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City launches master plan process

June 5, 2015
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The City announced last month a new citywide planning process called “Imagine Boston 2030.” Expected to take two years, Imagine Boston is the City’s first comprehensive planning process in 50 years. Imagine Boston will be a multi-phase initiative, starting with a survey of present conditions and then expanding to a public visioning process in...

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Casey Overpass demo, and traffic, begin

May 22, 2015
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Casey Overpass demo, and traffic, begin

The Casey Overpass demolition has begun, as the structure was closed on May 16. Traffic that formerly used the overpass has been diverted to temporary surface roads, which caused significant problems during the first evening rush hour after the closure. The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) held a meeting May 7 at English High...

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Bicon starts razing historic house

May 22, 2015
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Bicon starts razing historic house

FOREST HILLS—Bicon Dental Implants, a 501 Arborway company, has started the controversial demolition of a 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace. Bicon had agreed with the City and neighbors to hold off razing the house until May 19 and had a demolition company there that day to start work. Bicon plans to replace...

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Historic letters spur JP resident to write book

May 22, 2015
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Historic letters spur JP resident to write book

An accidental discovery of letters penned by her great-great-grandfather led Jamaica Plain resident Anne D. Emerson to write a book titled “Letters from Erastus” about the importance of generational values. Emerson said she came across the 22 letters from Erastus Hopkins—a former state senator—to his daughters “completely by accident” while reviewing materials during a...

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Urban Edge files Egleston housing plans

May 22, 2015
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Urban Edge files Egleston housing plans

Urban Edge, a community development corporation located in Jackson Square, recently filed plans for its 49-unit affordable housing project in Egleston Square, according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The Walker Park Apartments at 67 and 80 Walnut Park are named for longtime local resident and community organizer Delphine Walker. The 49...

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Tres Gatos team plans new Mexican restaurant

May 22, 2015
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Restaurateur David Doyle and his business team, who are behind Tres Gatos and Centre Street Café, are looking to further diversify the Jamaica Plain food scene, as they will be opening up a Mexican restaurant called Casa Verde. The new restaurant will replace Ghazal Indian Cuisine at 711 Centre St. “My wife (Maricely Perez-Alers),...

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New City cultural plan to launch in JP

May 22, 2015
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The City is crafting a new cultural master plan called “Boston Creates” and kicking off the process with a June 2 meeting at Jamaica Plain’s English High School. The latest of several master plans announced by Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration, Boston Creates will be a “cultural blueprint,” according to the City. The exact details...

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BTD to hold meetings on Centre/South improvements

May 22, 2015
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Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will hold a follow-up community meeting for the proposed improvements at Monument Square in late May or early June, according to BTD Director of Planning Vineet Gupta. Gupta said the department will also be meeting with local merchants in Hyde Square to discuss the proposed improvements in that area. The...

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Rally calls for all-affordable housing in new project

May 8, 2015
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Rally calls for all-affordable housing in new project

EGLESTON SQ.—A grassroots group held a protest rally on April 29 in Egleston Square, calling on the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and the developers of 3200 Washington St. to make that development 100 percent affordable. About 35 to 40 young adults and teenagers gathered for the rally April 29. The event started with a...

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Informe: BPS necesita nuevo plan para los varones afroamericanos y latinos

May 8, 2015
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) publicó el mes pasado la segunda fase de un estudio que investiga los malos resultados académicos de los varones latinos y afroamericanos en el sistema escolar. La segunda fase revela que se necesita “un enfoque más sistémico” para educar a los varones afroamericanos y latinos, y que la mayoría de...

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