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Housing services nonprofit coming to the area

October 13, 2017
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Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership (MBHP), a nonprofit that provides housing services and aims to prevent homelessness in the Boston area, is hitting the refresh button, switching up its name and moving to Roxbury Crossing. The organization is changing its name to Metro Housing | Boston and will be moving to the Parcel 25 development...

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Walsh, Jackson to battle for mayor after low-turnout preliminary

September 29, 2017
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Mayor Martin Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson will face-off against each other in November in a battle to be the leader of the city, as they were the two top vote getters in the mayoral race during the City’s preliminary election on Sept. 26, according to unofficial City results. But if the general...

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City councilors pen letter to FAA, Massport on plane noise

September 29, 2017
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A group of city councilors, including Jamaica Plain’s Matt O’Malley, have signed on to a letter addressed to Massport and the New England office of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) raising concern over noise from airplanes coming and going from Logan International Airport. Besides O’Malley, City Councilors Michelle Wu (at-large), Michael Flaherty (at-large), Annissa...

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Real Estate Today: Judge issues mixed ruling in 64 Allandale St. lawsuit

September 29, 2017
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A judge has issued a split ruling over the City’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit by a group of abutters–Carl Tremblay, Jacqueline Lees, Stephen P. Bell, Mary Reed, and Elizabeth Bowen Donovan—over the 64 Allandale St. project. The ruling, issued by Judge Paul D. Wilson of the Suffolk Superior Court on Sept. 18, denied...

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Real Estate Today: BPDA to host meetings on General Heath Apartments proposal

September 29, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host back-to-back public meetings on the General Heath Square Apartments project on Oct. 17 at the Julia Martin House at 90 Bickford St. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., BPDA will hold an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting on the project. Following that meeting, a general...

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Real Estate Today: ZBA approves 250 Centre St.

September 29, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) during an Aug. 29 hearing approved several variances for the proposed mixed-used, mixed-income development 250 Centre St. project, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee during an Aug. 16 meeting voted unanimously in support...

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Obituary: Tasia J. Stamatos

September 22, 2017
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Tasia J. Stamatos Of Jamaica Plain died on Sept. 20. Beloved wife of James C. Stamatos. Loving mother of Christ J. of Jamaica Plain, George J. & his wife Xiomara and Nicholas J. & his wife Dawn all of Foxboro and Areti J. Stamatos-Gomez & her husband Jose of Jamaica Plain. Sister of Anthony Koutras...

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JPers head to the polls on Sept. 26

September 21, 2017
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls on Sept. 26 for the City’s preliminary election to help decide which mayoral candidates will move on the November general election. Mayor Martin Walsh is facing off against three challengers: City Councilor Tito Jackson, Robert Cappucci, and Joseph A. Wiley. The top two vote getters in...

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Motion to dismiss filed in 3353 Washington St. court case

August 25, 2017
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Lawyers for developer Mordechai Levin and his limited liability company (3353 Washington LLC) have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit over Levin’s proposed 3353 Washington St. development. The next court date for the case is Oct. 4, according to the state trial court website. A group of Green Street residents—Jessica Ricker, Benjamin Mauer,...

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HSTF youths continue to make waves

August 25, 2017
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Youths from the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) are pressuring Mayor Martin Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker to be more involved with the proposed Jackson Square Recreation Center and an issue over the TD Garden not complying with a state law that might lead to even more money for the center. That 1993 state...

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