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Roslindale Neighbors: Developer files PNF for 19-unit project

October 23, 2015
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A developer recently filed a project notification form with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to redevelop a site into a 19-unit development at 20 Taft Hill Park, according to BRA documents. The developer for the project is Parkhead Development LLC, while the architect is Dartagnan Brown of Embarc Studio LLC. The site is currently...

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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 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 Kids: Mayor launches BPS facility master plan

October 9, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh launched a master plan initiative for Boston Public Schools (BPS) facilities last month, which will include community engagement, in order to provide a framework for facilities investments and implement reform, according to a press release. “The most important investment we can make is in our young people, and we do that...

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BRA: Washington/Columbus study could lead to new zoning by summer 2016

September 25, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), which will hold another Washington Street/Columbus Avenue corridor study meeting on Sept. 30, expects the effort to lead to new zoning for that area being approved by next summer, according to BRA senior planner Marie Mercurio. Mercurio has been a major figure behind the study. “We’re trying to figure...

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Real Estate Today: Controversial Olmsted Place to open in November

September 25, 2015
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Real Estate Today: Controversial Olmsted Place to open in November

Olmsted Place, a controversial apartment development at 161 S. Huntington Ave., will open its doors to its first tenants in November, according to spokesperson Matt Ellis. Boston Residential Group is now leasing the luxury apartments in the building. The project was divisive in the neighborhood, with some opponents criticizing the plan to replace the...

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Real Estate Today: State of JP market

September 25, 2015
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The state of the real estate market in Jamaica Plain seems to be booming for sellers and renters, but there may be a decline soon. Karen McCormack, a real estate agent at McCormack and Scanlan Real Estate, has over 25 years of experience and knows to expect some fluctuations in the market. “Two weeks...

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Off-leash dogs kill blue heron at Arboretum

September 11, 2015
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Off-leash dogs killed a great blue heron at the Arnold Arboretum on Aug. 19, according to a message posted on the Arnold Arboretum website. The organization says it will strictly enforce local dog-leash laws because of the incident. An Arboretum visitor saw the attack and reported the incident to staff the following day. The...

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JP Music Festival kicks off tomorrow

September 11, 2015
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The 5th annual JP Music Festival will kick off tomorrow, Sept. 12. The festival will have 22 acts, 2 stages and 7 hours of non-stop local Jamaica Plain music, according to a press release. The free festival will be held at Pinebank Field at Jamaica Pond and all performers will be residents or workers...

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City launches heating program to assist seniors

September 11, 2015
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The City last month launched Seniors Save, a program that will help financially eligible seniors replace failing or inefficient heating systems before winter begins, according to a press release. Replacing an aging heating system with a new energy efficient system can significantly lower the risks of heating emergencies during the winter and also reduce...

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