Monthly Archives: December 2016

ZBA approves 64 Allandale St. project

December 23, 2016
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With the mayor’s backing, the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) approved more than 50 variances for the 64 Allandale St. project on Dec. 13. A spokesperson for an opposition group said they are “disappointed” with the mayor’s decision to back the project and for the ZBA approving it. Jacqueline Nunez, the developer of...

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Bag ban on hold

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette   The City Council moved to keep an ordinance that would tax plastic bags in file under the Government Operations Committee until the New Year at the recent hearing held on Dec.14. The move comes as the Walsh administration has said that it does not support the...

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50TH REUNION

December 23, 2016
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50TH REUNION

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JP dog park proves elusive

December 23, 2016
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After an unofficial dog park closed this summer in Jamaica Plain, City and state officials began a search to find an area for one in the neighborhood, but scant progress has been made. Since the closing of Beecher Street Park to unleashed dogs, many dog owners have had nowhere to go to let their...

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Nuevo estudio investiga los impactos del ruido en los residentes

December 23, 2016
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a la Gaceta El ruido de la construcción, los aviones, las bocinas de los coches y la música alta, todos contribuyen al paisaje sonoro de Boston que afecta a la gente que vive y trabaja en la ciudad. Erica Walker, una estudiante de doctorado en Harvard T.H. Chin School of...

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Noise impacts to residents are mapped out in new study

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Construction sites, planes flying over head, cars honking, loud music blasting, all contribute to the soundscape that make up Boston and in turn affect the residents who live and work in the city. Erica Walker, a doctoral student at Harvard T.H. Chin School of Public Health, has...

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JP Observer: Part of historic house could be renovated for better use

December 23, 2016
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Jamaica Plain depends on dozens of separate buildings to act as its “arts centers,” so it’s exciting to learn that additional space may be opening up in one of them. The Revolutionary War-era Loring-Greenough House (LGH) across from the Civil War Monument on South Street hosts many community events—focused on arts, history, and culture—that...

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BPDA approves 3353 Washington St. project

December 23, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Dec. 15 meeting approved the $18 million, mixed-used project at 3353 Washington St. The project has changed slightly since it was last presented to community members, many of whom criticized the earlier proposal. It is unclear why the BPDA did not bring the project...

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City Council passes gas leaks ordinance

December 23, 2016
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City Council passes gas leaks ordinance

The City Council during a Dec. 14 passed by a 12-1 vote a city ordinance aimed at addressing natural gas leaks in Boston, according to a press release. The ordinance was sponsored by Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley. Gas leaks have long been a concern of some local residents and activists who say...

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JPNC Zoning Committee approves project at old James’s Gate site

December 23, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted during a Dec. 6 meeting in favor of recommending a mixed-use project at 5 McBride St. with some provisions. The 8-2 vote on the development gives the green light from the Zoning Committee to build an 11-unit, mixed-use development at the former site of James’s...

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