Monthly Archives: April 2014

Councilor Wu to hold business roundtable May 1

April 28, 2014
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City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu will host a roundtable discussion with small business owners Thurs., May 1 at the Brendan Behan Pub in Hyde Square. Wu invites local owners of small businesses to attend and discuss their experiences with the City’s licensing and permitting processes. Wu campaigned on making Boston more business-friendly. This is...

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Boston Shines rescheduled

April 25, 2014
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Boston Shines, the City of Boston’s annual cleanup event, has been postponed, according to Centre/South Main Street Executive Director Andy Zarro. The event, which was slated to take place tomorrow April 26, has been postponed until May 17 because of a rainy forecast. For more information, email info@centresouth.org or JPShinescleanup@gmail.com.

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Pole yard site already occupied by zoo, businesses

April 25, 2014
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Pole yard site already occupied by zoo, businesses

By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff The American Legion Highway site where a City pole yard is moving—and where some residents would like to relocate the Arborway Yard bus facility—is already occupied by two private businesses and partly controlled by Zoo New England (ZNE). And as further complication, the businesses are embroiled in...

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JP Strings

April 25, 2014
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JP Strings

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Casey project goes out to bid; delays possible

April 25, 2014
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Casey project goes out to bid; delays possible

FOREST HILLS– The massive state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) project to demolish the Casey Overpass and replace it with an at-grade street network called the Casey Arborway went out to bid April 12. Closure of the Casey Overpass for demolition is expected by the end of the year. Casey Arborway project completion is expected...

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4-story building planned to replace Hyde Park Ave. storefront

April 25, 2014
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4-story building planned to replace Hyde Park Ave. storefront

FOREST HILLS—A developer is proposing to demolish a vacant martial arts studio at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave., at the Weld Hill Street intersection, and replace it with a four-story, mixed-use building. According to a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee agenda for its May 5 meeting, City Realty is proposing to raze the existing...

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Capitán de policía en JP: funciona la policía comunitaria

April 25, 2014
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Capitán de policía en JP: funciona la policía comunitaria

En 1995, Cuando Alfredo Andrés, el capitán de policía del distrito E-13, ingresó al Departamento de Policía de Boston, había una cultura de “los policías y ladrones”. Sin embargo, mientras escalaba los niveles y una filosofía de la policía comunitaria comenzaba a filtrarse en las fuerzas policiales, Andrés dijo que fue testigo de los...

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T: Despite hole, bus yard will not be redesigned

April 25, 2014
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T: Despite hole, bus yard will not be redesigned

The MBTA will not revise the proposed design for a bus maintenance facility at 500 Arborway despite its recent decision to demolish an office building currently on that location. The design was planned around that building with the assumption it would remain standing. MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo told the Gazette that the MBTA consulted...

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City to talk about vacant lots

April 25, 2014
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The City will host a community meeting April 30 to garner feedback on developing vacant land located behind the Bromley-Heath housing development, according to a notice from the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The feedback from the meeting will help draft guidelines to request for proposals on vacant land at 9-21 Bromley St., 900-908...

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Wake Up The Earth Festival returns May 3

April 25, 2014
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The 35th annual Wake Up the Earth Festival, organized by Spontaneous Celebrations, is scheduled for May 3 on the Southwest Corridor Park near the Stony Brook T Station. Three parades, originating at Egleston Square, the Loring-Greenough House at 12 South St., and at Dudley Square in Roxbury, will start at 11 a.m. They will...

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