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ZBA hearing on 64 Allandale St. project deferred

October 14, 2016
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The developer of the 64 Allandale St. project asked, and was granted, a deferral during a Sept. 27 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing on variances the project needs. The project is now expected to go before the ZBA in December. The site at 64 Allandale St. is on the border of West Roxbury...

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Man fatally shot in Jackson Square

October 14, 2016
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A 42-year-old male was fatally shot at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jackson Square on Sept. 27, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a report of a person shot at the housing development around 12:56 a.m. on Sept. 27. Officers found a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. He...

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JP man fatally shot in Egleston Square

October 14, 2016
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A 20-year-old male was fatally shot in Egleston Square on Oct. 8, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a report of a person shot in the area of 2044 Columbus Ave. around 10:56 p.m. on Oct. 8. Officers found a male victim, later identified as Carlos Lind of Jamaica Plain,...

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BPD seeks suspect in sexual assault

October 14, 2016
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The Boston Police Department (BPD) is seeking a suspect wanted for a sexual assault that happened on Sept. 29 near Gay Head Street and Minden Street, according to bpdnews.com. Police officers responded to Gay Head Street and Minden Street around 1:41 a.m. on Sept. 29 to a report of a sexual assault. Officers spoke...

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JP Kids: Q. and A. with the owners of the INTEGRARTE dance studio

October 14, 2016
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The wife and husband duo Erica Cornejo and Carlos Molina recently opened the INTEGRARTE dance studio in Jamaica Plain at 85 Seaverns Ave. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with them about their dance careers and opening the studio. For more information about the studio, visit integrarteusa.com. (The session has been...

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JPNC attempts to jumpstart parkway improvement project

September 23, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council has sent a letter to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), attempting to jumpstart the department’s plan for improving safety and access to the parklands and parkways of the Emerald Necklace in Jamaica Plain. DCR Commissioner Leo Roy responded to JPNC with a letter saying that the...

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Chang-Diaz, Malia cruise to victory

September 23, 2016
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Local elected officials Sonia Chang-Diaz and Liz Malia cruised to victory in their respective races during the primary election on Sept. 8. Chang-Diaz, the Democratic state senator for the 2nd Suffolk District, garnered 7,330 votes, or 79 percent of voters, besting her challenger Roy Owens, who collected 1,857 votes. Malia, the Democratic state representative...

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Real Estate Today: JPNC sends letter to mayor, BRA critiquing planning study

September 23, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has sent Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) a letter critiquing the draft copy of the Plan: JP/Rox planning study, including over its affordability, design guidelines, and transportation parts. The BRA is scheduled to host a workshop on the planning study Sept. 21, after the...

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Real Estate Today: ZBA hearing scheduled for 64 Allandale St. project, opposition remains

September 23, 2016
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A Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing has been scheduled for the controversial 64 Allandale St. project for Sept. 27 at 9:30 a.m. at City Hall. The City is also slated to host a community meeting for the project on Sept. 22, after the Gazette deadline. The project was approved by the Boston Redevelopment...

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Q. and A. with John Swan about his wife’s memoir

September 9, 2016
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Dale Swan was a Jamaica Plain resident who died from cancer in 2015. While she was dying, she wrote a book about her life called, “My Life as Compost.” Dale Swan died before finishing the book, but her husband John Swan helped complete and edit the book. (Editor’s note: John Swan is a former...

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