Monthly Archives: December 2012

Cadena latina quiere espacio en 225 Centre, incita quejas

December 21, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.— Una cadena de comida latina está discutiendo con los desarrolladores del nuevo edificio en construcción en 225 Centre St. sobre la posibilidad de abrir una tienda. La Hyde/Jackson Square Business Association (HJSBC) está protestando el plan porque una cadena podría invitar competencia con las bodegas locales. Los representantes de los desarrolladores The...

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Holiday Tree-Lightings

December 21, 2012
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Jailanny Pena prepares to tell Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas during the annual holiday tree-lighting and Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour in Hyde Square on Dec. 8.  (Photo by Daniella Rascón)

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100+ debate Casey project at hearing

December 21, 2012
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More than 100 people came out to support or oppose the Casey Arborway project at a three-hour Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office hearing at English High School on Dec. 13. The hearing was technically a public “consultation” among MEPA officials and state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) planners about whether the project, which will...

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Harvest Market opens 2nd JP shop

December 21, 2012
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Harvest Market opens 2nd JP shop

FOREST HILLS—Harvest Co-Op Market quietly opened its second Jamaica Plain location last week at 3815 Washington St. in Forest Hills near the Roslindale border. The longtime Harvest grocery store at 57 South St. is remaining open. The new location has some features that South Street does not, including dedicated car parking and expanded bicycle...

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JPNDC to file Jackson Sq. project

December 21, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—In another big step forward for the redevelopment of Jackson Square, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) was slated this week to file plans for a new low-income apartment building at 75 Amory Ave. The JPNDC expects the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to hold a community meeting about the 37-unit building plan...

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Who’s There?

December 21, 2012
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Who’s There?

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Developer eyes Goddard House for hotel, housing

December 21, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—Tom Donnelly, who was involved with the construction of the new EnVision Hotel, told the Gazette he is interested in developing the now-vacant Goddard House into either an assisted-facility or another hotel. The EnVision Hotel opened this year at 81 S. Huntington Ave. Donnelly, who is a contractor and developer based in Dorchester,...

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S. Huntington ‘vision’ plan questioned, praised

December 21, 2012
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) first community meeting about creating a “corridor vision” for upcoming S. Huntington Avenue redevelopment drew both questions and support from about 80 residents, officials and developers on Dec. 12 at the Hennigan School at 200 Heath St. The BRA is conducting its “corridor study” in response to community demands...

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JP Observer: After 26 years, time to build on Brookley lot

December 21, 2012
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By Sandra Storey/Special to the Gazette   A huge lot at 101 Brookley Road in the Stonybrook neighborhood has been unoccupied for at least the past 26 years. The ill-fated site, formerly a nursing home, has been the focus of numerous development plans, community meetings, negotiation sessions and impassioned controversies, as chronicled in 16...

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Sheriff to join Patrick’s cabinet

December 21, 2012
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Suffolk County Sheriff Andrea Cabral, a Jamaica Plain resident, will join Gov. Deval Patrick’s cabinet next month as the secretary for public safety and security. The move, announced last month, is part of an administration shake-up that also includes JP resident JudyAnn Bigby stepping down as secretary of health and human services. Cabral, who...

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