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Taste of JP returns

September 9, 2016
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The nonprofit ESAC will host the 21th annual Taste of JP on Sept. 15 at the Franklin Park Zoo. The event will allow guests to sample the offerings of more than 10 local restaurants. Taste of JP is a major fundraiser for ESAC, a social service agency that moved to Dorchester after decades in...

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Man fatally shot in JP

September 9, 2016
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A man was fatally shot in Jamaica Plain in the early hours of Aug. 27, according to bpdnews.com Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a report of a person shot in the area of 454 Centre St. around 3:33 a.m. Responding officers found a male victim who had been shot. He was transported...

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JPers head to the polls Sept. 8 for state primary

August 26, 2016
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls Sept. 8 for the state primary, which will feature several local contested races. Democratic state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (2nd Suffolk District) is battling Roy Owens, a regular candidate for elected office, to remain in her seat, while Democratic state Rep. Liz Malia (11th Suffolk District) will...

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Shattuck Child Care Center is granted extension to stay on campus

August 26, 2016
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The state has granted the Shattuck Child Care Center (SCCC) an extension to the end of June to remain on the Shattuck Hospital campus. The center had previously been told that it needed to vacate by the end of September. The state plans to demolish the building that currently houses the center. The center,...

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City releases RFP for Hyde Square art installation

August 26, 2016
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The City recently released a request for proposal (RFP) for an art installation in Hyde Square, according to a press release. The art installation will be implemented as part of a reconstruction of Hyde Square. That reconstruction is a phase of the Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects. The project will stretch along Centre Street from...

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BRA releases draft of Plan: JP/Rox

August 26, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority released a draft copy of the Plan: JP/Rox planning study last month and it incorporates much of what has been discussed in the many community meetings and workshops, including the possibility of having 15-story buildings in some areas of the neighborhood. Plan: JP/Rox is the long-awaited planning study for the...

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Developer revises plan for James’s Gate parking lot; reveals proposal for James’s Gate site

August 12, 2016
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The developer for the project at the former James’s Gate parking lot at 14-16 McBride St. has updated his proposal to include two, three-story townhouses. He has also revealed his plans to build a five-story, mixed-used development at the James’s Gate site. Meanwhile, a cooperative group has formed to attempt to have a community-led...

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3193 Washington St. proposal likely heads to BRA board

August 12, 2016
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City Realty’s 3193 Washington St. development proposal is heading to the Boston Redevelopment Authority board, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. Some residents have voiced opposition to the project, citing its potential impact on gentrification and questioning the reputation of City Realty. The BRA board will review the project during its Aug. 11 meeting, which...

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BRA sets second meeting for 76 Stonley Road project

August 12, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a second meeting for the 76 Stonley Road development on Aug. 16 to review the changes to the proposal, which includes the height of the project being reduced by one floor. Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin originally planned a 31-unit, 40,940-square-foot project at 76 Stonley Road. But...

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Changes coming to 76 Stonley Road project

July 22, 2016
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Changes are coming to the proposed 76 Stonley Road development, including the height of the project being reduced by one floor, according to Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) spokesperson Nick Martin. Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin originally planned a 31-unit, 40,940-square-foot project at 76 Stonley Road. But attendees during a BRA-held community meeting on...

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