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Parkman/Perkins improvement project clears key hurdle

May 12, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The long-awaited improvement project at the intersection of Francis Parkman Drive and Perkins Street cleared a key hurdle last month as the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) approved the proposal. The Parkman/Perkins proposal is part of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation Department (DCR) parkway improvement project....

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Evento anual explora la justicia racial, vivienda económica y otros asuntos

May 12, 2017
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El 27 de abril, la escuela Curley presentó el séptimo anual Estado del Vecindario donde los residentes de Jamaica Plain podían compartir ideas sobre asuntos sociales como la vivienda económica y la justica racial. El evento fue organizado por Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) junto con otras organizaciones locales. “Iniciamos el Estado del...

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Renovated library equipped for hearing aide system

May 12, 2017
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The renovated Jamaica Plain Branch Library will have a technology called a looping system to help those with hearing loss, according to Susan Jacoby, a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America-Boston Chapter, which is the group that helped get the system installed. A dedication of the new looping system will be held...

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Sights and Sounds, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 23 for the May 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Wake up the Earth, festival has been rescheduled for Sat. May 13. Parade starts at 10:30 at Curtis Hall. Sweet...

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No decision on DCR’s dog park

May 12, 2017
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has not made a decision about its proposal for a dog park in the Southwest Corridor Park, according spokesperson Mark Steffen. DCR held a public meeting on April 5 to propose building an off-leash dog park within the Southwest Corridor Park near Anson Street. The plan...

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Invitacion, May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: 23 de mayo para la edición del 26 de mayo. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Comité de avisos comunitarios (Policía de Boston E-13), martes, 16 may, 6.30pm, estación E-13, 3347 Washington St. Reunión mensual de la policía de distrito...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee to review Forest Hills project

May 12, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee will review “The Residences at Forest Hills” project at 3694 Washington St. during its May 17 meeting. “The Residences at Forest Hills” was submitted to Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last year in a project notification form (PNF) by Criterion Development Partners and was approved by...

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Q. and A. with local author Randy Susan Meyers

May 12, 2017
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“The Widow of Wall Street” is the latest novel from author Randy Susan Meyers, a Jamaica Plain resident. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Meyers about her new novel. (The session has been edited.) For more information about the book or Meyers, visit randysusanmeyers.com. Q: Where did the inspiration for the...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Check-in with RVMS

May 12, 2017
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Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) has been diving into spring by hosting family-friendly events in vacant buildings and planning a local business forum and farmers market. RVMS is an independent nonprofit that aims to bring together local volunteers, businesses, and public agencies to strengthen Roslindale Village economically and aesthetically. Alia Hamada Forrest, executive director...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Walk Hill St. development heads to BPDA board

May 12, 2017
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The 289 Walk Hill St. residential development in Roslindale is slated to go before the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The BPDA board will review the project during its May 11 meeting, which is after the Gazette deadline, and will likely approve it. The BPDA staff...

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