Monthly Archives: September 2015

Invitacion, Sept. 25, 2015

September 25, 2015
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El plazo para el calendario de eventos es al mediodía, martes, 6 oct para la edición del 9 de oct. Mande los eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Comité de casas abandonadas en JP, primer miércoles del mes, 10:30, en la comisaría del distrito E-13,...

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Real Estate Today: Controversial Olmsted Place to open in November

September 25, 2015
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Real Estate Today: Controversial Olmsted Place to open in November

Olmsted Place, a controversial apartment development at 161 S. Huntington Ave., will open its doors to its first tenants in November, according to spokesperson Matt Ellis. Boston Residential Group is now leasing the luxury apartments in the building. The project was divisive in the neighborhood, with some opponents criticizing the plan to replace the...

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Real Estate Today: State of JP market

September 25, 2015
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The state of the real estate market in Jamaica Plain seems to be booming for sellers and renters, but there may be a decline soon. Karen McCormack, a real estate agent at McCormack and Scanlan Real Estate, has over 25 years of experience and knows to expect some fluctuations in the market. “Two weeks...

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Real Estate Today: ZBA approves 3200 Washington St. project

September 25, 2015
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The contentious 3200 Washington project cleared another hurdle on Sept. 15, as the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved the variances the project needs, according to the ZBA Office. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) gave the project the green light last month, despite the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council voting against the proposal and...

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Real Estate Today: Zoning Committee review of Amory St. project delayed until October

September 25, 2015
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The mixed-use building project at 450-456 Amory St. will appear before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee sometime in October after being pulled from the Sept. 2 meeting agenda at the request of the developer, according to Dave Baron of the Zoning Committee. Local developer Chris DeSisto’s plan for 450-456 Amory St. calls...

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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 11, 2015

September 25, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 6 for the Oct. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events St. John’s Church Annual Yard Sale, fundraiser, Sat. Oct. 3, 10am-2pm. Corner of Roanoke Ave. and Revere St. Furniture, household...

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JP Music Festival

September 25, 2015
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JP Music Festival

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Zoning Board of Asinine

September 25, 2015
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals recently gave the OK to two construction projects—one at 40 Lochstead Road and another at 46 Eliot St. The applicants had asked for the ZBA hearing to be deferred. The City’s neighborhood liaison Jullieanne Doherty supported the applicants’ desire for deferment. Neither project went through the normal community...

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Washington St./Columbus Ave.

September 25, 2015
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It is welcome news that the Washington Street/Columbus Avenue corridor study could lead to new zoning for that area by the summer of 2015. But the question begs to be asked: Why did it take so long? Local state Rep. Liz Malia, other elected officials, and residents have long sought a study for that...

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Letter: Off-leash dogs in Arboretum

September 25, 2015
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I was sad and angry to learn that off-leash dogs had killed a great blue heron in the Arnold Arboretum. This heron, a long-time resident, was one of the finest birds in the Arboretum, which is JP’s great treasure. Off-leash dogs have proliferated beyond control in the Arboretum. Peters Hill, in particular, has become...

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