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Boston’s gender wage gap 23 cents

January 13, 2017
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The Boston Women’s Workforce Council (BWWC) released its 2016 gender wage report, which found a 23 cent wage gap, meaning women make on average 77 cents for every dollar a man earns in Greater Boston, according to a press release. The report uses wage data self-reported by businesses in the Greater Boston area. The...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee votes in favor of 76 Stonley Road project

January 13, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted in favor of the 76 Stonley Road project during a Jan. 4 meeting, according to chair Dave Baron. The project will go before the full council later this month. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is expected to hold a hearing for variances on...

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BU expands BPS scholarship program

January 13, 2017
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Boston University has expanded its scholarship program for Boston Public School (BPS) students, now allowing BPS alumni transferring in from another college to be eligible for the Boston University Community Service Awards, according to a press release. The program calculates each accepted applicant’s financial ability, and awards financial aid for students’ needs including tuition,...

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Jackson Rec Center changes filed with BPDA

January 13, 2017
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Jackson Square Partners have filed a notifce of project change (NPC) with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for the Jackson Square Recreation Center. About 11 acres of land in Jackson Square is being redeveloped by the Jackson Square Partners, which includes Mitchell Properties, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and Urban...

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Sights and Sounds, Jan. 13, 2017

January 13, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 24 for the Jan. 27 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Run for All, respond to the Trump inaugurations by standing up to civil liberties and raising money for the ACLU....

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ZBA approves 3193 Washington St. project despite JPNC’s objection

January 13, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) granted variances for City Realty’s 3193 Washington St. development proposal, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The ZBA granted the variances despite the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council recommending that the project be denied. Dave Baron, chair of JPNC’s Zoning Committee,...

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Invitacion, Jan. 13, 2017

January 13, 2017
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 24 enero para la edición del 27 enero. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, a menos que haya otro código. Reuniones Plan JP/Rox, reunión sobre las prioridades de PLAN: JP/ROX con oportunidad de...

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EMILY GREENE BALCH DAY

January 13, 2017
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EMILY GREENE BALCH DAY

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Letter: Cats belong inside

January 13, 2017
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Animals large and small typically live in our homes because we make that choice. Sometimes things don’t work out. In those cases, there are shelters that will accept and attempt to adopt those for whom it may be a wrong fit. I have a cat living with me in my apartment. He does not...

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Op-Ed: Helping Boston’s homeowners

January 13, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh When I ran for mayor, I knew I wanted to make Boston a city where every resident can afford to live, work, and raise a family. Since I’ve been elected, Boston has grown—fast. Our population is expanding rapidly and we’re expected to reach over 700,000 residents by 2030. Our tech...

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