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Sen. Chang-Díaz Calls Out DA Comments on Criminal Justice Bill

Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz, D-Jamaica Plain, represents the Second Suffolk seat.

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz let it be known she doesn’t agree with several district attorneys’ comments regarding a state bill that would decrease the amount of people in the criminal justice system. She is strongly in favor of the bill while some DAs do not like that some mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses would be removed. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Olmsted Park Community Meeting

Please join the Boston Parks & Recreation Department for the fourth in a series of community meetings. The Park Department look forward to sharing the project scope, including timeline and hearing what you have to say. For more information, please call Margaret Dyson at the Boston Parks and Recreation Department (617) 961-3028 or email Margaret.Dyson@boston.gov.

 

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City Councilors to Massport and FAA: Plane Noise is ‘Unbearable’

Much to the frustration of Jamaica Plain residents and those in other Boston neighborhoods, there has been a noticeable increase in airplane noise in recent months. Several Boston city councilors recently wrote a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration and Massport to express their own concerns, as well as their constituents’ reported vexation. (more…) Continue Reading →

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O’Malley Wants to Evaluate City’s Emergency Preparedness for Extreme Weather

This hurricane season has walloped Texas, Florida and more this year. Luckily, Boston has escaped unscathed so far. But what if we are struck by a storm like Hurricane Harvey? Jamaica Plain’s City Councilor Matt O’Malley wants to make sure the city sip prepared and has called for a hearing to evaluate the city’s readiness for extreme weather situations. (more…) Continue Reading →

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City Holding ‘Help for Houston’ Drive Starting Tuesday

The city of Boston is holding a three-day Help for Houston Drive starting Tuesday through Thursday and residents are being asked to contribute items to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. There are numerous locations to bring donations, including City Hall and two community centers in Jamaica Plain. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill to Expand Language Opportunities for Students

On Thursday the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed legislation that updates the existing statute relative to English language education in public schools to encompass the latest and best practices serving English Language Learners (ELLs) and to recognize the value of bilingualism as a skill essential to improving career and college readiness and competiveness in the global economy. (more…) Continue Reading →

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