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Residents demand affordable housing for MassDOT land

June 23, 2017
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The first public meeting about the sale of seven parcels in Jamaica Plain drew strong community criticism over the state Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) proposal to auction its public land off to the highest bidder without requiring affordable housing to be built. At the public meeting June 7 at English High School about 50...

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Medical marijuana dispensary proposed for Forest Hills

June 23, 2017
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Massachusetts Patient Foundation Inc. (MPF), a nonprofit corporation, is applying for certificates of registration from the state Department of Health (DPH) to operate a medical marijuana treatment center at 54A Hyde Park Ave. in Jamaica Plain. The proposal will appear before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council during its monthly meeting on June 27, according...

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CLEAN FUNDRAISER

June 23, 2017
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Abutters file lawsuit over 3353 Washington St. project

June 23, 2017
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A group of abutters to the 3353 Washington St. project is suing the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and the limited liability company (3353 Washington LLC) of the developer, Mordechai Levin. The ZBA last month granted several variances for the project, including for exceeding height limit and for not meeting the minimum parking...

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Informe: Se ve progreso, límites en la representación latina en el gobierno

June 23, 2017
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Se ha expandido la representación latina en el gobierno de la ciudad, pero se puede expandir aún más, según un informe publicado durante una conferencia de prensa el 15 de junio en Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) de Jamaica Plain. El informe, “The Silent Crisis II”, fue comisionado por Greater Boston Latino Network, un...

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Report: Some progress in increasing Latinos in government, but more work needed

June 23, 2017
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Some progress has been made in increasing Latino representation in city government, but more work needs to be done, according to a report released during a June 15 press conference at the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) in Jamaica Plain. The report, titled “The Silent Crisis II,” was commissioned by the Greater Boston Latino...

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ZBA approves 1785 Columbus Ave. project

June 23, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals during a hearing last month approved the 1785 Columbus Ave. project, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The developer for the project is Horizons Watermark LLC, which is a joint venture between Horizons for Homeless Children and Watermark Development Inc. Horizons...

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JP Observer: Holiday decorations come from collaboration

June 23, 2017
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‘Tis the season to talk about holiday decorations in the Jamaica Plain business districts. What?! Temperatures are in the 80s and 90s these days! Strange as it seems—just as retail stores look ahead when ordering stock—the local business associations have to start thinking about decorating the business districts now for the winter holidays near...

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Forest Hills project heads to ZBA

June 23, 2017
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“The Residences at Forest Hills” project will appear before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on June 27, according to Inspectional Services Department spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. “The Residences at Forest Hills” was submitted to Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last year in a project notification form (PNF) by Criterion...

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BPD to host family-friendly fishing derby at Jamaica Pond

June 23, 2017
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The first of possibly many annual fishing derbies will be held at Jamaica Pond on June 24, and will be a free family event, according to a press release. The “Catch & Release with the Boston Police” is the first annual fishing derby hosted by the officers and staff of the Boston Police District...

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