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Councilors worry new school would move

May 11, 2012
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Adding to the controversial Boston Public School (BPS) school-move plan process, city councilors have expressed concerns about BPS commitment to keeping the new Margarita Muñiz Academy at the former Agassiz School on Child Street in JP. As part of the BPS plan, the Mission Hill K-8 is slated to move into the now-empty Agassiz...

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JPNC denies Whole Foods seating license

May 11, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) narrowly voted to deny Whole Foods a license to set up inside and outside seating during its meeting April 24. The council’s vote is not binding on Whole Foods Market’s effort to add 38 seats—22 inside and 16 outside—to its 413 Centre St. location. The company can still...

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New parking lot in the works

May 11, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—Local developer Mordechai Levin is planning on turning the property at 41 Amory St. into an 84-vehicle parking lot. “To be honest with you, much of Jamaica Plain needs more parking. Much of the city needs more parking. It’s an old city,” said Levin. The site was previously used for “wrecking, dismantling and...

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Senator Brown visits Roslindale Village

May 11, 2012
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U.S. Sen. Scott Brown toured Roslindale Village April 27 to meet with local residents, taking photographs with many of them and signing autographs for others. The senator made many stops along the way, including the Blue Star Restaurant, the Fornax Bread Company and Tony’s Market. Tony DeBenedictis, owner of Tony’s Market, made sure Brown...

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Affordable housing fading away at Stony Brook

May 11, 2012
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Decreasing affordable housing at Stony Brook Commons on Blue Ledge Drive in Roslindale, formerly High Point Village, has one resident hoping a lawsuit against the property owner will bring back the old days. “I used to know my neighbors,” said Elaine Marin-Ruff, a plaintiff in the lawsuit and member of High Point Families United....

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Former T substation might be renovated

May 11, 2012
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A former MBTA transit substation, built in 1911 and situated at 4228 Washington St. in Roslindale, might finally be renovated into a year-round farmers’ market and event space after sitting vacant for more than 40 years. “It would be amazing,” said Stephanie Cave, executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS). RVMS teamed up...

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Changes coming to Route 32 bus

May 11, 2012
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The MBTA presented a plan that would cut 17 stops from the Route 32 bus, and alter, move and add other stops. The Route 32 bus runs from the Forest Hills T station down Hyde Park Avenue in JP. The plan, which was discussed during a community meeting May 1 at the Woodbourne Apartments,...

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Franklin Park moves closer to repairs

May 11, 2012
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Franklin Park is a step closer to renovated pathways and entrances after the Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) received a receptive response to its plan at a community meeting April 30. “I think there is interest from the community for us to do more work like this,” said Margaret Dyson, director of historic...

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Community center prices out youth groups

April 27, 2012
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The Hennigan Community Center on Heath Street is sharply raising rates for programs to rent space, and that has left some JP groups—especially ones serving low-income and minority youths—out in the cold. Estrellas Tropicales and the Roberto Clemente 21 dance and basketball programs reportedly have either already been priced out or are in danger...

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Centro comunitario excluye grupos para jóvenes

April 27, 2012
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The Hennigan Community Center en Heath Street va a cobrar más en el alquilo de espacio para los programas, una decisión que ha dejado a algunos de grupos de JP, especialmente los que sirven a los jóvenes de bajo ingreso. A los programas de baile y de baloncesto, Estrellas Tropicales y el Roberto Clemente...

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