El adelanto de inmigrantes un enfoque para la Ciudad

April 29, 2016
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Como parte del proceso estratégico de reposicionamiento de marca, el Alcalde Martin Walsh ha anunciado que la Oficina del Alcalde para los Nuevos Bostonianos ha pasado a denominarse la Oficina del Alcalde para el Adelanto de Inmigrantes en un esfuerzo para habilitar a los residentes inmigrantes y reconocer sus contribuciones a Boston, según un...

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Members of civic groups express concern on JP/Rox study

April 29, 2016
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Members of several civic groups who represent areas within the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) Plan: JP/Rox corridor study have written a letter to Mayor Martin Walsh and the City Council asking that no new developments be approved unless they adhere to the emerging guidelines from the study. The Mayor’s Office and the City Council...

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City Realty proposes 49-unit Washington St. development

April 29, 2016
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City Realty is proposing a $13 million, 49-unit condominium development at 3193 Washington Street, according to a project notification form (PNF) filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). “The project is intended to be transit oriented as the site lies within walking distance to both the Stonybrook and Green Street stations on the Orange...

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JP Observer: CPA would bring needed benefits to JP

April 29, 2016
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Riddle 1: What would likely raise millions of dollars for the three core areas of affordable housing, historic preservation, and outdoor recreation and open space in Boston through a minor property tax surcharge and matching state funds? Answer 1: The Community Preservation Act (CPA), if put on the November ballot by the City Council...

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Homeless care development opens Sat.

April 29, 2016
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PARKSIDE—The long-awaited homeless care development at 461 Walnut Ave. will officially open tomorrow, April 30, according to a press release. The project, which was developed by Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), faced a lively community process and a two-year lawsuit before breaking ground more...

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Immigrant advancement a focus for the City

April 29, 2016
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As part of a strategic rebranding process, Mayor Martin Walsh has announced that the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians will now be named the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement in an effort to empower immigrant residents and recognize their contributions to Boston, according to a press release. The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement will...

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DCR’s plan for parkways improvements crawls forward

April 29, 2016
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) plan for improving safety and access to the parklands and parkways of the Emerald Necklace in Jamaica Plain is progressing at a snail’s pace and it appears the Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive intersection will be the first area tackled. The project focuses on three...

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JPNC election tomorrow

April 29, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) election will be held tomorrow, April 30, with polling places at: the Harvest Co-op (3815 Washington St.); J.P. Licks (659 Centre St.); and Stop & Shop (301 Centre St.). Polls will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any JP resident 16 or older can vote. Voters should...

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Verizon to eventually bring fiber-optic network to Jamaica Plain

April 29, 2016
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Jamaica Plain residents will eventually have more choices for their broadband providers due to a new partnership between Verizon and Boston. Verizon will invest $300 million over six years to replace the existing copper-based infrastructure with a fiber-optic network platform to offer large bandwidths and speeds, according to a press release. The change is...

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JP Agenda, April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 10 for the May 13 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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Invitacion, April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 10 de mayo para la edición del 12 de mayo. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Discusión sobre las decoraciones de navidad en Centre/South, miércoles, 11 mayo, 7pm, en Taylor House Bed and...

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Greenovate award

April 29, 2016
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Greenovate award

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Sights and Sounds, April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 10 for the May 13 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council neighborhood election, Sat. Apr. 30 10am-5:00pm at JP Licks on Centre Street, Stop & Shop near Jackson...

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JP Kids: English High School performing arts program transformed

April 29, 2016
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JP Kids: English High School performing arts program transformed

Eytan Wurman, the visual and performing arts director at English High School (EHS), has transformed the program over the past four years, and has goals to further enhance it. Wurman took over the program in 2012, and told the Gazette in a phone interview that EHS and his program have “transformed miraculously” since that...

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JP Kids: Brownies visit NYC

April 29, 2016
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JP Kids: Brownies visit NYC

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Letter: Divest from fossil fuel companies

April 29, 2016
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Seventy degrees in March was sunny and pleasant, but a daunting reminder of how fossil fuel use has set in motion a string of harmful changes. Students at UMass, Harvard and all around the country have it right—it’s time to demand action on divestment from fossil fuel companies. As a taxpayer, a teacher who...

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Letter: Latin Quarter name change risky

April 29, 2016
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When I moved to Boston in 1973, street gangs made up of white young men in South Boston openly declared that South Boston was off limits to black people and Hispanics, and they literally killed one black Navy sailor for having the nerve to violate “their” space. Parts of Dorchester were the same way....

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A letter to the mayor and city council on JP/Rox

April 29, 2016
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We are residents and members of neighborhood associations located in the area between Forest Hills, Egleston Square, and Jackson Square. This area is currently involved in a long-awaited planning process called Plan JP/Rox. Led by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Plan JP/Rox has held a number of community meetings since last July. The goal of...

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Op-Ed: Boston is going Fiber

April 29, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I recently announced something that will change Boston’s future: working closely with the City over the next six years, Verizon will rewire the entire city with an advanced fiber-optic network. Replacing our outdated copper-based telecom infrastructure with state-of-the-art fiber will dramatically improve internet connection speeds for both residents and businesses...

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Neighbor sues over Bartlett II project

April 15, 2016
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A local property owner is suing developer Chris DeSisto and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals over the proposed Bartlett II mixed-use development at 450-456 Amory St. The lawsuit seeks to overturn the variances granted for the project and money for attorney fees. Kevin Walker, who owns the property at 157 Green Street, which...

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Affordable housing, food justice discussed during State of Our Neighborhood

April 15, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette About 150 people attended on April 7 the sixth annual State of Our Neighborhood (SOON) event at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School, where topics discussed ranged from arts to affordable housing to food justice. City and state elected officials listened to concerns and answered questions that...

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GET IN, GRADUATE AND GO FAR

April 15, 2016
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GET IN, GRADUATE AND GO FAR

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Majority of residents, officials support naming Hyde/Jackson ‘Latin Quarter’ during hearing

April 15, 2016
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The vast majority of attendees at an April 4 City Council committee hearing were in favor of a measure designating the Hyde Square and Jackson Square area as “Boston’s Latin Quarter.” The effort to name the area is being spearheaded by the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), a youth-oriented nonprofit that has many Latino...

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La mayoría de los residentes apoyan “Barrio Latino” durante una audiencia

April 15, 2016
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La gran mayoría de los asistentes en la audiencia del comité del ayuntamiento el 4 de abril apoyaron una medida que designaría Hyde Square y Jackson Square como “Boston’s Latin Quarter” (o el barrio latino de Boston en español.) El esfuerzo está encabezado por el Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), una organización sin fines...

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