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Jamaica Plain tenants fight for affordable rents
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Jamaica Plain tenants fight for affordable rents
More than 50 tenants, supporters and elected officials gathered outside the Forbes building on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain Saturday morning, demanding that action be taken to secure affordable rents for nearly 150 elderly and disabled low-income residents.
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Nonprofits plan for 400 units, addiction services at Shattuck
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Nonprofits plan for 400 units, addiction services at Shattuck
When city workers dismantled the tents in the streets around the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard last December, city officials and civic leaders stressed the importance of a regional approach that would distribute the drug treatment programs and transitional housing from the area to neighborhoods throughout the city and throughout the region.
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It's Sam Montaño in the 15th Suffolk
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It's Sam Montaño in the 15th Suffolk
Shortly after polls closed, Sam Moñtano declared victory in her candidacy for State Representative of the 15th Suffolk district, which includes most of Jamaica Plain and all of Mission Hill.
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Affordable housing plan for JP church
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Affordable housing plan for JP church
Satisfying skeptics and making good on its promises so far, an almost forgotten attempt at preserving the Blessed Sacrament church building has now made its way back into the Pennrose proposal.
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Four-way race underway for J.P.-based 15th Suffolk
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Four-way race underway for J.P.-based 15th Suffolk
As the primary date for the 15th Suffolk House of Representatives seat draws closer, candidates are gearing up to make the final push to the finish line this September.
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Local officials celebrate National Night Out
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Local officials celebrate National Night Out
The Boston Police Department put on community events across the city Monday and Tuesday in celebration of “National Night Out,” a campaign by the nonprofit National Association of Town Watch to foster positive relationships between the community and law enforcement.
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Plan would divert Franklin Park traffic through Roxbury
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Plan would divert Franklin Park traffic through Roxbury
In 2018, with the sale of the Winthrop Square Garage, then-Mayor Martin Walsh committed $28 million to revitalize Franklin Park –– a promise that is now coming to fruition. However, with proposed plans including closing one of the park’s major through roads to automotive traffic, neighbors are expressing concerns over increased congestion and the sacrifice of invaluable community assets within the park’s outer regions.
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New housing transforms Jackson Sq.
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New housing transforms Jackson Sq.
Over the last two decades Jackson Square has seen major redevelopment with the addition of a supermarket, affordable housing and now a slew of new development on top of previously vacant lots in the neighborhood.
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School building closures inevitable
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School building closures inevitable
Parents, teachers and students from the Pauline A. Shaw School in Dorchester demonstrated, testified at School Committee meetings and wrote op-eds in a concerted effort to stop what many saw as the district’s attempt to pull the plug on the school, denying them grade expansions while all other BPS elementary schools are switching to a K-6 grade configuration.
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A $50 million renovation for Mildred Hailey Apts.
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A $50 million renovation for Mildred Hailey Apts.
The administration of Mayor Michelle Wu has committed $50 million for renovations at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments public housing development in Jamaica Plain.
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Miranda, Elugardo running for 2nd Suffolk Senate district
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Miranda, Elugardo running for 2nd Suffolk Senate district
The race for the newly-drawn 2nd Suffolk District seat is open and state Reps Liz Miranda and Nika Elugardo are in.
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Hicks wins District 6
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Hicks wins District 6
Kendra Hicks, 31, candidate for Boston’s District 6 — which encompasses Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Roslindale and parts of Egleston Square near Roxbury — declared victory Tuesday night in her bid to become the first person of color, male or female, to represent the district.
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