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Task Force quiere la iglesia, recibe mucho apoyo

May 10, 2013
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De John Ruch and Peter Shanley, Gazette Staff El 3 de mayo, en un mitin en frente de la iglesia en 365 Centre St., unas 150 personas y tres candidatos para alcalde llegaron para apoyar el intento de Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) para comprar el edificio del antiguo Blessed Sacrament Church. Los consejeros...

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Mayor promised better trash cans 3 years ago

May 10, 2013
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Three years after Mayor Thomas Menino promised 25 “BigBelly” trash cans for the Centre/South streets corridor, Jamaica Plain is still waiting for the upgrades. Menino promised the 25 solar-powered trash compactor cans in January 2009 as part of the City’s massive effort to redesign the entire two-mile stretch of Centre and South streets. The...

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Jackson Shines

May 10, 2013
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State puts 4 small parcels up for bids

May 10, 2013
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The state put four small, vacant parcels along the Southwest Corridor in Jamaica Plain up for bid on April 26. The pieces of land—in Central JP, JP South and Sumner Hill—are leftover property seized decades ago by the state to construct what is now the Southwest Corridor MBTA and train line and the Southwest...

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Jackson Sq. residents surveyed about quality of life

May 10, 2013
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JACKSON SQ.—Urban Edge, a nonprofit community development corporation, is undertaking a detailed survey of Jackson Square’s property and residents. Required by NeighborWorks America, an affordable housing coalition that is a major Urban Edge donor, the survey will result in a report on area quality of life and resident needs that will be available to...

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JP hosts first mayoral forum

May 10, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—Nine mayoral candidates attended a forum organized by the West Roxbury Courthouse Neighborhood Association this week. It was the first open candidate forum held for mayoral candidates in this year’s race. City Councilors Felix Arroyo, John Connolly and Rob Consalvo; Boston School Committee member John Barros; former Boston Police officer and co-owner of...

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ABCD might go to ‘The Cave’

May 10, 2013
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JACKSON SQ.—Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), an antipoverty nonprofit, might soon be providing services at the youth center “The Cave” at the Bromley-Heath housing development, according to Boston Housing Authority (BHA) spokesperson Lydia Agro. Agro said Big Brother Big Sister Association and the Girl Scouts currently use the space at “The Cave,” but...

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JPNDC lowers asking price for church

May 10, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) is continuing negotiations over the Blessed Sacrament Church with a potential buyer, the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), and has lowered its asking price, according to a spokesperson. Jason Hutchinson, who also put in a bid for the church, has withdrawn his offer, according to JPNDC....

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Peace symbol of flowers blooms at pond

May 10, 2013
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PONDSIDE—Call it peace on Earth. Daffodil flowers planted in the shape of a peace symbol are blooming bright yellow on an embankment at Jamaica Pond Park in an unofficial, guerrilla landscaping. Next to the peace symbol is what appears to be a yin-yang symbol of white and red tulips that did not grow in...

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Opening Day

May 10, 2013
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