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Demonstrators dominate JP/Rox planning study meeting

May 27, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette Demonstrators walked into a Boston Redevelopment Authority JP/Rox planning study meeting at English High School and began clapping and chanting, “The BRA asks the wrong questions. They refuse to listen. Today, we will make them listen.” The May 11 community workshop had been convened by the BRA...

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BRA hires company to help rebrand itself as more trustworthy

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Looking to become a more friendly and approachable agency, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved a contract with Boston-based Continuum to help rebrand the agency as more trustworthy. The approval came at the BRA’s Thursday meeting, May 12, and allocated no more that $670,000 to the...

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Unveiling

May 27, 2016
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Unveiling

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City Council, BPS grapple over water issue

May 27, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette The Boston Public Schools (BPS) administration and the City Council’s Education Committee grappled during a May 18 meeting at English High School over how to handle recent possible lead exposure at drinking fountains in six schools, including the Curley K-8. The fountains were mistakenly left on after...

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‘Espectáculo latinoamericano’ viene a Hyde Square

May 27, 2016
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El grupo de trabajo Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), el teatro Double Edge y Charlestown Working Theater están colaborando para llevar el “Espectáculo latinoamericano” al campus de la iglesia Blessed Sacrament este fin de semana, el 28 y 29 de mayo. El “Espectáculo latinoamericano” es una interpretación pública basada en su producción “Once in...

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Newlyweds

May 27, 2016
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JP Observer: Shop locally at businesses that make decisions locally

May 27, 2016
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Construction of new storefront and business spaces in Jamaica Plain is now underway. And in March, the City of Boston released a report saying it wants to boost small businesses in the neighborhoods, partly by making the variance and permitting process easier for them. A common cry from the JP community since the 1970s...

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76 Stonley Road project filed with the BRA

May 27, 2016
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Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin formally filed the 76 Stonley Road project with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, a project which left community members wary about in its initial planning stages last year. A project notification form (PNF) was submitted on April 20 by Lucio Trabucco, the architect on the project. The site is...

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New president selected for BPL

May 27, 2016
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The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees voted to extend an offer of employment for president of the Boston Public Library to Jill Bourne, city librarian for the San Jose Public Library, according to a press release. The decision was made following public interviews of Bourne and David Leonard, interim president of the BPL,...

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BRA board approves 64 Allandale St. project

May 27, 2016
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As expected, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved during its May 12 meeting the controversial 64 Allandale St. project. The vote was not unanimous, though, being approved by a 4-1 vote. The project now heads to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The Inspectional Services Department, which oversees the ZBA, did not...

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