Monthly Archives: November 2012

Local activists honor POW/MIAs

November 9, 2012
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Local activists honor POW/MIAs

The Jamaica Plain-based chapter of Rolling Thunder, a national nonprofit focused on supporting military veterans and retrieving prisoners of war (POW) and servicepeople missing in action (MIA), is bringing the New England Patriots a new accolade: the first team in the NFL to honor POW/MIAs in their home stadium with a chair. A POW/MIA...

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Pro-bridge group asks mayor to reboot Casey project

November 9, 2012
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Pro-bridge group asks mayor to reboot Casey project

FOREST HILLS—Bridging Forest Hills, the group that advocated unsuccessfully earlier this year for the Casey Overpass to be replaced by a new bridge instead of new surface streets, is circulating a petition to Mayor Thomas Menino that asks him to pressure the state to go “back to the drawing board.” “Please, Mr. Mayor, help...

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Proyecto de Norbert criticado por precios, estacionamiento

November 9, 2012
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Proyecto de Norbert criticado por precios, estacionamiento

HYDE SQ.—El plan para convertir el Norbert School en 21 departamentos comerciales recibió mucha crítica durante una reunión de Boston Redevelopment Authority el 1 de noviembre en el Hennigan School. Asistieron alrededor de 45 personas. El edificio, ubicado en 26 Sunnyside St, es parte del campus de Blessed Sacrament Church. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development...

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Developers’ donations stir debate

November 9, 2012
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Campaign contributions made to elected officials this year by developers of two disputed S. Huntington Avenue housing projects have become controversial after being spotlighted by local activists. Developer Curtis Kemeny has just been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to create 196 units of luxury apartments, mostly one-bedrooms, on the current site of...

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JPNC chair’s role in donation debate questioned

November 9, 2012
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The head of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has stirred controversy—including the resignation of a longtime member of the JPNC and questions over his own role as chair—after issuing a report about campaign contributions made to elected officials this year by developers of two disputed S. Huntington Avenue housing projects that are up...

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Casey bike upgrades, busway discussed

November 9, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Casey Arborway design team announced bicycle amenities planned to be incorporated into the new Casey Arborway at a Nov. 1 community advisory meeting. Cyclists who use the corridor can look forward to two-way off-street bike paths similar to those on the Southwest Corridor Park on both sides...

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Norbert project criticized for prices, parking

November 9, 2012
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Norbert project criticized for prices, parking

HYDE SQ.—Response was mostly critical of the proposed plan to turn the Norbert School building into 21 market-rate studio and one-bedroom apartments during a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) meeting Nov. 1 at the Hennigan Elementary School. About 45 people attended the meeting. The Norbert building, which is located at 26 Sunnyside St., is part...

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Underground music, arts venue Whitehaus to shut down

November 9, 2012
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Underground music, arts venue Whitehaus to shut down

JP CENTER—The Whitehaus, an artist commune and influential underground music venue at 10 Seaverns Ave., is facing its final months after a police raid of an October show and the landlord’s decision not to offer a new lease, according to Whitehaus member Sam Potrykus. “Our time has come…It’s over,” said Potrykus, who was summoned...

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JP council district retains Forest Hills, loses Woodbourne

November 9, 2012
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The City Council approved by an 11-2 vote on Oct. 31 a redistricting plan that will retain Forest Hills in the Jamaica Plain council district, while also adding Egleston Square and Mission Hill’s Back of the Hill, according to At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo. Woodbourne will leave JP’s district under the plan. Woodbourne is...

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‘Serenity’ under BRA review

November 9, 2012
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The Serenity, a proposed luxury apartment building at 105A S. Huntington Ave., is still under review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). “The BRA is working with the developer to incorporate public comments” into the project, BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler told the Gazette last week. The project is not currently scheduled for a BRA...

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