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HSTF youths making waves

August 11, 2017
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TD Garden and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) have agreed to pay more than $2 million towards the construction of the proposed Jackson Square Recreation Center after teens from the Hyde Square Task Force found the Garden had not been complying with a state law enacted when it was built. But...

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Q. and A. with local cellist Javier Caballero

August 11, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Javier Caballero is a professional cellist who has been performing with Shelter Music Boston since 2015. Shelter Music Boston performs chamber music concerts at area homeless shelters every month. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Caballero about his involvement with Shelter Music Boston and being a professional musician....

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Entrevista con chelista local Javier Caballero

August 11, 2017
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Residente de Jamaica Plain Javier Caballero es un chelista profesional que ha trabajado con Shelter Music Boston desde 2015. Shelter Music Boston ejecuta conciertos de música de cámara en albergues para desamparados en el área. Mediante correo electrónico, Gazette ha llevado a cabo una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con Caballero sobre su participación...

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On the Campaign Trail

August 11, 2017
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On the Campaign Trail

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Hyde Square reconstruction happening; more improvements to Centre/South streets possible

August 11, 2017
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The long-awaited Hyde Square reconstruction is expected to finally get underway soon, while further improvements along Centre Street and South Street might be in the pipeline. The Centre/South streets improvement project, which is officially named the Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects, has been the dream of many residents since planning for it started in 2009....

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Former FPC director to lead CPA group

August 11, 2017
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Christine Poff, a longtime Jamaica Plain resident and the former director for the Franklin Park Coalition, has been selected as the City’s director of the Community Preservation Committee (CPC), a newly established position and committee to overlook funds from Community Preservation Act (CPA), which was approved by voters last year, according to a press...

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City makes public records on properties more accessible

August 11, 2017
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The City of Boston has announced the launch of RentSmart Boston, an online tool that allows renters and homeowners to access data about Boston’s properties, according to a press release. RentSmart compiles data from BOS:311 and the City’s Inspectional Services Department in order to give prospective tenants a more complete picture of the homes...

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Jackson Square project goes to JPNC’s Zoning Committee

August 11, 2017
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The proposed mixed-used, mixed-income development at 250 Centre St. will go before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on Aug. 16. The project, which is being proposed by The Community Builders, calls for a six-story, 112-unit building with 30 percent affordability and ground floor retail. The project is part of Site III of...

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English language learning bill changes public school education

August 11, 2017
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The state Senate unanimously passed legislation so that public schools are no longer required to teach in English only, according to a press release. An Act for language opportunity for our kids (S.2125), also known as the LOOK Bill, which removes the current mandate requiring schools to use Sheltered English Immersion (SEI), or English-only...

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JP Seafood owner aims to open new restaurant

August 11, 2017
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The family behind JP Seafood Cafe may be opening a second restaurant in Jamaica Plain called Evergreen Eatery. The restaurant would be located at 154 Green St., the former location of La Rana Rossa, which closed in June. “We are so excited to have an opportunity to open a second restaurant in JP where...

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