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Digital copy of Loring-Greenough House created

March 27, 2015
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Digital copy of Loring-Greenough House created

MONUMENT SQ.—The Loring-Greenough House has been scanned and digitized into hologram-style 3-D images to document its historic details. The scan was performed by Feldman Land Surveyors, the same company that recently created a similar digital version of the historic Curley House on the Jamaicaway. “The scan is both a preservation tool and will...

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Curley Exhibit

March 27, 2015
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Curley Exhibit

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Real Estate Today: Height vs. affordability trade-off at 3200 Washington

March 27, 2015
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The developers of 3200 Washington St. said at an Impact Advisory Group (IAG) group this week that sacrificing the building’s height would also cause a drop in affordably priced units. During an IAG meeting on March 23 at the District E-13 Police Station, a member of the development team said that maintaining a height...

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Real Estate Today: Real estate market rebounding from snowy winter

March 27, 2015
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The most expensive home sold between March 11 and March 18 was this three-family home at 43 Parkton Road, which went for $1.2 million. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

The real estate market in Jamaica Plain took a hit along with the rest of the economy during the recent record snowfall, but it is rebounding strong as the region enters into spring, according to local real estate agents. Roger Rodriquez of Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty on Centre Street said “sales took a big...

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Real Estate Today: Excavation begins at 101 Brookley

March 27, 2015
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Real Estate Today: Excavation begins at 101 Brookley

STONYBROOK—Work has begun at the site planned for dozen triple-deckers on a long-vacant lot at 101 Brookley Road, though the City tells the Gazette that it is unclear whether work is authorized. Yan Schecter, manager of Buildex Real Estate Ventures LLC, the lot’s owner, has already subdivided the large property into 12 parcels and...

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Real Estate Today: BRA seeks public input on ‘urban renewal’ plans

March 27, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is seeking approval to keep alive its “urban renewal” plans and powers that cover large sections of the city, including parts of Jackson and Egleston Squares. Re-approval is required every 10 years, and usually has been done in secrecy and mystery—including last time around, when the BRA orchestrated secret Boston...

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Real Estate Today: Developers release plan for City-owned land

March 27, 2015
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Two local community development corporations released their proposal earlier this month to build a four-story, $15 million affordable rental development at City-owned land formed by the triangle of Heath, New Heath and Bromley streets, according to project documents. The project, which is being proposed by the team of Back of the Hill Community Development...

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Anti-Olympic activist to appear at JP comedy night

March 27, 2015
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Laughing Liberally Boston, a political comedy show, will feature a special guest star at JP’s Riot Theater on Sat., March 28: anti-Olympic activist Robin Jacks of the group NoBoston2024. Part of the show features a “Daily Show”-style interview with a local activist or journalist, Riot spokesperson and Laughing Liberally host Matt Filipowicz said. At...

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State of JP outcomes focus on housing affordability

March 27, 2015
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This year’s State of our Neighborhood (SOON), held on Feb. 26 at the Kennedy Elementary School, generated new commitments from community members to improve JP’s housing problems through the lens of racial equity. According to Juan Gonzalez and Giovanny Valencia, employees at the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and members of the SOON...

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Petition asks mayor to stop house demo

March 27, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association has started a petition asking Mayor Martin Walsh to stop the planned demolition of a historic house at 21 Yale Terrace. Bicon Dental Implants, a 501 Arborway business, has a proposal to demolish the 19th century house at 21 Yale Terrace and replace it with a parking garage...

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