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Peace Garden Cleanup

March 27, 2015
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Peace Garden Cleanup

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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

March 27, 2015
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The return of Dianne Wilkerson

Of all of the twists and turns of Boston’s Olympics bid, perhaps the most surprising is the public reappearance of Dianne Wilkerson. JP’s former state senator’s last public activities here were in 2008, when her reelection attempt collapsed with her FBI arrest for taking bribes. After her release from federal prison in 2013, she...

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Alcalde promete arreglar los parques, pero sin dar detalles

March 27, 2015
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Alcalde promete arreglar los parques, pero sin dar detalles

Hablando con periodistas en una mesa redonda el 11 de marzo en el ayuntamiento, el Alcalde Martin Walsh dijo que después de las Olimpiadas, Franklin Park sería renovado de estilo vanguardista en una oportunidad rara. Pero, aunque simpatiza con la gente que tiene preguntas sin respuestas—gente que incluye la coalición de Franklin Park—el alcalde...

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Community Academy dodges closure

March 27, 2015
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The Community Academy school may dodge closure thanks to an updated Boston Public School (BPS) budget proposal created by the school’s community. The small, alternative public high school that serves students who have struggled in traditional classrooms was pegged for closure in a recent BPS plan. At a March 19 BPS budget hearing, BPS...

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Mayor echoes Olympic park fix-up promises, but no new details

March 27, 2015
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Mayor echoes Olympic park fix-up promises, but no new details

Mayor Martin Walsh said that a post-Olympics Franklin Park would be renovated to the “state of the art” in a rare fix-up opportunity, speaking to reporters at a March 11 roundtable at City Hall. But, while saying he sympathizes with people who have unanswered questions—which includes the Franklin Park Coalition—the mayor provided no new...

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JP groups win art grants

March 27, 2015
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More than two-dozen JP organizations and institutions supporting arts and culture won grants from the Boston Cultural Council (BCC), totaling over $57,000. The BCC awarded over $303,000 to 137 organizations in total out of 151 applicants. The 26 JP-area local organizations are: 826 Boston, Asian American Resource Workshop, BalletRox, Boston Cyberarts, Castle of Our...

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Digital copy of Loring-Greenough House created

March 27, 2015
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Digital copy of Loring-Greenough House created

MONUMENT SQ.—The Loring-Greenough House has been scanned and digitized into hologram-style 3-D images to document its historic details. The scan was performed by Feldman Land Surveyors, the same company that recently created a similar digital version of the historic Curley House on the Jamaicaway. “The scan is both a preservation tool and will...

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Curley Exhibit

March 27, 2015
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Curley Exhibit

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Real Estate Today: Height vs. affordability trade-off at 3200 Washington

March 27, 2015
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The developers of 3200 Washington St. said at an Impact Advisory Group (IAG) group this week that sacrificing the building’s height would also cause a drop in affordably priced units. During an IAG meeting on March 23 at the District E-13 Police Station, a member of the development team said that maintaining a height...

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Real Estate Today: Excavation begins at 101 Brookley

March 27, 2015
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Real Estate Today: Excavation begins at 101 Brookley

STONYBROOK—Work has begun at the site planned for dozen triple-deckers on a long-vacant lot at 101 Brookley Road, though the City tells the Gazette that it is unclear whether work is authorized. Yan Schecter, manager of Buildex Real Estate Ventures LLC, the lot’s owner, has already subdivided the large property into 12 parcels and...

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