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New JP anti-Olympics group to meet June 11

June 9, 2015
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JP Area Stop Boston Olympics, a new local group protesting Boston’s 2024 Summer Olympics bid, is holding its first organizing meeting Thurs., June 11, 7 p.m. at Spontaneous Celebrations. The effort is led by Jamaica Plain resident Chris Hoeh, a teacher and leader with the JP Youth Soccer program. He has been active in...

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Goddard House to turn into residential units

June 5, 2015
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The former Goddard House nursing home at 201 S. Huntington Ave. will be redeveloped into a 169-unit residential development. The Goddard House controversially ceased operations on Sept. 8, 2012 and has remained vacant. The enormous brick building was constructed in 1927 and housed about 100 seniors. The project, proposed by Eden Properties and Samuels...

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Experts: Olympics limit freedoms, boost debt

June 5, 2015
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The fattening of the security state, public debt and displacement were several harmful effects of mega-events like the Olympics that were discussed during a NoBoston2024 event at Hope Central Church on June 2. About 75 people attended the event that featured speakers Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation, and Kade Crockford, director of...

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Boston 2024 budget skips full White Stadium costs

June 5, 2015
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Secret Boston 2024 Olympic bid documents that were revealed by Boston magazine last month report confusing costs for Franklin Park’s proposed venues—and apparently leave the public on the hook for most of the $45 million White Stadium renovation fundamental to the plan. On detailed plans of each venue, the total venue costs are reported...

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Casey Comes Down

June 5, 2015
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Residents ask City to revoke dental business’s permits

June 5, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The City’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) will inspect Bicon Dental Implants after receiving a letter from the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association asking it to revoke the company’s occupancy permit, according to spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. Bicon did not respond to a request for comment. Bicon, a 501 Arborway company, has stirred controversy in the...

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JP woman to swim English Channel for fundraiser

June 5, 2015
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JP woman to swim English Channel for fundraiser

Like many Jamaica Plain residents, Maura Twomey will head to the ocean this summer. But the 59-year-old Hyde Square business owner is likely the only one who plans to swim all the way from England to France. Twomey plans to swim the English Channel in mid-July as a fundraiser for a specialty program at...

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Taller de autos de JP vuelva ecológico

June 5, 2015
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Taller de autos de JP vuelva ecológico

Tras el éxito de la transición de una empresa local hacia la eliminación de materiales tóxicos, JP New Economy Transition (JPNET) está ayudando a Salcedo Auto Center en 3377 Washington St. a hacer lo mismo. Rafael Salcedo, el propietario y residente de West Roxbury dijo al Gazette (en castellano con traducción del miembro de...

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Zoning hearing delayed on 3200 Washington St.

June 5, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee’s hearing on the proposed development at 3200 Washington St. has been deferred until June 17. The committee was originally supposed to hear the project on May 20. The developers, Dan Mangiacotti and Paul Iantosca, have plans to build a 76-unit development project with 11 affordable units and...

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Bridging Forest Hills keeps up Casey fight

June 5, 2015
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Bridging Forest Hills (BFH) will continue to oppose the Casey Arborway project, even as construction is underway founding member Jeffrey Ferris told the Gazette last week. The group has a petition to the governor it intends to circulate to drivers stuck in Casey construction traffic, according to its recent activism emails. BFH, a community...

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