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Dog grooming business aims to replace botanica

November 7, 2014
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A dog-grooming business called Fancy Schmancy is looking to open in Central JP, according to Centre/South Main Streets board member Michael Reiskind. “The owner is Nancy Baxter,” Reiskind said in an email to the Gazette. “She wants to open a luxury dog day care, grooming, self wash and unique retail store at 610 Centre...

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DA’s Office considers streamlining JP prosecution work

November 7, 2014
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The Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office held on Sept. 22 a roundtable discussion in Jamaica Plain. Two topics discussed were expanding the boundaries covered by JP’s West Roxbury District Court and having an in-house assistant district attorney at JP’s District E-13 Police Station. Four people attended the meeting at the Nate Smith House....

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Voters face big choices on Nov. 4 ballot

October 24, 2014
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Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are fighting it out in a close gubernatorial race, while three other candidates trail far behind in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 4 general election. Meanwhile, in the only competitive local election, Democrat  state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) will face Republican David James...

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Decisiones importantes en la elección del 4 de noviembre

October 24, 2014
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La demócrata Martha Coakley y el republicano Charlie Baker se enfrentan en la estrecha carrera para gobernador, mientras que otros tres candidatos se han quedado muy atrás en las semanas previas a la elección general del 4 de noviembre. Mientras tanto, en la única elección local competitiva, la Senadora del Estado demócrata Sonia Chang-Diaz...

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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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