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Rally calls for all-affordable housing in new project

May 8, 2015
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Rally calls for all-affordable housing in new project

EGLESTON SQ.—A grassroots group held a protest rally on April 29 in Egleston Square, calling on the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the developers of 3200 Washington St. to make that development 100 percent affordable. About 35 to 40 young adults and teenagers gathered for the rally April 29. The event started with a...

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Informe: BPS necesita nuevo plan para los varones afroamericanos y latinos

May 8, 2015
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) publicó el mes pasado la segunda fase de un estudio que investiga los malos resultados académicos de los varones latinos y afroamericanos en el sistema escolar. La segunda fase revela que se necesita “un enfoque más sistémico” para educar a los varones afroamericanos y latinos, y que la mayoría de...

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Post office resolves lease situation

May 8, 2015
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The United States Postal Service (USPS) has resolved its lease situation over the Jamaica Plain post office at 655 Centre St, allowing the store to remain at its current location. The USPS had been considering moving or downsizing since early in the year, while it negotiated with property owner Bulfinch Companies. The lease was...

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Report: BPS needs better approach to black and Latino students

May 8, 2015
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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) released last month the second phase of a study looking at the low academic performance of black and Latino males in the school system. The second phase found that a “more systematic focus” is needed to educating black and Latino males, and that most teachers lack cultural knowledge of...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie residents weigh in on Casey project

May 8, 2015
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With the demolition of the Casey Overpass in Jamaica Plain slated to begin this weekend, the Gazette checked in with several Roslindale residents for their thoughts about impacts on the community south of the construction zone. They spoke in mostly supportive terms about the project. The Casey Arborway project will replace the Casey Overpass,...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie Main Street marks 30 years

May 8, 2015
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Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS), a business-promotion organization that was started by former Mayor Thomas Menino when he was a city councilor, will celebrate its 30-year anniversary this year, according to RVMS executive director Christina DiLisio. “I think it is a testament to the residents and business owners of Roslindale and that RVMS can...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie Business Notes

May 8, 2015
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A new sibling for the popular Delfino restaurant and a new owner for a well-liked cheese shop are among the coming-soon attractions in the local business district, according to Roslindale Village Main Street Executive Director Christina DiLisio DiLisio said that Stephen Judge, who owns the popular Delfino Italian restaurant on South Street, is planning...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Familiar foes may face off for Rozzie council seat

May 8, 2015
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Roslindale Neighbors: Familiar foes may face off for Rozzie council seat

Two familiar foes have a chance to face off again in District 5 City Council race, as current seat-holder Tim McCarthy and Jean-Claude Sanon have applied for nomination papers. District 5 covers Roslindale. McCarthy beat Sanon in the 2013 race, replacing longtime District 5 Councilor Rob Consalvo, who had a failed bid for mayor....

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Bicon and residents discuss 21 Yale Terrace

May 8, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—Bicon Dental Implants and neighbors continue to meet over the company’s controversial plan to demolish a 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace and replace it with a building and a parking garage. Bicon is located at 501 Arborway. The company has agreed not to demolish the house at 21 Yale Terrace, which...

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Egleston Sq. might get new fire station

May 8, 2015
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Egleston Square might be in the pipeline for a new firehouse, according to Boston Fire Department (BFD) spokesperson Steve MacDonald. He said that BFD Commissioner Joseph Finn has put in his five-year capital plan money to build two new fire houses—one at the Engine 42 station at 1870 Columbus Ave. in Egleston Square and...

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