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NoBoston2024 hosts Olympics housing panel

May 22, 2015
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Anti-Olympics group NoBoston2024 hosted a panel discussion in Jamaica Plain about the housing and displacement impacts of the Olympics on May 14. Panelists included Rene Bernal and translator Maria Christina Blanco, both with the JP-based housing rights group City Life/Vida Urbana; Cassie Hurd of Boston Homeless Solidarity Committee; and Seneca Joyner of Black Lives...

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Grupo presenta reunión sobre impactos de Olimpiadas en la vivienda

May 22, 2015
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El 14 de mayo, NoBoston2024, un grupo opuesto a las Olimpiadas, presentó una mesa redonda en Jamaica Plain sobre los efectos negativos que tendrían los Juegos Olímpicos en la vivienda y el desplazamiento. Participaron como ponentes Rene Bernal y una intérprete María Christina Blanco, miembros de la organización de derechos de vivienda City Life/Vida Urbana,...

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Washington St. master plan is in early stages

May 22, 2015
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A long-awaited City master plan for the Washington Street corridor is in its early planning stages. But a recent well-publicized walk-through and report by an advisory team was not a direct part of the master plan, according to the Boston Redevelopment Authority. In fact, the master plan is still in the research stages and...

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Dig checks for artifacts at park playground site

May 22, 2015
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A team of volunteer archaeologists has been digging in Franklin Park to make sure a playground project doesn’t disturb unknown historical sites. The dig at the American Legion Highway Playground began May 11 and was slated to wrap up this week. It had not found anything of significance by the Gazette’s deadline. “It’s just...

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Faulkner shuttle buses to end soon

May 22, 2015
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The bright-yellow hospital shuttle buses that have drawn attention on Centre Street in recent months are for employee training and will end next week. Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital has been running the shuttles between its 1153 Centre St. campus in Jamaica Hills and a Downtown Crossing employee-training location, according to hospital spokesperson David...

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New gorilla and lions join zoo

May 22, 2015
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New gorilla and lions join zoo

Kiki, a western lowland gorilla, gave birth on May 14 at Franklin Park Zoo to her fourth baby. Both mother and baby are doing well are already back on exhibit. And following the death of elderly lion Christopher last month, the zoo has also announced the addition of two new male lions: 6-year-old brothers...

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State senator and City sued over home renovation

May 22, 2015
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The house at 3-5 Bremen Terrace on May 15, showing its new roofline. (Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira)

A neighbor is suing state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz over major renovations underway at her Forest Hills home. Chang-Díaz and her husband, Bryan Hirsch, have raised the roof to expand the attic of their house at 3-5 Bremen Terrace. Brian Wells, whose 64 Orchardhill Road house abuts the property, claims the project exceeds the zoning...

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Hyde Sq. gas line work to last into Oct.

May 22, 2015
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Gas line work on Centre Street in Hyde Square will continue into the fall, National Grid told the Gazette. National Grid spokesperson Mary-Leah Assad told the Gazette last week that ongoing work will continue on Centre Street, between Sheridan and Walden streets, likely through the end of October. The pipe replacement work began last...

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Library ‘bibliocycle’ returns to JP

May 22, 2015
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Library ‘bibliocycle’ returns to JP

The Boston Public Library (BPL) Bibliocycle, a bike and book trailer, has returned to the streets of JP in its second season. The bike-drawn trailer will visit street fairs, markets, and community events to deliver library services on-the-go. Its first stop was last Saturday at the Kite and Bike Festival in Franklin Park. Features...

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Casey Overpass will close for demo this weekend

May 8, 2015
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Casey Overpass will close for demo this weekend

The Casey Overpass will being shutting down forever this Saturday in preparation for its demolition, currently slated for the week of May 18. Major detours and construction of the new Casey Arborway surface streets will continue for more than 18 months. Starting on Sat., May 9 at 7 a.m., the westbound lane of the...

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