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Real Estate Today: Zoning Committee review of Amory St. project delayed until October

September 25, 2015
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The mixed-use building project at 450-456 Amory St. will appear before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee sometime in October after being pulled from the Sept. 2 meeting agenda at the request of the developer, according to Dave Baron of the Zoning Committee. Local developer Chris DeSisto’s plan for 450-456 Amory St. calls...

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Campbell, Jackson top vote getters in preliminary election

September 11, 2015
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District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey’s longtime tenure might be in jeopardy after being topped by Andrea Campbell in the City’s preliminary election on Sept. 8, according to unofficial City results. Meanwhile, District 7 City Councilor Tito Jackson cruised to a first-place finish. Districts 4 and 7 were the only competitive races in the...

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DCR to hold meetings on parks and parkways; unknowns abound

September 11, 2015
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will hold a series of meetings on improving safety and access for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists to the parklands and parkways of the Emerald Necklace in Jamaica Plain, but more unknowns than knowns surround the effort. It is unclear how past efforts factor into the current...

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Taste of JP returns at a new location

September 11, 2015
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The nonprofit ESAC will host the 20th annual Taste of JP on Sept. 17 at a new location, the Franklin Park Zoo. The event will allow guests to sample the offerings of more than 10 local restaurants. Taste of JP is a major fundraiser for ESAC, a social service agency that moved to Dorchester...

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75 Amory Ave. project to begin construction soon

September 11, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) hopes to begin construction on the low-income apartment project at 75 Amory Ave. by the end of September, according to spokesperson Sally Swenson. JPNDC secured funding for the project about a year ago. The nonprofit community development corporation is part of Jackson Square Partners, a coalition of...

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Heath St. project heads to local council review

September 11, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) plans to present its $16.4 million affordable rental development proposal to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Housing and Development Committee on Sept. 15 and the Zoning Committee in October, according to spokesperson Sally Swenson. The proposed development would be built on City-owned land formed by the triangle...

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Split BRA board approves controversial 3200 Washington St. project

August 28, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved the 3200 Washington St. project during its Aug. 13, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The vote was 3 to 2. The project has been a source of controversy in the neighborhood. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council voted against the proposal and a grassroots group held several demonstrations,...

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Concerns raised over Allendale St. project

August 28, 2015
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Concerns raised over Allendale St. project

Tony LaCasse, a former longtime JP resident who now lives in Roslindale, is raising concerns over the impact of a proposed 20-unit development at 64 Allandale St., saying it encroaches upon the Allandale Woods. Allandale Woods is an “urban wild” of more than 80 acres of City- and private-owned land in Jamaica Plain and...

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Two Council races in JP for preliminary election

August 28, 2015
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There will be two competitive City Council races—Districts 4 and 7—in Jamaica Plain during the City’s preliminary election Sept. 8. The District 4 race, which covers parts of Forest Hills and Woodbourne, has four candidates: longtime City Councilor Charles Yancey, Andrea Campbell, Terrance Williams and Jovan Lacet. City Councilor Tito Jackson faces five challengers...

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Dos carreras para el Consejo en JP en elección preliminar

August 28, 2015
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Habrá dos carreras competitivas al Consejo Municipal—los Distritos 4 y 7—en Jamaica Plain durante la elección preliminar del 8 de septiembre. La carrera al Distrito 4, que incluye partes de Forest Hills y Woodbourne, tiene cuatro candidatos: el Consejero Municipal desde hace mucho tiempo Charles Yancey, Andrea Campbell, Terrance Williams y Jovan Lacet. El...

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