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Affordable housing, eviction, and CPA discussed during housing meeting

March 11, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) held a State of Our Neighborhood pre-meeting on March 3 at the Ana M. Cole Community Center to discuss housing in the neighborhood and city. About 20 people attended the meeting. A panel discussed three housing initiatives to tackle the current housing crisis in Jamaica Plain and...

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MBTA board approves fare hikes

March 11, 2016
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The MBTA fiscal and management control board on March 7 approved system-wide fare hikes that amount to an average 9.3 percent increase that will go into effect July 1, according to a press release. The board vote means: Bus Pass increases to $55, while a LinkPass goes to $84.50 Outer Express Bus at existing...

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Neighborhood association appeals ISD decision on Bicon’s occupancy permit

March 11, 2016
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FOREST HILLS—The Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association has filed an appeal of the Inspectional Services Department’s (ISD) decision not to revoke the occupancy permit for Bicon Dental Implants. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals will hear the appeal on March 22. Bicon, a 501 Arborway company, has stirred controversy in the area by demolishing a...

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Executive order to bolster female and minority entrepreneurs

March 11, 2016
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Minority and women business owners in Boston should now be granted more fair and equitable opportunities when competing for City contracts due to Mayor Martin Walsh’s new executive order, according to a press release. The order was announced last week with the City of Boston Economic Inclusion and Equity Agenda, which focuses on programs,...

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Goddard House project approved by City’s design commission, likely headed to BRA board this month

March 11, 2016
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The Goddard House project was recently approved by the Boston Civic Design Commission (BCDC) and will likely go before the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its monthly meeting on March 17. BRA spokesperson Nick Martin said, “We feel that the project is in a good place,” and that the BRA will host another...

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Invitacion, March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 22 mar para la edición del 25 mar. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión comunitaria sobre el medio ambiente cambiante de Boston, presentada por Boston Harbor Association, sábado, 12 mar, 1pm, English...

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Senior Life: JP@Home and City Feed host senior event

March 11, 2016
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Senior Life: JP@Home and City Feed host senior event

Ethos and City Feed and Supply co-hosted an event at the latter’s location at 672 Centre St. on March 4 to celebrate seniors and raise awareness for the JP@Home program, according to a press release. Meanwhile, because of its success, JP@Home is opening membership to residents outside of Jamaica Plain to include the contiguous...

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Senior Life: 125 Amory St. project to begin BRA process this summer

March 11, 2016
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Senior Life: 125 Amory St. project to begin BRA process this summer

The redevelopment project for 125 Amory St., a public housing development for seniors and people with disabilities, will go through a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) permitting process that will start sometime this summer, according to Boston Housing Authority (BHA) spokesperson Lori Nelson. The BHA awarded the redevelopment project to The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain...

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O’Malley’s ‘Puppy Mill Bill’ approved

March 11, 2016
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The City Council on March 2 unanimously passed Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley’s ordinance nicknamed the “Puppy Mill Bill,” which will ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores in Boston, according to a press release. Mayor Martin Walsh signed the ordinance later that day. O’Malley announced the bill last...

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Obituary: Rozzie resident George Ulrich, who had close ties to JP, dies

March 11, 2016
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Obituary: Rozzie resident George Ulrich, who had close ties to JP, dies

Roslindale resident George Ulrich, who had close ties to Jamaica Plain and was a devoted father and husband, passionate bicyclist, jazz musician, computer programmer, and dear friend to many, died on Feb. 23 at age 63 from a rare form of cancer. George was born Sept. 17, 1952 to Dr. Sanford and Saretta Ulrich,...

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