Monthly Archives: June 2015

Franklin Park remains in new Olympic bid; JP meeting June 30

June 29, 2015
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Franklin Park remains a proposed Olympics venue in Boston 2024’s second-draft bid unveiled today. The updated plan has two big changes: the removal of a pentathlon swimming pool, and Columbia Road through Dorchester transforming into a kind of parkway. In addition, Boston 2024 told the Gazette it intends to pay for the entire White...

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Survey: Many Franklin Park neighbors oppose Olympics

June 19, 2015
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Many Franklin Park neighbors are not happy about the notion of the Olympics coming to party in the park, according to an unscientific survey conducted by the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association. Among the 100 respondents, 70 percent totally oppose a Boston Olympics, and 53 percent are “unlikely” to support using Franklin Park as a venue....

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Author questions Olympics numbers

June 19, 2015
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The economics of hosting the Olympics are often a rosy picture painted by a bidding group that fades away with time, according to Smith College economics professor and noted Olympic critic Andrew Zimbalist at a June 15 Jamaica Plain event. Zimbalist’s JP visit was based on his new book “Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble...

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Green Cleaners

June 19, 2015
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Green Cleaners

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Goddard House to turn into residential units

June 19, 2015
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Goddard House to turn into residential units

The former Goddard House nursing home at 201 S. Huntington Ave. will be redeveloped into a 169-unit residential development. The Goddard House controversially ceased operations on Sept. 8, 2012 and has remained vacant. The enormous brick building was constructed in 1927 and housed about 100 seniors. The project, proposed by Eden Properties and Samuels...

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Encuesta: Muchos vecinos de Franklin Park se oponen a las Olimpíadas

June 19, 2015
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Muchos de los vecinos de Franklin Park no están contentos con la idea de las Olimpíadas en su parque, según una encuesta no científica realizada por Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA). Entre las 100 personas que respondieron a la encuesta, el 70 por ciento completamente se opone a las Olimpíadas en Boston, y el 53...

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Boston 2024 seeks youth groups for dubious ‘Olympic Day’ event

June 19, 2015
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Boston 2024 is inviting local youth organizations to join in a June 23 “Olympic Day” program that claims to encourage sports participation, but also doubles as free Olympic advertising. Such quasi-educational Olympic programming has been controversial in previous bid cities, and one academic critic tells the Gazette that Boston 2024’s effort is more of...

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Residents complain of overpass demo noise

June 19, 2015
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Some local residents are complaining about the noisy nighttime demolition of the Casey Overpass. Forest Hills resident Ted Kehoe is among the residents who have emailed the Gazette to take issue with the demolition. “I live on Tower Street in Forest Hills,” he said. “Tonight is the second night of overnight Casey Overpass bridge...

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Pond bench to be dedicated to local man

June 19, 2015
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Pond bench to be dedicated to local man

A bench at Jamaica Pond will be dedicated to the memory of a local man, Noah Katz, in a June 20 ceremony. Katz, who died unexpectedly last summer, was a marathoner who ran around the pond and frequented a bench on its eastern side, which became known to friends as his “office.” JP resident...

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JP Observer: Networking and space-making are keys to Cultural Plan

June 19, 2015
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The auditorium at English High School on McBride Street here buzzed with excitement on the evening of June 2 as nearly all the seats were filled with artists and art supporters from around the city. The “Boston Creates Town Hall” launched the first comprehensive arts and cultural planning process for Boston anyone can remember....

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