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Group to host JP library fundraiser

March 24, 2017
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With the renovated Jamaica Plain Branch Library slated to reopen sometime in mid to late May, the library’s “friends” group will host a fundraiser on May 5. Gretchen Grozier, co-chair of the Friends of the JP Branch Library, said in a phone interview that the fundraiser will help support new programs in the renovated...

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ZBA hearing on 25 Amory St. delayed

March 24, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing on the 25 Amory St. project has been postponed until April 25, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The project, which is being proposed by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, was expected to go before the ZBA on...

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DCR called out for slow action on parkway project

March 24, 2017
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation Department (DCR) is being called out for the slow action on the parkway improvement project. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council chair Kevin Moloney said a recent meeting about the project with DCR Commissioner Leo Roy went “from disappointing to frustrating,” while local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez said the...

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Real Estate Today: State of the real estate market

March 24, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain real estate market continues to boom with prices soaring and inventory at a shocking low. According to Josh Muncey, real estate agent at RE/MAX Destiny, buyers are jumping into the market very quickly, but there isn’t that much to choose from. Including condos, single families, and multi-families, there are 26 properties...

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BPDA approves rec center changes

March 24, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency board during its March 16 meeting approved the changes to the Jackson Square Recreation Center. Jackson Square Partners filed a notice of project change (NPC) with the BPDA for the Jackson Square Recreation Center late last year. About 11 acres of land in Jackson Square is being redeveloped...

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Real Estate Today: Local resident pens landlord book

March 24, 2017
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Peter Shapiro, resident of Jamaica Plain since 1986, has recently published a book about how to be a good landlord. “The Good Landlord: A Guide to Making a Profit While Making a Difference” is a manual for landlords and property managers about how and why to practice effective communication and relationship building that can...

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Real Estate Today: IAG meets to review revised Goddard House project

March 24, 2017
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Members of the impact advisory group (IAG) for the Goddard House project met on March 13 to review the scaled-down proposal with most of the group approving of the changes. The alterations to the project were presented to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) monthly meeting on March 16 and were approved. The...

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Invitacion, March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017
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El plazo para el calendario de eventos es 12pm, martes, 11 abril, para la edición del 14 abril. Reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Reunión para el propuesto parque de perros, proponemos un área para perros sin lazo en Southwest Corridor Park, miércoles, 5 abr, 6.30-8pm, el auditorio...

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JP Agenda, March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Apr. 11 for the Apr. 14 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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Letters:

March 24, 2017
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Water meter and privacy When the Boston Water & Sewer Commission sent notices seekking to enter customers’ property to install higher-technology meters, I requested a statement as to whether new meters do or do not contain devices potentially violating people’s privacy. The response was to threaten to shut off the water service, and with...

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