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Taller de autos de JP vuelva ecológico

June 5, 2015
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Taller de autos de JP vuelva ecológico

Tras el éxito de la transición de una empresa local hacia la eliminación de materiales tóxicos, JP New Economy Transition (JPNET) está ayudando a Salcedo Auto Center en 3377 Washington St. a hacer lo mismo. Rafael Salcedo, el propietario y residente de West Roxbury dijo al Gazette (en castellano con traducción del miembro de...

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Zoning hearing delayed on 3200 Washington St.

June 5, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee’s hearing on the proposed development at 3200 Washington St. has been deferred until June 17. The committee was originally supposed to hear the project on May 20. The developers, Dan Mangiacotti and Paul Iantosca, have plans to build a 76-unit development project with 11 affordable units and...

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Bridging Forest Hills keeps up Casey fight

June 5, 2015
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Bridging Forest Hills (BFH) will continue to oppose the Casey Arborway project, even as construction is underway founding member Jeffrey Ferris told the Gazette last week. The group has a petition to the governor it intends to circulate to drivers stuck in Casey construction traffic, according to its recent activism emails. BFH, a community...

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JP auto shop goes green

June 5, 2015
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JP auto shop goes green

Following the success of transitioning one local business away from toxic materials, JP New Economy Transition (JP NET) is helping Salcedo Auto Center at 3377 Washington St. do the same. Owner and West Roxbury resident Rafael Salcedo, speaking in Spanish with translation by JP NET member Carlos Espinoza-Toro, told the Gazette during a visit...

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Renovation planned for South St. building

June 5, 2015
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Renovation planned for South St. building

Croan McCormack has plans to renovate 108-110 South St. into a four-unit residential building, while retaining the two commercial spaces out front, according to spokesperson John Moran of Alpine Services. The proposed project is slated to go before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee June 3, after the Gazette deadline. Moran said the...

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JP reverend moves to Missouri to continue activism

June 5, 2015
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Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, an activist minister who spent months in Ferguson, Mo. training protesters in non-violent civil disobedience, has moved from Jamaica Plain to St. Louis to continue that work. Spokesperson Keiller MacDuff told the Gazette that Sekou made the move last month “to base himself there for a while in order to...

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Homeless Care

June 5, 2015
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Homeless Care

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Park group builds its list of Olympics questions

June 5, 2015
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The Franklin Park Coalition is building its list of questions about the proposed Olympics use of the park, and hopes to meet with Boston 2024 about them soon. Some of those questions came from the FPC’s May 9 annual meeting. “We are creating a list of questions to ask 2024 and will meet with...

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Dog groomer opens on Centre St.

June 5, 2015
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Dog groomer opens on Centre St.

Dog groomers and pet daycare shop Fancy Schmancy opened at 610 Centre Street in mid-April. “My job is literally to shower your pet with love and fun. Nothing could be better,” co-owner Nancy Baxter told the Gazette. Offering both full-service and do-it-yourself dog grooming, as well as retail items like leashes, collars and food,...

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Mayor talks parks, youth jobs at JP coffee hour

June 5, 2015
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Mayor talks parks, youth jobs at JP coffee hour

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh stopped by Jamaica Plain’s Brewer-Burroughs playground on Brewer Street last week on his yearly Community Coffee Hour tour. He spoke briefly to the small crowd about increased funding for city parks, including adding a proposed $20 million to the capital budget and adding another $20 million for park cleaning and...

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