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Programa de ingles pierde sus fondos

September 14, 2012
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La Alianza Hispana, una prominente organización latina sin fines de lucro basada en Roxbury está al punto de cerrar su primer programa tras una decisión de Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) de cortar sus fondos. El retiro se debe a la opinión de DESE que los servicios de La Alianza ya...

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161 S. Huntington project vote canceled

September 14, 2012
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The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. was removed from yesterday’s Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board meeting agenda, where it would likely have received an approval. The change was announced Monday. “The developer needs to do more work on it,” BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler told the Gazette. “That’s great news....

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BPS: Buses will run on time

September 14, 2012
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Boston Public School (BPS) Superintendent Carol Johnson discussed plans to improve busing schedules this school year that include addressing a street closure in Jamaica Plain during a roundtable interview with reporters last week. BPS’s new transportation director, Carl Allen, a JP resident, and Johnson have been hard at work on getting bus schedules timed...

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Arboretum Place Harvest opening delayed

September 14, 2012
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Arboretum Place Harvest opening delayed

FOREST HILLS—The opening for the new Arboretum Place Harvest Co-op Market on Washington Street has been delayed to December. Harvest Director of Membership and Community Relations Chris Durkin told the Gazette that pushing the opening from September to December was the result of construction delays. Arboretum Place is located at the corner of Ukraine...

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Pop-up parklets may come Sept. 21

September 14, 2012
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Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is allowing community members to claim parking spaces as temporary parklets on Sept. 21. This is a separate movement from the City’s parklet program, which is expected to create a semi-permanent parklet on Seaverns Avenue next year. Sept. 21 observes “Park(ing) Day”, an international movement to reclaim parking spaces as...

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JP library closing for electrical upgrade

September 14, 2012
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SOUTH ST.—The Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL) at 12 Sedgwick St. will be closed from Nov. 17 to Dec. 3 to undergo electrical upgrades. The JP Branch will also have all its lighting fixtures rebuilt and rewired to accommodate higher efficiency bulbs. The work was approved as part of $75,000...

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JP Historical Society turns 25, aims for nonprofit status

September 14, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Historical Society is turning 25 this year and working to become an official nonprofit to celebrate. This year will also see the return of Historical Society-organized lectures and a film screening about the elevated Orange Line to be held in JP this fall. “We’ve been kicking around the idea [of making...

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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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