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“Plan JP/Rox” process extended for three months

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority has extended the “Plan JP/Rox” process for three months to October, according to a June 1 letter signed by BRA Director Brian Golden and Department of Neighborhood Development Director Sheila Dillon. The extension had been advocated for by “Keep It 100% For Egleston,” a group dedicated to keeping the Egleston...

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Se extiende el proceso de “Plan JP/Rox”

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) ha extendido el proceso de “Plan JP/Rox” hasta octubre, según una carta el primero de junio firmada por el Director de BRA Brian Golden y el Director del Departamento del Desarrollo de Vecindarios Sheila Dillon. La extensión se debe a la representación de “Keep It 100% For Egleston”, un...

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Meeting set for 76 Stonley Road project

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority will host a community meeting for the 76 Stonley Road project on June 15 at the English High School. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin plan a 31-unit project at 76 Stonley Road. The site is situated on 14,134 square feet of land and...

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JPNC elect officers to council

June 10, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) elected officers last month during its first meeting since the JPNC election, according to Kevin Moloney. Moloney was reelected chair of the council, while Bernard Doherty and Michael Reiskind were picked as vice chair and secretary-treasurer, respectively. David Baron (Zoning Committee), Michael Reiskind (Public Service Committee), Carolyn Royce...

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Six-unit building proposed for James’s Gate parking lot

June 10, 2016
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Developer Stephen Ballas will present plans for a six-unit building on the former James’s Gate parking lot site at 14-16 McBride St. to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee. Ballas bought the property, along with James’s Gate across the street, this spring. It is unclear what Ballas intends to do with James’s Gate,...

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AG: ZBA violated Open Meeting Law over 3200 Washington St. project

June 10, 2016
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The state Attorney General’s (AG) Office has found that the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) intentionally violated the Open Meeting Law when it approved variances for the 3200 Washington St. project during a Sept. meeting, according to an AG’s Office letter sent to the City. The AG’s Office imposed a $1,000 fine and...

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‘Espectáculo latinoamericano’ viene a Hyde Square

May 27, 2016
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El grupo de trabajo Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), el teatro Double Edge y Charlestown Working Theater están colaborando para llevar el “Espectáculo latinoamericano” al campus de la iglesia Blessed Sacrament este fin de semana, el 28 y 29 de mayo. El “Espectáculo latinoamericano” es una interpretación pública basada en su producción “Once in...

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BRA board approves 64 Allandale St. project

May 27, 2016
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As expected, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved during its May 12 meeting the controversial 64 Allandale St. project. The vote was not unanimous, though, being approved by a 4-1 vote. The project now heads to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The Inspectional Services Department, which oversees the ZBA, did not...

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‘Latin American Spectacle’ comes to Hyde Square

May 27, 2016
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‘Latin American Spectacle’ comes to Hyde Square

The Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), Double Edge Theatre, and Charlestown Working Theater are teaming up to bring “Latin American Spectacle” to the Blessed Sacrament Campus this Memorial Day weekend on May 28 and May 29. Double Edge Theatre’s “Latin American Spectacle” is an indoor/outdoor public performance based off its “Once a Blue Moon”...

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Council approves Hyde, Jackson squares as ‘Latin Quarter,’ but process not over

May 27, 2016
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The City Council approved last month a measure to designate the Hyde Square and Jackson Square area as the “Latin Quarter,” but the designation must clear several other procedures before becoming official, according to Mayor’s Office spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. Besides a public hearing and the City Council passing a resolution, both of which have...

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