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Pond bench to be dedicated to local man

June 19, 2015
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Pond bench to be dedicated to local man

A bench at Jamaica Pond will be dedicated to the memory of a local man, Noah Katz, in a June 20 ceremony. Katz, who died unexpectedly last summer, was a marathoner who ran around the pond and frequented a bench on its eastern side, which became known to friends as his “office.” JP resident...

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Bikes and Wi-Fi among youth budget priorities

June 19, 2015
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More Hubway bikes and free Wi-Fi. A renovated school gym. And more water-bottle refilling stations in parks like the one pioneered at Jamaica Pond. Those are the City budget priorities chosen by a vote of more than 2,500 Boston youths in Mayor Martin Walsh’s annual Youth Participatory Budgeting Vote, according to a City press...

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Zoning Committee approves South St. dev.

June 19, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee voted earlier this month to approve Croan McCormack’s planned renovation of 108-110 South St. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ Office said a hearing date has not been scheduled for the project. McCormack plans to renovate 108-110 South St. into a four-unit apartment building, while retaining the...

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New Olympics protest group forms

June 19, 2015
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Franklin Park Area Stop Boston Olympics members (from left) Isaac Hoeh, Chris Hoeh, Hussein Bashir, Cole Rainey-Slavick and Sarah Slavick pose with hobby horses during a June 13 anti-Olympics protest at Franklin Park. (Courtesy Photo)

Franklin Park Area Stop Boston Olympics, a new local group protesting Boston’s 2024 Summer Olympics bid, recently formed. The group held its first meeting June 11 in Jamaica Plain, and its first protest event June 13 at Franklin Park, where members posed with hobby horses in mockery of Olympic equestrian events planned there. However,...

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Nativity Grads

June 19, 2015
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Nativity Grads

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Senior Visit

June 19, 2015
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Senior Visit

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ZBA approves 38-42 Hyde Park Ave.

June 19, 2015
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on June 2 approved City Realty Group’s (CRG) proposed development at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. CRG plans to turn 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. into a three-storey building with six residential units above a first-floor commercial space. There is currently a one-story building at the site, which used...

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Forest Hills Gap

June 19, 2015
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Forest Hills Gap

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St. Paul Centennial

June 19, 2015
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St. Paul Centennial

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JP Pets: Dog park demand still high; number still low

June 19, 2015
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The demand for off-leash dog parks in Jamaica Plain remains high, as a walk through the Arnold Arboretum shows, but the options for owners are slim and don’t look promising anytime soon. The current options for JP dog owners are a community-organized and -maintained off-leash dog park on City land on Beecher Street and...

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