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Advisory group forming for Economy Plumbing site

February 13, 2015
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An Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the proposed redevelopment of the Economy Plumbing building site at 3190-3204 Washington Street is currently being formed by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). That and other updates on the proposed project were expected to be discussed at a community meeting this week that has been cancelled due to...

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JP activists travel to newly open Cuba

February 13, 2015
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Three Jamaica Plain-based activists are part of a 150-strong delegation traveling to Cuba this week, following the recent thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations. Laura Foner, Emily Achtenberg and Mary Meehan are taking part of the CODEPINK-organized trip. CODEPINK is a women-led peace and human rights organization. “I am so excited to be visiting Cuba at...

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Casey Arborway project impacted by weather

February 13, 2015
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The recent record snow has impacted the Casey Arborway project, but to what extent remains unclear. The Casey Arborway project will replace the Casey Overpass, which carries Route 203 over the Forest Hills T Station area. A new six- to eight-land surface road will be constructed. The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a...

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Snowed Under

February 13, 2015
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Snowed Under

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Children’s Winter Festival coming to Franklin Park

February 13, 2015
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The Children’s Winter Festival is scheduled to take place Thurs., Feb. 19 at the Franklin Park Golf Course Clubhouse. The festival includes a New England Aquarium tadpole exhibit; Science on the Street tabletop experiments; an artifact display hosted by the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology; a Boston Nature Center scavenger hunt and nature...

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Teen charged with gun possession

February 13, 2015
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JACKSON SQ.–A teen is facing firearms charges after Boston Police officers allegedly found a handgun hidden under a mattress in his bedroom in the Bromley-Heath public housing development, according to the Boston Police Department. According to BPD, officers visited the 17-year-old’s home at 9 Horan Way on Jan. 30 after state Department of Youth...

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Homeless shelter sees winter-storm crowds

February 13, 2015
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The 120-bed Shattuck Shelter on Morton Street has seen more homeless people seeking shelter from the harsh winter weather that has recently hit the region, according to Barbara V. Trevisan, a spokesperson for shelter operator Pine Street Inn. The Boston area has been smacked with several significant snowstorms in less than three weeks, leading...

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Chang-Díaz files bill for universal preschool

February 13, 2015
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Chang-Díaz files bill for universal preschool

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz announced a bill to implement universal preschool last month. “An Act Relative to Universal Pre-K Access” would create universal access to pre-school education for 3- and 4-year-olds, through public or private schools. The bill would create state funding following the same formula that already supports local school systems, like Boston...

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Community Honor

February 13, 2015
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Community Honor

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Music video director works with JP school class

February 13, 2015
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Music video director works with JP school class

Music video director J.R. Saint recently led a new video-production program for students at Jamaica Plain’s Community Academy. Community Academy at 25 Glen Road is a small, alternative public high school that serves students who have struggled in traditional classrooms. Saint grew up in Lawrence, Mass., and is now a well-known music video director...

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