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Despite continued opposition, BPDA board approves Plan: JP/Rox study

March 10, 2017
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Despite continued and vocal opposition, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its March 2 meeting approved the Plan: JP/Rox study by a 4-1 vote. Board members Timothy Burke, Carol Downs, Michael Monahan, and Ted Landsmark voted to approve, while Priscilla Rojas was the lone dissenting tally. Plan: JP/Rox is the long-awaited...

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Chimney Restored

March 10, 2017
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Chimney Restored

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Consejera quiere optimizar el acceso a la vivienda asequible

March 10, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette La Consejera Municipal General Annissa Essaibi-George pidió una audiencia el mes pasado para optimizar el proceso de solicitar la vivienda asequible. “Llevo 14 meses trabajando en este asunto y la solución más importante para las personas sin hogar es la vivienda”, dijo Essaibi-George en la reunión. “Tenemos que...

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Councilor wants to streamline affordable-housing process

March 10, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette At-Large City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George last month filed for a hearing order to determine strategies for streamlining the process to apply for affordable housing. “I’ve been working on this issue now for the last 14 months and the most important solution to homelessness is housing,” said Essaibi-George...

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Citing construction market conditions, developers of Goddard House proposal reduce project

March 10, 2017
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The development team behind the Goddard House proposal is reducing the project by 18 units, citing “significant financial challenges posed by the current construction market,” according to documents filed with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA). BPDA is slated to host an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting on March 13 for the changes....

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Senior Life: Writing at 72

March 10, 2017
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By Gustaf Berger Special to the Gazette Obsession? Addiction? Within a year of my return to writing, I had lost twenty pounds. Emerging 22 years ago from a dark, drug-fueled period in my life, I began writing and submitting short stories, collecting a bag full of rejections along the way. I didn’t know that...

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Senior Life: Seniors bend into shape

March 10, 2017
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People of all ages trying to stay in shape can draw inspiration from the senior fitness class at Springhouse Senior Living. Kelly Sullivan teaches a class that she calls “Fit Mix,” which is a mixed fitness class for seniors ranging in age from the mid 80s up to 105 years old, with the bulk...

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JPNC to meet with DCR head over parkway project

March 10, 2017
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The state Department of Conservation and Recreation Department (DCR) Commissioner Leo Roy is slated to meet with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) and others to discuss the long-awaited parkway improvement project, according to JPNC Kevin Moloney. The meeting is expected to take place March 8, after the Gazette deadline. The gathering, which is...

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3353 Washington St. project heads to JPNC’s Zoning Committee

March 10, 2017
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Developer Mordechai Levin’s 3353 Washington St. project is set to appear before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on March 22, according to the agenda for the meeting. The meeting will take place at 90 South St. at 7 p.m. Levin has proposed an $18 million mixed-use development at the intersection of Washington...

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Hyde Square eatery closes

March 10, 2017
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The Aurum Restaurant, a diner in Hyde Square known for its calzone-like hand pies, has closed, according to a post by owner Matt Virzi on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your patronage over the last 3 years,” he wrote in the post, “but I have decided...

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