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Wu seeks transparency, all-encompassing transportation discussion

January 29, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette If there’s anything that Council President Michelle Wu hopes that Jamaica Plain residents get out of her year in the top City Council seat, it would be better informed of Council business. Wu told the paper in an interview last week that her top priority is to...

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HONORS IN FICTION AWARD

January 29, 2016
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HONORS IN FICTION AWARD

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Most want to retain Beecher St. dog park, but with changes

January 29, 2016
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City officials and about 100 community members gathered at the Connolly Branch Library on Jan. 11 to have a discussion about the current status of the unofficial Beecher Street dog park with most attendees agreeing to retain its purpose, but reconsider certain rules and regulations. The meeting focused on the existing problems with the...

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Residents send letter to BRA over 64 Allandale project; talks continue between City and developer

January 29, 2016
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More than 20 community members, many of whom live near the site, have signed a letter to Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Brian Golden with eight recommendations for the proposed 64 Allandale St. project. The recommendations include having the project be built under the existing single-family zoning. Meanwhile, the BRA and the developer said that...

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Wu quiere más transparencia y una discusión comprensiva sobre la transportación

January 29, 2016
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De Seth Daniel Especial a la Gaceta La Presidenta del Ayuntamiento Michelle Wu quiere que los residentes de Jamaica Plain sean mejor informados sobre los negocios del Ayuntamiento. Wu nos dijo en una entrevista la semana pasada que su prioridad es asegurar que los residentes de Jamaica Plain sepan lo que está pasando en...

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Driver convicted of Arborway crash

January 29, 2016
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Nikolas Papadopoulos, the driver who caused a crash on the Arborway in 2013, was recently convicted of negligent operation of a motor vehicle at Brighton Municipal Court, according to a Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office press release. The crash on Sept. 6, 2013 left one of his passengers and the driver of a...

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JP Observer: Mayor comes through on housing, arts, staff

January 29, 2016
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Looking over the wish list for Mayor Marty Walsh’s new administration created by the JP Observer in December 2013, it’s exciting to note that he has accomplished a lot in major areas. The City made advances under Walsh in the critical arena of affordable housing, including for middle class people. Earlier this month the...

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BTD to present Slow Streets program during SNA meeting

January 29, 2016
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will be presenting its plan to bring the City’s Slow Streets pilot program to the Stonybrook area during the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association’s (SNA) meeting on Feb. 8, according to BTD spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos. Ganiatsos said that the Feb. 8 meeting is the only meeting BTD has scheduled for presenting...

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New grading system for City services announced

January 29, 2016
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The City services can now finally be tracked and held accountable for achievements and…well, underachievements. CityScore is a new initiative that compiles metrics from various City departments every day to provide an at-a-glance view of the City’s overall performance, according to a press release. CityScore currently tracks measures in public safety, economic development, education,...

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THREE KINGS DAY

January 29, 2016
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THREE KINGS DAY

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