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Spring Greens

May 23, 2014
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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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DCR willing to consider bus yard move

May 9, 2014
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By Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff A proposed plan to relocate the as-yet-unfunded permanent MBTA bus maintenance yard from its 500 Arborway site to an alternate location at 415 American Legion Highway would have the “full cooperation” of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), the site’s owner. Earlier this year, JP...

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Zoo volunteers plant organic garden

May 9, 2014
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Zoo volunteers plant organic garden

Franklin Park Zoo is planting an organic garden of produce, herbs and other plantings for the zoo’s animals to eat and play with. Harry Liggett, the zoo’s manager of horticulture and grounds, told the Gazette that this year’s plantings will include buckwheat, Swiss chard, basil, corn, turnip, pumpkins and others. The garden will also...

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Local research shows gentrifying forces in JP

May 9, 2014
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A 2012 doctoral dissertation, written by JP resident Jen Douglas, outlined where gentrification is making the greatest impact in Hyde Square and possible tactics for slowing the process. Douglas’s dissertation is cited in a forthcoming study on Whole Foods Market’s impact on Hyde Square demographics, as the Gazette previous reported. The dissertation was for...

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Turkey Time

May 9, 2014
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Turkey Time

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