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BRA: A litmus test for the BRA

May 13, 2016
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The 64 Allandale St. project is a litmus test for the Boston Redevelopment Authority—is it the old agency, working primarily for the rich and powerful developers in the city or is it the new, transparent organization that is responsive to the concerns of common citizens? It appears that it is the former, as the...

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Editorial: The BRA—a little less asinine

May 13, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority recently fixed an illogical irregularity that the proposed project on Mission Hill at 1470 Tremont St. brought to light. Before that project, the BRA did not have a policy on whether existing units on site would count towards the affordable-housing requirement of a new development. Taken to an extreme example,...

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Letter: Allandale St. project deserves green light

May 13, 2016
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Thank you for covering the controversy over the proposed development at 64 Allandale St. It is important to note a few things at the start of discussing the issue. First, something will be built on this privately-owned land and second, the proposal will not, as is implied by some, result in building on or...

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Letter: Early ed school funding crucial

May 13, 2016
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When we returned to Boston a year and a half ago, my son got a slot at the West Zone Early Learning Center in Jamaica Plain midway through his K2 year last year. He’s now a first grader there, and we are thrilled with the school and with the extended learning time he gets...

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Letter: Latin Quarter is welcoming

May 13, 2016
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In his recent letter to the Gazette, “Latin Quarter Name Change Risky” (4/29/2016), Frank Stone states, “The last thing JP needs is some thug or thugs who think only Latinos are allowed into the Latin Quarter.” He then expresses a fear that “we will retreat into cultural and racial divisions that took so very...

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Letter: Concerns remain for Allandale St. project

May 13, 2016
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We appreciate the Gazette’s continuing coverage of the proposed development adjacent to Allandale Woods. (“Abundant Displeasure Voiced over New Design of 64 Allandale Project,” 4/29/16) The piece correctly reports that the developer aims to spend 20 million dollars to build 20 units. The article also states that the units would sell for $700,000 to...

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JP Agenda, April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 10 for the May 13 issue. Send listings to [email protected] 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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Invitacion, April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 10 de mayo para la edición del 12 de mayo. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Discusión sobre las decoraciones de navidad en Centre/South, miércoles, 11 mayo, 7pm, en Taylor House Bed and...

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Greenovate award

April 29, 2016
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Greenovate award

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Sights and Sounds, April 29, 2016

April 29, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 10 for the May 13 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council neighborhood election, Sat. Apr. 30 10am-5:00pm at JP Licks on Centre Street, Stop & Shop near Jackson...

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