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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 12, 2012

October 12, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP singer/songwriter Bob Bradshaw (above), originally from Ireland, will perform along with Christa Gniadek and Neil Helme at the Harvest Concert at Hope Church on Sat., Oct. 13.

The deadline for listings is noon, Oct. 23 for the Oct. 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Artists Ball, sponsored by Centre/South Main Street, live auction, silent art auction, Sat., Oct. 13, 8pm, Eliot Hall, 7 Eliot St....

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161 S. Huntington slated for BRA vote

October 5, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON— The controversial luxury apartment project proposed for 161 S. Huntington Ave. is “anticipated” to be heard and voted on by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board at its Thurs., Oct. 18 meeting, according to a BRA spokesperson. It has a high likelihood of being approved, as BRA staff only submit projects to...

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MassDOT: Casey doesn’t need safety upgrades

September 28, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has no plans to alter the Casey Overpass’s maintenance schedule or safety devices following emergency repairs late last month. MassDOT continues to monitor the condition of the aging Casey on the same maintenance schedule as before Aug. 31, when debris fell from a section of the overpass...

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Real Estate Today: JP is hot seller’s market

September 28, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) The least expensive property on sale in JP is a $159,900 condo in this building at 406 Centre St.

The Jamaica Plain real estate market can be described in one word: “hot.” Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sales Manager Paul Melanson told the Gazette that JP is a seller’s market right now, with every listing receiving multiple offers and usually being sold at a higher price than the asking price. “We’ve seen a complete...

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Real Estate Today: MBTA parcel for sale again

September 28, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—An MBTA parcel across the street from Forest Hills Station is up for bid again after several developers “expressed strong interest” in it, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. Bidding opened earlier this month and will be open through Oct. 24. Parcel U, encompassing about 2.8 acres, is one of a handful of...

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Real Estate Today: Unusual JP properties for sale

September 28, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The former women’s nursing home at 72 Robinwood Ave. was built in 1880. One of the condo units is currently on sale for $439,000.

While the Jamaica Plain real estate market is mostly known for apartments in multiple-family houses and more luxurious single-family homes, some local real estate agents told the Gazette about some more unique properties around the neighborhood. “JP has fewer cookie-cutter properties than other nearby markets” like Southie, Somerville, Cambridge or Roslindale, independent agent B.J....

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Real Estate Today: What JP prices could buy elsewhere

September 28, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy AV Real Estate Inc.) A three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home currently listed in Miami, Fla. selling for the same price as a JP condo.

Ever wonder what the cost of your Jamaica Plain property could buy you around the country? According to real estate agents from Montana, Arizona, Florida and Ohio, quite a bit, including beach-front condos and lake-view penthouses. With the average sale price of a single-family home in JP this year hitting well over $500,000, according...

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First Thursday draws art crowd in 8th year

September 28, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The Late Greats play on the Loring-Greenough House lawn as part of last month’s First Thursday Sept. 6.

It’s hard to imagine Jamaica Plain without its signature First Thursday event, with the whole community engaging with art, music and each other. But seven years ago, there was no such thing. Thursdays were just another day. Then Arva Clark and Frank Burns, then-heads of the JP Centre/South Main Street (CSMS), married the concepts...

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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 12, 2012

September 28, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Oct. 9 for the Oct. 12 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., Oct. 4, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. Lantern Parade, community...

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JP Agenda, Sept. 28, 2012

September 28, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Oct. 9 for the Oct. 12 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. 1, 6pm, State...

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