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Teachers, students take field trip to Cuba

February 24, 2017
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A group of students and teachers from Margarita Muñiz Academy in Jamaica Plain are currently on a ten-day trip in Cuba where the itinerary includes visiting the family of the school’s namesake. Margarita Muñiz was the former principal of Egleston Square’s Rafael Hernandez School who died in 2011 after a long battle with cancer....

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City announces funding for affordable housing, including two JP projects

February 24, 2017
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The City announced on Feb. 14 about $22 million in funding for ten affordable housing developments across Boston, including two proposed developments in Jamaica Plain, according to a press release. The two projects are the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation’s 25 Amory St. project, which calls for a four-story building with 44 affordable units,...

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BPDA board vote on Plan: JP/Rox delayed

February 24, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board vote was delayed until March 2 after the board’s original meeting on Feb. 9 was canceled because of weather. The BPDA board will review the plan and will likely approve it. The BPDA staff only submits material to the board when they consider the plans ready...

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Neighbors of Bicon Dental sue over company’s occupancy permit

February 24, 2017
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FOREST HILLS—The long battle between Bicon Dental Implants and its neighbors is continuing, as the Gazette has learned that members of the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association has a lawsuit in Suffolk Superior Court against the Bicon’s property-owning branch, Debbie LLC, and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) over Bicon’s occupancy permit. The defendants...

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Plan: JP/Rox study heads to BPDA board; opposition remains

February 10, 2017
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The Plan: JP/Rox study is slated to go before the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its next meeting, but neighborhood groups continue to draw issues with the current proposal. The BPDA board will review the plan during its March 2 meeting and will likely approve it. The BPDA staff only submits...

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City Realty’s Washington St. project to start construction in fall

February 10, 2017
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Construction will begin on City Realty’s 3193 Washington St. sometime this fall, according City Realty spokesperson Andrew Scherding. Construction is expected to take 12 months. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals granted variances for the project last month despite the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council recommending that the project be denied. Dave Baron, chair of...

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Stonybrook’s Slow Streets program in ‘final stages’

February 10, 2017
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The Stonybrook neighborhood’s Slow Streets program is in the “final stages” of design and will be implemented sometime this year, according to Boston Transportation Department (BTD) spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos. The Slow Streets program is part of the City’s Vision Zero project, which is a commitment of resources to eliminating fatal and serious traffic crashes...

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Artist chosen for Hyde Square project

February 10, 2017
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The City has chosen Spanish artist Cristina Parreño Alonso to create a public art project as part of the Hyde Square reconstruction, according to a press release. A request for proposal was issued for the project last summer. The Hyde Square reconstruction, which is expected to take place in the fall, is a phase...

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HJSMS releases business profile of district

February 10, 2017
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Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), a business promotion organization, has released a business profile document of the district that has found that the area has “great transit access” and has renowned and diverse restaurants, such as El Oriental de Cuba and The Haven, that draw people from outside the neighborhood. The profile, which was...

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HSTF youths to rally for rec center

February 10, 2017
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Members of the Hyde Square Task Force, a youth-oriented nonprofit, will be hosting a rally and press conference at the Jackson Square T Station on Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. to build support for Urban Edge’s proposed $21 million recreation center, according to a press release. Urban Edge has raised $13 million of the...

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