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District Attorney forum covers criminal justice reform, leadership abilities

May 4, 2018
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With Suffolk County District Attorney (DA) Dan Conley announcing earlier this year that he will not seek re-election after leading the office for more than 15 years, a healthy field of candidates have emerged so far in the race to replace him. The Jamaica Plain Progressives and the NAACP Boston Branch co-hosted a forum...

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Changes coming to Burney Street development

May 4, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency will host a community meeting May 10 when the developers for the 9-11 Burney St. project will present new plans that include a smaller project with fewer residential units. The meeting will happen at 6 p.m. at the Tobin Community Center. The developers—Mitch Wilson and Russell Preston—said in...

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Temas del foro del Fiscal de Distrito: la reforma de la justicia penal y las aptitudes de liderazgo

May 4, 2018
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El Fiscal del Distrito Dan Conley anunció a principios de este año que no se presentará a la reelección después de quince años de servicio, y hay varios candidatos que quieren sustituirle. Los Progresistas de Jamaica Plain y la sucursal local de la NAACP presentaron un foro el 9 de abril en The English...

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Update on BIDMC proposed inpatient building

May 4, 2018
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is awaiting Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC) response to the public comments on its proposed new inpatient building before the agency determines the next steps for the project, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The new building is currently proposed to be approximately 345,000 square feet...

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Some residents continue to oppose Burney Street project

April 6, 2018
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A group of Mission Hill residents are continuing to raise concerns over the 9-11 Burney St. project, citing issues such as the development’s height, it setting a precedent that will allow other developers to build similar projects, and the encroachment of the business sector into a residential area. But the developers for the project,...

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Chang-Diaz weighs-in on criminal justice reform

April 6, 2018
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Members of the state Senate and House recently released a compromise criminal justice bill that local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz calls “a massive turning point” for Massachusetts. “For too long, the criminal justice system has been expensive, ineffective, and systematically racist,” Chang-Diaz said in a phone interview. The compromise bill (S. 2371) merges the...

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Senior Life: Q. and A. with local filmmaker Lisa Pontoppidan

April 6, 2018
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Boston filmmaker Lisa Pontoppidan has a knack for capturing a story and she is using that talent to allow older generations to leave memories and histories to loved ones, family members, and others who will follow them. Pontoppidan is doing that through her organization Personal Story Films, which creates personal documentaries. The Gazette recently...

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LMA historical survey completed, 2 buildings recommended for Landmarks designations

March 2, 2018
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LMA—The long-awaited survey of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area’s (LMA) historic buildings has been completed, with the survey finding 106 buildings at least 45 years of age and recommending two buildings for Boston Landmarks designations. The Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) received $40,000 to conduct the survey, as part of a memorandum of agreement...

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O’Malley tackling curbside composting again

March 2, 2018
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who represents a portion of Back of the Hill, is tackling curbside composting once again. O’Malley with City Councilor Ayanna Pressley recently refiled a hearing order on the feasibility of implementing a curbside composting program in the city. O’Malley has filed a hearing order on the matter several times. Asked...

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Meeting for Art Park project rescheduled

March 2, 2018
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The City has rescheduled the community meeting for the Art Park project for March 6. The original meeting for Feb. 7 was postponed because of the weather. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Mission Church Parish Center. A back-up date of March 14 at the same location and time has...

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