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July 14, 2017
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One competitive Council race in JP for preliminary

July 14, 2017
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There will be one competitive City Council race—District 7—in Jamaica Plain during the City’s preliminary election Sept. 26, according to a list provided by the City’s Election Department. City Councilor Matt O’Malley of District 6, which represents most of Jamaica Plain, and City Councilor Andrea Joy Campbell of District 4, which covers parts of...

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JPNC investiga el contrato de arrendamiento de 105A S. Huntington Ave.

July 14, 2017
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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) está investigando una posible violación del contrato de arrendamiento entre Anthony Nader de Cedar Valley Housing y Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA). Nader alquiló varias unidades en su proyecto de 105A S. Huntington a otra compañía. Nader ha construido un edificio de 195 unidades con el nombre Serenity en...

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HJSMS to host Spanish play in Mozart Park

July 14, 2017
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Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) will host Escena Latina Teatro’s performance of Dolores Prida’s play “Botánica” from July 27-29 at Mozart Park, according to a press release. Escena Latina Teatro is a nonprofit dedicated to providing a Spanish language theatrical experience to a diverse audience through theatre productions, art education, and youth programs. HJSMS...

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Safe injection site gets hearing at City Hall, not much council support

July 14, 2017
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By Seth Daniels Special to the Gazette Calling it everything from ‘asinine’ to ‘absolutely necessary,’ the City Council’s Committee on Homelessness and Addiction Services held a hearing June 19 on the recently touted plan by the state and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) on Safe Injection Facilities (SIFs) – sites that have been floated...

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City Council to look at parking access for health care attendants

July 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette City Councilor Josh Zakim along with Councilor Michael Flaherty asked for a hearing to discuss the City’s current process for granting parking permits to in-home health care attendants serving residents, at the City Council hearing on June 21. Constituents living in the downtown neighborhoods have brought this...

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ZBA approves Forest Hills project

July 14, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on June 27 approved the “The Residences at Forest Hills” project, according to Inspectional Services Department spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. “The Residences at Forest Hills” was submitted to Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last year in a project notification form (PNF) by Criterion Development...

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CSMS has new president, executive director

July 14, 2017
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Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, has a new executive director (Ginger Brown) and board president (Michael Reiskind), according to a press release. CSMS has gone through turbulent times recently. The previous director, Kevin Johnson, left early this year after serving just four week. Before that, the organization was leaderless since 2014,...

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Police officer charged with making false statements

July 14, 2017
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Boston Police Department’s (BPD) District E-13 detective supervisor Bruce Smith has been charged in a federal court with repeatedly making false statements to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Department of Homeland Security, according to a press release. He was released on conditions and unsecured bond of $50,000. Smith, 53, of Randolph, was...

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JPNC delays vote on medical marijuana dispensary

July 14, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has delayed a vote on a proposal by Massachusetts Patient Foundation Inc. (MPF) to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Forest Hills, according to JPNC chair Kevin Moloney. The council had been expected to vote on the proposal during its June 27 meeting. Moloney said officials from MPF...

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