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Lawsuit filed over 64 Allandale St. project

March 24, 2017
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A group of abutters to the 64 Allandale St. project have filed a lawsuit in the Suffolk County Court against the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and Wonder Group, LLC over the variances that were granted for the proposal. The lawsuit seeks to have the variances granted annulled and the cost of attorney’s...

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City Realty proposes Washington St. project

March 24, 2017
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City Realty has proposed a $14.6 million mixed-use development for 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197-201 Green St., according to documents filed with the Boston Planning and Development Agency. The site borders Washington and Green streets and Union Avenue in the rear. Located at the site currently are an auto shop, ironworks shop, restaurant, and...

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IRISH FLAG RAISING

March 24, 2017
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IRISH FLAG RAISING

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City releases transportation plan

March 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette There is no question that Boston is booming with both increased development and with an influx of residents. Between 2000 and 2010, Boston’s population grew by five percent to more than 615,000 residents. By 2030, the population is expected to exceed 700,000. Already, Boston has crowded roadways,...

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Ciudad publica su plan de transporte

March 24, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette Sin duda, Boston pasa por una etapa de crecimiento, tanto de industria como de población. Entre 2000 y 2010, la población llegó a 615 mil residentes. En 2030, se predice que este número superará los 700 mil. Boston ya tiene carreteras, trenes y buses repletos durante horas pico,...

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City proposes $1.7 million renovation of Parkman Playground

March 24, 2017
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The City is proposing a $1.7 million renovation of the Francis Parkman Playground on Wachusett Street, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department spokesperson Ryan Woods. The project is in the initial stages with the City collecting input from local residents, most recently during a community meeting on March 16. Woods said that construction...

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JP Observer: Local man promotes and defends artists, arts

March 24, 2017
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It was while Stephen Baird was studying chemical engineering that he began to transform himself into an arts impresario and advocate. While a student at Northeastern he opened a coffee house on campus that featured live music. In one way or another, Baird, a Jamaica Plain resident since 1989, has been providing nourishment and...

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Sights and Sounds, March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 11 for the Apr. 14 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events          Frederick Law Olmsted’s 195th Birthday, April 26, 6-8pm. First Church Unitarian Universalist Jamaica Plain, Eliot and Centre Streets. Wheelchair...

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Q. and A. with local author Gustaf Berger

March 24, 2017
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Gustaf Berger recently finished penning his novel, “Death Postponed,” which was released earlier this year. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with Berger about the book. (The session has been edited.) For more information about the book, visit gustafberger.com. Q: In your column in the March 10 issue of the Gazette you...

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Group to host JP library fundraiser

March 24, 2017
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With the renovated Jamaica Plain Branch Library slated to reopen sometime in mid to late May, the library’s “friends” group will host a fundraiser on May 5. Gretchen Grozier, co-chair of the Friends of the JP Branch Library, said in a phone interview that the fundraiser will help support new programs in the renovated...

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