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BRA to hold IAG meeting for Goddard House project

January 8, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is slated to hold an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting for the Goddard House project on Jan. 7, after the Gazette deadline. An IAG is a City-appointed group of residents and other stakeholders that advise the City on potential impacts of building projects. There are 12 members of the...

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BPL spokesperson talks neighborhood libraries

January 8, 2016
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BPL spokesperson talks neighborhood libraries

The Jamaica Plain Branch Library is closed for a much needed $10 million renovation. The Gazette recently spoke with Boston Public Library spokesperson Rosemary Lavery via email about where the JP Branch Library programs have gone and what the neighborhood’s other two libraries, Egleston Square (2044 Columbus Ave.) and Connolly (433 Centre St.), have...

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MassDEP surveys 64 Allandale St. site, decision coming

January 8, 2016
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) conducted a survey on Dec. 18 of the 64 Allandale St. project site to determine whether it falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act and a decision is expected in February, according to MassDEP spokesperson Joe Ferson. MassDEP conducted a survey after receiving an appeal from the...

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Letter: Better post office leadership needed

January 8, 2016
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In our fifteen years on Hampstead Hill in Forest Hills, we have had two people deliver our mail. First, we had the nonpareil Lynette Dion, who retired after 26 years with full honors from all the people and pets on our hill. Now we have Shawn Connolly, who is Lynette’s worthy successor: the mail...

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Neighbor has issues with Goddard House project

December 18, 2015
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The owner of Olmsted Place at 161 S. Huntington Ave. has written a letter to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) expressing concerns over the proposed Goddard House project and complaining that he was not notified of any public meetings about the project or the S. Huntington Avenue corridor study. Olmsted Place, which was a...

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MassDEP to survey 64 Allandale St. site

December 18, 2015
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) will conduct a survey of the 64 Allandale St. project site to determine whether it falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act after receiving an appeal from the developer, according to MassDEP spokesperson Joe Ferson. Ferson said that the survey will happen today, Dec. 18. He did...

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MassDEP revisará el proyecto en 64 Allandale St.

December 18, 2015
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El departamento estatal para la protección del medio ambiente (MassDEP) realizará una revisión del proyecto en 64 Allandale St. después de recibir una apelación de su promotora para averiguar si la propiedad está protegida por el acto para la protección de los humedales, según el portavoz de MassDEP Joe Ferson. Ferson dijo que se...

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BRA board approves Heath St. project

December 18, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the $17.4 million General Heath Square Apartments during its meeting on Dec. 10, according to a press release. The General Heath Square Apartments will be built on City-owned land formed by the triangle of Heath, New Heath, and Bromley streets, and is expected to created 42 construction jobs....

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Q. and A. with Kameel Nasr, author of museum book

December 18, 2015
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Author Kameel Nasr recently penned “The Museum Heist: A Tale of Art and Obsession,” which is based on the famous 1990 art theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session with him through email about the book. (The session has been edited.) For more information, visit kameelnasr.com or themuseumheist.com....

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Neighbors are wary of Stonley Road dev.

December 4, 2015
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Members of the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) are expressing concerns over a proposed 32-unit building at 76 Stonley Road, citing its height and other issues. The SNA members are also apprehensive over the potential for the developers of 76 Stonley Road to build another project across the street at a property they own. Meanwhile,...

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