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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie to get parklet (eventually)

May 9, 2014
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Roslindale Village is proposed to get a parklet this summer as part of a pilot program, Boston Transportation Department (BTD) Director of Planning Vineet Gupta told the Gazette. A location has not yet been selected, Gupta said. The City is working with Roslindale Village Main Streets (RVMS) on potential locations. A parklet is a...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Therapists specialize in post-partum family care

May 9, 2014
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A therapy practice, recently transplanted to Roslindale, specializes in treating the whole family after the birth of a new baby. While it is common for new mothers to suffer from post-partum depression after a birth, psychotherapist Jen Erbe Leggett and her partners at The Legett Group, located at 4238 Washington St., also treat co-parents,...

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Hyde Park Ave. project zoning hearing delayed

May 9, 2014
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The developer City Realty is postponing a zoning hearing on its plan to demolish a Hyde Park Avenue commercial building and replace it with a four-story, mixed-use one. The plan for 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. was slated for a May 9 hearing before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee. According to a meeting...

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Residents want affordable housing for Heath St.

May 9, 2014
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Residents told the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) that they support plans for new housing– especially affordable housing—on a group of 10 vacant parcels on Bromley, New Heath and Parker streets. DND Senior Development Officer for Housing John Feuerbach told the Gazette that residents strongly supported housing, especially affordable housing, and possibly a...

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Woman shot in Egleston Sq.

May 9, 2014
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A woman was shot on Walnut Park just after midnight on Sun., April 27, according to the Boston Police Department. She was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital while conscious. Boston Police did not release any information regarding a suspect. There appeared to be ballistic damage to two nearby cars and a cement wall,...

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Pole yard site already occupied by zoo, businesses

April 25, 2014
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Pole yard site already occupied by zoo, businesses

By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff The American Legion Highway site where a City pole yard is moving—and where some residents would like to relocate the Arborway Yard bus facility—is already occupied by two private businesses and partly controlled by Zoo New England (ZNE). And as further complication, the businesses are embroiled in...

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Casey project goes out to bid; delays possible

April 25, 2014
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Casey project goes out to bid; delays possible

FOREST HILLS– The massive state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) project to demolish the Casey Overpass and replace it with an at-grade street network called the Casey Arborway went out to bid April 12. Closure of the Casey Overpass for demolition is expected by the end of the year. Casey Arborway project completion is expected...

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4-story building planned to replace Hyde Park Ave. storefront

April 25, 2014
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4-story building planned to replace Hyde Park Ave. storefront

FOREST HILLS—A developer is proposing to demolish a vacant martial arts studio at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave., at the Weld Hill Street intersection, and replace it with a four-story, mixed-use building. According to a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee agenda for its May 5 meeting, City Realty is proposing to raze the existing...

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T: Despite hole, bus yard will not be redesigned

April 25, 2014
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T: Despite hole, bus yard will not be redesigned

The MBTA will not revise the proposed design for a bus maintenance facility at 500 Arborway despite its recent decision to demolish an office building currently on that location. The design was planned around that building with the assumption it would remain standing. MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo told the Gazette that the MBTA consulted...

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Wake Up The Earth Festival returns May 3

April 25, 2014
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The 35th annual Wake Up the Earth Festival, organized by Spontaneous Celebrations, is scheduled for May 3 on the Southwest Corridor Park near the Stony Brook T Station. Three parades, originating at Egleston Square, the Loring-Greenough House at 12 South St., and at Dudley Square in Roxbury, will start at 11 a.m. They will...

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