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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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Developer plans 20 units for Allandale St.

August 7, 2015
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A Dorchester-based developer has filed a project notification form (PNF) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) for a 20-unit development at 64 Allandale St. The property at 64 Allandale St. is on the border of West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. It is part of the West Roxbury Neighborhood District, as a matter of zoning,...

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Local reaction supports USOC ending Boston 2024’s Olympic bid

August 7, 2015
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The United States Olympic Committee has withdrawn Boston 2024’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, citing the lack of public support, according to a statement released by USOC Chief Executive Officer Scott Blackmun on July 27. Franklin Park was slated to host several Olympic events, such as the pentathlon and equestrian events. Jamaica...

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USOC retira la oferta olímpica de Boston 2024

August 7, 2015
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El comité olímpico estadounidense (USOC) ha retirado la oferta de Boston 2024 de albergar los Juegos Olímpicos del verano de 2024, citando la falta de apoyo público, según una declaración del jefe ejecutivo de USOC Scott Blacknum el 27 de julio. Franklin Park fue una posible sede para varios eventos olímpicos, como el pentatlón...

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Walsh announces the creation of 175 more youth jobs

August 7, 2015
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced on August 3 the creation of 175 additional youth summer jobs for nine community-based organizations, according to a press release. The jobs were created through $230,000 in corporate and individuals sponsorships to the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Fund. “Jobs provide Boston youth with meaningful work experience,” said Walsh, according to the...

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BHA issues RFP for 125 Amory St.

August 7, 2015
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The Boston Housing Authority (BHA) issued last month a request for proposals (RFP) to renovate 125 Amory St. and possibly add market-rate units at the site, according to BHA spokesperson Lydia Agro. The development at 125 Amory St. currently provides housing for seniors and people with disabilities, Agro said that consistent federal budget cuts...

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Bicon’s permits still an issue for neighborhood group

August 7, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association is saying that it is still awaiting a response from the City’s Inspectional Service Department over concerns it has raised over Bicon Dental Implants’ occupancy permits. But a spokesperson for ISD said that an inspection of the company was conducted in June and no violations were found. Bicon,...

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O’Malley calls for hearing on gas leaks

August 7, 2015
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Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley last month filed an order for a public hearing on the problem of natural gas leaks in the city, according to a press release. A public hearing has been scheduled for September. Gas leaks have been a concern for some residents in Jamaica Plain. Some residents say the...

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Friends of Kelly Rink receives grant

August 7, 2015
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The Friends of Kelly Rink was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from the U.S. Figure Skating organization to attract and inspire a new generation of figure skaters, according to a press release. Kelly Rink, which is owned by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation, is located at 1 Marbury Terrace on the Southwest...

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