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BTD eyeing Forest Hills construction traffic

January 16, 2015
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The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will be ready to deal with the traffic fallout from three major construction projects expected to be underway in the Forest Hills area by spring. BTD Deputy Commissioner Jim Gillooly, who lives in Hyde Park and passes through the Forest Hills area daily, spoke with the Gazette last week....

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Casey prep work could begin next week

January 16, 2015
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Prep work on the Casey Arborway project is likely to start next week, according to the state Department of Transportation (MassDOT). However, demolition of the existing Casey Overpass is still at least a “few weeks” away, according to planners. An email sent by MassDOT earlier this week says that Casey contractor Barletta Heavy Division...

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Urban Edge CEO leaves for Baker administration

January 16, 2015
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Chrystal Kornegay has left her role as chief executive of Urban Edge, having been appointed by Gov. Charlie Baker as chief of the Department of Housing and Community Development. Urban Edge is a Jamaica Plain-based community development corporation. The Baker administration did not return a request to interview Kornegay. “Chrystal is a spectacular leader....

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City to host meeting on Monument Sq.

January 16, 2015
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The City will host a community meeting Jan. 22 to discuss improvements to Monument Square as part of the Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects. But they will not be the drastic changes that were talked about during earlier phases of the redesign project. Boston Transportation Department (BTD) Director of Planning Vineet Gupta said the changes...

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Harvest South Street store to close in April

January 16, 2015
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Harvest Co-op Market’s South Street store will permanently close its doors in April, according to a letter from the board of directors posted on harvestcoop.com. “After thoughtful discussion and careful consideration, we have decided that it is in the overall best interest of the co-op to close the South Street location,” the letter states....

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Parcel U housing approved by BRA

January 16, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—Urbanica and its development partners were approved to develop 124 units of housing at Parcel U, just south of the Forest Hills T Station, by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last month. Working as JP Parcel U, LLC and The Community Builders, the developers will create 76 rental units and 48 condo units...

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JP Irish

January 16, 2015
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BAPA announces holiday window winners

January 16, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association (JP BAPA) chose 13 winners in its annual holiday window decorating competition, with On Centre at 676 Centre St. taking top prize of $50. Ninety-three businesses in the Centre and South streets shopping district —10 more than last year—were seen to have decorations and were awarded points...

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JP resident launches Internet mapping initiative

January 16, 2015
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Charles McEnerney, a Jamaica Plain marketing consultant, has launched a mapping initiative he hopes will lead to more Internet options for the neighborhood. “Monopolies are not good for consumers and I just want there to be more choice for residents in JP and, ultimately, all of Boston,” said McEnerney in an email to the...

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Martinez resigns from HSTF, School Committee

January 16, 2015
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Martinez resigns from HSTF, School Committee

Claudio Martinez, the longtime executive director of the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), has resigned from that position, as well as his Boston School Committee seat. HSTF is a youth leadership organization. Yi-Chin Chen has taken over as interim executive director. Martinez said in an email to the Gazette that he was unavailable to...

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