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American Legion post to mark Memorial Day

May 23, 2014
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The American Legion Post 76 at 280 South St. is planning a small memorial ceremony in honor of fallen soldiers at noon on Memorial Day, May 26. City Councilor Matt O’Malley is expected to make some remarks following a flag-raising, Post Commander Dennis McNally told the Gazette.

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MHC revises Casey MOU

May 23, 2014
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The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Casey Arborway team has received a letter from the state Historic Commission (MHC) with suggestions for the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies, bringing the project one step closer to construction. The MHC’s requested amendments listed in the May 1 letter include designation of maintenance responsibility...

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City parks plan update still underway

May 23, 2014
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The City’s Parks Department is on track to finish updating its massive “Open Space Plan,” which will guide parks policy from 2015 to 2021, by the end of the year. Parks spokesperson Jon Seamans told the Gazette last week that the “massive document,” which requires input from multiple agencies, will use an updated map...

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Boylston St. Orchard is sold

May 23, 2014
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The Boylston Street Community Orchard at 195 Boylston St. has been sold to the nonprofit Commonwealth Land Trust (CLT) to preserve it as an orchard. Department for Neighborhood Development (DND) project manager Bernard Mayo confirmed that the parcel will remain an orchard. He said CLT has been working with the Egleston Square Community Orchard...

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Spring Greens

May 23, 2014
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Spring Greens

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WIT students create Stonybrook master plan

May 9, 2014
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An illustration suggesting how pedestrians and diners might enjoy the exposed Stony Brook in the master plan. (Courtesy Image)

Hypothetical master plans for the Stonybrook neighborhood area and the Arborway Yard site—featuring dense buildings, plazas and a rebirth of the buried Stony Brook—were created by Wentworth Institute of Technology students this year. The plans were a final group project in the design studio class for fourth-year architecture students. The nature of the class...

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Investigación revela los afectos del aburguesamiento

May 9, 2014
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Un tesis doctoral de 2012, escrito por la residente de JP Jen Douglas, destaca el impacto del aburguesamiento en Hyde Square y posibles remedios para frenar el proceso. El tesis de Douglas es citado en el próximo estudio sobre el impacto de Whole Foods Market en las demográficas de Hyde Square, como ya se...

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Casey project to begin prep this fall

May 9, 2014
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The as-yet unselected contractor for the Casey Arborway project is expected to begin site preparation work early this fall and demolition is expected to begin over the winter. The completion of the project, which will replace the 50-year-old Casey Overpass with a six- to eight-lane surface road, is still expected to take place by...

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Controversial house projects to get more local input

May 9, 2014
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Proponents of two controversial construction projects announced at the April 16 Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee meeting that they would postpone their hearings with the City Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) to consult further with the community. The project at 266 Lamartine St., proposed to raze an existing building and erect a new,...

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Classic Cleaners sold

May 9, 2014
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Classic Cleaners sold

After 61 years of keeping JP’s shirts clean and trousers pressed, the family-owned Classic Cleaners at 650 Centre St. has been sold. The last day the local Pavone family operated the cleaners was May 3. The new owners, the Hong family, own other cleaners in the area, including some in Brookline and Ideal Cleaners...

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