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Split BRA board approves controversial 3200 Washington St. project

August 28, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved the 3200 Washington St. project during its Aug. 13, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The vote was 3 to 2. The project has been a source of controversy in the neighborhood. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council voted against the proposal and a grassroots group held several demonstrations,...

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Concerns raised over Allendale St. project

August 28, 2015
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Concerns raised over Allendale St. project

Tony LaCasse, a former longtime JP resident who now lives in Roslindale, is raising concerns over the impact of a proposed 20-unit development at 64 Allandale St., saying it encroaches upon the Allandale Woods. Allandale Woods is an “urban wild” of more than 80...

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Two Council races in JP for preliminary election

August 28, 2015
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There will be two competitive City Council races—Districts 4 and 7—in Jamaica Plain during the City’s preliminary election Sept. 8. The District 4 race, which covers parts of Forest Hills and Woodbourne, has four candidates: longtime City Councilor Charles Yancey, Andrea Campbell, Terrance Williams...

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Dos carreras para el Consejo en JP en elección preliminar

August 28, 2015
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Habrá dos carreras competitivas al Consejo Municipal—los Distritos 4 y 7—en Jamaica Plain durante la elección preliminar del 8 de septiembre. La carrera al Distrito 4, que incluye partes...

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Report: Boston 2024 underestimated cost of Olympics

August 28, 2015
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While the Boston 2024 Olympic bid has been withdrawn, a recently completed analysis of the proposal suggests cost estimates for hosting the Olympics were almost $1 billion short of...

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JP Music Festival arrives Sept. 12

August 28, 2015
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The 5th annual JP Music Festival will be on Sept. 12, with 22 acts, 2 stages and 7 hours of non-stop local Jamaica Plain music, according to a press...

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JP Observer: Food pantry in, by and for JP needs support

August 28, 2015
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The historic First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist, whose clock looks out over the Monument Square Historic District, also houses a unique human service effort. Seventeen volunteers from...

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Water ban at Jamaica Pond lifted

August 28, 2015
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The ban for people and pets from the water in Jamaica Pond was lifted Aug. 12 on the recommendation of the state Department of Public Health (DPH), according to...

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105A S. Huntington Ave. developer proposes moving affordable units off-site

August 28, 2015
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The developer of a proposed 195-unit apartment building at 105A S. Huntington Ave. is attempting to move all the affordable units off-site, according to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)...

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Three shot in Egleston Square, two fatally

August 28, 2015
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Three men were shot, including two fatally, in Egleston Square on Aug. 12, according to bpdnews.com. The incident was part of a spate of violence that left five dead...

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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 28, 2015

August 28, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 7 for the Sept. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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JP Agenda, Aug. 28, 2015

August 28, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 7 for the Sept. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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Q. and A. with writer Michelle A. Gabow

August 28, 2015
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Q. and A. with writer Michelle A. Gabow

Michelle A. Gabow, a longtime resident of Jamaica Plain, is a playwright and actor who recently penned her first book, “God is a Dog: Lost and Found in Paris.”...

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Terrance Williams takes second shot at Councilor Yancey

August 28, 2015
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Terrance Williams takes second shot at Councilor Yancey

Dorchester resident Terrance Williams is taking another shot at dethroning longtime District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey. He says he is running because he wants to assist people in...

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Obituary: Rev. Terry Burke

August 28, 2015
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Obituary: Rev. Terry Burke

Rev. Terry Mark Burke, who led the First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist for 31 years before retiring last year, died surrounded by his family on Aug. 15....

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Invitacion, Aug. 28, 2015

August 28, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 8 de Septiembre al mediodía para la publicación del 11 de Septiembre. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes...

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Editorial: Gentrifying Egleston Square

August 28, 2015
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The 3200 Washington St. project and its approval by the Boston Redevelopment Board is just another reminder that the neighborhood and city is rapidly changing. Activists fought to keep...

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Letter: Another successful Regan League year

August 28, 2015
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The 46th season of the JP Regan Youth League has come to a close with another great year of close pennant races, exciting playoff games, and new friendships and...

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Letter: The BRA is lost

August 28, 2015
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Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), where are you going? After two years of requests from Egleston Square groups for help in neighborhood planning, you finally show up with a full-scale...

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Guest Op-Ed: Mayor’s New Number is 311

August 28, 2015
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Bostonians are the eyes and ears of their communities. That’s why, in every neighborhood, I’m always asking residents what we can do better. I count...

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JPNDC files Heath St. affordable housing project

August 7, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) has filed a letter of intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for a $16.4 million affordable rental development at City-owned land formed...

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Developer plans 20 units for Allandale St.

August 7, 2015
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A Dorchester-based developer has filed a project notification form (PNF) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for a 20-unit development at 64 Allandale St. The property at 64 Allandale...

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Local reaction supports USOC ending Boston 2024’s Olympic bid

August 7, 2015
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The United States Olympic Committee has withdrawn Boston 2024’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, citing the lack of public support, according to a statement released by USOC...

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USOC retira la oferta olímpica de Boston 2024

August 7, 2015
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El comité olímpico estadounidense (USOC) ha retirado la oferta de Boston 2024 de albergar los Juegos Olímpicos del verano de 2024, citando la falta de apoyo público, según una...

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