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Real Estate Today: State of the JP Market

March 23, 2018
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When the Gazette asked local real estate agents about the state of the real estate market in Jamaica Plain, it came as no surprise that the seller’s market is indeed still booming as it has been in recent years. Karen McCormack, real estate agent at McCormack and Scanlan, said that the beginning of 2018...

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Real Estate Today: City conveys land to Urban Edge for rec center

March 23, 2018
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The City recently conveyed 1 Ritchie St. to Urban Edge, which the community development corporation will use for the proposed Jackson Square Recreation Center. Urban Edge paid the City a nominal price of $100 for the 5,970-square-foot land. “We are very excited that Urban Edge has been selected as the developer for this important...

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Real Estate Today: Zoning Committee, ZBA gives green light to portion of 125 Amory St. project

March 23, 2018
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals recently gave 137 Amory St., which is building C of the 125 Amory St. project, the green light to move forward. The 125 Amory St. redevelopment project is proposed by Amory Street Partners, LLC, which is a partnership between The...

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Invitacion, March 23, 2018

March 23, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 10 abril para la edición del 13 abril. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Reuniones policiales, el comité de avisos martes, 17 abr, 6.30pm, 3347 Washington St. Reunión de relaciones comunitarias, jueves, 5 abr, 7pm, 3347 Washington Street. Con...

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Bike share to rebrand and expand

March 23, 2018
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will host 11 open houses this spring to finalize plans for over 70 new bike share stations around the City and the area, which will be installed starting in June 2018, according to a press release. Boston residents are encouraged to drop in to an open house and share...

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CURLEY K-8 SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF THE JUNGLE BOOK

March 23, 2018
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CURLEY K-8 SCHOOL’S PRODUCTION OF THE JUNGLE BOOK

Scenes from the Curley K-8 School’s production of the Jungle Book. Students from the third, fourth, and fifth grades rehearsed every week, beginning in November. They put on six shows: four during the school day for their school mates and two in the evenings for parents, friends, guardians and the JP community. The evening...

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Letters:

March 23, 2018
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Shattuck Hospital closing The state’s announcement that it intends to close Shattuck Hospital raises two important questions. The first concerns the history. In the early 1950s, the late Rep. James Craven went to former Mayor James Michael Curley to ask his approval to locate a state hospital in the Emerald Necklace. Curley said go...

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Op-eds:

March 23, 2018
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Paid family and medical leave and minimum wage in Massachusetts By Local State Rep. Liz Malia Today in Massachusetts, 1.2 million workers risk losing employment if they take time off work to care for a new child or to address a family medical emergency. Too many people are working every hour they can but...

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State to close Shattuck Hospital, move operations to South End

March 9, 2018
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette The state Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) moved fast and quietly to work up a plan announced on Feb. 26 that would have them buying the Newton Pavilion at 88 E. Newton St. in the South End for $200 million and moving operations from the...

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Officials, residents respond to Shattuck Hospital closing

March 9, 2018
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With the news that the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital will be closing by 2021 and its operations moving to the South End, the Gazette spoke with local elected officials and residents to get their take on the situation. The Shattuck Hospital is located at 170 Morton St., next to Franklin Park. It is a multi-service...

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