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Lack of participation in the City’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes program upsets City Council

May 25, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette After seeing a decline in participation in the City’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes PILOT agreement with tax-exempt institutions, Councilors Lydia Edwards and Annissa Essaibi-George filed a hearing order during a May 9 City Council meeting to give a nudge to these institutions to contribute more to...

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Sights and Sounds, May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 5 for the June 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Self Esteem Boston’s 25th Gala Anniversary Dinner and Celebration, Fri. June 1 at Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue de Lafayette,...

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CLEAN-UP OF THE ARBORWAY HILLSIDE

May 25, 2018
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CLEAN-UP OF THE ARBORWAY HILLSIDE

The Arborway Coalition hosted a clean-up on May 6 of the Arborway Hillside, which is located across the Arborway from the Arnold Arboretum, between the main Arborway parkway and the residential upper Arborway, near the intersection of Arborway and Saint Rose Street. The coalition picked up trash, refreshed the stakes to mark the locations...

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CITY LIFE/VIDA URBANA ANNIVERSARY

May 25, 2018
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CITY LIFE/VIDA URBANA ANNIVERSARY

Courtesy Photos City Life/Vida Urbana, a Jamaica Plain-based housing justice organization, held its 45th anniversary celebration May 19 at the Melkite Cathedral. More than 250 people attended the event, which was called “Uprise.” “We are really proud to both be fighting in the short term to make sure that everybody that walks through our...

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JP Agenda, May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 5 for the June 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Mayor Walsh Office Hours, Thurs. May 31 at Mozart St. Playground, 10 Mozart St. Jamaica Plain. Complimentary coffee and breakfast. 9:30am-10:30am....

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Invitacion, May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 5 de junio para la edición del 8 de junio. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones El Comité de Servicio Público, JPNC, martes, 5 jun, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South Street. Agenda: petición de Happy Market and Spirits en 128 South...

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City Council extends sandwich board signs program

May 25, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette More work has yet to be done to figure out the rules and regulations governing sandwich board signs in Beacon Hill and the Back Bay. After two years of hearings and working sessions, the City Council voted to continue the pilot program for another year to work...

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HONORED

May 25, 2018
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HONORED

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City Council notes

May 25, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The City Council met on Wednesday, May 9 for a public hearing at City Hall. Liquor Licenses Government Operations Committee Chair Mike Flaherty and City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, sponsor of the bill, reported back to the City Council regarding a home-rule petition for a special law to...

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HELPING OTHERS

May 25, 2018
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HELPING OTHERS

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