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Developers withdraw McBride St. proposal from JPNC Zoning Committee

June 24, 2016
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The proposal to construct a new six-unit residential building at the former James’s Gate parking lot at 14-16 McBride St. was withdrawn from the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) Zoning Committee review due to community and committee disapproval. The JPNC Zoning Committee meeting on June 15 at Farnsworth House drew about 55 attendees. James’s...

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Shattuck Child Care Center’s future unclear

June 24, 2016
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The future of the Shattuck Child Care Center (SCCC) is once again uncertain, as the center has until the end of September to find a new home. The state plans to demolish the building that currently houses the center. The center currently has 39 students. The center is located in the Personnel Building on...

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Boston Pride

June 24, 2016
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Boston Pride

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Neighbors of 76 Stonley Road project want triple-deckers instead of proposed development

June 24, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette The words “We want triple-deckers” were repeated at least a dozen times from attendees during a community meeting about the decidedly non-triple-decker development proposed at 76 Stonley Road. But the developers shot down those calls, saying it would not be financially feasible to build triple-deckers. The public...

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Los vecinos de 76 Stonley quieren edificios de tres pisos en vez del propuesto desarrollo de viviendas

June 24, 2016
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De Josie Grove Especial a la Gaceta “Queremos casas de tres pisos”, cantaron los asistentes de una reunión comunitaria sobre el propuesto desarrollo de viviendas en 76 Stonley Road, pero los promotores dijeron que no sería económicamente viable construir casas de tres pisos. La reunión pública en el 15 de junio en English High...

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JP Observer: Street trees are wonderful, except where they aren’t

June 24, 2016
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Everyone wants to be a tree hugger. Trees are supposed to be good for us and look nice, too. But some trees, improperly located, can become eyesores and troublemakers, and we have examples in Jamaica Plain. Some street trees, including those on wide sidewalks at Forest Hills and at Eliot Street across from the...

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BPL Board picks Leonard as president after initial choice drops out

June 24, 2016
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The Boston Public Library (BPL) Board of Trustees on June 14 picked Interim President David Leonard to remain in that position after its initial choice dropped out, according to a press release. The board voted to offer the president position to San Jose City librarian Jill Bourne and that move was officially announced. But...

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Partnership Award

June 24, 2016
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Partnership Award

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BPS, Walsh honor 2016 Valedictorians, including two with JP ties

June 24, 2016
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BPS, Walsh honor 2016 Valedictorians, including two with JP ties

Boston Public Schools (BPS) held its annual valedictorian luncheon at the Boston Harbor Hotel this month to honor valedictorians across the city, including two with Jamaica Plain ties, according to a press release. “This is one of my favorite events of the year,” said Mayor Marty Walsh, according to the press release. “The class...

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BRA reviewing feedback on 3353 Washington St. project

June 24, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is “evaluating” feedback on the 3353 Washington St. project to determine the next steps, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The BRA held a second community meeting on the project June 7 when the development team presented slight alterations to the proposal, including one more affordable-housing unit and reduced building...

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