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Roslindale Neighbors: Former JPer starts Rozzie senior group

May 9, 2014
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A former longtime Jamaica Plain resident is creating a Roslindale senior group that seeks to keep aging residents in their home as long as possible. Bill Allan, who has long been involved with senior affairs, lived in JP for more than 30 years before moving to Roslindale, where he began speaking with friends and...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Adams Park renovation in the works

May 9, 2014
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Roslindale Neighbors: Adams Park renovation in the works

Roslindale’s Adams Park—the triangle formed by Washington, Poplar and South Streets—is undergoing a $208,000 renovation that will include a new performance space, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department spokesperson Ryan Woods. During the renovation, the Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) Farmer’s Market, which usually is held at Adams Park, will be moved to...

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Roslindale Neighbors: What’s happening on Main Streets

May 9, 2014
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Christina DiLisio recently reached her first-year anniversary as executive director of the Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS), a business promotion organization, and during that time she said she has learned the importance of following up with the many stakeholders in the community. “People really appreciate it,” said DiLisio in a recent Gazette phone interview....

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Egleston association regroups

May 5, 2014
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The Egleston Square Neighborhood Association (ESNA) is regrouping after being dormant for several years, according to a press release. The organization is slated to hold a community meeting on Weds., May 7, 6-8 p.m., at the YMCA, 3134 Washington St. “ESNA had been inactive for many years, but with the ever-pressing need to improve the...

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Boston Shines rescheduled

April 25, 2014
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Boston Shines, the City of Boston’s annual cleanup event, has been postponed, according to Centre/South Main Street Executive Director Andy Zarro. The event, which was slated to take place tomorrow April 26, has been postponed until May 17 because of a rainy forecast. For more information, email info@centresouth.org or JPShinescleanup@gmail.com.

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Capitán de policía en JP: funciona la policía comunitaria

April 25, 2014
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Capitán de policía en JP: funciona la policía comunitaria

En 1995, Cuando Alfredo Andrés, el capitán de policía del distrito E-13, ingresó al Departamento de Policía de Boston, había una cultura de “los policías y ladrones”. Sin embargo, mientras escalaba los niveles y una filosofía de la policía comunitaria comenzaba a filtrarse en las fuerzas policiales, Andrés dijo que fue testigo de los...

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City to talk about vacant lots

April 25, 2014
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The City will host a community meeting April 30 to garner feedback on developing vacant land located behind the Bromley-Heath housing development, according to a notice from the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The feedback from the meeting will help draft guidelines to request for proposals on vacant land at 9-21 Bromley St., 900-908...

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Boston Shines in JP tomorrow

April 25, 2014
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Boston Shines, the City of Boston’s annual cleanup event, will be held tomorrow April 26 in Jamaica Plain. Other Boston Shines events will be held in different neighborhoods of the city on other dates. Organizations and individuals can volunteer to help spruce up city streets and public spaces. In JP, Boston Shines collaborates with...

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JP police captain: Community policing works

April 25, 2014
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JP police captain: Community policing works

When District E-13 Police Capt. Alfredo Andres joined the Boston Police Department in 1995, he said, there was a culture of cops and robbers. But as he rose in the ranks and the philosophy of community policing began permeating the police force, Andres said he witnessed the benefits of interacting with the community. “I...

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Arborway crosswalk meeting scheduled

April 25, 2014
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A community meeting will be held May 6 to discuss improving the crosswalk on the Arborway near the main entrance of the Arnold Arboretum. The meeting will be hosted by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Arborway Coalition, a local community organization. The hosts will ask for feedback on the...

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