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Goddard House project approved by City’s design commission, likely headed to BRA board this month

March 11, 2016
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The Goddard House project was recently approved by the Boston Civic Design Commission (BCDC) and will likely go before the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its monthly meeting on March 17. BRA spokesperson Nick Martin said, “We feel that the project is in a good place,” and that the BRA will host another...

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Senior Life: [email protected] and City Feed host senior event

March 11, 2016
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Senior Life: JP@Home and City Feed host senior event

Ethos and City Feed and Supply co-hosted an event at the latter’s location at 672 Centre St. on March 4 to celebrate seniors and raise awareness for the [email protected] program, according to a press release. Meanwhile, because of its success, [email protected] is opening membership to residents outside of Jamaica Plain to include the contiguous...

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Senior Life: 125 Amory St. project to begin BRA process this summer

March 11, 2016
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Senior Life: 125 Amory St. project to begin BRA process this summer

The redevelopment project for 125 Amory St., a public housing development for seniors and people with disabilities, will go through a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) permitting process that will start sometime this summer, according to Boston Housing Authority (BHA) spokesperson Lori Nelson. The BHA awarded the redevelopment project to The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain...

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O’Malley’s ‘Puppy Mill Bill’ approved

March 11, 2016
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The City Council on March 2 unanimously passed Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley’s ordinance nicknamed the “Puppy Mill Bill,” which will ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores in Boston, according to a press release. Mayor Martin Walsh signed the ordinance later that day. O’Malley announced the bill last...

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Voters head to the poll for March 1 primary

February 26, 2016
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Jamaica Plain residents will have numerous presidential candidates to choose from when they head to the polls for the March 1 Massachusetts primary election. On the Republican side, many names will appear on the ballot, but only five candidates are still running: real estate mogul Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, retired neurosurgeon Ben...

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Centre/South Main Streets begins search for new director

February 26, 2016
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Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, has started a search for a new executive director, according to board member Michael Reiskind. CSMS previous executive director, Andrew Zarro, left in 2014. When asked why the organization is just now starting to look for a new director, Reiskind responded that Boston Main Streets wanted...

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Goddard House project goes before City’s design commission

February 26, 2016
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The Goddard House project is slated to go before the Boston Civic Design Commission (BCDC) on the night of Feb. 23, after the Gazette deadline, according to Boston Redevelopment Authority spokesperson Nick Martin. The BCDC reviews the project for the design of the building and its impact on public spaces and streets. Eden Properties...

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BRA board approves S. Huntington Ave. guidelines

February 26, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board voted during its monthly meeting on Feb. 11 to approve the S. Huntington Avenue guidelines, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. Martin said that the guidelines will next go before the Zoning Commission on March 9. The guidelines are supposed to address the types of developments preferred by...

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No decision yet on 64 Allandale St. project

February 26, 2016
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There is still no decision on the appeal by the developer of the 64 Allandale St. project on whether it falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act, according to Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) spokesperson Joe Ferson. A decision is expected sometime this month. MassDEP conducted a survey in December after receiving an appeal...

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Mixed-use dev. planned for 35 S. Huntington Ave.

February 12, 2016
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A developer, Doug George of Dorchester, has filed plans for a 45,500-square-foot, mixed-use development at 35 S. Huntington Ave., according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The BRA was slated to hold a community meeting on the project on Feb. 9 at the Parker Hill Branch Library, after the Gazette deadline....

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