Invitacion, July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 9 de agosto para la edición del 12 de agosto. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Zonificación de JPNC, miércoles, 27 jul, Farnsworth House 7pm. Reunión mensual de JPNC, martes, 26 jul,...

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THE COUPLE FROM TABLE 10

July 22, 2016
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THE COUPLE FROM TABLE 10

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MAYOR’S CUP TOURNAMENT WINNERS

July 22, 2016
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MAYOR’S CUP TOURNAMENT WINNERS

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Public space ideas awarded

July 22, 2016
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Egleston Square will be getting a touch up on paint with the new street mural at the intersection of Boylston Street and Egleston Street, according to a press release. The proposed project was announced as a winner of the City’s second Public Space Invitational, a civic design competition that challenged applicants to conceptualize projects...

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JP History: This Week in JP History

July 22, 2016
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this week in JP history: 25 years ago: 1991 “Apparent drug deal ends in murder” A JP man, Timothy Lee Bond, was shot twice in the head and killed during an argument with at least one other man in a courtyard outside his home in the South Street Housing...

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JP Agenda, July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 9 for the Aug. 12 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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Baker announces ‘Summer Nights Initiative’

July 22, 2016
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Gov. Charlie Baker announced the “Summer Nights Initiative,” which includes extended hours of operation and new programs at select pools and athletic complexes throughout the state, on July 19 at Lorber Playground in Jamaica Plain, according to a press release. Special programs in JP include at Kelly Rink between Monday and Thursday from 7...

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Letter: Time to pump brakes on Forest Hills development

July 22, 2016
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In recent weeks, every article in the Gazette has been about the BRA rubber-stamping one development project after another. Most of these approved projects had fewer parking spaces, less open space and affordable housing, or greater height requirements than code mandates. The proposed project at the former site of the James’s Gate Pub was...

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Letter: JPA likes new parking lot look

July 22, 2016
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The Jamaica Pond Association is pleased with the new look on the Burroughs Street side of the Bank of America Parking lot.  The chain link fence has been removed and replaced with a new fence, a buffer zone, and greenery, creating a structure that is in harmony with the well-kept homes and yards of...

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An open letter to constituents, community leaders, and concerned citizens

July 22, 2016
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As elected officials of color, we join you and the nation in the overwhelming feelings of sadness and outrage over the violence that occurred over the past week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Falcon Heights, Minnesota; and Dallas, Texas. We offer our prayers and deepest condolences to...

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Op-ed: Protecting vulnerable citizens in the budget negotiations

July 22, 2016
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By State Rep. Liz Malia At the start of this year’s budget process, the governor’s budget recommended $39.5 billion in spending. Near the end of the budget process, the Baker administration indicated tax revenues were $750 million lower than previously projected, causing the legislature to lower their spending plan. This plan sent to the governor...

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Op-Ed: Congrats to our City of Boston Scholars

July 22, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Earlier this month, I was excited to announce this year’s City of Boston Scholars with my Education Cabinet and the City’s Scholarship Committee. We recognized 35 students from our high schools and neighborhoods, and welcomed back 70 returning Scholars. This year, the City’s annual scholarship process administered $250,000 in total:...

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Developer has plans for massive Forest Hills dev.

July 8, 2016
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The Forest Hills area might be in line for another massive residential development, as Criterion Development Partners has preliminary plans for a 260-unit project at the LAZ parking lot, which is across from the Forest Hills T Station at the corner of Washington Street and the Arborway. “The Commons,” a 283-unit development, is currently...

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Casey Arborway project delayed once again

July 8, 2016
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The Casey Arborway project has been delayed an additional 366 days due to trouble securing equipment for the project, state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) told attendees at a community meeting on June 29 at English High School. Meanwhile, residents expressed concern about the existing safety conditions while the site remains under construction. About 40...

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Rep. Sanchez Honored

July 8, 2016
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Rep. Sanchez Honored

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JPNC hosts Plan JP/Rox meeting

July 8, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette The PLAN JP/Rox neighborhood planning process, initiated by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, has been controversial for its suggestions of fundamental change in the neighborhood, including adding some 3,000 households and building more, taller buildings. The planning process was recently extended by three months, after residents called and...

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Proyecto Casey Arborway retrasado otra vez

July 8, 2016
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El proyecto de Casey Arborway ha sido retrasado para otros 366 días debido a problemas a la hora de conseguir materiales para el proyecto. En una reunión el 29 de junio en English High School, representantes del departamento de transporte del estado (MassDOT) anunciaron a una audiencia de 40 personas que tendrán que esperar...

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‘NeighborHUB’ to provide City services to residents

July 8, 2016
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The City of Boston’s first “NeighborHUB” opened in June at the Tobin Community Center on Mission Hill, according to a press release. The NeighborHUB program is designed to offer City Hall services to residents in their neighborhoods. The program was inspired by the City Hall to Go Truck, except NeighborHUB will create physical, permanent...

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No ZBA hearing yet for 64 Allandale St. project

July 8, 2016
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A Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing has not been scheduled yet for the 64 Allandale St. project, as the developer still has to go through the neighborhood group review, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The site at 64 Allandale St. is on the border of...

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JP resident arrested on drug, gun charges

July 8, 2016
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Officers patrolling the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments on July 2 arrested a 23-year-old male on drug and gun charges, according to bpdnews.com. Officers on the Youth Violence Strike Force were at the housing development at about 9:10 p.m. on July 2 near 934 Parker St. The officers were speaking to a group when 23-year-old...

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Invitacion, July 8, 2016

July 8, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 19 de julio para la edición del 22 de julio. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Proyecto de Casey Arborway, reunión pública para informar al público sobre el progreso del proyecto de...

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Sights and Sounds, July 8, 2016

July 8, 2016
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3353 Washington St. project won’t go to BRA board this month

July 8, 2016
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The 3353 Washington St. project will not go to the Boston Redevelopment Authority board meeting this month, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. Martin said that the earliest the project would potentially go before the board is in August. The BRA held a second community meeting on the project June 7 when the development team...

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Second meeting for City Realty’s Washington St. development is Monday

July 8, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a second meeting for the 3193 Washington St. project on July 11 at the Egleston Square YMCA, starting at 6 p.m. The comment period has been extended until July 25. City Realty current proposal for 3193 Washington St. calls for demolishing a one-story commercial building and replacing it...

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