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Investigador: Whole Foods ‘diezmó’ la cultura latina en JP

April 11, 2014
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Un inminente proyecto de estudio sobre el impacto de Whole Foods Market en Hyde Square revelará que la llegada del supermercado de lujo “diezmó” la “ecología cultural” de la comunidad latina, dijo el investigador principal al Gazette. El estudio sociológico titulado “Gentrification and Representation: Hi-Lo, Whole Foods and Latinos in Jamaica Plain,” se realiza...

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Bus yard demo leaves hole in plans

April 11, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—Despite the MBTA’s surprise plan to demolish the soon-to-be vacant 500 Arborway office building this year, the plans for the overdue Arborway Yard bus facility have not been revised to reflect that major change. The 500 Arborway building demolition leaves a hole in the center of the planned bus facility, and there is...

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U.K. café chain looks at JP location

April 11, 2014
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A U.K.-based coffee franchise is looking to open one of its first U.S. locations in Jamaica Plain. Caffè Nero, similar to Starbucks or Au Bon Pain, is planning on opening its first American store at 733 Centre St., the former home of the Commonwealth Bank, according Centre/South Main Streets Executive Director Andrew Zarro. “I...

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Rangers Mounted Unit tries to avoid sunset ride

April 11, 2014
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The Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit—stabled at Franklin Park—is once again trying to avoid a sunset ride into retirement. A fundraiser and auction, organized by the Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit, is aiming to keeping the horses on the force for another year by raising $25,000 by the end of the...

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JPNC chair seeks Forest Hills development committee

April 11, 2014
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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Chair Kevin Moloney and member Bernard Doherty want to form a council committee to give Forest Hills-area residents a forum to discuss the numerous developments in that area. But some residents say that Doherty and Moloney are exceeding their authority and trying to reopen debate on the Casey Arborway...

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City seizes apartments, plans affordable housing

April 11, 2014
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City seizes apartments, plans affordable housing

The City is seizing a six-unit apartment building on Montebello Road for back taxes and will likely turn it into affordable housing, the Gazette has learned. The long-vacant building at 52 Montebello Road is in the midst of being seized by the City for over $250,000 in unpaid taxes. Four units have already been...

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Walsh announces housing task force

April 11, 2014
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Mayor Martin Walsh announced a new City Housing Task Force during the ground-breaking for a new affordable senior housing residence in Mission Hill on March 29. “We’re here to celebrate the creation of the Mayor’s Housing Task Force,” Walsh said at the event, explaining it will focus on boosting affordable housing. The formation of...

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Local rocker to release 14th album

April 11, 2014
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Local rocker to release 14th album

Jamaica Plain’s resident rock star Rick Berlin is releasing his 14th album, “When We Were Kids,” on April 18. Known for his songwriting, Berlin is currently playing with the Nickel and Dime Band. The new release includes an ode to JP, “I Love My Street.” It will be his first release on Teenage Hearts...

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Firefighter Memorial

April 11, 2014
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Firefighter Memorial

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101 Brookley Road tweaks continue

April 11, 2014
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STONYBROOK—Plans for a dozen triple-deckers to be erected on a long-vacant lot at 101 Brookley Road are still in development while the developer consults with the community. 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...

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