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Editorial: The JPNC’s big gamble

December 21, 2012
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In its unprecedented move of taking legal action against the City and a developer, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is engaged in a high-stakes gamble on its political credibility. Win or lose, the JPNC’s change of roles from advisors to litigants will impact the council’s power for years to come. And this is a...

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JPNC files legal appeal against 161 S. Huntington

December 21, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council today filed a legal challenge in Suffolk County Superior Court to the City’s zoning approval of a controversial luxury apartment building at 161 S. Huntington Ave. The formal appeal says the developer, Boston Residential Group, failed to present proper evidence of its need for zoning variances, and that the...

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Latino grocer eyes 225 Centre, draws protest

December 21, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—A Latino grocery store chain is in discussions with the developers of the new building going up at 225 Centre St. about opening a store there. The Hyde/Jackson Square Business Association (HJSBC) is reportedly protesting the plan because a Latino grocery chain could compete with local bodegas. Representatives of developers The Community Builders...

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School shooting memorial erected

December 21, 2012
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School shooting memorial erected

A homemade memorial to the 20 children and others mass-murdered in a Connecticut elementary school last week was set up Dec. 18 in Monument Square, the work of well-known peace and anti-war activists Carlos and Melida Arredondo. Carlos Arredondo spoke to the Gazette while erecting the memorial with zip ties on the Civil War...

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Cadena latina quiere espacio en 225 Centre, incita quejas

December 21, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.— Una cadena de comida latina está discutiendo con los desarrolladores del nuevo edificio en construcción en 225 Centre St. sobre la posibilidad de abrir una tienda. La Hyde/Jackson Square Business Association (HJSBC) está protestando el plan porque una cadena podría invitar competencia con las bodegas locales. Los representantes de los desarrolladores The...

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Holiday Tree-Lightings

December 21, 2012
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100+ debate Casey project at hearing

December 21, 2012
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More than 100 people came out to support or oppose the Casey Arborway project at a three-hour Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office hearing at English High School on Dec. 13. The hearing was technically a public “consultation” among MEPA officials and state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) planners about whether the project, which will...

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Harvest Market opens 2nd JP shop

December 21, 2012
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Harvest Market opens 2nd JP shop

FOREST HILLS—Harvest Co-Op Market quietly opened its second Jamaica Plain location last week at 3815 Washington St. in Forest Hills near the Roslindale border. The longtime Harvest grocery store at 57 South St. is remaining open. The new location has some features that South Street does not, including dedicated car parking and expanded bicycle...

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JPNDC to file Jackson Sq. project

December 21, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—In another big step forward for the redevelopment of Jackson Square, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) was slated this week to file plans for a new low-income apartment building at 75 Amory Ave. The JPNDC expects the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to hold a community meeting about the 37-unit building plan...

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Who’s There?

December 21, 2012
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Who’s There?

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