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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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‘Latin American Spectacle’ comes to Hyde Square

May 27, 2016
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‘Latin American Spectacle’ comes to Hyde Square

The Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), Double Edge Theatre, and Charlestown Working Theater are teaming up to bring “Latin American Spectacle” to the Blessed Sacrament Campus this Memorial Day weekend on May 28 and May 29. Double Edge Theatre’s “Latin American Spectacle” is an indoor/outdoor public performance based off its “Once a Blue Moon”...

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Council approves Hyde, Jackson squares as ‘Latin Quarter,’ but process not over

May 27, 2016
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The City Council approved last month a measure to designate the Hyde Square and Jackson Square area as the “Latin Quarter,” but the designation must clear several other procedures before becoming official, according to Mayor’s Office spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. Besides a public hearing and the City Council passing a resolution, both of which have...

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JPNC election results

May 27, 2016
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Twelve people were elected to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) during its April 30 election, according to JPNC chair Kevin Moloney. The results are listed below:          Area A (Five seats) (Ward 10, Precincts, 6, 7, 8 and 9 (east of South Huntington Avenue) Ward 11, Precincts 4 and 5 and Ward 19,...

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Second meeting scheduled for Washington St. dev.

May 27, 2016
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A second meeting has been scheduled for developer Mordechai Levin’s proposed $18 million mixed-use development at the intersection of Washington and Green streets, according Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) spokesperson Nick Martin. The meeting will happen June 7 at the Curtis Hall Community Center at 20 South St., starting at 6:30 p.m. Martin said the...

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Meeting scheduled for City Realty’s Washington St. dev.

May 27, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority will hold a community meeting June 6 for City Realty’s proposed $13 million, 49-unit condominium development at 3193 Washington Street. The meeting will take place at 3134 Washington St., beginning at 6 p.m. The proposal calls for demolishing a one-story commercial building and replacing it with a five-story, 12,992-square-foot building...

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Q. and A. with the new FPC director

May 27, 2016
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Q. and A. with the new FPC director

Corey Allen recently became the executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC), which is a nonprofit group that helps maintain the park. Allen replaces Anita Morson-Matra, who took over on an interim basis when longtime director Christine Poff left last year. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session with him through email about his...

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64 Allandale project heads to the BRA board despite objections

May 13, 2016
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The controversial 64 Allandale St. is heading to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board despite overwhelming objections raised during two community meetings. Letters to the BRA for and against the project were split down the middle, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The BRA board will review the project during its May 12 meeting, which...

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