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Protests target landlord for business rent hikes

September 26, 2014
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Protests target landlord for business rent hikes

EGLESTON SQ.—Protesters joined by City Councilor Tito Jackson took to the streets Sept. 16 to protest rent hikes and evictions they say City Realty Group leveled against seven businesses in Egleston Square, including the popular Pin Bochinche Restaurant. The protest continued into a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee meeting the following day,...

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WIT profs create digital Curley House

September 26, 2014
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The digital scan of the Curley House’s exterior, as seen in a Gazette screenshot of the Wentworth Institute of Technology video.

PONDSIDE—The historic Curley House on the Jamaicaway remains closed to the public. But a hologram-style virtual tour is now available, thanks to Wentworth Institute of Technology professors who have scanned the entire building—inside and out—into a computer. The City-owned historic home of legendary Boston politician James Michael Curley at 350 Jamaicaway is currently in...

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Protestas contra propietario por aumentos del alquiler

September 26, 2014
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Protestas contra propietario por aumentos del alquiler

EGLESTON SQ.—Manifestantes tomaron las calles con el Consejero Municipal Tito Jackson el 16 de septiembre para protestar contra el aumento del alquiler y el desalojo que, según ellos, dio City Realty Group a siete empresas de Egleston Square, incluido el restaurante popular Pin Bochinche. La protesta continuó en una reunión del comité de urbanización...

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Ferrer steps down as BPHC head

September 26, 2014
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Ferrer steps down as BPHC head

Jamaica Plain resident Dr. Barbara Ferrer will step down from her position as executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) next month. She has served as executive director of BPHC since 2007. During a Gazette interview last week, she said her favorite achievement during her 13-year tenure at BPHC was aggressively tackling...

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New and relocated businesses open in Central JP

September 26, 2014
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CENTRAL JP—Three businesses have found new homes on Centre Street this month: baby shop Hatched and clothing and accessory boutique On Centre have both moved storefronts, while newcomer Noodle Barn opened its doors at 707 Centre St. Owner Liz Vittori Koch told the Gazette that Hatched moving her store to a long-vacant storefront at...

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Panel to discuss I-95 move history

September 26, 2014
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Boston author Jim Vrabel lead a Sept. 28 panel discussion in Jamaica Plain about the famed fight to stop I-95 running through the neighborhood. Vrabel will be joined by panelists Tom Corrigan, Ron Hafer and John Bassett, all former or current JP residents who were involved in the “Stop I-95” fight, in the Jamaica...

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Casey Arborway bids delayed

September 26, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—Demolition of the Casey Overpass and construction of a new surface street network has been pushed back by a longer-than-expected bidding process. Demolition was first planned to begin this fall. But 11 construction contracts will go out to bid next month. They include contracts for roofing and flashing work, masonry work, painting, electrical...

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Real Estate Today: As City looks at Airbnb rules, JP homeowners cash in

September 26, 2014
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As the City of Boston considers regulating short-term rental services such as Airbnb.com, scores of Jamaica Plain homeowners are cashing in. And local hotels say they aren’t worried about the competition. Airbnb acts as an online host where travelers can connect with homeowners renting out anything from a couch to an entire house. This...

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Real Estate Today: Parcel U meeting scheduled

September 26, 2014
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A Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)-hosted meeting for the Parcel U project, scheduled for Mon., Sept. 29, will present design details and technical studies about traffic, air and noise. Shawn Pang, spokesperson for designer Urbanica, told the Gazette that there have been “no significant changes” to the project since it was last presented to the...

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Author to speak on JP’s activist history

September 12, 2014
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Author to speak on JP’s activist history

A Boston author is coming to Jamaica Plain to talk about the role women and people of color—including some JP residents—played in the diverse “New Boston” following the 1960s and ’70s. Jim Vrabel, author of “A People’s History of the New Boston,” will come to the Jamaica Plain Forum on Wed., Sept. 17, to...

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