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ZBA process separates small projects

August 29, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh recently announced the creation of streamlined Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) process for small businesses and smaller residential applications. A subcommittee of the ZBA will meet bi-weekly to hear zoning relief requests from small businesses and smaller residential projects. The move will is aimed at aiding small businesses and homeowners making...

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Innovative Open Space

August 29, 2014
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Innovative Open Space

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New Mural

August 29, 2014
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New Mural

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More JP liquor licenses possible

August 29, 2014
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Jamaica Plain businesses and restaurants might soon have more liquor licenses available thanks to legislation recently passed by the state Legislature. Increasing the amount of City liquor licenses has been a pet issue for At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley. She has criticized the lack of licenses available for neighborhood businesses, saying too many are...

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Dominican Parade

August 29, 2014
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Dominican Parade

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New minister arrives at First Church UU

August 29, 2014
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First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist (UU) saw new Interim Minister Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris begin her two-year term on Aug. 15. Robinson-Harris is taking over the post from Rev. Terry Burke, who retired in June after 31 years. “My hope for this ministry is that I will be deeply engaged in building beloved community,...

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Indian food may come to Forest Hills

August 29, 2014
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A new Indian restaurant may be coming to Forest Hills. Punjab Foods, Inc., doing business as Tikki Masala Indian Restaurant, received the support of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Public Service Committee for a food and beer and wine license at its Aug. 5 meeting. The approval stipulates a a 10 p.m. closing and...

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Locals remember Icaza’s activism

August 29, 2014
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Longtime Jamaica Plain resident and activist Carlos Icaza, who died Aug. 16, is being remembered by many of those whose lives and organizations he touched. He served in various roles on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) and on the JP Business and Professional Association since the 1980s. He was part of the team...

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West Roxbury man dies in JP truck accident

August 20, 2014
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The State Police is investigating a truck accident on Morton Street near the rotary in Jamaica Plain that killed a West Roxbury man Monday night, according to mspnews.org. A preliminary investigation by the State Police has found that a truck traveling eastbound on Morton Street swerved off the road around 10 p.m. and came...

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Library plan would have more glass, fewer books

August 15, 2014
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Library plan would have more glass, fewer books

An advanced renovation plan of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library at 12 Sedgwick St., revealed at an Aug. 15 meeting, would add flexible space, but also reduce the book collection. The proposed addition of a computer bar and reading room would create a new entrance facing South Street and give a “civic presence” to...

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