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Dist. 7 candidates selected

September 28, 2011
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Incumbent Tito Jackson and political newcomer Shaneal Parker will be the District 7 candidates for City Councilor following their first and second place finishes in the district preliminary election Sept. 27. Jackson received 76 percent of the 2,467 votes cast. Parker got 11.1 percent. The other candidates, Althea Garrison and Roy Owens, won 8.8...

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New Neighborhood Council elected

September 26, 2011
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Updated Casting close to 800 votes—more than twice as many as in the last election in 2009—Jamaica Plain residents elected a new Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Sept. 24. The Council seats 20 members: five from each of three “areas” of the neighborhood and five at-large, or neighborhood-wide, members. There were not enough candidates to...

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District 7 votes Sept. 27

September 23, 2011
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The preliminary City Council election for District 7 will be held Sept. 27. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In that race, the only preliminary vote being held in JP this year, incumbent Tito Jackson is facing three challengers, Althea Garrison, Roy Owens and Sheneal Parker. District 7 is mostly...

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JPNC election is Sept. 24

September 23, 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 and...

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Conozca a su vecino para JPNC

September 23, 2011
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La señora Doris no sabe que hay elecciones este sábado 24. Al igual que ella hay un grupo, bastante grande, que también no conoce lo que es el consejo del vecindario y que hay 18 candidatos que buscan un sitio en un proceso que tiene características muy especiales donde no se requiere ser ciudadano...

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Civil War Remembrance

September 23, 2011
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Civil War Remembrance

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Feminist icon moves to JP

September 23, 2011
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Feminist icon moves to JP

Jessica Valenti, the founder of feministing.com and the face of 21st century feminism, has joined the ranks of Jamaica Plain residents. Leaving her life-long home of New York a few weeks ago was the cap on an already busy year. Valenti and husband Andrew had time to plan the move, she told the Gazette...

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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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