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ZBA approves Forest Hills project

July 14, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on June 27 approved the “The Residences at Forest Hills” project, according to Inspectional Services Department spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. “The Residences at Forest Hills” was submitted to Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last year in a project notification form (PNF) by Criterion Development...

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CSMS has new president, executive director

July 14, 2017
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Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, has a new executive director (Ginger Brown) and board president (Michael Reiskind), according to a press release. CSMS has gone through turbulent times recently. The previous director, Kevin Johnson, left early this year after serving just four week. Before that, the organization was leaderless since 2014,...

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JPNC delays vote on medical marijuana dispensary

July 14, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has delayed a vote on a proposal by Massachusetts Patient Foundation Inc. (MPF) to open a medical marijuana dispensary in Forest Hills, according to JPNC chair Kevin Moloney. The council had been expected to vote on the proposal during its June 27 meeting. Moloney said officials from MPF...

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Abutters file lawsuit over 3353 Washington St. project

June 23, 2017
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A group of abutters to the 3353 Washington St. project is suing the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and the limited liability company (3353 Washington LLC) of the developer, Mordechai Levin. The ZBA last month granted several variances for the project, including for exceeding height limit and for not meeting the minimum parking...

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Informe: Se ve progreso, límites en la representación latina en el gobierno

June 23, 2017
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Se ha expandido la representación latina en el gobierno de la ciudad, pero se puede expandir aún más, según un informe publicado durante una conferencia de prensa el 15 de junio en Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) de Jamaica Plain. El informe, “The Silent Crisis II”, fue comisionado por Greater Boston Latino Network, un...

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Report: Some progress in increasing Latinos in government, but more work needed

June 23, 2017
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Some progress has been made in increasing Latino representation in city government, but more work needs to be done, according to a report released during a June 15 press conference at the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) in Jamaica Plain. The report, titled “The Silent Crisis II,” was commissioned by the Greater Boston Latino...

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ZBA approves 1785 Columbus Ave. project

June 23, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals during a hearing last month approved the 1785 Columbus Ave. project, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The developer for the project is Horizons Watermark LLC, which is a joint venture between Horizons for Homeless Children and Watermark Development Inc. Horizons...

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Forest Hills project heads to ZBA

June 23, 2017
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“The Residences at Forest Hills” project will appear before the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on June 27, according to Inspectional Services Department spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. “The Residences at Forest Hills” was submitted to Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) last year in a project notification form (PNF) by Criterion...

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Q. and A. with homework mentor Mollie Ockene

June 23, 2017
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Mollie Ockene, a senior in high school, recently wrapped up a three-year stint as a homework mentor at the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL). The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Ockene to discuss the program and her time as a mentor. (The session has been edited.) Q.: When/why...

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Parkman/Perkins improvement project heads to BCC

June 23, 2017
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has submitted its notice of intent to the Boston Conservation Commission (BCC) for its improvement project at the intersection of Francis Parkman Drive and Perkins Street. BCC is expected to review the project during its July 5 meeting. DCR held a meeting in Jamaica Plain on...

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