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JP History: This Week in JP History

July 22, 2016
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this week in JP history: 25 years ago: 1991 “Apparent drug deal ends in murder” A JP man, Timothy Lee Bond, was shot twice in the head and killed during an argument with at least one other man in a courtyard outside his home in the South Street Housing...

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JP Agenda, July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 9 for the Aug. 12 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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Baker announces ‘Summer Nights Initiative’

July 22, 2016
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Gov. Charlie Baker announced the “Summer Nights Initiative,” which includes extended hours of operation and new programs at select pools and athletic complexes throughout the state, on July 19 at Lorber Playground in Jamaica Plain, according to a press release. Special programs in JP include at Kelly Rink between Monday and Thursday from 7...

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Letter: Time to pump brakes on Forest Hills development

July 22, 2016
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In recent weeks, every article in the Gazette has been about the BRA rubber-stamping one development project after another. Most of these approved projects had fewer parking spaces, less open space and affordable housing, or greater height requirements than code mandates. The proposed project at the former site of the James’s Gate Pub was...

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Letter: JPA likes new parking lot look

July 22, 2016
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The Jamaica Pond Association is pleased with the new look on the Burroughs Street side of the Bank of America Parking lot.  The chain link fence has been removed and replaced with a new fence, a buffer zone, and greenery, creating a structure that is in harmony with the well-kept homes and yards of...

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An open letter to constituents, community leaders, and concerned citizens

July 22, 2016
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As elected officials of color, we join you and the nation in the overwhelming feelings of sadness and outrage over the violence that occurred over the past week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Falcon Heights, Minnesota; and Dallas, Texas. We offer our prayers and deepest condolences to...

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Op-ed: Protecting vulnerable citizens in the budget negotiations

July 22, 2016
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By State Rep. Liz Malia At the start of this year’s budget process, the governor’s budget recommended $39.5 billion in spending. Near the end of the budget process, the Baker administration indicated tax revenues were $750 million lower than previously projected, causing the legislature to lower their spending plan. This plan sent to the governor...

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Op-Ed: Congrats to our City of Boston Scholars

July 22, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Earlier this month, I was excited to announce this year’s City of Boston Scholars with my Education Cabinet and the City’s Scholarship Committee. We recognized 35 students from our high schools and neighborhoods, and welcomed back 70 returning Scholars. This year, the City’s annual scholarship process administered $250,000 in total:...

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Developer has plans for massive Forest Hills dev.

July 8, 2016
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The Forest Hills area might be in line for another massive residential development, as Criterion Development Partners has preliminary plans for a 260-unit project at the LAZ parking lot, which is across from the Forest Hills T Station at the corner of Washington Street and the Arborway. “The Commons,” a 283-unit development, is currently...

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Casey Arborway project delayed once again

July 8, 2016
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The Casey Arborway project has been delayed an additional 366 days due to trouble securing equipment for the project, state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) told attendees at a community meeting on June 29 at English High School. Meanwhile, residents expressed concern about the existing safety conditions while the site remains under construction. About 40...

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