Monthly Archives: October 2012

BPS, pols propose dueling school plans

October 12, 2012
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) and its External Advisory Committee (EAC) have announced five possible plans for a new busing system that could offer up to 23 busing zones, likely starting in 2014. That was met with an alternative plan proposed by City Councilors John Connolly and Matt O’Malley and state Reps. Russell Holmes, Linda...

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Marijuana, suicide ballot questions debated at forum

October 12, 2012
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Opponents and proponents of the ballot questions to legalize medical marijuana and to allow terminally ill patients to commit suicide sparred during a Ward 19 Democratic Committee forum on Oct. 2. About 15 people attended the forum at the Nate Smith House, where the most contentious issue appeared to be whether to legalize medical...

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Warren habla sobre religión, violencia

October 12, 2012
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Elizabeth Warren, la candidata democrática para el Senado, habló sobre varios temas comunes de su campaña durante un foro reciente en Roxbury Community College (RCC), pero también mencionó los temas menos comunes como la libertad de religión y la violencia urbana. El foro, patrocinado por el NAACP entre otras organizaciones, tomó lugar el 26...

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Art Fans

October 12, 2012
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(Photo by Daniella Rascon) (from left) Handel Destinvil and Annie Shah examine the work of artist Maggie Carberry at The Brewery on Amory Street during the Jamaica Plain Open Studios art event on Sept. 23.

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Portrait of the Artist

October 12, 2012
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(Photo by Daniella Rascon) Artist Constance Bigony has her photo taken during the Jamaica Plain Open Studios art event on Sept. 23.

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39 bus to move for Casey project

October 12, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Casey Arborway design team proposed relocating the 39 bus stop and adding a left-turn lane to the new Shea Square during its Oct. 1 Design Advisory Group (DAG) meeting. The state team also presented possible mitigation measures for the Asticou neighborhood, which is located immediately adjacent to...

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School bus traffic brings street closures

October 12, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A line marked “First Bus” is spray-painted on Carolina Avenue to show buses where to stop.

JP SOUTH—The controversial new school bus traffic on Carolina Avenue is getting mixed reactions, but is already forcing police to shut down the street for an hour a day, with City and Boston Public Schools (BPS) officials pushing for closing a side street and restricting parking. “The street patterns need to be controlled,” said...

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One developer under fire puts heat on another

October 12, 2012
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The developer behind a controversial luxury condo plan for the former Blessed Sacrament Church is rallying the opposition to another controversial luxury project at 161 S. Huntington Ave., according to emails obtained by the Gazette. Peter Roth, whose New Atlantic Development is at the center of a gentrification debate over his church plan, is...

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161 S. Huntington vote slated

October 12, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON— The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. will be heard and voted on by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board at its Thurs., Oct. 18 meeting, according to BRA Director Peter Meade. It has a high likelihood of being approved, as BRA staff only submit projects to the...

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Family Dollar opposed for JP site

October 12, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) The building and parking lot at 3383 Washington St.

WASHINGTON ST.—Family Dollar, a national discount-goods chain, aims to open its first Jamaica Plain store at 3383-3389 Washington St., next year. But about 30 residents roundly opposed the plan for its looks and competition with local businesses at an Oct. 9 community meeting. “This is Anyplace, U.S.A.,” said resident Bill Reyelt of the design...

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