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Heath St. parcel project out to bids

October 24, 2014
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A request for proposals (RFP) to redevelopt 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street was issued Oct. 6, with a preference for “affordable rental housing or mixed use development” clearly expressed. The completed proposal application is due Dec. 22. “We will invite all eligible applicants to present their plan at a community meeting” in January,...

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Roslindale Neighbors: RVMS to host Menino for anniversary celebration

October 24, 2014
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Editor’s Note: After this week’s issue of the Gazette went to press, former Mayor Menino announced that he is cancelling various book-related appearances as part of his decision to end treatment of his cancer. It is still unclear what that means for this event, Roslindale Village Main Streets Executive Director Christina DiLisio told the...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Substation project breaks ground

October 24, 2014
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Roslindale Neighbors: Substation project breaks ground

After 12 years of planning and hoping, a ground-breaking on the Roslindale Substation project was held Sept. 6. Some construction is already underway. The project is twofold: the rehabilitation of the substation building at 4228 Washington St. into 7,500 square feet of restaurant and retail space and the construction of a 43-unit apartment building...

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Zoo receives anonymous $1m gift

October 24, 2014
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Franklin Park Zoo received an anonymous gift of $1 million to support construction of Nature’s Neighborhoods at the new George Robert White Fund Children’s Zoo on Oct. 10. This gift is the single largest individual gift given in the Zoo’s history. “I think this is indicative of the kind of support we will receive...

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Hair salon doubles as piano lounge

October 24, 2014
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Three years after adding its chairs to Centre Street’s Soleil Salon, We Are Hair is expanding into the entertainment business with regular Thursday piano and open mic nights. Owner Richard Repetta told the Gazette that the expansion stemmed from his own long history as an actor, singer and director in the Boston area—and the...

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New beetle infestation will be ‘contained’

October 10, 2014
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New beetle infestation will be ‘contained’

Officials aim to contain, rather than eliminate, the tree-killing emerald ash borer beetle (EAB) that appeared in Jamaica Plain this summer. The tactics will include a ban on moving scrap wood, and the introduction of other insects that prey on the EAB, officials said at a Sept. 23 community meeting at Arnold Arboretum. “The...

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Harvest warns South St. store may close

October 10, 2014
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The Harvest Co-op Market at 57 South St. is warning that it may be close its doors in February as lease negotiations go down to the wire. According to the October newsletter sent out to members of the Cambridge-based grocery co-op, the lease at that location is ending in early 2015 and the “General...

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CropCircle Kitchen backs new Public Market

October 10, 2014
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The Boston Public Market (BPM), a new indoor market slated to open inside the Haymarket T Station building next summer, has partnered with JP’s CropCircle Kitchen (CCK). That partnership will provide expertise, training and space for the new market vendors. Groundbreaking for the new market space at the downtown T station was scheduled for...

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Feral felines spur neighborhood catfight

October 10, 2014
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Residents of a small, dead-end street in Central JP are facing off over a colony of feral cats. Mark David Chesak and Suzanne Sobert, a married couple living on Greenley Place, have cared for the eight cats for years—even providing small huts for them to live in. A neighbor the City wouldn’t identify filed...

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Rangers Mounted Unit seeks annual funds

October 10, 2014
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PARKSIDE—The Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit—stabled at Franklin Park—is once again trying to avoid a sunset ride into retirement. An Oct. 16 fundraiser and auction, organized by the Friends of the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit, is aiming to keep the horses on the force by raising $155,000 every year. The Mounted Unit once...

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