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DCR’s plan for parkways improvements crawls forward

April 29, 2016
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) plan for improving safety and access to the parklands and parkways of the Emerald Necklace in Jamaica Plain is progressing at a snail’s pace and it appears the Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive intersection will be the first area tackled. The project focuses on three...

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JPNC election tomorrow

April 29, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) election will be held tomorrow, April 30, with polling places at: the Harvest Co-op (3815 Washington St.); J.P. Licks (659 Centre St.); and Stop & Shop (301 Centre St.). Polls will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any JP resident 16 or older can vote. Voters should...

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Neighbor sues over Bartlett II project

April 15, 2016
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A local property owner is suing developer Chris DeSisto and the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals over the proposed Bartlett II mixed-use development at 450-456 Amory St. The lawsuit seeks to overturn the variances granted for the project and money for attorney fees. Kevin Walker, who owns the property at 157 Green Street, which...

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Disturbance leads to arrests

April 15, 2016
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Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded on April 3 to a report of a disturbance in Egleston Square that led to the arrest of two people on gun and drug charges, according to bpdnews.com Officers responded to 3148 Washington St. at around 10:20 a.m. on April 3 to a report of a disturbance. They...

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Another meeting scheduled for 64 Allandale St. project

April 15, 2016
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A second meeting has been scheduled for the controversial proposed development at 64 Allandale St. The developer is expected to present a revised design for the project at the meeting. The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host the meeting April 25 at the Roche Community Center in West Roxbury. (See: Agenda) The property at 64...

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BRA looks to spruce up image

April 15, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is looking in the mirror and it doesn’t like what it is seeing. It’s time for a makeover. The City announced last month that the BRA will be getting a “strategic advisor” to help the authority develop an “organizational identity” and “brand strategy,” according to a press release. A request...

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S. Huntington Ave. guidelines approved

April 15, 2016
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The S. Huntington Avenue guidelines are now officially part of the City zoning after the Zoning Commission approved them on March 9 and Mayor Martin Walsh signed them days later, according to City officials. The guidelines address the types of developments preferred by the community for the S. Huntington Avenue corridor. The guidelines are...

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ZBA refers Bicon appeal to City’s Legal Dept.

March 25, 2016
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FOREST HILLS—The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) has referred the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association’s (YTNA) appeal over Bicon Dental Implants’ occupancy permit to the City’s Legal Department, according to YTNA member Liz O’Connor. The Inspectional Services Department (ISD), which oversees the ZBA, and Bicon Dental Implants both did not immediately respond to a...

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Slow Streets program slated to bring speed humps, artwork to Stonybrook

March 25, 2016
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The City’s Slow Streets pilot program is slated to bring speed humps and artwork to the Stonybrook neighborhood, according to a presentation by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) to the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) last month. The City expects to implement the program in the Stonybrook neighborhood sometime this year. The Slow Streets program...

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Real Estate Today: BRA board approves Goddard House project

March 25, 2016
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The slide of S. Huntington Avenue from an institutional lane to that of a residential area continued on March 17, as the Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the $62 million renovation and expansion project at the former Goddard House nursing home site at 201 S. Huntington Ave. The project, which is expected to generate...

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