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Church owners set deadline in negotiations

May 10, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and the New Atlantic Development have said that a decision will need to be made within 60 days in the negotiations with the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) over the possibility of that organization buying the former Blessed Sacrament Church building. “We told them everyday resources are...

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Big crowd, officials back Task Force church bid

May 10, 2013
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By John Ruch and Peter Shanley, Gazette Staff A crowd of about 150 people and three of Boston’s mayoral candidates were among those backing the Hyde Square Task Force’s (HSTF) attempt to purchase the former Blessed Sacrament Church building at a May 3 rally  in front of the 365 Centre St. church. City Councilors...

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Wake Up Walk

May 10, 2013
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Mayor candidate Connolly tours Hyde/Jackson

May 10, 2013
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At-Large City Councilor John Connolly, who is running for mayor, came to Jamaica Plain on April 29 for a walking tour from Canary Square to Jackson Square, where he talked to business owners and residents about a variety of issues, including streamlining the permitting process for restaurants. About halfway through the tour, Connolly sat...

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City Life marks 40 years of helping residents

May 10, 2013
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City Life/Vida Urbana (CLVU), a JP-based nonprofit, is celebrating 40 years of empowering struggling tenants and homeowners with a May 18 dinner fundraiser in Dorchester. Founded in 1973 as the Jamaica Plain Tenants Action Group by activists “who wanted to commit themselves to making life better for working-class folks,” according to CLVU Organizing Coordinator...

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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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