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Developer has plans for massive Forest Hills dev.

July 8, 2016
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The Forest Hills area might be in line for another massive residential development, as Criterion Development Partners has preliminary plans for a 260-unit project at the LAZ parking lot, which is across from the Forest Hills T Station at the corner of Washington Street and the Arborway. “The Commons,” a 283-unit development, is currently...

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No ZBA hearing yet for 64 Allandale St. project

July 8, 2016
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A Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing has not been scheduled yet for the 64 Allandale St. project, as the developer still has to go through the neighborhood group review, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The site at 64 Allandale St. is on the border of...

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JP resident arrested on drug, gun charges

July 8, 2016
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Officers patrolling the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments on July 2 arrested a 23-year-old male on drug and gun charges, according to bpdnews.com. Officers on the Youth Violence Strike Force were at the housing development at about 9:10 p.m. on July 2 near 934 Parker St. The officers were speaking to a group when 23-year-old...

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3353 Washington St. project won’t go to BRA board this month

July 8, 2016
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The 3353 Washington St. project will not go to the Boston Redevelopment Authority board meeting this month, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. Martin said that the earliest the project would potentially go before the board is in August. The BRA held a second community meeting on the project June 7 when the development team...

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Second meeting for City Realty’s Washington St. development is Monday

July 8, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a second meeting for the 3193 Washington St. project on July 11 at the Egleston Square YMCA, starting at 6 p.m. The comment period has been extended until July 25. City Realty current proposal for 3193 Washington St. calls for demolishing a one-story commercial building and replacing it...

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JP Porchfest tomorrow

July 8, 2016
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The third annual Jamaica Plain Porchfest will kick off tomorrow July 9 and feature 200 bands on more than 80 porches, according to a press release. The festivities began at the CityPOP Egleston arts center at 11:30 a.m. and will run to 6 p.m. The Loring-Greenough House will host a 5-hour dance party, while...

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James’s Gate parking lot project still in redesign phase

July 8, 2016
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The developer for the proposed project at the former James’s Gate parking lot at 14-16 McBride St. is still redesigning the plan after pulling the proposal from the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee because of community and committee concerns, according to John Moran, attorney for the developer. “We are still in the redesign...

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Urban Edge receives $500,000 for rec center

July 8, 2016
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The Pittsburgh-based Roy A. Hunt Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life, is donating $500,000 to Urban Edge’s fundraising campaign to build the $21.5 million Jackson Square Recreation Center, according to a press release. “Thank you to the Roy A. Hunt Foundation for this generous donation, which is so important to the...

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Shattuck Child Care Center’s future unclear

June 24, 2016
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The future of the Shattuck Child Care Center (SCCC) is once again uncertain, as the center has until the end of September to find a new home. The state plans to demolish the building that currently houses the center. The center currently has 39 students. The center is located in the Personnel Building on...

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BPL Board picks Leonard as president after initial choice drops out

June 24, 2016
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The Boston Public Library (BPL) Board of Trustees on June 14 picked Interim President David Leonard to remain in that position after its initial choice dropped out, according to a press release. The board voted to offer the president position to San Jose City librarian Jill Bourne and that move was officially announced. But...

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