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Walsh backs off call for Casey review

May 23, 2014
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Walsh backs off call for Casey review

Mayor Martin Walsh backed off a campaign statement calling for the state to reconsider the Casey Arborway project when pressed by activists at a Jamaica Plain community coffee hour on May 13. During his mayoral campaign last year, Walsh issued a statement saying, “I am calling on MassDOT to fairly evaluate the option of...

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Yancey opposes bus yard move

May 23, 2014
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City Councilor Charles Yancey came out in opposition of a proposed plan to relocate the proposed permanent Arborway bus yard facility to American Legion Highway, in his district, at a May 14 community meeting. Earlier this year, JP resident Allan Ihrer proposed that the long-delayed and still-funded future MBTA bus maintenance yard be built...

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NACA ahora en 225 Centre St.

May 23, 2014
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De Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff JACKSON SQ.— Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), una organización sin fines de lucro que ha sido desplazado de su larga estancia en Washington Street, va a ser el primer inquilino comercial en el edificio multiuso recién construido en 225 Centre Street. NACA es una organización de...

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Neighbors want BRA to review 101 Brookley

May 23, 2014
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Neighbors want BRA to review 101 Brookley

STONYBROOK—The process to create a dozen triple-deckers on a long-vacant lot at 101 Brookley Road are being questioned by the Stonybrook Neighborhhod Association (SNA). Yan Schecter, manager of Buildex Real Estate Ventures LLC, the lot’s owner, has already subdivided the large property into 12 parcels and plans to erect a three-family building on each...

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JP is officially beetle-free

May 23, 2014
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced on May 12 that the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has been eradicated from Jamaica Plain. The tree-killing insects, an invasive species, were first identified in Boston in 2010, in six trees at Faulkner Hospital, just across the street from the...

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JPNC creates Forest Hills committee

May 23, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted to create an ad hoc committee about various developments proposed and already underway for the Forest Hills area at its April 29 meeting. “The idea is to take into account the multitude of construction projects already approved, some en route, some already started” and have a unified...

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Parklet will move this year

May 23, 2014
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HYDE SQ.—Even though Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is ready to bring back Jamaica Plain’s parklet, that won’t happen at its original location this year due to utility work on Centre Street. Instead, BTD is looking for alternate locations in Hyde Square and in the Centre/South corridor. The parklet debuted last year outside Old Havana...

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NACA finds new home at 225 Centre St.

May 23, 2014
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By Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff JACKSON SQ.—The nonprofit Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA), which is being pushed out of its longtime home on Washington Street, has found a new residence, becoming the first commercial tenant at the recently completed mixed-use 225 Centre St. building. NACA is an advocacy organization and mortgage...

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Regan League parade won’t reschedule

May 23, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League baseball and softball league’s annual Opening Day Parade will not be rescheduled, according to a main participant. It was originally scheduled for late April, but was cancelled due to rain. Longtime participant Michael Frank told the Gazette that the parade would not be rescheduled. Regan League organizer Harry...

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‘4Ws’ association to hold meeting

May 23, 2014
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A new neighborhood association for the “4Ws” area of Forest Hills will hold an organizational meeting May 31. The “4Ws” refers to Wenham, Wachusett, Walk Hill and Weld Hill streets. The association’s area also includes Tower, Woodlawn, Leland and Barlow streets. It currently does not have a neighborhood association. Prompted by proposed redevelopments at...

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