Monthly Archives: April 2015

Where City Councilors stand on Olympics

April 10, 2015
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With the Olympics bid facing increasing questions from the public, the Gazette checked in with all 13 Boston city councilors to see where they stand. Only six councilors were willing to comment. All of them have a position of “maybe” to hosting the Olympics, but with varying degrees of enthusiasm and skepticism. The councilors...

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Franklin Park struggles with snow piles

April 10, 2015
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Following a record-setting winter, Franklin Park is reeling from the mess left behind by snow piles created by City snow crews. Franklin Park served as one of the city’s many snow farms, receiving excess snow from other parts of the city. Now that that surplus snow is melting, Franklin Park Coalition (FPC) President Christine...

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Bridge Champ

April 10, 2015
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Bridge Champ

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Yancey wants hearings on Casey project

April 10, 2015
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City Councilor Charles Yancey, who represents parts of Forest Hills and Woodbourne, has filed a hearing order to review the Casey Arborway project and the impact it will have on the surrounding area. Meanwhile, the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced that night work will take place for the project starting Mon., April 13....

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Councilor blasts ‘insulting’ house demo plan

April 10, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley has blasted Bicon Dental Implants for “insulting” actions and a “level of deceit” for its proposed demolition of a historic house at 21 Yale Terrace. The Mayor’s Office is setting up a neighborhood meeting. Pressley made the comments in an April 6 letter calling on the City’s Inspectional...

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JP@Home senior living group launches

April 10, 2015
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JP@Home, a grassroots membership group with the mission of keeping aging residents at home as long as possible, is “up and running,” according to Ethos executive director Dale Mitchell. The group was scheduled to have a formal launch party April 9, after the Gazette deadline. JP@Home, which is partnering with Jamaica Plain-based Ethos, lets...

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Art ‘grove’ coming to Franklin Park

April 10, 2015
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Franklin Park will host a “pop-up art grove,” a temporary art installation, during the month of August. And it’s seeking artists to join in. The City issued a call for artists’ proposals late last month. The program will include a selection of outdoor art installations, public talks and artist-led youth workshops, all sited in...

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School Founder

April 10, 2015
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School Founder

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Blessed Sacrament Church’s future unclear

April 10, 2015
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More than a year has transpired since the sale of the historic former Blessed Sacrament Church building at 365 Centre St., but its future remains unclear. Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), a youth-oriented nonprofit, finalized in February 2014 the purchase of the building from Church Square Partners, which is a partnership between the Jamaica...

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Guitar Concert

April 10, 2015
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Guitar Concert

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