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BRA to host meeting on S. Huntington Ave. guidelines

November 6, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) will host an “open house” on Nov. 19 about integrating the S. Huntington Avenue guidelines into the City zoning code, according to a BRA email blast. The BRA completed the community-requested South Huntington Avenue Framework for Future Development Review in May 2013. The Nov. 19 “open house” is scheduled...

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Second Grass Fed planned for Forest Hills

November 6, 2015
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Restaurateur Krista Kranyak is planning a second Grass Fed burger restaurant, with the new location being in Forest Hills. “I am very excited to become a part of this awesome neighborhood,” said Kranyak in an email to the Gazette. “I love all the restaurants around there and the awesome people. It is an exciting...

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BRA asks 64 Allandale developer to consider buffer zone

October 23, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is asking the developer for the 64 Allandale St. project to consider a conservation restriction that would create a buffer zone between the Allandale Woods and the development, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. A conservation restriction was one of several recommended revisions the Boston Parks and Recreation Department...

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Q. and A. with JP writer Katie Li

October 23, 2015
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Q. and A. with JP writer Katie Li

Jamaica Plain resident Katie Li recently wrote her first book, “Somewhere In Between,” which came out earlier this year. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session with her through email about the new book. (The session has been edited.) The book is available as an e-book, and as a paperback on Amazon and at local...

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Forest Hills T Station shooting

October 23, 2015
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Two 18 year olds were arrested on Oct. 16 after a shooting at the Forest Hills T Station, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to reports of shots fired around 7:55 a.m. at the Forest Hills T Station. When they arrived, officers learned that four victims had a verbal altercation on...

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BRA board vote on Bartlett II delayed

October 23, 2015
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The Bartlett II project was pulled from the agenda for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board meeting on Oct. 15 in order for the developer to address concerns over traffic impact and retail programming, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. Bartlett II is a proposal by local developer Chris DeSisto for a mixed-use building...

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Roslindale Neighbors: JP, Rozzie residents head to the polls Nov. 3

October 23, 2015
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Roslindale and Jamaica Plain residents will head to the polls on Nov. 3 for a variety of City Council races. Both Roslindale and JP voters will help decide the At-Large City Council race. Annisa Essaibi George, current At-Large City Councilors Stephen Murphy, Michael Flaherty, Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu will vie for the four...

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Residents speak out against Allandale project; some voice support

October 9, 2015
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Many attendees at a community meeting on the 64 Allandale St. project opposed the proposal for several reasons, such as being too dense, going against zoning and negatively impacting Allandale Woods, while some did speak in support of it. About 55 people attended the meeting at the West Roxbury Police Station on Oct. 6....

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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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