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Massive affordable redevelopment begins BPDA review

December 8, 2017
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After a two-year community engagement process by the developers of the 125 Amory St. redevelopment, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held the project’s first official Article 80 review meeting on Nov. 27. The project is proposed by Amory Street Partners, LLC, which is a partnership between The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood...

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City Council passes bag ordinance

December 8, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council during a hearing on Nov. 29 unanimously voted to pass an ordinance that levies a five-cent surcharge for using a thick plastic bag or a paper bag at a store in the city. Thinner plastic bags would be banned under the measure. The ordinance...

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Honeymooning in New Zealand

December 8, 2017
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Honeymooning in New Zealand

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Tenant organization’s fight for City resources to quell violence starts to pay off

December 8, 2017
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A local tenant organization push to have more City resources in the Jackson Square area to help quell violence is starting to pay dividends. The Jackson Square area has had a series of shootings over the past several months, including the Oct. 31 shooting death of 16-year-old Gerrod Brown that was followed the next...

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Ayuntamiento aprueba ordenanza de bolsas de plástico

December 8, 2017
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Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Durante una audiencia el 29 de noviembre, el Ayuntamiento aprobó unánimemente una ordenanza que cobra por el uso de bolsas de plástico grueso y de papel en la ciudad. La ordenanza prohíbe las bolsas de plástico fino. La ordenanza se dirige al Alcalde Martin Walsh, que tiene que firmarlo...

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Two Washington St. businesses, landlord in lease dispute

December 8, 2017
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Two Washington Street businesses are facing a future without a home and are blaming their landlord, City Realty. But City Realty is saying the two businesses have long known that their locations have been lined up for a redevelopment and it initially helped to relocate the two businesses. El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, which is...

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Here’s Looking at You, JP: Clockwise or counterclockwise, which way do you walk around Jamaica Pond?

December 8, 2017
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The first two times I sat on a bench at Jamaica Pond and counted how many people were going left or right, one direction edged out the other by a statistically insignificant margin. I figured there was probably little difference. But I continued my count and, after 10 more two-hour sittings, the findings were...

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Boston Slammers Honored

December 8, 2017
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Boston Slammers Honored

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 8, 2017

December 8, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 19 for the Dec. 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Light Up Hyde Jackson. Celebrate the merchant window decorating season in Hyde & Jackson Squares with a kick off party...

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Invitacion, Dec. 8, 2017

December 8, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 19 dic para la edición del 22 dic. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Reunión de JP Shines, 12 diciembre, 12.30-1.30. 
Coldwell Banker Jamaica Plain, 713 Centre St. Iniciativa para limpiar las calles Sesión informativa de Franklin Park, sobre...

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