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Bikes of Spring

April 24, 2015
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Bikes of Spring

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Mayor’s new Olympic planning office raises questions

April 24, 2015
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A new City Office of Olympic Planning has been created by Mayor Martin Walsh to plan and review Boston’s controversial Olympic bid. But the office is already drawing criticism for being funded by the private bidding organization Boston 2024. And the City had no answers for some basic Gazette questions about it, including its...

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Expecting Mom

April 24, 2015
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Expecting Mom

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52 Montebello goes to RFP

April 24, 2015
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EGLESTON SQ.—A request for proposals (RFP) to buy an apartment building and vacant lot at 50-52 Montebello Road was issued by the City last month. The RFP seeks to preserve the lot as open space and have the apartments become affordable homeownership or rental housing. The site includes 50 Montebello Road, totaling approximately 5,625...

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Wake Up the Earth Festival returns May 2

April 24, 2015
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The 36th annual Wake Up the Earth Parade and Festival returns to Jamaica Plain on Sat., May 2. One of JP’s biggest annual celebrations, it highlights the neighborhood’s famed artistic and political-activist sides. It is a production of Spontaneous Celebrations, a JP-based festival and youth-programming organization. The celebration begins with two separate parades that...

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Education Thanks

April 24, 2015
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Traffic lights turn green in May

April 24, 2015
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The new traffic lights at the intersection of Centre and Burroughs streets should be fully operational in the second week of May, according to Boston Transportation Department spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos. BTD installed lights at the intersection late last year after conducting a study at the neighborhood’s request, but have not turned them on. The...

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Farewell to Lion

April 24, 2015
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Farewell to Lion

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JP Kids: JP class explores ancient Nubia

April 24, 2015
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Second-graders Anand Koulomzin and Braxton Rocha hold up a Nubian alphabet book. (Courtesy Photo)

Ancient Egypt has received a lot of attention in popular culture, but another kingdom along the Nile—Nubia—has received far less. A class at Jamaica Plain’s Mission Hill K-8 School has attempted to change that through creating a “museum of Nubia.” Ashleigh L’Heureux, who teaches a class of first- and second-graders at the Mission Hill...

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JP Kids: Regan League Opening Day is Sat.

April 24, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League will hold its 46th annual Opening Day parade and ceremonies on Sat., April 25. Players, coaches and parents with the youth baseball and softball league will begin the parade at 9 a.m. in Monument Square at Centre and South streets. The parade runs up Centre and S. Huntington...

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