Monthly Archives: April 2017

JP has many community gardens, but vacant spots hard to come by

April 28, 2017
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As spring is upon us, Jamaica Plain residents are sure to be actively tending their many community gardens. Community gardening has been popular in the neighborhood, but newly interested residents may have a long wait before an available spot becomes available. According to Chuck Collins, who has been involved in a garden at the...

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JP tiene muchos jardines comunitarios pero pocos espacios

April 28, 2017
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Como cada primavera, residentes de Jamaica Plain están trabajando en sus muchos jardines comunitarios. La jardinería comunitaria ha sido popular en el vecindario, pero residentes interesados pueden esperar mucho tiempo para conseguir una parcela. Según Chuck Collins, del jardín del laboratorio estatal en South Street, muchos de los jardines de Jamaica Plain están manejados...

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Earth Day Clean-up

April 28, 2017
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Earth Day Clean-up

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City files motion to dismiss one of two lawsuits over 64 Allandale St. project

April 28, 2017
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The City has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit by a group of abutters over the 64 Allandale St. project. The lawsuit is one of two court actions against the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals and Wonder Group, LLC over the controversial project and the variances that were granted for it. Springhouse Senior...

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Local cooperative to raise money for organizations

April 28, 2017
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A volunteer-based initiative, Nasty Cooperative, has been started by a Jamaica Plain resident to build community, raise funds for organizations in need, and encourage others to do the same. Sarah Bob, the founder, is a professional pianist who has been running a music/visual art concert series for seventeen seasons. She started the cooperative after...

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ZBA approves variances for 25 Amory St. project

April 28, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) during an April 25 hearing approved the variances for the 25 Amory St. project, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The property at 25 Amory St. will be one of two buildings developed along the northern portion of Site III,...

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1785 Columbus Ave. project heads to JPNC’s Zoning Committee

April 28, 2017
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The 1785 Columbus Ave. project is scheduled to be reviewed by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on May 3. The developer for the project is Horizons Watermark LLC, which is a joint venture between Horizons for Homeless Children and Watermark Development Inc. Horizons for Homeless Children is a nonprofit dedicated to improving...

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Group starts petition over 3353 Washington St. project

April 28, 2017
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A group of residents calling themselves the Green Street Renters Association has started a petition advocating for more affordability in developer Mordechai Levin’s 3353 Washington St. project. Meanwhile, the project appeared before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on April 12. Several motions were put forward on the project, but none were approved,...

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City releases capital budget

April 28, 2017
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The City recently released the capital budget for the fiscal year of 2018 and Jamaica Plain is set to receive City funding for revitalization of Jamaica Pond pathways and improvements projects in Hyde Square and Franklin Park, according to a press release. The capital budget will need to be approved by the City Council....

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City Council chamber set for new accessibility upgrades

April 28, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The Christopher A. Iannella Chamber that hosts the weekly City Council hearings is set for some major accessibility upgrades. At a City Council hearing on April 5, City Council President Michelle Wu gave an update on the much needed project as it gets set for construction over...

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