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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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HJSMS quiere luchar contra la construcción con eventos de promoción

May 13, 2016
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Para el tercer año, la construcción de carreteras se realiza en Centre Street en el área de Hyde Square y Jackson Square. Gerald Robbins, el director ejecutivo de Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), presentó una serie de promociones para invitar a la gente a continuar a frecuentar las tiendas a pesar de la construcción....

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Casa Verde officially opens

May 13, 2016
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The Mexican restaurant Casa Verde at 711 Centre Street officially opened May 2 and business has been booming, according to co-owner David Doyle. “We’ve been busy right off the bat, and feel humbled by the huge amount of support and excitement shown by all of our guests, many of whom are regulars at Tres...

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HJSMS looks to combat construction with promotional events

May 13, 2016
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For the third year in a row, roadway construction is happening on Centre Street in the area of Hyde Square and Jackson Square. That has Gerald Robbins, executive director of the Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), rolling out a series of promotions to keep customers coming in despite the construction. This year, the Boston...

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Q. and A. with musician Nima Samimi

May 13, 2016
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Nima Samimi is a nine-year gardener at the Arnold Arboretum. He is also a musician who goes by the name Muhammad Seven. Samimi recently recorded a whole album just using his iPhone. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session with him through email about the album. (The session has been edited.) Where did the idea...

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Members of civic groups express concern on JP/Rox study

April 29, 2016
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Members of several civic groups who represent areas within the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) Plan: JP/Rox corridor study have written a letter to Mayor Martin Walsh and the City Council asking that no new developments be approved unless they adhere to the emerging guidelines from the study. The Mayor’s Office and the City Council...

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City Realty proposes 49-unit Washington St. development

April 29, 2016
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City Realty is proposing a $13 million, 49-unit condominium development at 3193 Washington Street, according to a project notification form (PNF) filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). “The project is intended to be transit oriented as the site lies within walking distance to both the Stonybrook and Green Street stations on the Orange...

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Homeless care development opens Sat.

April 29, 2016
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PARKSIDE—The long-awaited homeless care development at 461 Walnut Ave. will officially open tomorrow, April 30, according to a press release. The project, which was developed by Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), faced a lively community process and a two-year lawsuit before breaking ground more...

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