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Plan for new Brookline school worries two neighborhood groups

February 12, 2016
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A possible new Brookline school at Larz Anderson Park could result in construction happening on Boston property, which is drawing concern from two local neighborhood groups. But a Brookline official is saying that the park location is no longer a preferred site. With an overcrowded school system, Brookline is considering several different locations for...

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Former student arrested with gun at English High

February 12, 2016
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A former student was arrested with a gun at English High School on Jan. 27, according to bpdnews.com Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to English High School at 144 McBride St. on Jan. 27 to assist school police officers with a former student they had apprehended for trespassing and possession of a gun....

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Residents send letter to BRA over 64 Allandale project; talks continue between City and developer

January 29, 2016
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More than 20 community members, many of whom live near the site, have signed a letter to Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Brian Golden with eight recommendations for the proposed 64 Allandale St. project. The recommendations include having the project be built under the existing single-family zoning. Meanwhile, the BRA and the developer said that...

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BTD to present Slow Streets program during SNA meeting

January 29, 2016
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will be presenting its plan to bring the City’s Slow Streets pilot program to the Stonybrook area during the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association’s (SNA) meeting on Feb. 8, according to BTD spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos. Ganiatsos said that the Feb. 8 meeting is the only meeting BTD has scheduled for presenting...

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Some IAG members want more affordable units for Goddard House project

January 29, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting for the Goddard House project on Jan. 7 with some members advocating for more affordable-housing units, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. An IAG is a City-appointed group of residents and other stakeholders that advise the City on potential impacts of building...

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Stonybrook to participate in City’s Slow Streets program

January 8, 2016
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The Stonybrook neighborhood will be one of two areas that will participate in the City’s Neighborhood Slow Streets pilot program, according to Boston Transportation Department (BTD) spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos. The Stonybrook neighborhood is roughly bounded by the Arborway and Forest Hills, Williams, and Amory streets. The Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) had sent letters to...

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City changes affordable-housing policy

January 8, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh signed an executive order last month that changes the City’s affordable-housing policy, forcing some developers to pay more money or build more affordable units if they don’t meet the affordable-housing requirement on-site. The policy change went into effect Jan. 1. But to the disappointment of some housing organizations, the executive order...

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BRA to hold IAG meeting for Goddard House project

January 8, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is slated to hold an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting for the Goddard House project on Jan. 7, after the Gazette deadline. An IAG is a City-appointed group of residents and other stakeholders that advise the City on potential impacts of building projects. There are 12 members of the...

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BPL spokesperson talks neighborhood libraries

January 8, 2016
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BPL spokesperson talks neighborhood libraries

The Jamaica Plain Branch Library is closed for a much needed $10 million renovation. The Gazette recently spoke with Boston Public Library spokesperson Rosemary Lavery via email about where the JP Branch Library programs have gone and what the neighborhood’s other two libraries, Egleston Square (2044 Columbus Ave.) and Connolly (433 Centre St.), have...

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MassDEP surveys 64 Allandale St. site, decision coming

January 8, 2016
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) conducted a survey on Dec. 18 of the 64 Allandale St. project site to determine whether it falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act and a decision is expected in February, according to MassDEP spokesperson Joe Ferson. MassDEP conducted a survey after receiving an appeal from the...

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