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BAPA names holiday decoration winners

January 8, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association chose 15 winners for its 2015 Business District Holiday Decorations Contest. Ninety-four businesses in the Centre and South Street districts were seen to have decorations for the holiday season and were awarded points for being most artistic, most festive, and most inviting to customers. New Leaf Flores...

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BPL spokesperson talks neighborhood libraries

January 8, 2016
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BPL spokesperson talks neighborhood libraries

The Jamaica Plain Branch Library is closed for a much needed $10 million renovation. The Gazette recently spoke with Boston Public Library spokesperson Rosemary Lavery via email about where the JP Branch Library programs have gone and what the neighborhood’s other two libraries, Egleston Square (2044 Columbus Ave.) and Connolly (433 Centre St.), have...

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MassDEP surveys 64 Allandale St. site, decision coming

January 8, 2016
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) conducted a survey on Dec. 18 of the 64 Allandale St. project site to determine whether it falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act and a decision is expected in February, according to MassDEP spokesperson Joe Ferson. MassDEP conducted a survey after receiving an appeal from the...

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JP Agenda, Jan. 8, 2016

January 8, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 26 for the Jan. 29 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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Invitacion, Jan. 8, 2016

January 8, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 26 de enero para la edición del 29 de enero. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión mensual de distrito E-13, reunión de la planificación estratégica jueves, 21 ene, 7pm en distrito E-13....

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Sanchez brings Latino elected officials together

January 8, 2016
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On Dec. 17, state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez held a celebratory luncheon for nearly 50 elected Latino officials in recognition of recent electoral gains throughout Massachusetts, according to a press release. After the November elections, there are now almost 50 Latino elected officials in the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which is a considerable growth from...

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HELPING OTHERS

January 8, 2016
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HELPING OTHERS

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Sights and Sounds, Jan. 8, 2016

January 8, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan 26 for the Jan. 29 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Laughing Liberally Boston, a monthly progressive political comedy show, Sat. Jan. 9, 8pm, $8. The Riot Theater, 146a South St....

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Neighborhood group forms in Parkside

January 8, 2016
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A new neighborhood association, Parkside Neighborhood Association (PNA), has formed and held its first meeting on Dec. 1. The group will meet every other month to share information, meet neighbors, and work together to address community issues, according to a press release. Jamaica Plain homeowners and renters who live between Iffley Road, Glen Road,...

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BPS receives $1.5 million art grant

January 8, 2016
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) has been awarded $1.5 million in grant funding from the Wallace Foundation to support its continuing expansion of arts education, according to a press release. The money will directly support the Boston Public School Arts Expansion Initiative, an effort to expand arts education that was launched in February 2009 as...

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