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1785 Columbus Ave. project heads to JPNC’s Zoning Committee

April 28, 2017
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The 1785 Columbus Ave. project is scheduled to be reviewed by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on May 3. The developer for the project is Horizons Watermark LLC, which is a joint venture between Horizons for Homeless Children and Watermark Development Inc. Horizons for Homeless Children is a nonprofit dedicated to improving...

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Group starts petition over 3353 Washington St. project

April 28, 2017
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A group of residents calling themselves the Green Street Renters Association has started a petition advocating for more affordability in developer Mordechai Levin’s 3353 Washington St. project. Meanwhile, the project appeared before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on April 12. Several motions were put forward on the project, but none were approved,...

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FPC executive director leaves

April 28, 2017
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Corey Allen is no longer the executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC), according to FPC board member Mike Carpentier. FPC is a nonprofit group that helps maintain the park. “Corey has left the Coalition,” said Carpentier in an email. “We are currently in the process of transitioning toward an interim director as...

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Second lawsuit filed over 64 Allandale St. project

April 14, 2017
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A second lawsuit has been filed in the Suffolk County Superior Court against the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and Wonder Group, LLC over the variances that were granted for the 64 Allandale St. project. The lawsuit, which was filed by the Springhouse Senior Living Community, requests that the court declare that the...

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Positive reaction to Parkman/Perkins project, but a strong desire for the other phases

April 14, 2017
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Residents’ reaction was mostly positive for improvement project at the intersection of Francis Parkman Drive and Perkins Street during an April 11 meeting held by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation Department (DCR). But several attendees also pushed DCR to complete the other two parts of the parkway improvement project: Centre Street, from...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee meeting on 3353 Washington St. project delayed

April 14, 2017
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Developer Mordechai Levin’s 3353 Washington St. project was set to appear before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on March 22, but its appearance was postponed so the developer could continue talks with neighbors of the project. The project is slated to go before the Zoning Committee on April 12, after the Gazette...

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Q. and A. with local author Beth Castrodale

April 14, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Beth Castrodale will be releasing her novel “Marion Hatley,” on April 20. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with her about the book. (The session has been edited.) For more information about the book, visit bethcastrodale.com. Q.: Where did the name Marion Hatley come from? What is the significance...

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Lawsuit filed over 64 Allandale St. project

March 24, 2017
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A group of abutters to the 64 Allandale St. project have filed a lawsuit in the Suffolk County Court against the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and Wonder Group, LLC over the variances that were granted for the proposal. The lawsuit seeks to have the variances granted annulled and the cost of attorney’s...

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City proposes $1.7 million renovation of Parkman Playground

March 24, 2017
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The City is proposing a $1.7 million renovation of the Francis Parkman Playground on Wachusett Street, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department spokesperson Ryan Woods. The project is in the initial stages with the City collecting input from local residents, most recently during a community meeting on March 16. Woods said that construction...

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Q. and A. with local author Gustaf Berger

March 24, 2017
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Gustaf Berger recently finished penning his novel, “Death Postponed,” which was released earlier this year. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Berger about the book. (The session has been edited.) For more information about the book, visit gustafberger.com. Q: In your column in the March 10 issue of the Gazette you...

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