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Real estate today: Hellenic Hill preservation efforts continue

March 29, 2013
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PONDSIDE—Efforts to permanently preserve Hellenic Hill continue without results almost two years after a development controversy. Hellenic College, the owner of the undeveloped woodlands overlooking Jamaica Pond that the college has previously tried to sell or develop, is currently working on keeping the land a “sanctuary,” Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC) Executive Director Julie Crockford...

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Real estate today: City to inspect businesses’ stormwater management

March 29, 2013
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The City will start inspections of industrial businesses to ensure proper stormwater management in May, according to a City official. The inspections are a result of a consent decree, also known as an agreed judgment, between the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and the City. The 2012 decree forced the City to pay a penalty...

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Real estate today: City: Norbert School project needs variances

March 29, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The City has ruled that the plan to turn the Norbert School building into 21 apartments needs two zoning variances. But the developer, Norbert School Associates, still says that is not the case. Meanwhile, the developer has agreed to include two affordable units in the project. Who will subsidize the units is still...

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Real estate today: Real estate office opens in Forest Hills

March 29, 2013
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A new satellite office for Boston-based Kunevich & Lau, Inc. real estate opened at 6 Walk Hill St. last month. Kunevich & Lau has been in business since 1977 and offer personal and commercial insurance, property management services, mortgages and construction services in addition to real estate sale and rentals services, Jarrett Lau told...

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Conservatory Fans

March 29, 2013
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Midway Café faces violations

March 29, 2013
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Short on the heels of an incident with unauthorized fireworks on New Year’s Eve, the Midway Café at 3496 Washington St. is facing further possible disciplinary action after co-owner Jay Balerna was part of a fight outside its doors. According to Officer Neva Cockley at JP’s District E-13 Police Station, a patron tried to...

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Black History Salute

March 29, 2013
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‘Parcel U’ sale to be finalized this month

March 29, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—Developer Urbanica is expecting to sign a purchase and sale agreement with the MBTA by the end of this month, finalizing the sale of “Parcel U” and clearing the way for 120 new housing units and 10,000 square feet of commercial space. Vacant “Parcel U,” encompassing about 2.8 acres, is one of a...

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City website’s mystery address turns out to be real

March 29, 2013
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An unusual street address used as a sample on a City real estate website turns out to be linked to a real-life condo recently involved in a mold cleanup problem. The sample address on the City’s Assessing Department site was intended to be fictional, and it is a “complete accident, a complete fluke” that...

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Source: Mayor Menino will not run for reelection

March 27, 2013
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Mayor Thomas Menino, who has served a record-breaking 20 years in office as perhaps the city’s most popular and influential leader, has told close allies that he will not run for reelection and will announce that tomorrow, according to a source close to the mayor. “It’s a colossal moment,” said the source, who spoke...

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