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Casey Overpass closures, demo to start next month

January 30, 2015
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) laid out plans for the first 90 days for the Casey Arborway construction project during a contentious community meeting Jan. 21 at English High School. The plan includes closing the westbound lane of the Casey Overpass in late February and the entire overpass by the end of March,...

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Ex-owner: I was ‘deceived’ in historic house sale

January 30, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The former owner of 21 Yale Terrace says that she was “deceived” by a buyer who claimed to be a family-minded local grandmother into selling the historic house to the neighboring Bicon Dental Implants. The 501 Arborway business controversially plans to demolish the 19th century house and replace it with a parking garage...

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Cierran el paso elevado Casey para empezar la demolición

January 30, 2015
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En una contenciosa reunión comunitaria el 21 de enero en English High School, el departamento de transporte del estado (MassDOT) reveló sus planes para los primeros 90 días del proyecto de construcción de Casey Arborway. El plan incluye el cierre del carril hacia el oeste del paso elevado Casey a finales de febrero y...

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JP Post Office might move or shrink

January 30, 2015
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The United States Postal Service (USPS) is considering moving or downsizing the Jamaica Plain Post Office at 655 Centre St, although it is in the “very earliest stage” of the process, according to spokesperson Maureen Marion. A notice about possible changes is hanging up inside the post office building, stirring community discussions. “We are...

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Urban Edge appoints interim CEO

January 30, 2015
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Urban Edge, a community development corporation based in Jamaica Plain, has appointed Susan Davy as interim chief executive officer to replace Chrystal Kornegay, according to an email sent out by board chair Tom Davis. Kornegay left the organization after being appointed chief of the Department of Housing and Community Development by Gov. Charlie Baker....

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JPNC to distribute developer’s $150K donation

January 30, 2015
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The developer of the Olmsted Place apartments will donate $150,000 to local organizations as the final part of a lawsuit settlement with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC). The JPNC will decide which institutions will receive the money, according to JPNC Chair Kevin Moloney. The money stems from a lawsuit settlement between JPNC and...

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Dental firm aims to demolish historic house

January 16, 2015
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Dental firm aims to demolish historic house

FOREST HILLS—Bicon Dental Implants, a 501 Arborway business, is planning to demolish a 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace and replacing it with a parking garage and townhouses, according to documents filed with the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC). The house at 21 Yale Terrace abuts Bicon’s business. The project was slated to go...

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You Said It, JP!: 2014 in Quotes

January 16, 2015
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“I was watching the Summer Olympics in London in 2012, and I thought, ‘Why not Boston?’” City Councilor Matt O’Malley about the possibility of the Summer Olympics 2024 coming to Boston.   “The community response was exactly how one would expect it to be: outrage at all these decisions being made behind closed doors,...

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Martínez baja de su puesto en HSTF, comité de escuelas

January 16, 2015
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Martínez baja de su puesto en HSTF, comité de escuelas

Claudio Martínez, el director ejecutivo desde hace tiempo de Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), ha bajado del puesto y también de su puesto en el comité de escuelas de Boston. HSTF es una organización de liderazgo juvenil. Yi-Chin Chen es la nueva directora ejecutiva interina. Martínez dijo en un correo electrónico a Gazette que...

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Urban Edge CEO leaves for Baker administration

January 16, 2015
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Chrystal Kornegay has left her role as chief executive of Urban Edge, having been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker as chief of the Department of Housing and Community Development. Urban Edge is a Jamaica Plain-based community development corporation. The Baker administration did not return a request to interview Kornegay. “Chrystal is a spectacular leader....

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