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Shelter: ‘Wait and see’ on Olympics homeless impact

February 13, 2015
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The Shattuck Shelter, which abuts Franklin Park at its 120-bed Morton Street location, is saying its “too early” to comment on how the proposed 2024 Boston Olympics might affect it. Previous Olympics have seen the host cities attempt to cleanse the streets of homeless people, while Olympics-triggered housing displacement has sometimes increased the homeless...

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Casey Arborway project impacted by weather

February 13, 2015
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The recent record snow has impacted the Casey Arborway project, but to what extent remains unclear. The Casey Arborway project will replace the Casey Overpass, which carries Route 203 over the Forest Hills T Station area. A new six- to eight-land surface road will be constructed. The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a...

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Homeless shelter sees winter-storm crowds

February 13, 2015
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The 120-bed Shattuck Shelter on Morton Street has seen more homeless people seeking shelter from the harsh winter weather that has recently hit the region, according to Barbara V. Trevisan, a spokesperson for shelter operator Pine Street Inn. The Boston area has been smacked with several significant snowstorms in less than three weeks, leading...

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Young people’s input sought on City budget

February 13, 2015
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The City recently announced $1 million has been allocated to “Youth Lead the Change,” a project that allows the City youths to help decide where some funds from the City budget should be spent, according to a press release. City youths last year voted to fund several projects, including enhancing community parks and installing...

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Casey Overpass closures, demo to start next month

January 30, 2015
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) laid out plans for the first 90 days for the Casey Arborway construction project during a contentious community meeting Jan. 21 at English High School. The plan includes closing the westbound lane of the Casey Overpass in late February and the entire overpass by the end of March,...

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Ex-owner: I was ‘deceived’ in historic house sale

January 30, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The former owner of 21 Yale Terrace says that she was “deceived” by a buyer who claimed to be a family-minded local grandmother into selling the historic house to the neighboring Bicon Dental Implants. The 501 Arborway business controversially plans to demolish the 19th century house and replace it with a parking garage...

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Cierran el paso elevado Casey para empezar la demolición

January 30, 2015
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En una contenciosa reunión comunitaria el 21 de enero en English High School, el departamento de transporte del estado (MassDOT) reveló sus planes para los primeros 90 días del proyecto de construcción de Casey Arborway. El plan incluye el cierre del carril hacia el oeste del paso elevado Casey a finales de febrero y...

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JP Post Office might move or shrink

January 30, 2015
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The United States Postal Service (USPS) is considering moving or downsizing the Jamaica Plain Post Office at 655 Centre St, although it is in the “very earliest stage” of the process, according to spokesperson Maureen Marion. A notice about possible changes is hanging up inside the post office building, stirring community discussions. “We are...

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Urban Edge appoints interim CEO

January 30, 2015
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Urban Edge, a community development corporation based in Jamaica Plain, has appointed Susan Davy as interim chief executive officer to replace Chrystal Kornegay, according to an email sent out by board chair Tom Davis. Kornegay left the organization after being appointed chief of the Department of Housing and Community Development by Gov. Charlie Baker....

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JPNC to distribute developer’s $150K donation

January 30, 2015
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The developer of the Olmsted Place apartments will donate $150,000 to local organizations as the final part of a lawsuit settlement with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC). The JPNC will decide which institutions will receive the money, according to JPNC Chair Kevin Moloney. The money stems from a lawsuit settlement between JPNC and...

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