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ZBA hearing postponed for Forest Hills dev.

April 10, 2015
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A Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing for a proposed development at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. has been deferred until June 2, according to the ZBA Office. Maria Christina Blanco of City Life/Vida Urbana (CLVU) said that community groups and the developer for the project, City Realty Group (CRG) are still working out the...

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BPD: Man pulled knife on fake cop

April 10, 2015
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A bizarre situation unfolded in the early morning hours of April 3 at a JP convenience store with a suspect allegedly pulling a knife on a man claiming to be an undercover police officer, according to the Boston Police Department. The encounter allegedly began inside the Tedeschi Market at 684 Centre St. with the...

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Sexual abuse alleged at Italian Home in ’80s

March 27, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain-based Italian Home for Children is facing an allegation that its former chief financial officer—George P. Forte Jr.—sexually abused a boy there during the early 1980s. The claim was made last month by lawyer Mitchell Garabedian, a famed advocate of Catholic Church sexual abuse survivors, on behalf of the unnamed alleged victim...

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JP’s Freedman leaves bike czar job

March 27, 2015
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Nicole Freedman, a Jamaica Plain resident, is leaving her post as director of the City’s Boston Bikes program to take a transportation position with the City of Seattle, according to an email blast from her. Her last day is today, March 27. Freedman, who is a former Olympic cyclist, became the director of the...

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JP groups to host inequality forum

March 27, 2015
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Several neighborhood organizations, including JP Progressives and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), are co-sponsoring a forum on inequality that will take place April 9, according to a press release. The other co-sponsors of the event, which will be moderated by DigBoston news editor and former Gazette columnist Chris Faraone, are Jobs with...

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Real Estate Today: Real estate market rebounding from snowy winter

March 27, 2015
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The most expensive home sold between March 11 and March 18 was this three-family home at 43 Parkton Road, which went for $1.2 million. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

The real estate market in Jamaica Plain took a hit along with the rest of the economy during the recent record snowfall, but it is rebounding strong as the region enters into spring, according to local real estate agents. Roger Rodriquez of Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty on Centre Street said “sales took a big...

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Real Estate Today: Developers release plan for City-owned land

March 27, 2015
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Two local community development corporations released their proposal earlier this month to build a four-story, $15 million affordable rental development at City-owned land formed by the triangle of Heath, New Heath and Bromley streets, according to project documents. The project, which is being proposed by the team of Back of the Hill Community Development...

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Petition asks mayor to stop house demo

March 27, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association has started a petition asking Mayor Martin Walsh to stop the planned demolition of a historic house at 21 Yale Terrace. Bicon Dental Implants, a 501 Arborway business, has a proposal to demolish the 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace and replace it with a parking garage...

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Snow delays Casey project to May

March 13, 2015
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The record snowfall the area has received has pushed back the closure of the Casey Overpass until the end of May, said officials at the second construction update meeting hosted by the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) on March 9. Officials also responded to concerns raised over asbestos and dust contamination. They said that...

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ESMS to host music series

March 13, 2015
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Egleston Square Main Street (ESMS) will host a music series this summer after being one of five Main Street districts receiving a total of $22,500 in grant money, according to a press release. Main Street is a business-promotion organization. The grant money is from the Boston Main Streets Foundation. “We’re very excited about the...

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