Monthly Archives: October 2015

Editorial: Allandale Woods

October 23, 2015
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We are pleased that the BRA has asked the developer for the 64 Allandale St. project to consider creating a buffer zone between the development and the Allandale Woods. We hope that that actually happens. Allandale Woods is a gem that need not be tarnished. Any potential threat to the woods should be treated...

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Letter: 64 Allandale

October 23, 2015
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As residents of the Allandale Woods neighborhood, we are alarmed and dismayed by the BRA’s cavalier collaboration with the developer proposing 20 new units on Allandale Street with flagrant disregard for environmental and zoning impact. The density of the proposed project would negatively impact the area in both the short and long term in...

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Letter: ZBA is wrong

October 23, 2015
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In the Sept. 25 report on two surprising Zoning Board of Appeals decisions in August, the Gazette allows to stand unchallenged a statement by an Inspectional Services Department spokesperson that “the neighborhood groups do not meet during the summer months.” (“ZBA approves projects without community review,” pg. 1) As chair of the Jamaica Pond...

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DCR moves Arborway meeting

October 9, 2015
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation has moved the Arborway meeting to the Faulkner Hospital Auditorium at 1153 Centre Street. The meeting is slated to take place on Wednesday, Oct. 14, and will focus on improved multi-modal safety and access to Emerald Necklace Parks in Jamaica Plain, specifically on the Arborway between Eliot...

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Residents speak out against Allandale project; some voice support

October 9, 2015
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Many attendees at a community meeting on the 64 Allandale St. project opposed the proposal for several reasons, such as being too dense, going against zoning and negatively impacting Allandale Woods, while some did speak in support of it. About 55 people attended the meeting at the West Roxbury Police Station on Oct. 6....

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Opinions split on Perkins St. and Parkman Drive improvement plan

October 9, 2015
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) held another meeting on the Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive improvement plan, with attendees splitting on what should be done. Some attendees advocated for major changes to the current plan, including adding protected bike lanes, while others pressed for the project to be actually done,...

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Opiniones diferentes sobre el plan de mejoras de Perkins St. y Parkman Drive

October 9, 2015
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El departamento de conservación y recreación (DCR) del estado tuvo otra reunión sobre el plan de mejoras de Perkins Street y Francis Parkman Drive, y los asistentes no llegaron a un acuerdo. Algunos asistentes quieren cambiar considerablemente el plan actual, como la adición de carriles bici protegidos, y otros prefieren el término del proyecto,...

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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

October 9, 2015
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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

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Residents cite affordability, density and preservation as top concerns for corridor study

October 9, 2015
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The resounding feedback from attendees at a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) workshop for the Washington Street/Columbus Avenue corridor study was to increase housing affordability; increase density and mixed-use buildings; and preserve identity and cultural diversity. About 200 people attended the Sept. 30 workshop held in the cafeteria at English High School. The workshop is...

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JP Agenda, Oct. 9, 2015

October 9, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 20 for the Oct. 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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