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Abundant displeasure voiced over new design for 64 Allandale St. project

April 29, 2016
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The developer for the 64 Allandale St. project presented a revised proposal during an April 25 community meeting, but most of the 100 attendees continued to oppose the project, citing concerns about the abutting natural resource, Allandale Woods, and density. Jacqueline Nunez, a Dorchester-based developer, filed a project notification form last summer with the...

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El adelanto de inmigrantes un enfoque para la Ciudad

April 29, 2016
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Como parte del proceso estratégico de reposicionamiento de marca, el Alcalde Martin Walsh ha anunciado que la Oficina del Alcalde para los Nuevos Bostonianos ha pasado a denominarse la Oficina del Alcalde para el Adelanto de Inmigrantes en un esfuerzo para habilitar a los residentes inmigrantes y reconocer sus contribuciones a Boston, según un...

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Members of civic groups express concern on JP/Rox study

April 29, 2016
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Members of several civic groups who represent areas within the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) Plan: JP/Rox corridor study have written a letter to Mayor Martin Walsh and the City Council asking that no new developments be approved unless they adhere to the emerging guidelines from the study. The Mayor’s Office and the City Council...

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City Realty proposes 49-unit Washington St. development

April 29, 2016
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City Realty is proposing a $13 million, 49-unit condominium development at 3193 Washington Street, according to a project notification form (PNF) filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). “The project is intended to be transit oriented as the site lies within walking distance to both the Stonybrook and Green Street stations on the Orange...

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JP Observer: CPA would bring needed benefits to JP

April 29, 2016
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Riddle 1: What would likely raise millions of dollars for the three core areas of affordable housing, historic preservation, and outdoor recreation and open space in Boston through a minor property tax surcharge and matching state funds? Answer 1: The Community Preservation Act (CPA), if put on the November ballot by the City Council...

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Homeless care development opens Sat.

April 29, 2016
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PARKSIDE—The long-awaited homeless care development at 461 Walnut Ave. will officially open tomorrow, April 30, according to a press release. The project, which was developed by Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), faced a lively community process and a two-year lawsuit before breaking ground more...

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Immigrant advancement a focus for the City

April 29, 2016
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As part of a strategic rebranding process, Mayor Martin Walsh has announced that the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians will now be named the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement in an effort to empower immigrant residents and recognize their contributions to Boston, according to a press release. The Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement will...

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DCR’s plan for parkways improvements crawls forward

April 29, 2016
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation’s (DCR) plan for improving safety and access to the parklands and parkways of the Emerald Necklace in Jamaica Plain is progressing at a snail’s pace and it appears the Perkins Street and Francis Parkman Drive intersection will be the first area tackled. The project focuses on three...

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JPNC election tomorrow

April 29, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) election will be held tomorrow, April 30, with polling places at: the Harvest Co-op (3815 Washington St.); J.P. Licks (659 Centre St.); and Stop & Shop (301 Centre St.). Polls will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Any JP resident 16 or older can vote. Voters should...

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Verizon to eventually bring fiber-optic network to Jamaica Plain

April 29, 2016
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Jamaica Plain residents will eventually have more choices for their broadband providers due to a new partnership between Verizon and Boston. Verizon will invest $300 million over six years to replace the existing copper-based infrastructure with a fiber-optic network platform to offer large bandwidths and speeds, according to a press release. The change is...

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