Egleston Square

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Affordable Housing Advocates Call For 3-Month Delay in Massive Rezoning Plan

Plan B went into full effect at the 6th Plan JP/Rox workshop last Wednesday as 50 protesters marched into the room clapping. Just as the emcee, Senior Planner Marie Mercurio, was concluding  her opening remarks, the protesters grabbed what they called “the people’s mic” to “fight not for profit but for the community.” For over an hour, “Keep it 100% for Egleston,” a well-organized and well-rehearsed group, listed its demands to stop the Boston Redevelopment Authority-sponsored Plan JP/Rox for three months. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Egleston Square Shines Even During the Rain Thanks to Volunteers and Residents

Over a dozen tried and true community volunteers came out in the damp to plant flower beds, dig holes for shrubs at the “Stonehenge” sitting park at Washington and Atherton streets, and to clean up the Peace Park at School and Washington streets on Saturday during the annual Boston Shines in Egleston Square. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Washington Street Population Could More than Double

If you want evidence why the city has finally launched a long-awaited planning effort for JP, look no further than this eye-popping prediction: Planners expect the Washington Street corridor to see population growth of as much as 2.5 times current levels. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Casey Demolition Inspires Local Children’s Theatre Production

Students from the Neighborhood School on Peter Parley Road in Jamaica Plain were inspired by the demolition of the Casey Overpass to create a play (with music and dance) that looks creatively at transportation and neighborhood design decisions. The play, Changing Lanes, will be performed at Roxbury Community College’s Media Arts Center on March 11th and 12th.

When students and teachers at the Neighborhood School, a K1-6 school in Jamaica Plain, returned to school last September, they had all noted a change in the fabric of the community. The demolition of the Casey Overpass had begun over the summer and the construction of new surface roads brought daily traffic jams that touched almost everyone in our community. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Egleston Fixture Tapped to Head Boston Centers for Youth & Families

William Morales

Will Morales, who is well known in JP for his work with young people in Egleston Square, has been given a big promotion by Mayor Marty Walsh. Morales will become the commissioner of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families, a sprawling network of community centers serving the whole city. (more…) Continue Reading →

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