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  1. Mayor to try for universal pre-K, $1-billion school repair project and public library in ChinatownRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 17 | Universal Hub

    In his state of the city address tonight, Mayor Walsh proposed projects - some of which will require approval from the state legislature - to improve Boston Public Schools. Among them: Guarantee a seat in a public pre-K program for every four-year-old in the city.


  2. Jamaica Plain building catches fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 31 | Universal Hub

    Boston firefighters responded around 5 p.m. for what became a three-alarm fire at 12 Creighton St. that destroyed the building's rear porches. One resident was injured when he tripped and fell as he was leaving the six-unit building, the Boston Fire Department reports.


  3. BPD, feds drop other shoe on heroin, fentanyl operations in Boston areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 15, 2016 | Universal Hub

    For the second time this week, law-enforcement officials say they've broken up a large heroin and fentanyl ring in the Boston area. Two days after the feds announced some 20 arrests of what they say was a ring run out of Saugus and Roslindale, local law-enforcement officials announced their own heroin-ring bust, centered on Jamaica Plain's violent Mozart Street gang .


  4. Boston City Council votes to crack down on natural-gas leaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 | Universal Hub

    The Boston City Council today voted 12-1 for an ordinance that would prod the city's two gas companies to speed up repairs of hundreds, possibly thousands, of natural-gas leaks in the city. Under the measure, which now goes to Mayor Walsh, National Grid and Eversource would be required to grade all leaks and provide reports and repair schedules for them to the city, would be asked to fix leaks along streets being torn up for other reasons - at risk of having non-emergency permits denied if they refuse - and would have to reimburse the city for the costs of street trees killed by escaping gas.


  5. Boston City Council to consider ban on plastic bagsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 28, 2016 | Universal Hub

    The City Council on Wednesday considers a proposal by councilors Matt O'Malley and Michelle Wu to ban most plastic bags in Boston and to let stores charge 5 cents for paper or reusable bags - or plastic bags that can be composted. O'Malley and Wu say the ban would reduce the scourge of plastic bags that now infest and clog local trees, waterways, vacant lots and storm sewers, reduce the amount of greenhouse gases created by their manufacture - and save the city money because it would no longer have to pay for dispose of an estimated 20 tons of plastic bags a month.


  6. Council could seek 15 new liquor licenses for projects in Dorchester, South Boston WaterfrontRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2016 | Universal Hub

    The Boston City Council tomorrow considers asking the state legislature for 12 new liquor licenses for the South Bay Town Center project in Dorchester and 3 for the Seaport Square complex in the South Boston Waterfront. Proponents of both developments say that without these licenses, they'd be forced to seek national restaurant chains, of the sort that already predominate along the Waterfront, rather than the locally owned and provisioned mom-and-pop restaurants that they say will turn their concrete and bricks into true neighborhoods - because only national chains can afford licenses that come on the market these days.


  7. Boston quilt company says it's uncovered a group trying to rip it offRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | Universal Hub

    Project Repat , a Jamaica Plain company that takes people's old T-shirts and remakes them into quilts, is suing a Rhode Island company it says stole its trade secrets and customer lists. Repat charges that American Quilt Co.


  8. Latest Forest Hills residential plans unwrappedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2016 | Universal Hub

    Developers this week submitted their formal plans for turning a parking lot across from the Forest Hills T stop into a 252-unit, three-building apartment complex with retail and restaurant space along the street. The Residences at Forest Hills project calls for 140 parking spaces for residents and guests - compared to the more than 300 spaces at the Laz lot that currently serve T commuters and people going to West Roxbury Municipal Court.


  9. Seriously, what's a Scottish restaurant without whisky?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 5, 2016 | Universal Hub

    The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let Boston's only Scottish restaurant add whisky to the Scottish beers it now offers. Jason Waddleton, owner of the Haven, 2 Perkins St. in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square, told the board today people constantly ask him why they can't get some whisky to go with their haggis, Scottish eggs, smoked salmon and other Scottish delicacies.


  10. Parts of Jamaica Plain lose power on muggy dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | Universal Hub

    Power went out around lunchtime and now Eversource is hoping to get power back on by 5:15 p.m. An Eversource outage map shows more than 1,100 customers in Boston without power. Help keep Universal Hub going.


  11. Angry little Trumpkins barrage JP restaurant Facebook page with bogus ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2016 | Universal Hub

    One of the owners of the Centre Street Cafe and two other restaurants in Jamaica Plain has spent the day trying to get Facebook to remove a string of bogus hostile reviews sparked by an anti-Trump video an employee posted on his own personal page. Keith Harmon says one-star ratings on the Centre Street Cafe's Facebook review page started last night.


  12. Boston City Council urges voters to reject expansion of charter schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2016 | Universal Hub

    The City Council voted 11-2 today to oppose what two called the pending "catastrophe" of expanding charter schools in Massachusetts. Councilors Tito Jackson and Matt O'Malley said the measure would suck money out of both Boston Public Schools and even the entire city's coffers, because state legislators have fallen behind on promises to reimburse Boston for students who move from BPS to charter schools.


  13. Hard to believe, but Boston does have other high schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2016 | Universal Hub

    The Dig introduces us to some of the kids at Community Academy in Jamaica Plain, "an alternative BPS high school that is often a last resort for youth who are in danger of leaving or being expelled from the system." Help keep Universal Hub going.


  14. Left joins right to try to overturn state law barring secret recording of police in public placesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | Universal Hub

    The ACLU of Massachusetts today filed a federal suit against Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley on behalf of two activists who say a state law that bans the secret recording of oral communications even in a public place violates their First Amendment rights. Their lawsuit, filed in US District Court in Boston, joins a similar suit against Conley filed in March by a right-wing activist who claims he wants to do a report on how landlords treat students in Boston.


  15. City sets 10-year program to make Boston artier; program includes...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Universal Hub

    Mayor Walsh today annnounced a ten-year program, called Boston Creates , to "weave arts and culture into the fabric of everyday life" in the city. The city will set aside money each year for public art projects - 1% of each year's spending on capital projects.


  16. JP gang members swept up by feds, police in raid that also targeted...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | Universal Hub

    Around 3:40 a.m. on March 26, their windows closed on a chilly night, residents of Kittredge Street in Roslindale were jolted awake by the sound of gunfire. It was, a federal indictment charges today, an attempt by a member of a Jamaica Plain gang to murder an associate of a rival Jamaica Plain gang who was living on the normally quiet street near the intersection with Cliftondale.


  17. Councilors: It's past time to let high-school kids sleep inRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Universal Hub

    City Councilors want Boston to join the ranks of communities pushing back high-school start times to give sleep-deprived students a better jump on the day. The council unanimously approved holding a hearing on the idea of starting high school as late as 8:30 a.m. Nearly half the city's high schools currently start at 7:20 or 7:30 a.m., councilors said.


  18. As developers run out of land elsewhere in Boston, they start to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Universal Hub

    A developer is floating the idea of buying three parcels near the Sprague Street bridge in Readville for an eight-acre, 600-unit residential complex, just down the street from the 2.7-acre parcel another developer recently bought with plans for 240 apartments . News of the possible 600-unit market rate complex with a pool had Readville residents in an uproar at a neighborhood meeting tonight, even though the developer does not yet own the land, let alone have formal plans to submit to the city.


  19. Amazon's same-day delivery map is pretty black and whiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Universal Hub

    Bloomberg analyzes where Amazon now offers same-day deliver in major cities. Scroll down the story a bit to see the Boston map: The most striking gap in Amazon's same-day service is in Boston, where three ZIP codes encompassing the primarily black neighborhood of Roxbury are excluded from same-day service, while the neighborhoods that surround it on all sides are eligible.


  20. Lagrange Street residents win: Board rejects condo building; they get to keep fire-ravaged eyesoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 9, 2016 | Universal Hub

    The Zoning Board of Appeals this week rejected a proposed condo building on the site of a former asthma-inhaler factory in West Roxbury, citing neighborhood concerns about density, parking - and the developer's proposal to assemble prefab modular units on the site, rather than hiring local workers for more traditional construction. Local landlord Michael Argiros had proposed tearing down the factory on Lagrange Street near Centre - which caught fire days after he bought it - and replacing it with a 40-condo building assembled out of modular units fabricated in a factory, with 65 parking spaces.


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