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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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BRA reviewing feedback on 3353 Washington St. project

June 24, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is “evaluating” feedback on the 3353 Washington St. project to determine the next steps, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The BRA held a second community meeting on the project June 7 when the development team presented slight alterations to the proposal, including one more affordable-housing unit and reduced building...

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Second meeting scheduled for City Realty’s Washington St. development

June 24, 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, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. The comment period has been extended until July 25. “We met with the development team last week to discuss community feedback and to review the...

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“Plan JP/Rox” process extended for three months

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority has extended the “Plan JP/Rox” process for three months to October, according to a June 1 letter signed by BRA Director Brian Golden and Department of Neighborhood Development Director Sheila Dillon. The extension had been advocated for by “Keep It 100% For Egleston,” a group dedicated to keeping the Egleston...

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Se extiende el proceso de “Plan JP/Rox”

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) ha extendido el proceso de “Plan JP/Rox” hasta octubre, según una carta el primero de junio firmada por el Director de BRA Brian Golden y el Director del Departamento del Desarrollo de Vecindarios Sheila Dillon. La extensión se debe a la representación de “Keep It 100% For Egleston”, un...

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Meeting set for 76 Stonley Road project

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a community meeting for the 76 Stonley Road project on June 15 at the English High School. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin plan a 31-unit project at 76 Stonley Road. The site is situated on 14,134 square feet of land and...

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JPNC elect officers to council

June 10, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) elected officers last month during its first meeting since the JPNC election, according to Kevin Moloney. Moloney was reelected chair of the council, while Bernard Doherty and Michael Reiskind were picked as vice chair and secretary-treasurer, respectively. David Baron (Zoning Committee), Michael Reiskind (Public Service Committee), Carolyn Royce...

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Six-unit building proposed for James’s Gate parking lot

June 10, 2016
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Developer Stephen Ballas will present plans for a six-unit building on the former James’s Gate parking lot site at 14-16 McBride St. to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee. Ballas bought the property, along with James’s Gate across the street, this spring. It is unclear what Ballas intends to do with James’s Gate,...

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