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Spontaneous Donation

June 5, 2015
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Spontaneous Donation

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Garden Day

June 5, 2015
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Garden Day

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JP Progressives to host June 3 candidate forum

June 2, 2015
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JP Progressives, a local left-leaning political organization, is hosting a City Council candidate forum tomorrow, June 3, 6-9 p.m. at Doyle’s Cafe, 3484 Washington St. Incumbent councilors Michael Flaherty, Matt O’Malley (who represents most of Jamaica Plain), Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu are slated to attend, along with Annissa Essaibi George and Bryan Fuller,...

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Famed activist Hayden suffers stroke, cancels JP event

May 27, 2015
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Famed 1960s activist Tom Hayden has suffered a stroke and has canceled his May 29 Jamaica Plain speaking appearance, according to event host Jamaica Plain Forum. “Tom Hayden was hospitalized after he suffered a stroke last week and unfortunately he will not be able to travel to Boston for the event,” said Tracy Bindel of JP...

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Casey Overpass demo, and traffic, begin

May 22, 2015
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Casey Overpass demo, and traffic, begin

The Casey Overpass demolition has begun, as the structure was closed on May 16. Traffic that formerly used the overpass has been diverted to temporary surface roads, which caused significant problems during the first evening rush hour after the closure. The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a meeting May 7 at English High...

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JP Forum slate features famed activists, Olympics critic

May 22, 2015
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JP Forum slate features famed activists, Olympics critic

Update: Tom Hayden has canceled the appearance reported below after suffering a stroke. The other events remain on the schedule. The Jamaica Plain Forum lecture series is bringing several famous activists and a prominent Olympics critic to JP over the next three weeks. The speakers include: 1960s left-wing activist Tom Hayden; journalist Chris Hedges;...

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Party in the Park

May 22, 2015
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Party in the Park

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NoBoston2024 hosts Olympics housing panel

May 22, 2015
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Anti-Olympics group NoBoston2024 hosted a panel discussion in Jamaica Plain about the housing and displacement impacts of the Olympics on May 14. Panelists included Rene Bernal and translator Maria Christina Blanco, both with the JP-based housing rights group City Life/Vida Urbana; Cassie Hurd of Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee; and Seneca Joyner of Black Lives...

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Grupo presenta reunión sobre impactos de Olimpiadas en la vivienda

May 22, 2015
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El 14 de mayo, NoBoston2024, un grupo opuesto a las Olimpiadas, presentó una mesa redonda en Jamaica Plain sobre los efectos negativos que tendrían los Juegos Olímpicos en la vivienda y el desplazamiento. Participaron como ponentes Rene Bernal y una intérprete María Christina Blanco, miembros de la organización de derechos de vivienda City Life/Vida Urbana,...

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Bicon starts razing historic house

May 22, 2015
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Bicon starts razing historic house

FOREST HILLS—Bicon Dental Implants, a 501 Arborway company, has started the controversial demolition of a 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace. Bicon had agreed with the City and neighbors to hold off razing the house until May 19 and had a demolition company there that day to start work. Bicon plans to replace...

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