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Residents weigh-in on CPA funds during forum

April 13, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) organized a forum for residents to discuss their ideas about what should be done with the $20 million per year that will be raised by the newly adopted Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds. Residents suggested specific ideas for projects for housing, parks, and historical preservation, as well...

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District Attorney forum covers criminal justice reform, leadership abilities

April 13, 2018
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With Suffolk County District Attorney (DA) Dan Conley announcing earlier this year that he will not seek re-election after leading the office for more than 15 years, a healthy field of candidates have emerged so far in the race to replace him. The Jamaica Plain Progressives and the NAACP Boston Branch co-hosted a forum...

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RIBBON CUTTING

April 13, 2018
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RIBBON CUTTING

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Traffic calming, main street spruce-up discussed at transportation meeting

April 13, 2018
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The City held its second JP/Rox transportation meeting on March 22 at English High School with residents mingling with City officials and transportation analysts and discussing their priorities, which included traffic calming, creating more connections across the Orange Line track, and making the main streets more attractive and inviting. The meeting, which is part...

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City reopens JP/Rox process for transportation plan

April 13, 2018
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La Cuidad presentó la segunda reunión sobre la transportación de JP/Rox, parte del proceso de planificación de la línea naranja entre Forest Hills y Jackson Square. La reunión pidió que los asistentes hablaran en pequeños grupos—residentes con oficiales electos y analistas—sobre sus prioridades, incluidos el tráfico, la creación de más conexiones, y el embellecimiento...

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JP resident chronicles challenges of women in construction

April 13, 2018
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JP resident chronicles challenges of women in construction

Susan Eisenberg, a Jamaica Plain resident since 1974, has written two books from her own and other women’s experiences in the construction industry. She will present her books at various events in the Boston area this month. Stanley’s Girl is Eisenberg’s fifth book of poetry, which will be published by Cornell University Press. It...

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Here’s Looking at You, JP: JP Pandhandlers, part 2—Who are we?

April 13, 2018
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By Gustaf Berger / Special to the Gazette After I interviewed 12 panhandlers for my article last month, I talked with JP residents, store managers, policemen, and others around the country to find out their perspectives on panhandling. I asked 200 people, “Do you give to panhandlers?” Over 60 percent said yes. Women gave...

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SuperTeens in Jamaica Plain

April 13, 2018
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The SuperTeens leadership program for youth will be operated at two BCYF centers in Jamaica Plain this summer: BCYF Curtis Hall for girls only, and BCYF Hennigan Community Center, according to a press release. Boston youth aged 13 to 14 years old can now enroll in Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) SuperTeens...

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Q. and A. with co-founders of the Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society band

April 13, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain-based band Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society has been performing an annual benefit concert for the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library for decades. Last year, a member of the band released a documentary about the band. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with co-founders David Rosen and...

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Sights and Sounds, April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 24 for the Apr. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events A Centre Street mini-cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00am  to 12:00noon. Bring shovels, brooms and wheelbarrows, if you can, to the...

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