David Ertischek

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Opinion: How Hyde Square Task Force Youths Learned the TD Garden Owed Rec Center Funds

During the fall of 2016, teen activists from Hyde Square Task Force attended a meeting to get an update on the Jackson Square Recreation Center, which is being developed by local Urban Edge, a local community development organization. At the meeting, the youth learned four important facts: that the facility would have two levels — one ice and one indoor turf; that more fundraising needed to happen before a groundbreaking; that this facility had been promised to the community over 16 years ago; and that decades ago the state had closed two skating rinks, one in Jamaica Plain and another in Roxbury, which had never been replaced. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Mayor Walsh: How We’re Creating Affordable Housing

Mayor Marty Walsh makes a point during a press conference with neighborhood media on Wednesday, March 11, 2015.

Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels and job sectors spread out over 23 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and decided to make the move to this city. All these groups make Boston what it is today–a great city that’s full of great people. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Letter to the Editor: Massachusetts Dental Society Bill Seeks to Make Dental Care More Accessible and Affordable

A recent article in the Jamaica Plain News regarding oral health care for underserved populations (“Councilor O’Malley Supports State Bills to Improve Oral Health Care for Those in Need,” August 3, 2017) raises an important question: Why don’t underserved populations in urban communities like Jamaica Plain and rural areas like Western Massachusetts receive preventive and restorative dental treatment that would improve their overall health? (more…) Continue Reading →

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Centre Street Partners Chosen to Complete Phase One of Mildred Hailey Apartment Redevelopment

Dedication of Bromley Heath as Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

Centre Street Partners, which is comprised of three local companies — The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation and Urban Edge, have been selected to begin the restoration of the Mildred C. Hailey public housing apartments. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Comedy for 13 Hours Straight! Jamaica Plain Improv Festival on August 12th

Chorizo Shanks, Big ‘Ol Dentist and Andrew Preps Your Bits and Gives Out Booze are just a few of the comedy improv groups set to tickle your funny bones this Saturday at the 2017 Jamaica Plain Improv Festival. Those groups are among more than 150 performers who will be bringing hilariousness for 13 hours straight! (more…) Continue Reading →

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