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Dominican Parade, but not fest, returns to JP

August 16, 2013
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The annual Dominican Parade returns to Hyde, Jackson and Egleston Squares on Sun., Aug. 18, but the Dominican Festival afterward is still moved out of Franklin Park this year. Instead, the festival will be held at Roxbury’s Clifford Playground—even though the parade route still runs to Franklin Park. Like the Puerto Rican Festival earlier...

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Beisbolistas cubanos regresan a JP

August 16, 2013
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Un equipo de beisbolistas cubanos superiores, incluso unas leyendas de las ligas mayores y del equipo nacional, jugará softball contra un equipo americano este mes en Jamaica Plain. Fue un evento muy popular el verano pasado. Los partidos—llamados los “Friendship Games”—son del 22 al 29 de agosto y incluyen un partido en Pinebank Field...

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Arroyo’s Green Plan

August 16, 2013
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Arroyo’s Green Plan

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MBTA busway redesigned for Casey project

August 16, 2013
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MBTA busway redesigned for Casey project

Following months of complaints and threats to sue from nearby residents, the state Casey Arborway design team has redesigned the exit for a new upper busway at the MBTA Forest Hills station. A new bicycle rotary has been added to the design of a new pedestrian plaza on the Southwest Corridor Park and a...

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City officials secretly invited people to Casey meeting

August 16, 2013
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Two City officials, including the head of the City’s Transportation Department (BTD), invited specific people to attend an early community meeting of the Casey Arborway project, making sure that there were “no fingerprints” as to their involvement, according to a recently revealed email exchange. BTD claims the invitations were just outreach to get the...

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Lawsuit could affect JPNC election

August 16, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) controversial lawsuit against a real estate project could have an impact on the council’s upcoming election. Potential candidates will have to consider the JPNC’s connection to a lawsuit that likely will remain under appeal during the entire campaign process. And the next JPNC chair will be the plaintiff...

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New Mural

August 16, 2013
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New Mural

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Play Time

August 16, 2013
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Play Time

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Puppy Patient

August 16, 2013
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Puppy Patient

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ESMS starts corridor guideline process for Washington St.

August 16, 2013
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Egleston Square Main Streets (ESMS) will focus on creating development guidelines for Egleston Square and the Washington Street corridor following two neighborhood “visioning” meetings and further meetings with other neighborhood groups. A community meeting will be held in the fall to discuss progress on the project, ESMS Executive Director Betsy Cowan told the Gazette....

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