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JPNC attempts to jumpstart parkway improvement project

September 23, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council has sent a letter to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), attempting to jumpstart the department’s plan for improving safety and access to the parklands and parkways of the Emerald Necklace in Jamaica Plain. DCR Commissioner Leo Roy responded to JPNC with a letter saying that the...

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Celina Miranda takes on leadership of HSTF

September 23, 2016
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Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) is having a busy year, including celebrating its 25th anniversary and hopefully finishing the renovation of its Cheverus Building. Entering that fold is the new executive director of Hyde Square Task Force, Celina Miranda, who is optimistic about the next 25 years for the organization. Miranda boasts a productive...

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LATIN QUARTER FIESTA

September 23, 2016
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LATIN QUARTER FIESTA

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Celina Miranda asume el liderazgo de HSTF

September 23, 2016
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Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) ha tenido un año de mucha actividad, que incluye la celebración de su vigésimo quinto aniversario, la renovación del edificio Cheverus, y recientemente la llegada de la nueva directora ejecutiva de Hyde Square Task Force. Celina Miranda tiene mucho optimismo en cuanto a los próximos 25 años de la...

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Marijuana amendment passes Zoning Commission, limits locations

September 23, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette An amendment to the City’s Zoning Code that would put in place a half-mile buffer zone on medical marijuana dispensaries, long championed by Councilor Michael Flaherty, passed unanimously this month at the City’s Zoning Commission. It is now in effect and prevents medical marijuana dispensaries from locating...

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Possible new dog park still in the works

September 23, 2016
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Since the tightening of off-leash restrictions for dogs at Beecher Street Park, City Councilor Matt O’Malley and dog owners in Jamaica Plain have been working to establish a legal dog park somewhere in the Southwest Corridor Park. O’Malley, who has voiced his support for a dog park previously, is working with state Department of...

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Chang-Diaz, Malia cruise to victory

September 23, 2016
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Local elected officials Sonia Chang-Diaz and Liz Malia cruised to victory in their respective races during the primary election on Sept. 8. Chang-Diaz, the Democratic state senator for the 2nd Suffolk District, garnered 7,330 votes, or 79 percent of voters, besting her challenger Roy Owens, who collected 1,857 votes. Malia, the Democratic state representative...

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JP Observer: Long-needed rec facility could be built here with more funding

September 23, 2016
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A fabulous Jackson Square Recreation Center (JSRC), a dream of the community for years, could actually come true. The plan for the facility on Columbus Avenue on the Jamaica Plain/Roxbury border is the result of an incredible amount of cooperation among a variety of individuals and organizations for more than 18 years. According to...

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Cultural grant applications available

September 23, 2016
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Applications are now available for the 2017 Boston Cultural Council Grants from the Boston Cultural Commission, according to a press release. More than $450,000 will be awarded to organizations and projects in Boston that address the goals of the Boston Creates Cultural Plan. The Boston Creates Cultural Plan was created out of a year-long...

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Real Estate Today: State of the market

September 23, 2016
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While the JP real estate market has been strong this year, the September rental season saw a slight decline, according to real estate agent Rachael Kulik at JP Rentals. She says that in general, more and more people have become interested in Jamaica Plain, and prices have consistently been rising. Kulik provides an example...

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