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Urban Edge files Egleston housing plans

May 22, 2015
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Urban Edge files Egleston housing plans

Urban Edge, a community development corporation located in Jackson Square, recently filed plans for its 49-unit affordable housing project in Egleston Square, according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The Walker Park Apartments at 67 and 80 Walnut Park are named for longtime local resident and community organizer Delphine Walker. The 49...

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Time to Fish

May 22, 2015
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Time to Fish

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Doctors Honored

May 22, 2015
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Doctors Honored

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Tres Gatos team plans new Mexican restaurant

May 22, 2015
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Restaurateur David Doyle and his business team, who are behind Tres Gatos and Centre Street Café, are looking to further diversify the Jamaica Plain food scene, as they will be opening up a Mexican restaurant called Casa Verde. The new restaurant will replace Ghazal Indian Cuisine at 711 Centre St. “My wife (Maricely Perez-Alers),...

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Dig checks for artifacts at park playground site

May 22, 2015
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A team of volunteer archaeologists has been digging in Franklin Park to make sure a playground project doesn’t disturb unknown historical sites. The dig at the American Legion Highway Playground began May 11 and was slated to wrap up this week. It had not found anything of significance by the Gazette’s deadline. “It’s just...

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Faulkner shuttle buses to end soon

May 22, 2015
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The bright-yellow hospital shuttle buses that have drawn attention on Centre Street in recent months are for employee training and will end next week. Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital has been running the shuttles between its 1153 Centre St. campus in Jamaica Hills and a Downtown Crossing employee-training location, according to hospital spokesperson David...

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New City cultural plan to launch in JP

May 22, 2015
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The City is crafting a new cultural master plan called “Boston Creates” and kicking off the process with a June 2 meeting at Jamaica Plain’s English High School. The latest of several master plans announced by Mayor Martin Walsh’s administration, Boston Creates will be a “cultural blueprint,” according to the City. The exact details...

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New gorilla and lions join zoo

May 22, 2015
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New gorilla and lions join zoo

Kiki, a western lowland gorilla, gave birth on May 14 at Franklin Park Zoo to her fourth baby. Both mother and baby are doing well are already back on exhibit. And following the death of elderly lion Christopher last month, the zoo has also announced the addition of two new male lions: 6-year-old brothers...

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State senator and City sued over home renovation

May 22, 2015
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The house at 3-5 Bremen Terrace on May 15, showing its new roofline. (Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira)

A neighbor is suing state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz over major renovations underway at her Forest Hills home. Chang-Díaz and her husband, Bryan Hirsch, have raised the roof to expand the attic of their house at 3-5 Bremen Terrace. Brian Wells, whose 64 Orchardhill Road house abuts the property, claims the project exceeds the zoning...

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BTD to hold meetings on Centre/South improvements

May 22, 2015
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Boston Transportation Department (BTD) will hold a follow-up community meeting for the proposed improvements at Monument Square in late May or early June, according to BTD Director of Planning Vineet Gupta. Gupta said the department will also be meeting with local merchants in Hyde Square to discuss the proposed improvements in that area. The...

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