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Real estate today: Leaders ask mayor to stop Blessed Sacrament projects

March 29, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—A group of prominent Jamaica Plainers has penned a letter to Mayor Thomas Menino asking him to help “suspend further review or approval of” two projects at the Blessed Sacrament Church campus pending revisions that meet prior “goals or otherwise mitigates impacts.” Signers of the March 25 letter include Nelson Arroyo, board president...

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Real estate today: ‘Serenity’ still under BRA review

March 29, 2013
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The Serenity, a proposed luxury apartment building at 105A S. Huntington Ave., is still under review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) until the completion of the S. Huntington Ave. corridor study. “ anticipating additional information on the project from the developer following the completion of the study,” BRA spokesperson Melina Schuler...

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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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