Monthly Archives: March 2014

Real Estate Today: Centre St. redesign project moving again

March 28, 2014
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With a community meeting in the works and a consultant team hired, the City plans for major redesigns of Hyde and Monument Squares appear ready to start rolling again after several lengthy delays. The Centre and South Streets Streetscape and Transportation Action Plan developed general guidelines for the look and feel of the Centre/South...

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Real Estate Today: Parcel U developer seeks rezoning

March 28, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—Developer Urbanica, which plans to create up to 126 new housing units on Hyde Park Avenue’s “Parcel U”, is applying for rezoning of that parcel. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Housing & Development and Zoning Committees both supported Urbanica’s request. Currently zoned as “Open Space-Parkland,” Parcel U—bounded by Hyde Park Avenue on...

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Real Estate Today: Meridian Academy takes over OLOL school

March 28, 2014
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Real Estate Today: Meridian Academy takes over OLOL school

Meridian Academy, an independent secondary school founded in Jamaica Plain in 2005, will be moving back to the neighborhood this summer. Having outgrown its current location in Brookline, Meridian’s new location will be the former Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) Elementary School building at 54 Brookside Ave. That church school—JP’s last Catholic school—shuttered amid...

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Real Estate Today: Art Show

March 28, 2014
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Real Estate Today: Art Show

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Real Estate Today: BLC delays demo of historic house

March 28, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) imposed a 90-day delay March 11 on demolishing a 115-year-old house at 57 Wachusett St., advising developer Stephen Ballas to seek neighborhood consensus on its fate. Ballas aims to tear down the house and replace it with eight new housing units on subdivided lots. Neighbors at a March...

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Real Estate Today: Route 39 improvement to finish next month

March 28, 2014
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The last remaining part of the Route 39 bus improvement project—the “bump-out” curb extension at the Centre Street and Seaverns Avenue stop—should be completed next month, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The “bump-out” curb extension was delayed last fall because of trouble relocating a storm drain. “The work at Centre and Seaverns is...

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Real Estate Today: JP groups ask City for more affordable housing

March 28, 2014
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Tenant, homeless and community groups, including JP-based City Life/Vida Urbana and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), delivered a petition with 900 signatures to Mayor Martin Walsh to increase affordable housing resources and earmark more funds to keep working-class and lower income residents in their homes and in the City. According to organizer...

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DA Conley delivers $3,000 to JP Latino youth groups

March 28, 2014
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DA Conley delivers $3,000 to JP Latino youth groups

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley on Feb. 25 delivered thousands of dollars in seized drug money to two Boston non-profit groups that help the city’s Latino youth stay away from drugs, gangs, and risky behavior. As part of his annual Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program, Conley visited Casa Nueva Vida in Jamaica Plain...

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Conley entrega $8,000 a grupos de juventud Latinos

March 28, 2014
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Conley entrega $8,000 a grupos de juventud Latinos

El Fiscal del Condado de Suffolk Daniel Conley mes pasado hizo entrega de miles de dólares en dinero de droga incautado, a dos organizaciones sin fines de lucro de Boston cuales ayudan a los jóvenes de la ciudad a mantenerse alejados de las drogas, gangas y comportamiento  arriesgado. Como parte de su Programa Anual...

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Ban Chiang House gets new owners

March 28, 2014
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JP CENTER—Ban Chiang House, a Thai restaurant at 707 Centre St., is temporarily closed while it changes ownership. New owners Napat Sriwannavit and Phunthip Sittijirachote are in the process of seeking a transfer of the restaurant’s liquor license. Sriwannavit and Sittijirachote also co-own Pho & I House of Noodle and Rice in the Fenway/Symphony...

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