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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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Commission votes that 64 Allandale project falls under wetlands act

December 4, 2015
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The Boston Conservation Commission during a Nov. 18 meeting voted that the 64 Allandale Street project falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act, according to Charlotte Moffat, executive secretary of the Boston Conservation Commission. That doesn’t mean the project can’t be built at the site, but the developer, Jacqueline Nunez, would need to jump...

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One dead in double shooting

December 4, 2015
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Two people were shot—one fatally—on Nov. 20 in the area of 6 Wyman Street, according to bdpnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a radio call for two people shot on Wyman Street at around 6 p.m. Officers found two male victims in their early 20s suffering from gunshot wounds in a parking...

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Holidays in JP: Mayor’s tree lighting tomorrow

December 4, 2015
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lighting” will be coming to Jamaica Plain tomorrow, Dec. 5, according to a press release. “We are fortunate in the City of Boston to have a community that celebrates its cultural diversity, but also comes together to unite behind common ideals—love of family, friends and community,” said...

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Holidays in JP: ‘Shop w/a Cause’ returns

December 4, 2015
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A group of Jamaica Plain businesses are getting into the holiday spirit and are holding the second annual “Shop w/a Cause” on Dec. 5, which will give a percentage of purchases to local nonprofits. Some of the businesses that are participating are Ula Café (benefiting Spontaneous Celebration and Egleston Square Main Streets), Boing JP’s Toy...

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Complaints continue for post office

November 20, 2015
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Complaints continue to come in about the Jamaica Plain Post Office, an ongoing issue for the neighborhood. Meanwhile, the United States Post Office (USPS) is saying that changes have been made, including installing a new manager, to improve service. USPS made managerial changes last year after numerous complaints, as the Gazette previously reported. Jeri...

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BRA board approves Bartlett II

November 20, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved during its Nov. 10 meeting the Bartlett II mixed-use development at 450-456 Amory St., according to a press release. The project had been pulled from last month’s board meeting so the developer, Chris DeSisto, could address some concerns from the community. The four-story development is slated to have...

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Holidays in JP: Tree lightings slated for Dec. 5

November 20, 2015
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The “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lighting” will be coming to Jamaica Plain on Dec. 5, according to a press release. “We are fortunate in the City of Boston to have a community that celebrates its cultural diversity, but also comes together to unite behind common ideals—love of family, friends and community,” said...

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DCR extends comment period for parkways improvements

November 20, 2015
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has extended the comment period for the three projects it has presented for improving safety and access for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists to the parklands and parkways of the Emerald Necklace in Jamaica Plain. The deadline is now Nov. 30. The projects focus on three different...

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JP resident pleads guilty for Boston Marathon scam

November 20, 2015
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Joanna Leigh, a Jamaica Plain resident, pled guilty Nov. 13 to several charges relating to her falsely claiming to be a victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, which led to her receiving nearly $40,000 in cash and benefits, according to a press release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. Leigh admitted...

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