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Letter: Lantern parade

November 11, 2016
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Spontaneous Celebrations’ 33rd Annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 23 was JP at its best. Young parents who were brought to the event as children a generation ago had the doubled joy of sharing the whole experience with their own children—lighting their lanterns, showing off their costumes, trying the apple cider and...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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JPers vote Nov. 8 for President, local races, ballot questions

October 28, 2016
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls Nov. 8 to help decide the Presidential contest, several local races, and five ballot questions. In the Presidential contest, voters will have four choices: Democrat Hillary Clinton (Tim Kaine for Vice President), Republican Donald Trump (Mike Pence for Vice President), Libertarian Gary Johnson (Bill Weld for...

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Book Vote

October 28, 2016
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Book Vote

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Developer officially files massive Forest Hills development

October 28, 2016
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Criterion Development Partners has filed a project notification form (PNF) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for a mixed-use development at the site of Laz Parking Lot called “The Residences at Forest Hills.” The project site is across the street from Forest Hills MBTA station, and roughly bounded by the Arborway, Orchardhill...

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JP forum fosters community debate on ballot questions

October 28, 2016
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Several local Democratic Ward committees held a forum on the five ballot questions that Jamaica Plain voters will help decide on Nov. 8. The most divisive question discussed surrounded the expansion of charters schools. About 50 people attended the forum, which took place at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain. Question 2 would authorize...

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Debate comunitario sobre las preguntas de votación

October 28, 2016
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Varios comités democráticos locales presentaron un foro sobre las cinco preguntas que los votantes de Jamaica Plain tendrán que contestar el 8 de noviembre. La pregunta más divisiva es la de la posible expansión de escuelas subvencionadas. Alrededor de 50 personas asistieron al foro, el cual se llevó a cabo en First Baptist Church...

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BPDA delays vote on Plan: JP/Rox study

October 28, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) withdrew the Plan: JP/Rox planning study from the Oct. 20 BPDA board meeting after receiving letters from a coalition of neighborhood groups and elected officials asking it to do just that. “A coalition of neighborhood groups in the Plan: JP/Rox area asked the City to withdraw Plan:...

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MassDEP conducts site visit to 64 Allandale St.

October 28, 2016
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) conducted a site visit at 64 Allandale St. on Oct. 20 to weigh petitions from the developer of a proposed project at that property and opponents over the issue of wetlands, according to MassDEP spokesperson Joe Ferson. The site at 64 Allandale St. is on the border...

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JP Observer: Four important issues revisited

October 28, 2016
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Maybe all neighborhoods have them, but it seems like Jamaica Plain has more than its share of issues that don’t go away. Now is a good time to look at a few of the crises that have turned into problems for JP and our city, state, and nation. This column has addressed these topics...

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