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City assesses performing arts facilities

July 28, 2017
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Mayor Walsh and the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) released a draft Performing Arts Facilities Assessment, and are encouraging the public to review and submit feedback on it, according to a press release. The assessment evaluates the current and anticipated venue challenges of local performing arts organizations in Boston. “In Boston it’s our...

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Renovation of 52 Montebello Road completed

July 28, 2017
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The renovation of 52 Montebello Road into affordable-housing units has been completed and the property has been turned over to Urban Edge. The development team of Daniel Mangiacotti, Paul Iantosca, and Justin Iantosca had plans to turn 3200 Washington St. and 52 Montebello Road into a 76-unit residential complex, but a three-year long approval...

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Sandwich board signs regulations will soon be up for debate

July 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In bright colored letters across chalkboard signs, witty remarks or inspirational quotes entice a passerby to stop, look in and see what’s inside. These marketing tools help many small and larger businesses alike to get shoppers in the store across major shopping streets in Boston. In an...

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JP History: Q. and A. with Fresh Hair owner Joy Silverstein

July 28, 2017
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In the early 1980s, Joy Silverstein and a business partner opened up the Fresh Hair salon on South Street. Thirty-five years later, the business is still going strong and Silverstein will be hosting an anniversary block party tomorrow, July 29, to celebrate. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Silverstein to discuss...

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JP History: This Month in JP History

July 28, 2017
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The following are the Gazette’s top headlines from this month in Jamaica Plain history: 5 Years Ago: 2012 “Goddard House nursing home to shut down” The Goddard House Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center at 201 S. Huntington Ave. announced it was closing in September and leaving 100 seniors looking for new homes. The building...

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Letter:

July 28, 2017
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Recent shooting on Mission Hill This kind of heinous act has become a daily event in our cities and should be expected in a country that makes huge profits from the arms industry here and abroad, where video games that normalize violence for kids are replacing books, where HEALTH AND EDUCATION are taking a backseat...

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Op-eds

July 28, 2017
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Op-Ed: Conference on state budget By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez In early July, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a $40.2 billion FY18 Conference Committee budget. After the House and Senate pass their versions of the budget, three House and three Senate members meet to reconcile the differences between the budgets. The product...

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DCR nixes Anson Street dog proposal

July 14, 2017
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has decided not to convert a street hockey rink in the Southwest Corridor to a dog park as a result of community pushback, and will be considering proposals for new locations for a dog park in Jamaica Plain. DCR held a public meeting on April 5...

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JPNC questions leasing agreement at 105A S. Huntington Ave.; BPDA says everything fine

July 14, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) is questioning whether developer Anthony Nader of the 105A S. Huntington Ave. project and his company Cedar Valley Holding are violating a memorandum with the Boston Planning Development Agency (BPDA) by leasing units at the building to another company. Meanwhile, BPDA says that leasing agreement does not violate...

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July 14, 2017
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