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MassDEP to survey 64 Allandale St. site

December 18, 2015
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) will conduct a survey of the 64 Allandale St. project site to determine whether it falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act after receiving an appeal from the developer, according to MassDEP spokesperson Joe Ferson. Ferson said that the survey will happen today, Dec. 18. He did...

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MassDEP revisará el proyecto en 64 Allandale St.

December 18, 2015
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El departamento estatal para la protección del medio ambiente (MassDEP) realizará una revisión del proyecto en 64 Allandale St. después de recibir una apelación de su promotora para averiguar si la propiedad está protegida por el acto para la protección de los humedales, según el portavoz de MassDEP Joe Ferson. Ferson dijo que se...

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BRA board approves Heath St. project

December 18, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the $17.4 million General Heath Square Apartments during its meeting on Dec. 10, according to a press release. The General Heath Square Apartments will be built on City-owned land formed by the triangle of Heath, New Heath, and Bromley streets, and is expected to created 42 construction jobs....

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Q. and A. with Kameel Nasr, author of museum book

December 18, 2015
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Author Kameel Nasr recently penned “The Museum Heist: A Tale of Art and Obsession,” which is based on the famous 1990 art theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session with him through email about the book. (The session has been edited.) For more information, visit kameelnasr.com or themuseumheist.com....

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Neighbors are wary of Stonley Road dev.

December 4, 2015
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Members of the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) are expressing concerns over a proposed 32-unit building at 76 Stonley Road, citing its height and other issues. The SNA members are also apprehensive over the potential for the developers of 76 Stonley Road to build another project across the street at a property they own. Meanwhile,...

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Commission votes that 64 Allandale project falls under wetlands act

December 4, 2015
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The Boston Conservation Commission during a Nov. 18 meeting voted that the 64 Allandale Street project falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act, according to Charlotte Moffat, executive secretary of the Boston Conservation Commission. That doesn’t mean the project can’t be built at the site, but the developer, Jacqueline Nunez, would need to jump...

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One dead in double shooting

December 4, 2015
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Two people were shot—one fatally—on Nov. 20 in the area of 6 Wyman Street, according to bdpnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a radio call for two people shot on Wyman Street at around 6 p.m. Officers found two male victims in their early 20s suffering from gunshot wounds in a parking...

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Holidays in JP: Mayor’s tree lighting tomorrow

December 4, 2015
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lighting” will be coming to Jamaica Plain tomorrow, Dec. 5, according to a press release. “We are fortunate in the City of Boston to have a community that celebrates its cultural diversity, but also comes together to unite behind common ideals—love of family, friends and community,” said...

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Holidays in JP: ‘Shop w/a Cause’ returns

December 4, 2015
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A group of Jamaica Plain businesses are getting into the holiday spirit and are holding the second annual “Shop w/a Cause” on Dec. 5, which will give a percentage of purchases to local nonprofits. Some of the businesses that are participating are Ula Café (benefiting Spontaneous Celebration and Egleston Square Main Streets), Boing JP’s Toy...

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Complaints continue for post office

November 20, 2015
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Complaints continue to come in about the Jamaica Plain Post Office, an ongoing issue for the neighborhood. Meanwhile, the United States Post Office (USPS) is saying that changes have been made, including installing a new manager, to improve service. USPS made managerial changes last year after numerous complaints, as the Gazette previously reported. Jeri...

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