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Forest Hills T Station shooting

October 23, 2015
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Two 18 year olds were arrested on Oct. 16 after a shooting at the Forest Hills T Station, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to reports of shots fired around 7:55 a.m. at the Forest Hills T Station. When they arrived, officers learned that four victims had a verbal altercation on...

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BRA board vote on Bartlett II delayed

October 23, 2015
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The Bartlett II project was pulled from the agenda for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board meeting on Oct. 15 in order for the developer to address concerns over traffic impact and retail programming, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. Bartlett II is a proposal by local developer Chris DeSisto for a mixed-use building...

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Roslindale Neighbors: JP, Rozzie residents head to the polls Nov. 3

October 23, 2015
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Roslindale and Jamaica Plain residents will head to the polls on Nov. 3 for a variety of City Council races. Both Roslindale and JP voters will help decide the At-Large City Council race. Annisa Essaibi George, current At-Large City Councilors Stephen Murphy, Michael Flaherty, Ayanna Pressley and Michelle Wu will vie for the four...

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Residents speak out against Allandale project; some voice support

October 9, 2015
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Many attendees at a community meeting on the 64 Allandale St. project opposed the proposal for several reasons, such as being too dense, going against zoning and negatively impacting Allandale Woods, while some did speak in support of it. About 55 people attended the meeting at the West Roxbury Police Station on Oct. 6....

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Opinions split on Perkins St. and Parkman Drive improvement plan

October 9, 2015
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) held another meeting on the Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive improvement plan, with attendees splitting on what should be done. Some attendees advocated for major changes to the current plan, including adding protected bike lanes, while others pressed for the project to be actually done,...

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Opiniones diferentes sobre el plan de mejoras de Perkins St. y Parkman Drive

October 9, 2015
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El departamento de conservación y recreación (DCR) del estado tuvo otra reunión sobre el plan de mejoras de Perkins Street y Francis Parkman Drive, y los asistentes no llegaron a un acuerdo. Algunos asistentes quieren cambiar considerablemente el plan actual, como la adición de carriles bici protegidos, y otros prefieren el término del proyecto,...

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New CEO for Urban Edge in November

October 9, 2015
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New CEO for Urban Edge in November

Urban Edge, a community development corporation based in Jackson Square, will soon have a new chief executive officer (CEO), as Frank Shea is slated to take the reins of the organization on Nov. 3, according to an email blast from Urban Edge board chair Karen Royston. Shea, who has more than 20 years of...

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JP Kids: English High football to play at Fenway Park

October 9, 2015
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The English High School football team will help bring high school football back to Fenway Park for the first time since 1935, according to a press release. English will play Boston Latin on Thanksgiving Day, one of two games being played at Fenway Park on that day. The game will mark the 129th year...

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JP Kids: Groundbreaking for library renovation that will have new youth spaces

October 9, 2015
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JP Kids: Groundbreaking for library renovation that will have new youth spaces

Local elected officials, including Mayor Martin Walsh, gathered at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library on Sept. 25 for the groundbreaking ceremony for the $10 million renovation of the building, which will have new youth spaces. JP Branch librarian Laura Pattison said that the renovated library will move the children’s room from the front of...

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Milestones reached for Jackson Square redevelopment

October 9, 2015
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Milestones reached for Jackson Square redevelopment

JACKSON SQ.—Local elected officials, including local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez and Mayor Martin Walsh, gathered on Sept. 30 to announce three milestones reached in the Jackson Square redevelopment, according to a press release. About 11 acres of land in Jackson Square is being redeveloped by a team that includes Mitchell Properties, the Jamaica Plain...

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