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Franklin Park gets national nod

April 13, 2012
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PARKSIDE—Franklin Park has been recognized as a “Frontline Park” by the City Parks Alliance (CPA). CPA is a nonprofit urban park organization in Washington, D.C. Each month, it recognizes a park for excellence and for coping with today’s economic and political pressures. The 527-acre historic park, part of the Emerald Necklace and designed by...

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Burger bar opens

April 13, 2012
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CENTRAL JP—Grass Fed, a new burger bar, opened last month at 605 Centre St. The restaurant features classic and “alternative” burgers made of beef from cows raised in open pastures. It also offers a variety of other burgers, including vegetarian and vegan options. Grass Fed is operated by Krista Kranyak, founder of the nearby...

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Tonic restaurant to open Saturday

April 12, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—Tonic, the long-awaited restaurant and bar at 3698 Washington St., will open its doors for the first time on Sat., April 14. Tonic is described as an “affordably ‘upscale’ neighborhood haunt” in a press release announcing the opening. The head chef is Ryan Kelly, formerly of Jamaica Plain’s Canary Square restaurant and downtown’s...

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Preservation group opposes Little Wanderers demolition

April 5, 2012
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The influential Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) is opposing the plan to demolish the Home for Little Wanderers buildings at 161 S. Huntington Ave. to make way for a 196-unit modern apartment building. “JP has many fine examples of creative reuse, like the Brewery Complex, that have been embraced by the neighborhood,” wrote Judy Neiswander,...

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More apartments coming to S. Huntington

April 4, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—A large apartment complex with 195 units is being planned for a parcel next to the North American Indian Center of Boston on S. Huntington Avenue, according to a Letter of Intent filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority last week by Cedar Valley Development. Cedar Valley purchased the 1.1-acre parcel at 105A S....

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A Correction about the Casey Project’s Name

April 2, 2012
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In recent print and online articles, the Gazette incorrectly reported that the Casey Overpass replacement project was initially named the “Casey Parkway” and then changed to the “Casey Arborway.” In fact, the project was announced as the “Casey Arborway” and has not changed. The error was due to the Gazette’s reporter writing down the...

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Casey Arborway project advisory group could change

March 30, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The design team for the Casey Overpass replacement project, known as the Casey Arborway, may change as the planning moves ahead. The crowd of over 100 community members responded mostly with support for the plan and community engagement going forward, as the Design Advisory Group (DAG) continues in working with the Massachusetts Department...

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‘Casey Arborway’ project met with cheers, protests

March 30, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The newly-renamed Casey Arborway project is being greeted with both cheers and protests by the community. Some members of the project’s Design Advisory Group (DAG) showed their ire and disappointment at Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) choice of an at-grade street network instead of a new bridge to replace the Casey Overpass at...

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Spring Has Sprung

March 30, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A tree bursts with white flowers during the first full day of spring, March 21, in front of the Nazareth Child Care Center at 19 St. Joseph St.

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Activist who left the 1% writes book on inequality

March 30, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Chuck Collins.

Jamaica Plain resident Chuck Collins has been organizing against income inequality for decades, including giving up his personal fortune in his 20s—so when he was invited to write a book about inequality and the 99 to 1 percent divide, he jumped at the chance. “I believe we are on the brink of ecological and...

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