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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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AG: ZBA violated Open Meeting Law over 3200 Washington St. project

June 10, 2016
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The state Attorney General’s (AG) Office has found that the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) intentionally violated the Open Meeting Law when it approved variances for the 3200 Washington St. project during a Sept. meeting, according to an AG’s Office letter sent to the City. The AG’s Office imposed a $1,000 fine and...

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‘Espectáculo latinoamericano’ viene a Hyde Square

May 27, 2016
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El grupo de trabajo Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), el teatro Double Edge y Charlestown Working Theater están colaborando para llevar el “Espectáculo latinoamericano” al campus de la iglesia Blessed Sacrament este fin de semana, el 28 y 29 de mayo. El “Espectáculo latinoamericano” es una interpretación pública basada en su producción “Once in...

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BRA board approves 64 Allandale St. project

May 27, 2016
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As expected, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved during its May 12 meeting the controversial 64 Allandale St. project. The vote was not unanimous, though, being approved by a 4-1 vote. The project now heads to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The Inspectional Services Department, which oversees the ZBA, did not...

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