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Nonprofit organizes ‘Dining for a Difference Week’

February 23, 2018
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Boston For All, a local nonprofit, is organizing a “Dining for a Difference Week,” an event that will raise money for the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, according to a press release. Boston For All is an organization founded by Jamaica Plain resident Jeremy Fischer after the 2016 election that raises money for...

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DCR: Parkman/Perkins project to begin in spring; other road improvements advancing

February 9, 2018
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The long-awaited improvement project at the intersection of Francis Parkman Drive and Perkins Street appears finally to be ready to get underway, as a contractor has been selected and construction is expected to begin this spring, according to state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) spokesperson Troy Wall. Meanwhile, other improvements are underway or...

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Pressley announces run for Congress

February 9, 2018
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At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who was first elected to the Council in 2009, announced in a statement on Jan. 30 that she will seek the Democratic nomination for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District. The 7th Congressional District covers a portion of Jamaica Plain and other Boston neighborhoods, as well as areas of Cambridge,...

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JPNC to hold an election in April

February 9, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) will hold an election on April 28, according to chair Kevin Moloney. JPNC is a neighborhood association for all of Jamaica Plain. It regularly reviews zoning variance and licensing requests, and also serves as a forum for a host of local issues. It was founded in 1985 by...

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Three-alarm fire strikes Lamartine Street building

February 9, 2018
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The Boston Fire Department (BFD) battled a three-alarm fire at 165 Lamartine St. on the morning of Feb. 6, according to BFD spokesperson Marc Sanders. Sanders said that a licensed daycare was at the two-and-a-half story residential building, but all five children and two adults managed to evacuate without injuries. He also said no...

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Q. and A. with artist Liliana Marquez

January 26, 2018
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Jamaica Plain resident Liliana Marquez is an eco-artist who has a new exhibition at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library. The exhibition, titled, “Liliana Marquez: RePOPART,” is on view from now through Feb. 25. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Liliana about the exhibition and her life as an artist. For...

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Entrevista con artista Liliana Marquez

January 26, 2018
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Liliana Marquez de Jamaica Plain es una eco-artista con una nueva exhibición en la biblioteca de Jamaica Plain. Su exhibición “Liliana Marquez: RePOPART” está en vista ahora hasta el 25 de febrero. Gazette realizó una entrevista por correo electrónico con Liliana sobre la exhibición y su vida como artista. Para más información, visite lilimarq.com....

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JP History: Loring-Greenough House fundraising to renovate kitchen

January 26, 2018
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The historic Loring-Greenough House is in the middle of a fundraising campaign to raise money to renovate its kitchen, according to Allison Cook, a member of the kitchen crowdfunding task force. “The existing cabinetry, sink and plumbing has far outlasted its usefulness,” said Cook in an email. “It was installed as ‘temporary’ about 12 years...

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BPS will not implement new start times after blowback

January 12, 2018
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After releasing new start and end times for 105 of the 125 schools in the system for next school year, Boston Public Schools (BPS) is putting the brakes on the new policy after blowback from parents and the community. “Over the past few weeks, we have heard from families, staff, and stakeholders that there...

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Nine charged with drug, firearm violations around Mildred C. Hailey Apartments

January 12, 2018
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Nine men, including eight of whom are alleged gang members and associates, were recently charged in connection with committing drug and firearms violations around the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, according to a press release. The Mildred C. Hailey Apartments area has been the site of numerous shootings the past year, including the shooting death...

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