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Hyde Sq., Centre St. design plans coming

May 9, 2014
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Long-stalled plans to improve the Hyde Square rotary and the Centre Street sidewalks area in Hyde/Jackson Squares will hit official drawing boards over the next year, City officials said an April 28 meeting. But they also revealed that a similar Monument Square facelift might not happen, while attendees pressed for South Street improvements to...

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Wu holds roundtable for small businesses

May 9, 2014
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At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu held a roundtable discussion for small-business owners May 1 in Jamaica Plain, where complaints were launched about a complex licensing process and burdensome inspections, according to a recap provided by Wu spokesperson Henry Cohen. About 20 small businesses, including owners of restaurants, art businesses and tech startups, attended the...

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Egleston association regroups

May 9, 2014
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The Egleston Square Neighborhood Association (ESNA) is regrouping after being dormant for several years, according to a press release. “ESNA had been inactive for many years, but with the ever-pressing need to improve the quality of life in the Egleston Square neighborhood, neighbors need and want a vehicle to express their issues and concerns...

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New music festival coming to JP

May 9, 2014
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If you are a Jamaica Plain resident who is a fan of the musical festival Somerville Porchfest, you soon won’t have to travel out of the neighborhood to enjoy that type of experience. Marie Ghitman and Mindy Fried are organizing the first annual Jamaica Plain Porchfest that will be held on porches throughout the...

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HSTF gears up for annual run

May 9, 2014
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HSTF gears up for annual run

HYDE SQ.—The Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of youths, is gearing up for its third annual 5K run/walk on June 7 that promotes healthy living and raises money for the organization. Runners and walkers will have three different routes to pick from that go through the Jamaica...

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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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