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Letter: Local elections matter

August 26, 2016
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As the co-chairs of the Jamaica Plain Progressives, we urge our neighbors in JP to support Katie Forde for the Suffolk County Register of Deeds. The reasons to support Katie are both practical and political. As a practical matter, Katie is the only candidate with the needed experience. The registry is critical to anyone buying...

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Op-Ed: National Night Out

August 26, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Recently, I visited neighborhoods across Boston, from Hyde Park to Brighton, from Mattapan to East Boston, for “National Night Out” with members of the Boston Police Department and Commissioner William Evans. We spent time with residents of all ages in nearly every neighborhood, playing games, eating food and ice cream,...

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City ends off-leash Beecher Street dog park

August 12, 2016
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Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) has announced that because of complaints, the Beecher Street Park is no longer to be used as a space for dogs to run off-leash. The site has been used as an unofficial dog park for many years. Meanwhile, Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley wrote a letter to...

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SNA members weigh-in on Plan: JP/Rox study

August 12, 2016
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By Sara Selevitch Special to the Gazette Roughly 25 community members gathered on July 27 at Doyle’s Cafe for a joint Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Stonybrook Neighborhood Association meeting to discuss the first draft of the Plan: JP/Rox study, which seeks to develop the 250 acres between Forest Hills, Egleston Square, and Jackson...

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A NIGHT OF GREAT MUSIC

August 12, 2016
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A NIGHT OF GREAT MUSIC

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Developer revises plan for James’s Gate parking lot; reveals proposal for James’s Gate site

August 12, 2016
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The developer for the project at the former James’s Gate parking lot at 14-16 McBride St. has updated his proposal to include two, three-story townhouses. He has also revealed his plans to build a five-story, mixed-used development at the James’s Gate site. Meanwhile, a cooperative group has formed to attempt to have a community-led...

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Miembros de SNA comentan en el estudio Plan: JP/Rox

August 12, 2016
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De Sara Selevitch Especial a la Gaceta Alrededor de 25 miembros de la comunidad se juntaron el 27 de julio en Doyle’s Café para una reunión de Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) y Stonybrook Neighborhood Association para hablar sobre el primer borrador del estudio Plan: JP/Rox, que busca desarrollar los 250 acres entre Forest Hills,...

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Boston Creates spawns artist funding

August 12, 2016
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Artists in Boston can now apply for grants to help them share their work with the public, continue their professional development, or teach others through a new program, “The Opportunity Fund,” according to a press release. The pilot grant program is a result of the Boston Creates cultural plan, which was unveiled in mid-June....

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3193 Washington St. proposal likely heads to BRA board

August 12, 2016
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City Realty’s 3193 Washington St. development proposal is heading to the Boston Redevelopment Authority board, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. Some residents have voiced opposition to the project, citing its potential impact on gentrification and questioning the reputation of City Realty. The BRA board will review the project during its Aug. 11 meeting, which...

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Former Roxse Homes worker sentenced for taking bribes

August 12, 2016
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A scheme to rent low-income apartments to non-eligible applicants has been discovered, and a Jamaica Plain resident has been sentenced to two years in prison and two years probation, according to a press release. Ismel Morales, 36, of Jamaica Plain, was working as the maintenance technician for Roxse Homes, a subsidized housing development on...

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