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City to audit Main Street groups

September 23, 2011
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The city Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) will this year send compliance officers out to all 18 Boston Main Street organizations, DND spokesperson Jessica Shumaker told the Gazette this week. Following that, the city will conduct rolling audits of one-third of the organizations every year, she said, and offer increased technical support for Main...

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City: Hyde/Jackson Main Street still active

September 23, 2011
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Thanks to support from city Department of Neighborhood staffers, Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) has remained active since Executive Director Carlos Scillachi was suspended in July, DND spokesperson Jessica Shumaker told the Gazette this week. In an email, Shumaker said that DND staffers are working with a 13 local businesses on signage improvement projects....

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Whole Foods will not create fund

September 23, 2011
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Whole Foods Market will not agree to set up a “fund for use by JP community groups,” a main request of a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) committee trying to negotiate a “good neighbor agreement” with the supermarket. Whole Foods described the request as one that “has never been made by any other retailer...

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Company offers cargo flights

September 23, 2011
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IMEX Cargo is aiming to serve the Hispanic community with a new station offering personal and commercial cargo shipping by air. The cargo will ship via Amerijet to the Caribbean, Latin America and Mexico. The station, at 480 McClellan Highway in East Boston, is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 617-716-1023...

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11th Annual ‘Best of JP’ winners

September 23, 2011
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The following are the “Best of JP 2011” as chosen by Gazette readers. More than 700 ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. In a tribute to the neighborhood, over 50 businesses were nominated as Best Place to Work, and over 80 as Friendliest Business.   BEST PLACE TO… Enjoy the outdoors: Arnold Arboretum...

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Wine store near school draws concern

September 23, 2011
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A high-end wine and beer store aiming to open across from the Curley K-8 School will seek approval from the school and nearby churches, owner Michael Dupuy told the Gazette. Streetcar Wine & Beer, proposed for 488 Centre St., would not sell snack food or cheep beer, and Dupuy is trained in catching underage...

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Pet grooming comes to South St.

September 23, 2011
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A new pet grooming service, Pups ‘n Paradise, has opened its doors at 142B South St. First-time business owner Jeniffer Mitchell is no novice to cat and dog grooming, starting the trade at Norfolk County Agricultural High School while only 15. “It seems like a very dog-friendly area,” Mitchell told the Gazette. Mitchell is...

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JP Neighborhood Council Candidates’ Statements

September 16, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council election will be held Sat., Sept. 24, with polling places at: the Forest Hills T Station (3700 Washington St.); J.P. Licks (659 Centre St.); and Stop & Shop (301 Centre St.). Polls will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Any JP resident 16 or older can vote. Voters...

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Whole Foods nixes JPNC request

September 14, 2011
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Whole Foods Market said it will not agree to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s request for a “fund for use by JP community groups,” in a statement emailed to the Gazette this morning. The statement indicated that such a fund was part of an un-publicized “good neighbor agreement” that JPNC members proposed to Whole...

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Group calls on Whole Foods to sign agreement

September 13, 2011
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Whose Foods? Whose Community? The Coalition for a Diverse and Affordable JP released a statement today calling on Whole Foods to sign a “good neighbor” agreement presented to the company by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC). In the letter, Whose Foods calls for the agreement to include promises by Whole Foods to pay...

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