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ZBA hearing for City Realty dev. postponed

February 27, 2015
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A Zoning Board of Appeals hearing for a proposed development at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. that was originally scheduled for earlier this month has been delayed until March 24 because of a snowstorm. City Realty plans to turn 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. into a three-storey building with six residential units above a first-floor commercial...

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Coldwell reaches deal over discrimination allegations

February 27, 2015
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Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, which has a location at 713 Centre St., has entered into a settlement agreement with the state Attorney General’s (AG) Office over allegations that it discriminated against families with children in housing rentals, according to a press release. The JP location was at the center of the allegations, which said...

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Dedicated customers help weather-stricken businesses

February 27, 2015
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The record snow and arctic cold this winter has affected all facets of life, including putting a dent in local businesses’ bottom line. But some owners and business associations say that has been helped by dedicated customers. David Doyle, owner of Tres Gatos and Centre Street Cafe, said in an email to the Gazette...

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New Landmarks Commission head is named

February 27, 2015
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New Landmarks Commission head is named

Rosanne Foley was appointed last month to be the next executive director of the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC), according to a press release. Foley takes over for Jamaica Plain resident Ellen Lipsey, whose employment was ended by the City late last year. The BLC has played a prominent role JP, overseeing landmark designations on...

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City unveils new online tools for teen summer jobs

February 27, 2015
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The City recently announced a new online tool called “SuccessLink” that allows teenagers to apply for summer jobs, according to a press release. SuccessLink, which replaces Boston Youth Fund’s HOPELINE, also allows applicants to connect with the City’s Department of Youth Engagement and Employment and its services, which include peer-led personal and career development...

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Event celebrates Jamaica Pond, birthday of supporter

February 27, 2015
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First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist in Monument Square will host an event March 1 to celebrate Jamaica Pond and one of its biggest supporters, Gerry Wright, who is turning 80 years old. Wright is the founder of Friends of Jamaica Pond and the “Olmsted 2022” project, an effort to spur environmental programs...

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Local officials urge post office not to move

February 13, 2015
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A group of local elected officials is urging the United States Post Office (USPS) and Bulfinch Companies, which owns the building that houses the Jamaica Plain Post Office at 655 Centre St., to resolve lease negotiations and allow the post office to remain at its current location. Meanwhile, USPS is saying it is a...

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Olimpiadas tendrían grandes impactos locales

February 13, 2015
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Jules Boykoff, un antiguo jugador de fútbol y actualmente un académico que estudia las Olimpiadas, dice que Boston debe esperar numerosos impactos a escala comunitaria si albergue los Juegos Olímpicos de verano de 2024. Boykoff dijo que los residentes de Boston pueden disfrutar de “los mejores atletas del mundo durante una fiesta divertida de...

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Olympics comes with big local impacts, prof says

February 13, 2015
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Jules Boykoff, a former professional soccer player turned Olympics-studying academic, says Boston can expect a major trade-off of fun versus community impacts if it hosts the 2024 Summer Olympics. Boykoff said that residents on the one hand can watch “the best athletes in the world for a really fun two-and-a-half-week party.” But on the...

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Shelter: ‘Wait and see’ on Olympics homeless impact

February 13, 2015
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The Shattuck Shelter, which abuts Franklin Park at its 120-bed Morton Street location, is saying its “too early” to comment on how the proposed 2024 Boston Olympics might affect it. Previous Olympics have seen the host cities attempt to cleanse the streets of homeless people, while Olympics-triggered housing displacement has sometimes increased the homeless...

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