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Local activists to host anti-Olympics meeting Monday

November 21, 2014
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Local activists will hold a public meeting on Monday for those interested in opposing Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, which proposes using Franklin Park for horse and pentathlon events. Organized by veterans of such movements as Black Lives Matter and Occupy Boston, the meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov....

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Car lot redevelopment approved

November 21, 2014
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An illustration of the new building planned at Washington and McBride streets. (Courtesy Image)

STONYBROOK—A massive mixed-use development of the former Flanagan & Seaton Motor Car Company on Washington Street was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. The project at 3521-3529 Washington St. will include a four- to five-story multi-use building at the corner of Washington and McBride streets. The ground floor is planned to...

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JP minister trains Ferguson protesters

November 21, 2014
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JP minister trains Ferguson protesters

A Jamaica Plain minister has been training protesters in non-violent civil disobedience in Ferguson, Mo., in preparation for the grand jury decision on whether to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black youth, three months ago. “I’ve been heartened by a new generation of young leaders… disappointed in our...

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Franklin Park added to Olympics bid without local input

November 21, 2014
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Franklin Park has been added to the venue list for Boston’s 2024 Summer Olympics bid without any public input or notice. The plan—created by a private committee called Boston 2024—proposes building equestrian event facilities in the park, and rebuilding White Stadium to host the pentathlon. While the plan could change, the bidding process begins...

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Baroque Master

November 21, 2014
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Baroque Master

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Aprueban la renovación de lote vacío

November 21, 2014
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STONYBROOK— La renovación de un departamento inmenso multiuso antiguamente de Flanagan & Seaton Motor Car Company en Washington Street fue aprobado por el Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) la semana pasada. El proyecto en 3521-3529 Washington St. incluirá un edificio multiuso de cuatro o cinco pisos en la esquina de las calles Washington y McBride....

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BRA: Washington St. development needs more work

November 21, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has told the developer of a project along Washington and Green streets to go back to the “drawing board” in the face of community concerns. The proposal by developer Walter Craven calls for two buildings at 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197-201 Green St. that would have four commercial spaces,...

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Arsonist now blamed for entire JP fire spree

November 21, 2014
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A Dorchester arsonist currently in federal prison for setting four fires, including one in Jamaica Plain, is now blamed by investigators for an entire nine-blaze arson spree that terrorized JP from 2005 to 2009. That allegedly includes the notorious—and long unsolved—2005 firebombing of Hyde Square’s popular El Oriental de Cuba restaurant, a crime that...

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Casey demo to begin this winter

November 21, 2014
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Demolition and construction on the Casey Arborway project is expected to begin this winter, following the state Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) vote to approve Barletta Heavy Division Corp.’s bid for the $60 million project. The “Notice To Proceed,” a document that is issued after the contractor’s plan is approved, will likely be issued in...

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Musical Party

November 21, 2014
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Musical Party

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