News

BRA board approves City Realty’s Washington St. development

August 26, 2016
By

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its Aug. 11 meeting approved the controversial development proposal for 3193 Washington St. City Realty’s plan for a 40-unit development at 3193 Washington St. will now head to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals, as it needs several variances to be approved. The development at 3193 Washington...

Read more »

City releases RFP for Hyde Square art installation

August 26, 2016
By

The City recently released a request for proposal (RFP) for an art installation in Hyde Square, according to a press release. The art installation will be implemented as part of a reconstruction of Hyde Square. That reconstruction is a phase of the Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects. The project will stretch along Centre Street from...

Read more »

HSTF NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

August 26, 2016
By
HSTF NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Read more »

BRA releases draft of Plan: JP/Rox

August 26, 2016
By

The Boston Redevelopment Authority released a draft copy of the Plan: JP/Rox planning study last month and it incorporates much of what has been discussed in the many community meetings and workshops, including the possibility of having 15-story buildings in some areas of the neighborhood. Plan: JP/Rox is the long-awaited planning study for the...

Read more »

JP Agenda, Aug. 26, 2016

August 26, 2016
By

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 6 for the Sept. 9 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,...

Read more »

Sights and Sounds, Aug. 26, 2016

August 26, 2016
By

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Sept. 6 for the Sept. 9 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events 21st Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain, at Franklin Park Zoo Tropical Forest Pavilion. Sept. 15, 6-9pm. Good food, good fun,...

Read more »

Letter: Sidewalk trees are pleasant

August 26, 2016
By

As Jamaica Plain residents we are privileged to have some of the city’s best parks right in our neighborhood. And sidewalk trees go a long way toward making the city a more pleasant place to be. A tree that has pushed through the sidewalk has likely been there for a while, and let’s face...

Read more »

Letter: Vote no on Questions 2

August 26, 2016
By

I have worked for 10 plus years in traditional public schools, charter schools, and the central office of a large urban school district. I have worked in schools in three states. Based on my experience as a teacher, as a student of education policy, and now as a parent, I think that Question 2,...

Read more »

Letter: Local elections matter

August 26, 2016
By

As the co-chairs of the Jamaica Plain Progressives, we urge our neighbors in JP to support Katie Forde for the Suffolk County Register of Deeds. The reasons to support Katie are both practical and political. As a practical matter, Katie is the only candidate with the needed experience. The registry is critical to anyone buying...

Read more »

Op-Ed: National Night Out

August 26, 2016
By

By Mayor Martin Walsh Recently, I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games, eating food and ice cream,...

Read more »