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JP activists travel to newly open Cuba

February 13, 2015
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Three Jamaica Plain-based activists are part of a 150-strong delegation traveling to Cuba this week, following the recent thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations. Laura Foner, Emily Achtenberg and Mary Meehan are taking part of the CODEPINK-organized trip. CODEPINK is a women-led peace and human rights organization. “I am so excited to be visiting Cuba at...

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Snowed Under

February 13, 2015
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Snowed Under

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Chang-Díaz files bill for universal preschool

February 13, 2015
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Chang-Díaz files bill for universal preschool

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz announced a bill to implement universal preschool last month. “An Act Relative to Universal Pre-K Access” would create universal access to pre-school education for 3- and 4-year-olds, through public or private schools. The bill would create state funding following the same formula that already supports local school systems, like Boston...

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Music video director works with JP school class

February 13, 2015
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Music video director works with JP school class

Music video director J.R. Saint recently led a new video-production program for students at Jamaica Plain’s Community Academy. Community Academy at 25 Glen Road is a small, alternative public high school that serves students who have struggled in traditional classrooms. Saint grew up in Lawrence, Mass., and is now a well-known music video director...

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Man shot, killed on Centre St.

February 11, 2015
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A man in his 20s was fatally shot near 891 Centre St. this morning, according to Boston Police Department (BPD). An officer who was nearby heard the shots, fired around 10:30 this morning, and chased two male suspects. While at least one of the suspects fired at police, the officer did not return fire....

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Franklin Park Olympics details revealed

January 30, 2015
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Franklin Park Olympics details revealed

By Rebeca Oliveira, John Ruch and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff Franklin Park’s White Stadium and William J. Devine Golf Course are officially proposed as 2024 Boston Olympics venues in bid documents finally revealed on Jan. 21 by Boston 2024. The plans include hosting various events in a renovated stadium, and temporarily turning the golf course...

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A Stroll in the Snow

January 30, 2015
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A Stroll in the Snow

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3383-3389 Washington St. project approved

January 30, 2015
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3383-3389 Washington St. project approved

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the redeveloped as a mixed-use residential and retail building with 21 units of housing and over 2,300 square feet of ground floor retail space at 3383-3389 Washington St. The site at 3383-3389 Washington St. covers three parcels and is currently vacant. It includes the former Royal Fried Chicken...

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500 Arborway demo delayed for Casey

January 30, 2015
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Demolition of the vacant MBTA building at 500 Arborway has been delayed until the completion of the Casey Arborway project, late 2016 at the earliest, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The building will be used for office space for that project, Pesaturo said. Other parts of the site have been slated for temporary...

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Nonprofits place only bid for Heath St. site

January 30, 2015
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A team of local nonprofit developers placed the only bid to develop 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street, according to the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The bid was put together by two nonprofit developers specializing in affordable housing—the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation (BOTH CDC) and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development...

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