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Driver faces charges in Arborway crash

September 27, 2013
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The 18-year-old driver who earlier this month caused a two-vehicle crash on the Arborway that sent six people to the hospital will face several criminal and civil charges, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office and State Police. Nikolas Papadopoulos, a West Roxbury resident, will be charged with the criminal offense of...

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Real Estate Today: JP real estate market stays strong

September 27, 2013
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Real Estate Today: JP real estate market stays strong

The Jamaica Plain real estate market continues to be strong, but there is a dearth of available homes, according to local real estate agents. “It’s fantastic,” Karen McCormack of McCormack and Scanlan Real Estate said about the state of the market. But, she then added, it depends on who perspective it is, as sellers...

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Real Estate Today: Scale of Washington St. development worries neighbors

September 27, 2013
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A developer’s proposal for two buildings containing 20 residential units and more than 5,000 square feet of commercial space at 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197 Green St. is drawing concern from neighbors. Meanwhile, the proposal was scheduled to go before the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on Sept. 10, but has been delayed until...

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Real Estate Today: Parklet installed in Hyde Sq.

September 27, 2013
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Real Estate Today: Parklet installed in Hyde Sq.

HYDE SQ.—Businesses like the new parklet on Centre Street at Wyman Street, while local residents are still getting used to it, according to Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) Executive Director Gerald Robbins. Robbins said HJSMS held an impromptu lunch event with about 20 people on Sept. 12 to introduce the parklet, on Centre Street...

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Real Estate Today: Peace Garden redesign comes into focus

September 27, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—The plan for the redesign of the Egleston Square Peace Garden is coming into focus. The Peace Garden property, which is located at the corner of Washington and School Streets, is owned by Clear Channel Outdoor, which has a billboard on the site, but the park is leased by the Ecumenical Social Action...

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‘Parquito’ instalado en Hyde Square

September 27, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—A los pequeños empresarios les gusta el nuevo parquecito instalado en Centre Street y Wyman Street, mientras los residentes todavía se acostumbran, según el director ejecutivo de Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), Gerald Robbins. Robbins dijo que HJSMS tuvo un almuerzo con 20 personas el 12 de septiembre para introducir el parquito al...

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Hubway comes to JP, community input debated

September 26, 2013
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Hubway comes to JP, community input debated

The Hubway bike-share system has come to Jamaica Plain, but the City did not hold any community meetings to determine the location of the stations. Instead, the City used an online forum and outreach to community groups and abutters to elicit feedback. Hubway is a collaboration between the City and a private company. Hubway...

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Driver faces charges in Arborway crash

September 18, 2013
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The 18-year-old driver who earlier this month caused a two-vehicle crash on the Arborway that sent six people to the hospital will face several criminal and civil charges, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office and State Police. Nikolas Papadopoulos, a West Roxbury resident, will be charged with the criminal offense of...

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Mayor, City Council races to narrow in Sept. 24 election

September 13, 2013
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Jamaica Plainers heading to the City’s preliminary election on Sept. 24 will be greeted to a vast array of choices for both the mayoral and At-Large City Council races. There are 12 candidates running for mayor, while 19 candidates are fighting for at-large. A JPer will appear in each race. Meanwhile, there are two...

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Mayoral candidate Ross focuses on public safety

September 13, 2013
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Mayoral candidate Ross focuses on public safety

Boston mayoral candidate Mike Ross does not think throwing money at a problem and hoping it goes away is the best solution to a problem, he said during a recent hour-long interview at the Gazette’s office this week. Take public safety, for an example. Ross wants to measure where the City is most effective...

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