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Roslindale Neighbors: Homeowners go green to save money

October 26, 2012
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Homeowners in Roslindale and Jamaica Plain are renovating their home for the good of the planet and their wallets. Joseph LaRusso, owner of 9 Beryl St. in Roslindale, added solar panels to his roof after it sprung a leak. Edith Buhs and Peter Thomson, owners of 61 Hampstead Road in JP, completely renovated the...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie real estate market warming up

October 26, 2012
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The Roslindale real estate market is on its way up, real estate agents told the Gazette. “It’s going good, going up. People are buying,” said Dru Akins, a real estate agent with ‪Olde Bostonian Realty‬ on Washington Street. “It’s not as good as some other areas.” Akins estimates that the current market is performing...

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Homeless care project wins appeal

October 26, 2012
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PARKSIDE—A proposed care and housing facility for the homeless on Walnut Avenue has won an appeal of a lawsuit that would have stopped the project. The plaintiffs have until Nov. 1 to file a last possible appeal to the state’s highest court. The developers, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and Boston Health Care...

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Latvian Church may become condos

October 26, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted to support the redevelopment of the Jamaica Plain Latvian Lutheran Church at 98 Rockview St. at its Oct. 11 meeting. The committee supported the project in large part because owner Dennis Coghlan is planning to save the church building, committee member Michael Reiskind told the...

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Forum covers religious response to climate change

October 26, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Forum will host climate change activist Bill McKibben, along with four clergy of different faiths, at an event geared to building a climate change plan this Sunday. “Bill McKibben may be the world’s foremost activist and scholar on global climate change,” Coordinator for the Jamaica Plain Forum Greg Buckland told the...

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JP Agenda, Oct. 26, 2012

October 26, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Nov. 6 for the Nov. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Casey Arborway Design Advisory Group, reviewing plan for Casey Overpass replacement in Forest Hills, hosted by MassDOT, Mon., Oct. 29, 6pm, Curtis...

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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 26, 2012

October 26, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Nov. 6 for the Nov. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Nov. 1, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. Halloween Haunted House,...

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JPNC opposes 161 S. Huntington

October 12, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted unanimously to oppose the proposed luxury apartment project at 161 S. Huntington Ave. at last night’s meeting at the Farnsworth House. Committee Chair Dave Baron also proposed that the neighborhood engage with elected officials to rezone the S. Huntington area. That way, he said, the...

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BPS, pols propose dueling school plans

October 12, 2012
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) and its External Advisory Committee (EAC) have announced five possible plans for a new busing system that could offer up to 23 busing zones, likely starting in 2014. That was met with an alternative plan proposed by City Councilors John Connolly and Matt O’Malley and state Reps. Russell Holmes, Linda...

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39 bus to move for Casey project

October 12, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Casey Arborway design team proposed relocating the 39 bus stop and adding a left-turn lane to the new Shea Square during its Oct. 1 Design Advisory Group (DAG) meeting. The state team also presented possible mitigation measures for the Asticou neighborhood, which is located immediately adjacent to...

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