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Major housing, stores coming to T parcel

January 4, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—Developer Urbanica is planning to build 120 new units of housing on “Parcel U” across the street from Forest Hills Station starting in 2014. Urbanica’s bid for the parcel was selected by the MBTA, spokesperson Joe Pesaturo told the Gazette, and Urbanica is expected to agree to the T’s terms by today. Vacant...

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Reason to Sing

January 4, 2013
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You Said It, JP! 2012 in Quotes

January 4, 2013
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“ process has led us to determine that the at-grade alternative reconnects the neighborhood, provides more open space, incorporates more design elements that are pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly, and allows for more efficient bus movements through the area.” —Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey on announcing the decision to replace the Casey Overpass...

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Wu runs for more diverse City Council

January 4, 2013
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Go on the City Council website and you’ll see a wealth of male faces, but only a solitary female face. Michelle Wu would like to change that. Wu, a 27-year-old attorney who lives in the South End, is running for one of the four “at-large,” or citywide, Boston City Council seats this year. “No...

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Wu se presenta como candidata al concejo municipal

January 4, 2013
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Wu se presenta como candidata al concejo municipal

En el sitio web del consejo municipal se ven muchas caras de hombres, pero solamente una de mujer. Michelle Wu quiere cambiar esto. Wu es una abogada de 27 años que vive en el South End, y está entrando en la candidatura para uno de los cuatro puestos del consejo municipal este año. “Mi...

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JPNC lawsuit unclear about who is suing

January 4, 2013
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Who exactly is doing the suing is unclear in the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s recent lawsuit against the zoning approval for the 161 S. Huntington Ave. project. The lawsuit was filed by JPNC chair Benjamin Day “in his representative capacity, as chairperson of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council.” While a quorum of JPNC members voted...

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Activist seeks to remove JPNC members

January 4, 2013
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A local activist and Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) critic is seeking to remove the current council members in the wake of their lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. development. “This group of eight people made a unilateral decision to sue our city…pretending to represent 37,000 people,” said Rick Stockwood, adding that he...

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Report: State Lab safe, but ‘threats’ remain

January 4, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—The William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute meets standards for safety and quality, but also has management “threats” that could cause future problems, according to an independent report obtained by the Gazette. Those “threats” include a lack of an overall lab safety program, flawed employee reviews and a lack of a full-time, dedicated...

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Winter Wonderland

January 4, 2013
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School fitness program reviewed for business ties

January 4, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—A new physical fitness program at Greater Egleston Community High School (GECHS) is under review by Boston Public Schools (BPS) following Gazette questions about its relationship to a fitness supplement business. Generation Fitness, or Gen/Fit, is GECHS Dean of Students Kwadwo Mike Thompson’s program. Students sign up for off-campus, non-team activities like rock-climbing,...

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