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Plan: JP/Rox study heads to BPDA board; opposition remains

February 10, 2017
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The Plan: JP/Rox study is slated to go before the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its next meeting, but neighborhood groups continue to draw issues with the current proposal. The BPDA board will review the plan during its March 2 meeting and will likely approve it. The BPDA staff only submits...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee unanimously approves affordable development

February 10, 2017
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee unanimously voted on Feb. 1 to approve Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC)’s plan to construct a 100 percent affordable development in Jackson Square at 25 Amory St. The property at 25 Amory Street will be one of two buildings developed along the northern portion of...

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GRAND REOPENING

February 10, 2017
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GRAND REOPENING

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City requests 151 new liquor licenses from state leaders

February 10, 2017
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette   Putting last year’s low-level feud over control of liquor licenses for Boston in the past, Mayor Martin Walsh and the Boston state delegation are looking this year to cooperate in releasing more than 150 new liquor licenses over three years in creative ways – a way...

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JPNC unánimemente aprueba desarrollo asequible

February 10, 2017
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El 1 de febrero el comité de zonificación de JPNC (Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council) aprobó unánimemente el plan de JPNDC (Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation) para construir un desarrollo de la vivienda cien por ciento asequible en Jackson Square en 25 Amory St. La propiedad en 25 Amory Street será uno de dos edificios...

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City Realty’s Washington St. project to start construction in fall

February 10, 2017
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Construction will begin on City Realty’s 3193 Washington St. sometime this fall, according City Realty spokesperson Andrew Scherding. Construction is expected to take 12 months. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals granted variances for the project last month despite the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council recommending that the project be denied. Dave Baron, chair of...

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Stonybrook’s Slow Streets program in ‘final stages’

February 10, 2017
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The Stonybrook neighborhood’s Slow Streets program is in the “final stages” of design and will be implemented sometime this year, according to Boston Transportation Department (BTD) spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos. The Slow Streets program is part of the City’s Vision Zero project, which is a commitment of resources to eliminating fatal and serious traffic crashes...

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Artist chosen for Hyde Square project

February 10, 2017
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The City has chosen Spanish artist Cristina Parreño Alonso to create a public art project as part of the Hyde Square reconstruction, according to a press release. A request for proposal was issued for the project last summer. The Hyde Square reconstruction, which is expected to take place in the fall, is a phase...

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JP Agenda, Feb. 10, 2017

February 10, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 21 for the Feb. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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HJSMS releases business profile of district

February 10, 2017
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Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), a business promotion organization, has released a business profile document of the district that has found that the area has “great transit access” and has renowned and diverse restaurants, such as El Oriental de Cuba and The Haven, that draw people from outside the neighborhood. The profile, which was...

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