Monthly Archives: March 2013

Real estate today: Real estate office opens in Forest Hills

March 29, 2013
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A new satellite office for Boston-based Kunevich & Lau, Inc. real estate opened at 6 Walk Hill St. last month. Kunevich & Lau has been in business since 1977 and offer personal and commercial insurance, property management services, mortgages and construction services in addition to real estate sale and rentals services, Jarrett Lau told...

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Conservatory Fans

March 29, 2013
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) (from left) JP resident Ted Landsmark, president of Boston Architectural College, and Brighton resident Rhoda Bernard enjoy the Boston Conservatory’s “Reaching for the Stars” gala March 16 at the State Room downtown.

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Midway Café faces violations

March 29, 2013
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Short on the heels of an incident with unauthorized fireworks on New Year’s Eve, the Midway Café at 3496 Washington St. is facing further possible disciplinary action after co-owner Jay Balerna was part of a fight outside its doors. According to Officer Neva Cockley at JP’s District E-13 Police Station, a patron tried to...

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Black History Salute

March 29, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) English High School Army JROTC Cadet Miasia Kemp (left) and Cadet Executive Officer Jorge Maldonado hold shoes signed by Boston Celtics basketball player Avery Bradley (center) during a Black History Month event at the Celtics practice facility in Waltham Feb. 28. Twenty cadets attended the event, hosted by the Celtics and the Massachusetts National Guard, where they talked and shot hoops with Avery and former Celtics players and played a Black History trivia game.

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‘Parcel U’ sale to be finalized this month

March 29, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—Developer Urbanica is expecting to sign a purchase and sale agreement with the MBTA by the end of this month, finalizing the sale of “Parcel U” and clearing the way for 120 new housing units and 10,000 square feet of commercial space. Vacant “Parcel U,” encompassing about 2.8 acres, is one of a...

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City website’s mystery address turns out to be real

March 29, 2013
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An unusual street address used as a sample on a City real estate website turns out to be linked to a real-life condo recently involved in a mold cleanup problem. The sample address on the City’s Assessing Department site was intended to be fictional, and it is a “complete accident, a complete fluke” that...

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Editorial: No Phoenix, and less power for us all

March 29, 2013
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The abrupt closure of the Boston Phoenix two weeks ago leaves a staggering black hole in the city’s self-understanding and civic power. Journalism is a scrappy business, and like most papers, the Gazette generally doesn’t deign to mention the competition. But we must mourn the loss of that storied alternative newspaper/magazine. In JP alone,...

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Editorial: Pull the plug on energy database

March 29, 2013
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The Boston City Council should pull the plug on Mayor Menino’s proposed ordinance to force owners of large buildings to report their energy usage and monitor tenants’ utility bills. The idea is big-government meddling that is a solution in search of a problem, an onerous burden on landlords and a threat to citizens’ privacy....

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Letter: Children’s Hospital’s retreat from community care

March 29, 2013
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In the 1960s and ’70s, community organizations in Boston pressed the major teaching hospitals to use their prodigious resources to improve the health of low-income residents in our neighborhoods, and the hospitals agreed to sponsor health initiatives around the city. Boston Children’s Hospital agreed to provide financial support to the Martha Eliot Health Center (MEHC)...

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Letter: JP should oppose Casey Arborway as it did I-95

March 29, 2013
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How disappointing to read in the Gazette elected officials and residents saying Jamaica Plain needs to accept MassDOT’s decision to eliminate the Casey Overpass and embrace the six-lane highway that would replace it. (“Casey opposition gets louder, but doesn’t sway officials,” March 15.) JP needs to “move forward” and work together to lessen the...

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