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Roslindale Neighbors: Check-in with RVMS

October 27, 2017
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The Gazette recently checked-in with Alia Hamada Forrest, executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS), about happenings in the district, which include upcoming Halloween events and figuring out future uses for the Roslindale Substation. RVMS is an independent nonprofit that aims to bring together local volunteers, businesses, and public agencies to strengthen Roslindale...

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Judge hears arguments on motion to dismiss, to rule in coming weeks

October 13, 2017
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Judge Mark Hallal heard arguments on Oct. 4 from both sides on a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over Mordechai Levin’s proposed 3353 Washington St. development and will make a decision within two to three weeks, according to Jonah Rapino, a plaintiff in the case. Lawyers for developer Mordechai Levin and his limited liability...

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JP Kids: Eliot School looks to update and expand building

October 13, 2017
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With an aging building and class size growing, the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts is starting a multi-year process to update its facility and expand its footprint. “It’s a long ways out, but we need more space,” said Abigail Norman, director of the Eliot School, which is located at 24 Eliot St....

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JP Kids: City announces BPS investment

October 13, 2017
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The City recently announced the first expenditures of the $1 billion BuildBPS initiative, with a collective $13 million going to Boston Public Schools (BPS) for improvements for the current school year, according to a press release. It is part of the BuildBPS 10-year educational and facilities master plan. The money will be used for...

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Housing services nonprofit coming to the area

October 13, 2017
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Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP), a nonprofit that provides housing services and aims to prevent homelessness in the Boston area, is hitting the refresh button, switching up its name and moving to Roxbury Crossing. The organization is changing its name to Metro Housing | Boston and will be moving to the Parcel 25 development...

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Walsh, Jackson to battle for mayor after low-turnout preliminary

September 29, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson will face-off against each other in November in a battle to be the leader of the city, as they were the two top vote getters in the mayoral race during the City’s preliminary election on Sept. 26, according to unofficial City results. But if the general...

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City councilors pen letter to FAA, Massport on plane noise

September 29, 2017
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A group of city councilors, including Jamaica Plain’s Matt O’Malley, have signed on to a letter addressed to Massport and the New England office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) raising concern over noise from airplanes coming and going from Logan International Airport. Besides O’Malley, City Councilors Michelle Wu (at-large), Michael Flaherty (at-large), Annissa...

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Real Estate Today: Judge issues mixed ruling in 64 Allandale St. lawsuit

September 29, 2017
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A judge has issued a split ruling over the City’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit by a group of abutters–Carl Tremblay, Jacqueline Lees, Stephen P. Bell, Mary Reed, and Elizabeth Bowen Donovan—over the 64 Allandale St. project. The ruling, issued by Judge Paul D. Wilson of the Suffolk Superior Court on Sept. 18, denied...

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Real Estate Today: BPDA to host meetings on General Heath Apartments proposal

September 29, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host back-to-back public meetings on the General Heath Square Apartments project on Oct. 17 at the Julia Martin House at 90 Bickford St. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., BPDA will hold an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting on the project. Following that meeting, a general...

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Real Estate Today: ZBA approves 250 Centre St.

September 29, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) during an Aug. 29 hearing approved several variances for the proposed mixed-used, mixed-income development 250 Centre St. project, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee during an Aug. 16 meeting voted unanimously in support...

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