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Split BRA board approves controversial 3200 Washington St. project

August 28, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved the 3200 Washington St. project during its Aug. 13, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The vote was 3 to 2. The project has been a source of controversy in the neighborhood. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council voted against the proposal and a grassroots group held several demonstrations,...

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Concerns raised over Allendale St. project

August 28, 2015
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Concerns raised over Allendale St. project

Tony LaCasse, a former longtime JP resident who now lives in Roslindale, is raising concerns over the impact of a proposed 20-unit development at 64 Allandale St., saying it encroaches upon the Allandale Woods. Allandale Woods is an “urban wild” of more than 80 acres of City- and private-owned land in Jamaica Plain and...

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Two Council races in JP for preliminary election

August 28, 2015
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There will be two competitive City Council races—Districts 4 and 7—in Jamaica Plain during the City’s preliminary election Sept. 8. The District 4 race, which covers parts of Forest Hills and Woodbourne, has four candidates: longtime City Councilor Charles Yancey, Andrea Campbell, Terrance Williams and Jovan Lacet. City Councilor Tito Jackson faces five challengers...

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Dos carreras para el Consejo en JP en elección preliminar

August 28, 2015
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Habrá dos carreras competitivas al Consejo Municipal—los Distritos 4 y 7—en Jamaica Plain durante la elección preliminar del 8 de septiembre. La carrera al Distrito 4, que incluye partes de Forest Hills y Woodbourne, tiene cuatro candidatos: el Consejero Municipal desde hace mucho tiempo Charles Yancey, Andrea Campbell, Terrance Williams y Jovan Lacet. El...

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Water ban at Jamaica Pond lifted

August 28, 2015
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The ban for people and pets from the water in Jamaica Pond was lifted Aug. 12 on the recommendation of the state Department of Public Health (DPH), according to a Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) press release. Fishing, boating and any other kind of water contact was banned at the pond since July 20...

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105A S. Huntington Ave. developer proposes moving affordable units off-site

August 28, 2015
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The developer of a proposed 195-unit apartment building at 105A S. Huntington Ave. is attempting to move all the affordable units off-site, according to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Jamaica Pond Association (JPA) member and Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) chair Kevin Moloney. The developer, Anthony Nader, did not respond to a request...

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Three shot in Egleston Square, two fatally

August 28, 2015
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Three men were shot, including two fatally, in Egleston Square on Aug. 12, according to bpdnews.com. The incident was part of a spate of violence that left five dead in one night in the Boston area. According to bpdnews.com, Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a radio call of shots fired in the...

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Q. and A. with writer Michelle A. Gabow

August 28, 2015
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Q. and A. with writer Michelle A. Gabow

Michelle A. Gabow, a longtime resident of Jamaica Plain, is a playwright and actor who recently penned her first book, “God is a Dog: Lost and Found in Paris.” The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session with her through email about the new book. (The session has been edited.) What prompted you to write...

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Terrance Williams takes second shot at Councilor Yancey

August 28, 2015
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Terrance Williams takes second shot at Councilor Yancey

Dorchester resident Terrance Williams is taking another shot at dethroning longtime District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey. He says he is running because he wants to assist people in the community. Williams lost to Yancey in the 2013 election, garnering 31 percent of the voters to councilor’s 68 percent. He faces Yancey and two...

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JPNDC files Heath St. affordable housing project

August 7, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) has filed a letter of intent with the Boston Redevelopment Authority for a $16.4 million affordable rental development at City-owned land formed by the triangle of Heath, New Heath and Bromley streets. The JPNDC, a community development corporation, is partnering with Back of the Hill Community Development...

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