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Adult ELL program defunded

September 14, 2012
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La Alianza Hispana, a prominent Latino community nonprofit based in Roxbury, is on the brink of closing its English Language Learning (ELL) program following the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) decision to cut the organization’s funding. The defunding was due to DESE’s determination that La Alianza’s “services are not at the...

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Jackson Sq. playground delayed again

September 14, 2012
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A playground designed by members of the community planned for Jackson Square has been delayed a third time. The delay is due to a lengthier safety coordination process between the project team and the MBTA. Because the playground will stand near and over underground MBTA tracks, the MBTA had to make sure that neither...

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BPS: Quality schools may not be local

September 14, 2012
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The new school choice plan currently under development by the Boston Public School (BPS) system will focus on quality schools close to home, but during a meeting last month, members of the External Advisory Committee (EAC) did not address Jamaica Plain’s recent school shake-up. Following the closure of the Agassiz School on Child Street,...

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JP Open Studios: Many paths to see art

September 14, 2012
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(Photo by Danielle Shamlian) Glass artist Jay Roberts shows off his work at last year’s Jamaica Plain Open Studios.

The annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), a celebration of the arts in JP that invites the public into local artists’ studios and group shows, is returning next weekend, Sept. 22 and 23. Maps and detailed viewing information will be available at venues and are already available at jpopenstudios.com. But with over 50 JPOS...

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JP Agenda, Sept. 14, 2012

September 14, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Sept. 25 for the Sept. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Casey Arborway Design Advisory Group, reviewing plan for Casey Overpass replacement in Forest Hills, hosted by MassDOT, Mon., Oct. 1, 6pm, State...

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Sights & Sounds, Sept. 14, 2012

September 14, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Sept. 25 for the Sept. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Tribute to Charlie Sandler, longtime teacher at Eliot School, with live music by the Bo Winiker Band, Sat., Sept. 15, 3-5pm,...

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161 S. Huntington project vote delayed

September 10, 2012
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The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. is no longer up for an approval vote at the Thurs., Sept. 13 Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board meeting. The BRA announced that the project would be on the agenda last week. “The developer needs to do more work on it,” BRA spokesperson...

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161 S. Huntington project up for BRA vote

September 6, 2012
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The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. will be heard and voted on by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board Thurs., Sept. 13. It has a high likelihood of being approved, as BRA staff only submits projects to the board when it considers the plans ready for approval. The developer,...

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A brief history of S. Huntington

August 31, 2012
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How the institutions came to town S. HUNTINGTON—S. Huntington Avenue, after nearly a century of heavy institutional use, is readying for fast changes: two 200-unit luxury apartment buildings are under consideration by the City, and a new boutique hotel just opened. At the turn of the 20th century, however, S. Huntington Avenue was home...

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New charter school opens, others swap spaces

August 31, 2012
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PARKSIDE—A new public charter school, KIPP Boston Middle School, has just opened at 215 Forest Hill St., sharing a building with the Match Charter Public Middle School. The Match Charter Public Middle School has just relocated to 215 Forest Hills St. from 86 Wachusett St., in a building swap with NAtch’s elementary school, which...

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