Monthly Archives: June 2013

Goddard House property sale process continues

June 26, 2013
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S. HUNTINGTON—The sale process of the former Goddard House property is moving forward, but the exact status of where it stands is disputed. According to a developer, the property is under agreement to be sold to an unknown buyer. But Diana Pisciotta, spokesperson for the Goddard House, said the property is “not yet” under...

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Politics as Unusual: Candidates’ futures get Palm readings at real estate mogul forums

June 26, 2013
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I recently attended the press opening of the newly relocated Palm restaurant for two reasons—the free gourmet grub, and to corner Don Chiofaro. I was certain he’d appear, as the impeccably coiffed Hub real estate mogul owns One International Place, where the elite Palm steakhouse overlooks the Greenway from the ground floor. Sure enough,...

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Supreme Court strikes down same-sex marriage benefits ban

June 26, 2013
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The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down a core section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bans same-sex married couples from receiving various benefits that opposite-sex married couples do. DOMA’s benefits provision previously had been ruled unconstitutional by lower courts, including in a landmark case last year that included a Jamaica...

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Markey wins U.S. Senate seat

June 26, 2013
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (5th District) beat Republican Gabriel Gomez to claim the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry. Third-party candidate Richard Heos, who represents the Twelve Visions Party, came in a distant third. Markey, who campaigned in Jamaica Plain at J.P. Licks and had a Hyde Square office, garnered about...

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Violent Femmes singer to play JP show tonight

June 24, 2013
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Gordon Gano, the singer/violinist for the 1980s hit band Violent Femmes, will perform at tonight’s JP Music Festival fund-raiser show at Tres Gatos restaurant and bookstore in a last-minute surprise appearance. Gano will perform around 9 p.m. and likely will play with the event’s main performer, the JP Americana-rock band Tallahassee, according to festival...

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BPS to offer free summer meals for kids

June 21, 2013
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Boston Public Schools will serve free breakfast and lunch to any children and youths ages 4-18 at more than 140 sites around the city this summer starting July 1. The annual program to ensure good nutrition for kids in need will run through Aug. 30. No registration or ID are needed. The full list...

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Samuel Adams Brewery to hold beer event, fan weddings

June 21, 2013
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Samuel Adams Brewery to hold beer event, fan weddings

BROOKSIDE—The Samuel Adams Boston Brewery is holding a June 26 event to showcase a wedding-themed ale and offer couples the chance to be married on the spot with famed brewery founder Jim Koch as their best man. The brewery at 30 Germania St. inside The Brewery Complex is the test lab and tourist attraction...

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Hyde/Jackson to finally get ‘Avenida de las Americas’ signs

June 21, 2013
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Centre Street in Hyde and Jackson Squares finally will get honorary street signs dubbing it “Avenida de las Americas,” or “Avenue of the Americas,” six years after the idea was approved by the Boston City Council. The signs, which do not change the official name of Centre Street, are intended to honor the area’s...

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JPNC to appeal lawsuit dismissal

June 21, 2013
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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) chair Benjamin Day will appeal a court’s recent dismissal of his JPNC-backed lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. redevelopment project. Day filed a notice of intent to appeal on June 17, according to the Suffolk County Superior Clerk’s Office. Jeffrey Wiesner, an attorney and JPNC member representing Day...

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Tenant vows to fight Hughes Oil development

June 21, 2013
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One of the tenants of the former Hughes Oil property at 3593 Washington St. has promised to fight his organization’s potential eviction, which would make room for 285 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses, retail space and open space. The lot currently includes several industrial buildings, some of which are occupied by...

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