Monthly Archives: September 2014

Real Estate Today: JP real estate market is ‘incredibly strong’

September 26, 2014
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By Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff The real estate market in Jamaica Plain is “incredibly strong,” according to real estate agents based in the area. “What we have is really strong buyer demand that hasn’t abated since 2012,” Melony Swasey, a realtor at Prudential Unlimited on Centre Street told the Gazette last week. “The...

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Real Estate Today: As City looks at Airbnb rules, JP homeowners cash in

September 26, 2014
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As the City of Boston considers regulating short-term rental services such as Airbnb.com, scores of Jamaica Plain homeowners are cashing in. And local hotels say they aren’t worried about the competition. Airbnb acts as an online host where travelers can connect with homeowners renting out anything from a couch to an entire house. This...

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Real Estate Today: 2 JP properties make City’s ‘distressed’ list

September 26, 2014
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Two Jamaica Plain properties have made the City’s annual list of vacant and “distressed” properties: a commercial site at 3425-3325A Washington St. and a house at 25 Chilcott Place. The City’s 2013 “Distressed Buildings Report,” compiled by the Department of Neighborhood Development, actually says Jamaica Plain has 10 buildings that are “distressed.” But that...

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Real Estate Today: Parcel U meeting scheduled

September 26, 2014
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A Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)-hosted meeting for the Parcel U project, scheduled for Mon., Sept. 29, will present design details and technical studies about traffic, air and noise. Shawn Pang, spokesperson for designer Urbanica, told the Gazette that there have been “no significant changes” to the project since it was last presented to the...

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Real Estate Today: Site III of Jackson Sq. redevelopment moves forward

September 26, 2014
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Site III of the Jackson Square redevelopment project is continuing to move forward, with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) applying last month for funding for infrastructure improvements at the site. JPNDC with its partner for the project, the Community Builders, hosted a meeting in March about plans for the site. Sally Swenson,...

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Invitacion, Sept. 26, 2014

September 26, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 7 de octubre al mediodía para la publicación del 10 de octubre. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión anual de Sumner Hill Association, aprende sobre la recaudación de fondos de Curley, el paseo por el...

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Salsa Art

September 26, 2014
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Salsa Art

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Editorial: Egleston’s gentrification debate

September 26, 2014
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Egleston Square is now officially the latest front in Boston’s gentrification debates. It’s time for some real urban planning and a recalibration of JP’s moral compass. Egleston, and Washington Street in general, are among the last bastions of immigrant and working-class opportunity—in Boston, let alone in JP. In various locations, we see longtime businesses...

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Editorial: A boost for the arts

September 26, 2014
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The appointment of George Fifield, the JP resident who founded Boston Cyberarts, to the Boston Art Commission is a great move—and we don’t say that solely out of local pride. Starting over 15 years ago with the now-defunct Boston Cyberarts Festival, Fifield has been a local visionary of digital and interdisciplinary art. As a...

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Editorial: DND must fix its map

September 26, 2014
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The City’s Department of Neighborhood Development must stop using its incorrect neighborhood map to analyze data. One might think it goes without saying that a City department should not knowingly use deliberately incorrect information. Alas, it does not. We had to say it over and over until the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which first created...

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