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Walsh announces housing task force

April 11, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced a new City Housing Task Force during the ground-breaking for a new affordable senior housing residence in Mission Hill on March 29. “We’re here to celebrate the creation of the Mayor’s Housing Task Force,” Walsh said at the event, explaining it will focus on boosting affordable housing. The formation of...

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Local rocker to release 14th album

April 11, 2014
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Local rocker to release 14th album

Jamaica Plain’s resident rock star Rick Berlin is releasing his 14th album, “When We Were Kids,” on April 18. Known for his songwriting, Berlin is currently playing with the Nickel and Dime Band. The new release includes an ode to JP, “I Love My Street.” It will be his first release on Teenage Hearts...

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Firefighter Memorial

April 11, 2014
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Firefighter Memorial

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101 Brookley Road tweaks continue

April 11, 2014
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STONYBROOK—Plans for a dozen triple-deckers to be erected on a long-vacant lot at 101 Brookley Road are still in development while the developer consults with the community. Yan Schecter, manager of Buildex Real Estate Ventures LLC, the lot’s owner, has already subdivided the large property into 12 parcels and plans to erect a three-family...

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Spring Bikes

April 11, 2014
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Spring Bikes

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Domino’s pulls out of JP again

April 11, 2014
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Keeping the streak alive, Domino’s has yet again given up a potential Jamaica Plain location. The latest proposal, aimed at opening a Domino’s franchise at 3203-3213 Washington St. in Egleston Square, was originally scheduled to appear before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) in December before potential franchisee Robert Rivard asked to postpone the...

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O’Malley talks Casey, dog parks at town hall

April 11, 2014
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents and lives in Jamaica Plain, outlined his achievements and plans for the upcoming year in his fourth annual “Town Hall” meeting, held March 26 at Arnold Arborteum. O’Malley said his “best role” in the Casey Overpass demolition and Casey Arborway construction project is to disseminate information and encourage...

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Ecotone Magazine celebrates short story book publication

April 7, 2014
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Doyle’s Café at 3484 Washington St. will host a party to celebrate the publication of “Astoria to Zion: Twenty-Six Stories of Risk and Abandon” from Ecotone Magazine’s First Decade on April 8. Featured storytellers will include award-winning Boston writer Steve Almond, as well as Bill Roorbach, author of “Life Among Giants,” and Matthew Neill...

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Firefighter memorial

March 28, 2014
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Firefighter memorial

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T to demolish 500 Arborway building

March 28, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—The MBTA will issue a “site preparation” contract this summer for the Arborway Yard that includes demolishing the now vacant 500 Arborway office building. But the full reasons and funding for the work remain mysterious, as it is preparation for building a still unfunded $200 million bus maintenance facility—a plan that has stalled...

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