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BPDA delays Plan: JP/Rox, pending transportation plan

February 23, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is delaying the zoning review process of the Plan: JP/Rox until after a transportation plan for that area is completed, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The head of a local neighborhood organization is raising concern over that delay. Plan: JP/Rox is the long-awaited planning study for...

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BPDA approves 125 Amory St. dev.; project receives City affordable-housing funds

February 23, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Feb. 8 meeting approved the 125 Amory St. Meanwhile, the City announced that a portion of the project will receive affordable-housing funds. The 125 Amory St. redevelopment project is proposed by Amory Street Partners, LLC, which is a partnership between The Community Builders, Jamaica...

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O’Malley tackling curbside composting again

February 23, 2018
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Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley is tackling curbside composting once again and says the neighborhood is an “ideal” candidate for a pilot program. O’Malley with City Councilor Ayanna Pressley recently refiled a hearing order on the feasibility of implementing a curbside composting program in the city. O’Malley has filed a hearing order on...

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Lease agreement reached between City Realty, Washington St. business

February 23, 2018
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City Realty and De Chain Auto Service have reached a lease agreement, while negotiations are inching to a conclusion between City Realty and El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, according to Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley. El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, which is located at 3371 Washington St., and De Chain Auto Service, which is located...

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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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