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Split BRA board approves controversial 3200 Washington St. project

August 28, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved the 3200 Washington St. project during its Aug. 13, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The vote was 3 to 2. The project has been a source of controversy in the neighborhood. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council voted against the proposal and a grassroots group held several demonstrations,...

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Concerns raised over Allendale St. project

August 28, 2015
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Concerns raised over Allendale St. project

Tony LaCasse, a former longtime JP resident who now lives in Roslindale, is raising concerns over the impact of a proposed 20-unit development at 64 Allandale St., saying it encroaches upon the Allandale Woods. Allandale Woods is an “urban wild” of more than 80 acres of City- and private-owned land in Jamaica Plain and...

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Two Council races in JP for preliminary election

August 28, 2015
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There will be two competitive City Council races—Districts 4 and 7—in Jamaica Plain during the City’s preliminary election Sept. 8. The District 4 race, which covers parts of Forest Hills and Woodbourne, has four candidates: longtime City Councilor Charles Yancey, Andrea Campbell, Terrance Williams and Jovan Lacet. City Councilor Tito Jackson faces five challengers...

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Dos carreras para el Consejo en JP en elección preliminar

August 28, 2015
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Habrá dos carreras competitivas al Consejo Municipal—los Distritos 4 y 7—en Jamaica Plain durante la elección preliminar del 8 de septiembre. La carrera al Distrito 4, que incluye partes de Forest Hills y Woodbourne, tiene cuatro candidatos: el Consejero Municipal desde hace mucho tiempo Charles Yancey, Andrea Campbell, Terrance Williams y Jovan Lacet. El...

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Report: Boston 2024 underestimated cost of Olympics

August 28, 2015
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While the Boston 2024 Olympic bid has been withdrawn, a recently completed analysis of the proposal suggests cost estimates for hosting the Olympics were almost $1 billion short of a more realistic prediction. State leaders had commissioned the Brattle Group for the analysis, and although the bid was withdrawn, the report was completed and...

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JP Music Festival arrives Sept. 12

August 28, 2015
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The 5th annual JP Music Festival will be on Sept. 12, with 22 acts, 2 stages and 7 hours of non-stop local Jamaica Plain music, according to a press release. The free festival will be held at Pinebank Field at Jamaica Pond and all performers will be residents or workers in JP. Noteworthy performers...

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JP Observer: Food pantry in, by and for JP needs support

August 28, 2015
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The historic First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist, whose clock looks out over the Monument Square Historic District, also houses a unique human service effort. Seventeen volunteers from JP manage and staff a food pantry there that provides basic staples for free to other local people who are in need. The church, the...

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Water ban at Jamaica Pond lifted

August 28, 2015
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The ban for people and pets from the water in Jamaica Pond was lifted Aug. 12 on the recommendation of the state Department of Public Health (DPH), according to a Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) press release. Fishing, boating and any other kind of water contact was banned at the pond since July 20...

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105A S. Huntington Ave. developer proposes moving affordable units off-site

August 28, 2015
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The developer of a proposed 195-unit apartment building at 105A S. Huntington Ave. is attempting to move all the affordable units off-site, according to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Jamaica Pond Association (JPA) member and Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) chair Kevin Moloney. The developer, Anthony Nader, did not respond to a request...

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Three shot in Egleston Square, two fatally

August 28, 2015
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Three men were shot, including two fatally, in Egleston Square on Aug. 12, according to bpdnews.com. The incident was part of a spate of violence that left five dead in one night in the Boston area. According to bpdnews.com, Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a radio call of shots fired in the...

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