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Anti-Olympic activist to appear at JP comedy night

March 27, 2015
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Laughing Liberally Boston, a political comedy show, will feature a special guest star at JP’s Riot Theater on Sat., March 28: anti-Olympic activist Robin Jacks of the group NoBoston2024. Part of the show features a “Daily Show”-style interview with a local activist or journalist, Riot spokesperson and Laughing Liberally host Matt Filipowicz said. At...

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State of JP outcomes focus on housing affordability

March 27, 2015
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This year’s State of our Neighborhood (SOON), held on Feb. 26 at the Kennedy Elementary School, generated new commitments from community members to improve JP’s housing problems through the lens of racial equity. According to Juan Gonzalez and Giovanny Valencia, employees at the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and members of the SOON...

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Petition asks mayor to stop house demo

March 27, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association has started a petition asking Mayor Martin Walsh to stop the planned demolition of a historic house at 21 Yale Terrace. Bicon Dental Implants, a 501 Arborway business, has a proposal to demolish the 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace and replace it with a parking garage...

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Talent Show

March 27, 2015
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Talent Show

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Community skeptical of Franklin Park Olympics use

March 13, 2015
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Boston 2024 underwent a barrage of aggressive questioning from community members about its proposed use of Franklin Park as an Olympics venue at a meeting March 5. The majority of the roughly 80 attendees at the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC)-hosted meeting ranged from skeptical to outright hostile about the Olympics plan. Boston 2024 suggested...

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Egleston History

March 13, 2015
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Egleston History

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Connolly has new kids’ librarian

March 13, 2015
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Connolly has new kids’ librarian

After seven months without a children’s librarian, the Connolly Library at 433 Centre St. welcomed Sujei Lugo to the position in January. Lugo previously lived and worked in Somerville before relocating to JP, within walking distance to her new library. “I moved when I started here,” she told the Gazette last week. “I haven’t...

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New BPS superintendent is chosen

March 13, 2015
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In a 5-to-2 vote on March 3, the Boston School Committee named Dr. Tommy Chang the next superintendent of Boston Public Schools (BPS). “Dr. Chang will provide the leadership that our school system needs and I am confident that his innovative views on education will move our students forward. We need a transformative leader...

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Comunidad escéptica acerca de las Olimpiadas

March 13, 2015
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En una reunión el 5 de marzo, Boston 2024 recibió una oleada de interrogación de miembros de la comunidad sobre su uso propuesto de Franklin Park como uno de las sedes olímpicas. La mayoría de los ochenta asistentes a la reunión presentada por la coalición de Franklin Park (FCP) fue escéptica e incluso hostil...

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Snow delays Casey project to May

March 13, 2015
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The record snowfall the area has received has pushed back the closure of the Casey Overpass until the end of May, said officials at the second construction update meeting hosted by the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) on March 9. Officials also responded to concerns raised over asbestos and dust contamination. They said that...

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