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BPDA to host IAG meeting for 125 Amory St. redevelopment

January 12, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting for the 125 Amory St. redevelopment on Jan. 23. The meeting will take place at 125 Amory Street between 6:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. An IAG is a City-appointed group of residents and other stakeholders that advise the City...

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New artist exhibition at JP Library

January 12, 2018
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The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library in partnership with Uforge recently announced the three-dimensional work of Jamaica Plain-based artist Liliana Marquez will be featured in a new exhibition at the library, part of a rotating art program, according to a press release. The “Liliana Marquez: RePOPART” exhibition is...

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Q. and A. with ‘hot sauce man’

January 12, 2018
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Jamaica Plain resident Rohan Sookraj, who is known as “the hot sauce man” and ‘the pepper guy’, grew up in South Oropouche, Trinidad. He came to the United States in the late 1980s and for the past 26 years has worked as a materials supply assistant lead at the Boston Medical Center. Several years...

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Obituary: Christine C. Cooper

January 2, 2018
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Obituary: Christine C. Cooper

COOPER, CHRISTINE C. of Jamaica Plain, surrounded by her loving family died on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Beloved daughter of the late Patrick E. and Mary A. Cooper formerly of Jamaica Plain. Loving mother of Angela Frontiera Carey and her husband John of Roslindale. Sister of Theresa Veno, Gerry Donlan and her husband William...

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Parents unhappy over BPS new start times

December 22, 2017
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) has released new start and end times for 105 of the 125 schools in the system for the next school year and the reaction from parents and the community has been a smattering of applause and a chorus of boos. BPS said it had an 18-month, 17-meeting community outreach effort...

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Q. and A. with JP resident, entrepreneur Jamie Cholaki

December 22, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident and entrepreneur Jamie Cholaki has been in the hair styling business for more than a decade and a half and recently launched a hair product that uses the amethyst gemstone. She is using a crowdfunding platform that is geared towards promoting women entrepreneurs to help raise money for the venture. The...

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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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