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JP officials voice Olympic doubts and questions

February 13, 2015
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Several local elected officials are expressing doubts and calling for more details on Boston’s Olympics bid following the first public meetings hosted by Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston 2024 bid committee. While the City Council is forming an Olympics subcommittee, it appears JP’s State House leaders will let Boston 2024’s own meetings serve...

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Olimpiadas tendrían grandes impactos locales

February 13, 2015
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Jules Boykoff, un antiguo jugador de fútbol y actualmente un académico que estudia las Olimpiadas, dice que Boston debe esperar numerosos impactos a escala comunitaria si albergue los Juegos Olímpicos de verano de 2024. Boykoff dijo que los residentes de Boston pueden disfrutar de “los mejores atletas del mundo durante una fiesta divertida de...

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Olympics comes with big local impacts, prof says

February 13, 2015
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Jules Boykoff, a former professional soccer player turned Olympics-studying academic, says Boston can expect a major trade-off of fun versus community impacts if it hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics. Boykoff said that residents on the one hand can watch “the best athletes in the world for a really fun two-and-a-half-week party.” But on the...

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Councilor seeks Olympics vote

February 13, 2015
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City Councilor Josh Zakim last week filed an order for four nonbinding questions about Boston’s 2024 Summer Olympics bid to appear on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballots. The yes-or-no questions would ask whether Boston should host the Games, and if so, whether public money or seizing of private property by eminent domain should...

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Shelter: ‘Wait and see’ on Olympics homeless impact

February 13, 2015
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The Shattuck Shelter, which abuts Franklin Park at its 120-bed Morton Street location, is saying its “too early” to comment on how the proposed 2024 Boston Olympics might affect it. Previous Olympics have seen the host cities attempt to cleanse the streets of homeless people, while Olympics-triggered housing displacement has sometimes increased the homeless...

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Advisory group forming for Economy Plumbing site

February 13, 2015
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An Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the proposed redevelopment of the Economy Plumbing building site at 3190-3204 Washington Street is currently being formed by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). That and other updates on the proposed project were expected to be discussed at a community meeting this week that has been cancelled due to...

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JP activists travel to newly open Cuba

February 13, 2015
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Three Jamaica Plain-based activists are part of a 150-strong delegation traveling to Cuba this week, following the recent thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations. Laura Foner, Emily Achtenberg and Mary Meehan are taking part of the CODEPINK-organized trip. CODEPINK is a women-led peace and human rights organization. “I am so excited to be visiting Cuba at...

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Casey Arborway project impacted by weather

February 13, 2015
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The recent record snow has impacted the Casey Arborway project, but to what extent remains unclear. The Casey Arborway project will replace the Casey Overpass, which carries Route 203 over the Forest Hills T Station area. A new six- to eight-land surface road will be constructed. The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a...

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Snowed Under

February 13, 2015
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Snowed Under

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Children’s Winter Festival coming to Franklin Park

February 13, 2015
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The Children’s Winter Festival is scheduled to take place Thurs., Feb. 19 at the Franklin Park Golf Course Clubhouse. The festival includes a New England Aquarium tadpole exhibit; Science on the Street tabletop experiments; an artifact display hosted by the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology; a Boston Nature Center scavenger hunt and nature...

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