Monthly Archives: December 2016

Community shares mixed responses to Forest Hills development

December 9, 2016
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At a Nov. 30 meeting, about 65 residents listened to Criterion Development’s proposal to construct a six-story, mixed-used development at the parking lot across the street from Forest Hills Station. Community responses to the proposed “Residences at Forest Hills” development were mixed. The development would have 252 residential rental units, 5,500 square feet of...

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Allandale St. project heads to ZBA, environmental review continues

December 9, 2016
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The 64 Allandale St. project is heading before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Dec. 13, while a state environmental review of the site continues. The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Nov. 17 meeting approved the revised 64 Allandale St. project, leaving the ZBA hearing as one of the...

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NANA IN THE CITY

December 9, 2016
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NANA IN THE CITY

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Déjà vu: BPDA delays vote on Plan: JP/Rox study

December 9, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) once again delayed a vote on the Plan: JP/Rox study, as the agency continues talks with neighborhood groups and is preparing to add an amendment to the proposal. Meanwhile, a coalition of neighborhood groups said it is “pleased” that the board vote is delayed, but it is...

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Industria de mensajería en bici en transición

December 9, 2016
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a la Gaceta Durante dos años el mensajero en bici Mike Oakhem, 33, de Quincy, ha estado zigzagueando por las calles del centro de Boston para entregar varios bienes, como pizzas calientes o papeles de diseño arquitectural, ofreciendo a los residentes y compañías de Boston uno de las maneras más...

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Q. and A. with Chuck Collins about new book

December 9, 2016
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Jamaica Plain resident Chuck Collins, who is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C. and co-founder of inequality.org and the JP Forum, has penned a new book, “Born on Third Base.” The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Collins about the book. For more information about...

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Tenants’ rights policy considered by local lawmakers

December 9, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh has announced a proposal that would increase tenants’ rights, according to a press release. Walsh has sent the Jim Brooks Stabilization Act, a home rule petition, to the City Council for consideration. The measure will need to be approved by the City Council and the State House. The act would help...

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CSMS has new executive director

December 9, 2016
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After a search that began at the start of the year, Jamaica Plain Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS) has announced that Kevin Johnson will be its new executive director. CSMS previous executive director, Andrew Zarro, left in 2014. The new director is a Boston native with work experience at various nonprofits. His most recent role...

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 9, 2016

December 9, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 20 for the Dec. 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events 6th Annual JP Rocks and Rolls record and art fair, Dec. 11. Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Breakfast and Visit...

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Holidays in JP: City encourages residents to support local businesses

December 9, 2016
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Boston residents are encouraged to support their local small businesses while shopping for the holiday season as part of the City’s #5onMain challenge this year, according to a press release. Mayor Martin Walsh kicked off the “Holidays on Main Streets” campaign late last month as an initiative to inspire holiday shoppers to support Main...

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