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Mayor signs bag ordinance

December 22, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh on Dec. 15 signed the “bag” ordinance, though with some reservations about how the measure will be funded. The City Council during a hearing on Nov. 29 unanimously approved the ordinance, which levies at least a five-cent surcharge for using a thick plastic bag or a paper bag at a store...

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Tenant organization’s fight for City resources to quell violence starts to pay off

December 8, 2017
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A local tenant organization push to have more City resources in the Jackson Square area to help quell violence is starting to pay dividends. The Jackson Square area has had a series of shootings over the past several months, including the Oct. 31 shooting death of 16-year-old Gerrod Brown that was followed the next...

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Two Washington St. businesses, landlord in lease dispute

December 8, 2017
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Two Washington Street businesses are facing a future without a home and are blaming their landlord, City Realty. But City Realty is saying the two businesses have long known that their locations have been lined up for a redevelopment and it initially helped to relocate the two businesses. El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, which is...

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Holidays in JP: Holiday quilt show at City Hall

December 8, 2017
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The City recently announced that the Quilters Holiday Quilt Show is on display at City Hall, according to a press release. The Proper Bostonian Quilters Guild (PBQ) is a collection of women quilters representing the city and surrounding towns. PBQ members are active in the community and seek ways to comfort people in need...

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Holidays in JP: Ornament making at Eliot School

December 8, 2017
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Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts will be hosting its annual open house on Dec. 17 when attendees can get into the holiday spirit by making ornaments. “It’s a fun, family-friendly creative event for the holidays,” said Abigail Norman, director of the Eliot School. “We provide the supplies and a couple different choices...

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MassDOT announces Forest Hills road closures for the weekend

November 29, 2017
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MassDOT announces Forest Hills road closures for the weekend

The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced that the intersection of South Street and New Washington Street will be closed this weekend for ongoing work with the Casey Arborway project, according to a press release. The intersection will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday night until 5 a.m. Monday morning. “During these operations,...

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3553 Washington St. lawsuit is dismissed

November 25, 2017
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Judge Mark Hallal has granted the motion to dismiss the lawsuit over Mordechai Levin’s proposed 3353 Washington St. development, citing a lack of standing from the plaintiffs. Lawyers for developer Mordechai Levin and his limited liability company (3353 Washington LLC) filed the motion this summer after a group of Green Street residents—Jessica Ricker, Benjamin...

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State Legislature passes LOOK bill

November 25, 2017
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The state Legislature passed a bill on Nov. 15 that updates existing law about educating English learners (EL) in the Commonwealth’s public schools, according to a press release. The bill, known as “An Act Relative to Language Opportunity for Our Kids” or LOOK, was passed unanimously in the Senate and was approved 155-1 in...

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Public Works responds to Hyde Square renovation concerns

November 25, 2017
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The Gazette published in its last issue a letter from two members of the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the Centre and South Streets redesign who raised concerns about the ongoing renovation of Hyde Square. The Boston Public Works Department has issued a lengthy response to the letter. The Gazette is republishing the letter below...

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 24, 2017

November 25, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 5 for the Dec. 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Small Business Saturday, On Saturday  November 25, JP Centre/South Main Streets will  have Welcome Tables to support Small Business Saturday, the annual day that...

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