Monthly Archives: January 2015

500 Arborway demo delayed for Casey

January 30, 2015
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Demolition of the vacant MBTA building at 500 Arborway has been delayed until the completion of the Casey Arborway project, late 2016 at the earliest, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The building will be used for office space for that project, Pesaturo said. Other parts of the site have been slated for temporary...

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SJC upholds conviction of store clerk’s killer

January 30, 2015
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SJC upholds conviction of store clerk’s killer

The state’s highest court upheld the conviction of the murderer who committed one of Jamaica Plain’s most infamous crimes in a Jan. 20 decision. Edward Corliss, now 68, robbed the Tedeschi convenience store in Monument Square on the day after Christmas in 2009. After clerk Surendra Dangol handed over the cash, Corliss shot him...

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Nonprofits place only bid for Heath St. site

January 30, 2015
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A team of local nonprofit developers placed the only bid to develop 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street, according to the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The bid was put together by two nonprofit developers specializing in affordable housing—the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation (BOTH CDC) and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development...

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Urban Edge appoints interim CEO

January 30, 2015
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Urban Edge, a community development corporation based in Jamaica Plain, has appointed Susan Davy as interim chief executive officer to replace Chrystal Kornegay, according to an email sent out by board chair Tom Davis. Kornegay left the organization after being appointed chief of the Department of Housing and Community Development by Gov. Charlie Baker....

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Police seek suspect in indecent assault at pond

January 30, 2015
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PONDSIDE—Boston Police are seeking a suspect in an indecent assault on Jan. 19 at Jamaica Pond. A woman reported that, while she jogged in the area of the boathouse around 9:30 a.m., a man on a bicycle slapped her on the buttocks. The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic man in his...

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Fresh Truck expands from new JP home

January 30, 2015
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A fresh market on wheels called Fresh Truck has moved to JP and is expanding its mission. According to a newsletter sent out earlier this month, Fresh Truck, a converted school bus that brings fruits and vegetables to communities that would otherwise not have access to fresh foods, is looking to add a second...

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Honoring Dukakis

January 30, 2015
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Honoring Dukakis

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Supreme Visit

January 30, 2015
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Supreme Visit

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JP Agenda, Jan. 30, 2015

January 30, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 10 for the Feb. 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Arborway bicycle facilities meetings, hosted by DCR, to discuss potential addition of bicycle facilities between Eliot Street and Murray Circle, Mon.,...

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JPNC Zoning supports Hyde Park Ave. project

January 30, 2015
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The proposed redevelopment of a vacant property at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. was approved by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee last week, pending the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the neighbors. The developer of the project, City Realty Group (CRG), plans to turn 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. into...

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