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Group home permitting status is in dispute

December 5, 2014
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A landlord and City officials differ on whether the proposed group home at 221 Chestnut Ave. needs a zoning variance and community review. It also remains unclear exactly what kind of group home is being proposed, which would affect the permitting, with even its proposed operating organization expressing confusion. Neighbors, meanwhile, have retained a...

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BLC leadership shake-up still a mystery

December 5, 2014
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Why did Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) Executive Director Ellen Lipsey leave office as part of a leadership shake-up in Mayor Martin Walsh’s new administration? The Mayor’s Office will only say that it will act quickly to find a replacement for her, and that the BLC will continue to play a crucial role. Lipsey, a...

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Kelly Rink may open this month

December 5, 2014
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Unlike other state-run ice skating rinks, Kelly Rink at 1 Marbury Terrace has not yet opened. All other Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) rinks opened the day before Thanksgiving. Because it is an outdoor rink and therefore impacted by the weather, DCR spokesperson Bill Hickey told the Gazette, it is more likely that...

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JP Jubilee

December 5, 2014
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JP Jubilee

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Improv theater opens on South St.

December 5, 2014
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Improv theater opens on South St.

Along with plenty of galleries, orchestras and choruses, Jamaica Plain has added an improv theater to its repertoire. Riot Theater, started by Boston Latin teacher and JP resident Joseph Gels, moved into a shared space with A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra at 146A South St. in August, after several months of brainstorming, Gels told...

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Church seeks school tenant

December 5, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—Bethel AME Church is looking for a new tenant to take over the space at 86 Wachusetts St. after the MATCH Community Day School moves out at the end of the school year, Bethel officials announced at a community meeting last month. Nancy Dickerson, the interim operations officer at Bethel, told the Gazette...

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New dog parks not high on Open Space plan priorities

December 5, 2014
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Dog parks have long been on the wishlist of JP park and animal advocates. But the recently released rough draft of the City’s 2015-2021 Open Space Plan shows that dog parks rank in the middle of the pack among priorities for citywide park users. Meanwhile, the draft plan also shows that JP is mostly...

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Museum VP

December 5, 2014
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Museum VP

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New traffic lights coming to Centre St.

December 5, 2014
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New traffic lights coming to Centre St.

The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is installing new traffic signals at the intersection of Centre and Burroughs streets and updating the existing signals at Centre and Thomas streets, according to spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos. The signals at Centre and Burroughs streets will not be overhead lights, but mounted lights on posts on the sidewalks, said...

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Good Works

December 5, 2014
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Good Works

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