill the U.S. Senate seat left by John Kerry, is set to visit Jamaica Plain Sunday, days ahead of the April 30 primary election. Markey will visit Doyle’s Cafe at 3484 Washington St. at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Doyle’s, a pub with politically themed memorabilia,...

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JPer announces run for City Council

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Shaun Ivers in his campaign photo.

Shaun Ivers, a Jamaica Plain resident who said he is a freelance consultant for the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and the Child Welfare League of America, has announced his intention to run for an At-Large City Council seat. “With an open race for the Mayor’s Office and several city councilors putting their jobs on...

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Blessed Sacrament campus stirs controversy again

April 26, 2013
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The Blessed Sacrament Church campus has been the source of recent controversy, as the proposals to turn the former Catholic church into 37 luxury condos and the Norbert School building into 21 apartments has drawn the ire of residents concerned about gentrification. The controversy has now ensnared two prominent Jamaica Plain organizations—the Hyde Square...

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