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Zoning hearing delayed on 3200 Washington St.

June 5, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee’s hearing on the proposed development at 3200 Washington St. has been deferred until June 17. The committee was originally supposed to hear the project on May 20. The developers, Dan Mangiacotti and Paul Iantosca, have plans to build a 76-unit development project with 11 affordable units and...

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Renovation planned for South St. building

June 5, 2015
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Renovation planned for South St. building

Croan McCormack has plans to renovate 108-110 South St. into a four-unit residential building, while retaining the two commercial spaces out front, according to spokesperson John Moran of Alpine Services. The proposed project is slated to go before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee June 3, after the Gazette deadline. Moran said the...

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DCR: Arborway crosswalk upgrade to begin

June 5, 2015
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ARBORWAY—Long-awaited improvements to a crosswalk on the Arborway should begin at the end of the month, according to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The crosswalk is on the state-operated Arborway near the Arnold Arboretum. That stretch of the Arborway is known for high-speed car crashes. A Jamaica Plain resident complained last...

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JP First Responders: Boston EMS faces increase in heroin calls

June 5, 2015
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Heroin addiction has increasingly become an issue for Boston, as illustrated by a report on substance abuse released last month at the Dimock Community Health Center that found Boston EMS responding to more heroin-related calls. The report, “Addiction and Recovery Services in the City of Boston,” says that Boston EMS had a 25 percent...

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City launches master plan process

June 5, 2015
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The City announced last month a new citywide planning process called “Imagine Boston 2030.” Expected to take two years, Imagine Boston is the City’s first comprehensive planning process in 50 years. Imagine Boston will be a multi-phase initiative, starting with a survey of present conditions and then expanding to a public visioning process in...

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Casey Overpass demo, and traffic, begin

May 22, 2015
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Casey Overpass demo, and traffic, begin

The Casey Overpass demolition has begun, as the structure was closed on May 16. Traffic that formerly used the overpass has been diverted to temporary surface roads, which caused significant problems during the first evening rush hour after the closure. The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a meeting May 7 at English High...

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Bicon starts razing historic house

May 22, 2015
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Bicon starts razing historic house

FOREST HILLS—Bicon Dental Implants, a 501 Arborway company, has started the controversial demolition of a 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace. Bicon had agreed with the City and neighbors to hold off razing the house until May 19 and had a demolition company there that day to start work. Bicon plans to replace...

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Historic letters spur JP resident to write book

May 22, 2015
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Historic letters spur JP resident to write book

An accidental discovery of letters penned by her great-great-grandfather led Jamaica Plain resident Anne D. Emerson to write a book titled “Letters from Erastus” about the importance of generational values. Emerson said she came across the 22 letters from Erastus Hopkins—a former state senator—to his daughters “completely by accident” while reviewing materials during a...

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Urban Edge files Egleston housing plans

May 22, 2015
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Urban Edge files Egleston housing plans

Urban Edge, a community development corporation located in Jackson Square, recently filed plans for its 49-unit affordable housing project in Egleston Square, according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The Walker Park Apartments at 67 and 80 Walnut Park are named for longtime local resident and community organizer Delphine Walker. The 49...

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Tres Gatos team plans new Mexican restaurant

May 22, 2015
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Restaurateur David Doyle and his business team, who are behind Tres Gatos and Centre Street Café, are looking to further diversify the Jamaica Plain food scene, as they will be opening up a Mexican restaurant called Casa Verde. The new restaurant will replace Ghazal Indian Cuisine at 711 Centre St. “My wife (Maricely Perez-Alers),...

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