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BLC holds demo delay hearing tomorrow

July 7, 2014
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The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) will hold a demolition delay hearing on 213 Lamartine St. tomorrow evening at City Hall, according to the BLC meeting agenda. The plan would demolish the existing two-family house and replace it with a three-unit building. The demolition delay ordinance, which is Article 85 of the zoning code, requires...

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Washington/Green project pulled from Zoning agenda

July 7, 2014
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A revived proposal for a mixed-use redevelopment of properties at 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197-201 Green St. have been withdrawn from the agenda of the July 16 Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee meeting. The withdrawal came at the request of project attorney Joseph Feaster, according to Zoning Committee chair Dave Baron. Two other...

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City reviewing a reuse for Curley House

July 4, 2014
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City reviewing a reuse for Curley House

PONDSIDE—Stalled plans to revive the long-underused historic home of legendary Boston politician James Michael Curley are getting a second look from Mayor Martin Walsh’s new administration. Richard Dennis, head of a friends group for the 350 Jamaicaway mansion, aims to turn it into a museum and events rental space. “It appears the requested use...

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Local LGBT activist visits Cuba

July 4, 2014
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Local LGBT activist visits Cuba

Local LGBT educator and author Robyn Ochs traveled to Cuba in May as part of that country’s Jornada Contra la Homofobia event, part of the worldwide International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO). Ochs and spouse Peg Preble, a well-known Jamaica Plain electrician, were part of a 20-strong delegation that received rare travel visas...

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Renovation of White Stadium on hold

July 4, 2014
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PARKSIDE—The renovation of Franklin Park’s White Stadium has been delayed and might even be canceled, according to a mass email from the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC). But the organization that is partnering with the City for the renovation says it remains “excited” for the project and looks forward to moving forward. Former Mayor Thomas...

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La guardería de Shattuck dado un golpe fuerte

July 4, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—Esta semana la guardería subsidiada por el estado, Shattuck Child Care Center, fue excluida del presupuesto estatal durante charlas de reconciliación del presupuesto del Senado y la Cámara. La guardería había esperado tener un sitio permanente, pero tiene que encontrar un nuevo sitio dentro de un año o dejará de existir. Según Clare...

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Business organization opposes chain café

July 4, 2014
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The nonprofit local business organization JP Local First has issued a letter opposing the opening of a U.K.-based coffee franchise on Centre Street. The local Main Streets organization’s board opposes it as well and is actively seeking alternatives. Caffè Nero, similar to Starbucks or Au Bon Pain, is planning on opening its second American...

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Two men shot, one fatally

July 4, 2014
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Two 24-year-old men were shot—one fatally—on the morning of Sunday June 22 in the area of School and Arcadia streets, according to bpdnews.com. Officers responded to a report of two people shot at about 1:50 a.m. on Sunday June 22 and found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Both men were transported to Brigham...

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Shattuck child care center dealt crucial blow

July 4, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—The state-subsidized Shattuck Child Care Center was written out of the state budget during Senate and House budget reconciliation talks this week, gutting the center’s hopes for a permanent home. The center currently has one year to find a new home or be shut down. According to Clare Reilly, a member of the...

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Where to watch the Cup in JP

July 4, 2014
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With the soccer World Cup quarter finals currently underway, Jamaica Plain is getting into the swing of watching the soccer matches. Most bars in JP are showing the matches live. A few have added Cup-specific specials to enhance JP’s cheering pleasure. The Haven, 2 Perkins St., 524-2836: halftime “Pint and a Pie” special, $10;...

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