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Opinions split on Perkins St. and Parkman Drive improvement plan

October 9, 2015
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) held another meeting on the Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive improvement plan, with attendees splitting on what should be done. Some attendees advocated for major changes to the current plan, including adding protected bike lanes, while others pressed for the project to be actually done,...

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Opiniones diferentes sobre el plan de mejoras de Perkins St. y Parkman Drive

October 9, 2015
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El departamento de conservación y recreación (DCR) del estado tuvo otra reunión sobre el plan de mejoras de Perkins Street y Francis Parkman Drive, y los asistentes no llegaron a un acuerdo. Algunos asistentes quieren cambiar considerablemente el plan actual, como la adición de carriles bici protegidos, y otros prefieren el término del proyecto,...

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New CEO for Urban Edge in November

October 9, 2015
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New CEO for Urban Edge in November

Urban Edge, a community development corporation based in Jackson Square, will soon have a new chief executive officer (CEO), as Frank Shea is slated to take the reins of the organization on Nov. 3, according to an email blast from Urban Edge board chair Karen Royston. Shea, who has more than 20 years of...

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JP Kids: English High football to play at Fenway Park

October 9, 2015
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The English High School football team will help bring high school football back to Fenway Park for the first time since 1935, according to a press release. English will play Boston Latin on Thanksgiving Day, one of two games being played at Fenway Park on that day. The game will mark the 129th year...

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JP Kids: Groundbreaking for library renovation that will have new youth spaces

October 9, 2015
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JP Kids: Groundbreaking for library renovation that will have new youth spaces

Local elected officials, including Mayor Martin Walsh, gathered at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library on Sept. 25 for the groundbreaking ceremony for the $10 million renovation of the building, which will have new youth spaces. JP Branch librarian Laura Pattison said that the renovated library will move the children’s room from the front of...

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Milestones reached for Jackson Square redevelopment

October 9, 2015
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Milestones reached for Jackson Square redevelopment

JACKSON SQ.—Local elected officials, including local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez and Mayor Martin Walsh, gathered on Sept. 30 to announce three milestones reached in the Jackson Square redevelopment, according to a press release. About 11 acres of land in Jackson Square is being redeveloped by a team that includes Mitchell Properties, the Jamaica Plain...

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Meeting set for 64 Allandale project; developer responds to concerns

September 25, 2015
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A community meeting has been scheduled for Oct. 6 for the 64 Allandale St. project, which has drawn concerns over its impact on the Allandale Woods. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the developer Jacqueline Nunez responded to those concerns, saying that the project will rid the property of invasive plant species and be a benefit...

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ZBA aprueba proyectos sin consultar la comunidad

September 25, 2015
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Dos proyectos de construcción—uno en 40 Lochstead Road y otro en 46 Eliot St.—que requieren variaciones fueron aprobados por la comisión de apelación de zonificación de la Ciudad (en inglés Zoning Board of Appeals—ZBA) a principios de este mes, a pesar de que los solicitantes pidieron aplazamientos y que los proyectos no pasaron por...

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ZBA approves projects without community review

September 25, 2015
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Two construction projects—one at 40 Lochstead Road and another at 46 Eliot St.—that require variances were approved by the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) earlier this month despite the applicants asking for deferrals and the projects not going through the normal community process. The plan for 46 Eliot St. is to demolish an...

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BRA board approves 105A S. Huntington developer’s plan to move affordable units off-site

September 25, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved on Sept. 17 the plan by the developer of 105A S. Huntington Ave. to move all the affordable units off-site, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. As part of the proposal, the developer will raise the number of affordable units from 32 to 42. Local state Rep. Jeffrey...

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