Monthly Archives: September 2013

Real Estate Today: Scale of Washington St. development worries neighbors

September 27, 2013
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A developer’s proposal for two buildings containing 20 residential units and more than 5,000 square feet of commercial space at 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197 Green St. is drawing concern from neighbors. Meanwhile, the proposal was scheduled to go before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Sept. 10, but has been delayed until...

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Real Estate Today: Parklet installed in Hyde Sq.

September 27, 2013
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Real Estate Today: Parklet installed in Hyde Sq.

HYDE SQ.—Businesses like the new parklet on Centre Street at Wyman Street, while local residents are still getting used to it, according to Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) Executive Director Gerald Robbins. Robbins said HJSMS held an impromptu lunch event with about 20 people on Sept. 12 to introduce the parklet, on Centre Street...

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Real Estate Today: Peace Garden redesign comes into focus

September 27, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—The plan for the redesign of the Egleston Square Peace Garden is coming into focus. The Peace Garden property, which is located at the corner of Washington and School Streets, is owned by Clear Channel Outdoor, which has a billboard on the site, but the park is leased by the Ecumenical Social Action...

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Real Estate Today: Mayor announces plan to house homeless

September 27, 2013
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Real Estate Today: Mayor announces plan to house homeless

Mayor Thomas Menino last week announced a plan to provide more housing and support for Boston’s homeless people. The city’s homeless population is currently estimated at about 7,000, an increase from last year. Only about 190 of those people live on the streets without shelter, almost none of them in Jamaica Plain, according a...

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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 27, 2013

September 27, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 8 for the Oct. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Oct. 3, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. Family Fall...

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‘Parquito’ instalado en Hyde Square

September 27, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—A los pequeños empresarios les gusta el nuevo parquecito instalado en Centre Street y Wyman Street, mientras los residentes todavía se acostumbran, según el director ejecutivo de Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), Gerald Robbins. Robbins dijo que HJSMS tuvo un almuerzo con 20 personas el 12 de septiembre para introducir el parquito al...

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Editorial: Congrats to winners–and also-rans

September 27, 2013
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We congratulate Marty Walsh and John Connolly on their top-two finishes in Tuesday’s mayoral election and we look forward to seeing them lay out compelling visions for Boston’s future in the coming weeks. Through hard, thorough campaigning, in JP and around the city, they earned their win. Now they will work even harder to...

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Letter: SNA’s ideas for improving Commons at Forest Hills

September 27, 2013
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The Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) is excited to engage the development team and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in the review process for the Commons at Forest Hills project proposed for the Hughes Oil site on Washington Street just north of Forest Hills station. (“Commons at Forest Hills comment period extended,” Sept. 13.) We...

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New aikido studio opens

September 27, 2013
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New aikido studio opens

FOREST HILLS—A new aikido studio opened at 54A Hyde Park Ave. in May. Boston Aikikai dojo previously made its home in Chinatown and Roslindale, owner and instructor Vu Ha told the Gazette. “Ever since we began three years ago, we have always hoped to have a permanent location, an actual dojo space, where we...

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Hubway comes to JP, community input debated

September 26, 2013
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Hubway comes to JP, community input debated

The Hubway bike-share system has come to Jamaica Plain, but the City did not hold any community meetings to determine the location of the stations. Instead, the City used an online forum and outreach to community groups and abutters to elicit feedback. Hubway is a collaboration between the City and a private company. Hubway...

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