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Homeless care development opens Sat.

April 29, 2016
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PARKSIDE—The long-awaited homeless care development at 461 Walnut Ave. will officially open tomorrow, April 30, according to a press release. The project, which was developed by Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), faced a lively community process and a two-year lawsuit before breaking ground more...

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Immigrant advancement a focus for the City

April 29, 2016
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As part of a strategic rebranding process, Mayor Martin Walsh has announced that the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians will now be named the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement in an effort to empower immigrant residents and recognize their contributions to Boston, according to a press release. The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement will...

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DCR’s plan for parkways improvements crawls forward

April 29, 2016
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) plan for improving safety and access to the parklands and parkways of the Emerald Necklace in Jamaica Plain is progressing at a snail’s pace and it appears the Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive intersection will be the first area tackled. The project focuses on three...

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JPNC election tomorrow

April 29, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) election will be held tomorrow, April 30, with polling places at: the Harvest Co-op (3815 Washington St.); J.P. Licks (659 Centre St.); and Stop & Shop (301 Centre St.). Polls will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any JP resident 16 or older can vote. Voters should...

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Verizon to eventually bring fiber-optic network to Jamaica Plain

April 29, 2016
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Jamaica Plain residents will eventually have more choices for their broadband providers due to a new partnership between Verizon and Boston. Verizon will invest $300 million over six years to replace the existing copper-based infrastructure with a fiber-optic network platform to offer large bandwidths and speeds, according to a press release. The change is...

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JP Agenda, April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 10 for the May 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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Invitacion, April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 10 de mayo para la edición del 12 de mayo. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Discusión sobre las decoraciones de navidad en Centre/South, miércoles, 11 mayo, 7pm, en Taylor House Bed and...

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Greenovate award

April 29, 2016
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Greenovate award

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Sights and Sounds, April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 10 for the May 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council neighborhood election, Sat. Apr. 30 10am-5:00pm at JP Licks on Centre Street, Stop & Shop near Jackson...

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JP Kids: English High School performing arts program transformed

April 29, 2016
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JP Kids: English High School performing arts program transformed

Eytan Wurman, the visual and performing arts director at English High School (EHS), has transformed the program over the past four years, and has goals to further enhance it. Wurman took over the program in 2012, and told the Gazette in a phone interview that EHS and his program have “transformed miraculously” since that...

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