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Zoning Committee approves South St. dev.

June 19, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee voted earlier this month to approve Croan McCormack’s planned renovation of 108-110 South St. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ Office said a hearing date has not been scheduled for the project. McCormack plans to renovate 108-110 South St. into a four-unit apartment building, while retaining the...

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JP Pets: Dog park demand still high; number still low

June 19, 2015
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The demand for off-leash dog parks in Jamaica Plain remains high, as a walk through the Arnold Arboretum shows, but the options for owners are slim and don’t look promising anytime soon. The current options for JP dog owners are a community-organized and -maintained off-leash dog park on City land on Beecher Street and...

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JP Pets: MSPCA pushes for ivory ban

June 19, 2015
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The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), which includes a hospital and adoption center at 350 S. Huntington Ave., is pushing for a law at the State House that would ban the sale of ivory in Massachusetts. “We are still contributing to the deaths of rhinos and elephants,” said MSPCA...

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Battle continues over Bicon Dental Implants

June 19, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The battle over Bicon Dental Implants’ occupancy permit is continuing, with the company reportedly applying for a change in its use, while the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association is still asking the City to revoke the permit, according to a neighborhood association letter. Bicon did not respond to a request for comment. Bicon, a...

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Goddard House to turn into residential units

June 5, 2015
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The former Goddard House nursing home at 201 S. Huntington Ave. will be redeveloped into a 169-unit residential development. The Goddard House controversially ceased operations on Sept. 8, 2012 and has remained vacant. The enormous brick building was constructed in 1927 and housed about 100 seniors. The project, proposed by Eden Properties and Samuels...

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Experts: Olympics limit freedoms, boost debt

June 5, 2015
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The fattening of the security state, public debt and displacement were several harmful effects of mega-events like the Olympics that were discussed during a NoBoston2024 event at Hope Central Church on June 2. About 75 people attended the event that featured speakers Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation, and Kade Crockford, director of...

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Casey Comes Down

June 5, 2015
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Residents ask City to revoke dental business’s permits

June 5, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The City’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) will inspect Bicon Dental Implants after receiving a letter from the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association asking it to revoke the company’s occupancy permit, according to spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. Bicon did not respond to a request for comment. Bicon, a 501 Arborway company, has stirred controversy in the...

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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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