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Apartment project hits roadblocks

May 11, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) voted this week to delay demolition of the 1914 Knight Building at 161 S. Huntington Ave. to make way for luxury apartments. The BLC vote came on the heels of a Jamaica Pond Association’s (JPA) vote in opposition of the project earlier this week. The project’s developer, Boston...

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Loft apartments planned for church site

May 11, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—Loft-style, market-rate apartments are being planned for the vacant Norbert School building on the Blessed Sacrament Church site, a move that reportedly has “divided” the board of the affordable housing nonprofit involved in selling the building. The vacant former church on the Centre Street site also is getting developers’ attention, with at least...

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Wake Up the Earth 2012

May 11, 2012
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(Gazette Photos by Courtney Sacco)  Spontaneous Celebrations dancers lead the way on Centre Street in the 34th annual Wake Up the Earth Parade and Festival on May 5.

The 34th annual Wake Up the Earth Parade wound through central JP and Hyde, Jackson and Egleston Squares, leading into the Wake Up the Earth Festival at the Stony Brook T Station on May 5.

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Route 39 plan delayed again

May 11, 2012
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Plans to improve the Route 39 bus have been delayed yet again until the fall. The Route 39 bus changes, which were planned three years ago, were most recently scheduled to begin this spring. But according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo, they have been delayed again because MBTA staff needed additional time to ensure...

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Community center rental rates questioned

May 11, 2012
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The controversial rental hikes at the Hennigan Community Center on Heath Street were long overdue, but a “mistake” might have been made in the way they were carried out, said the group that sets the rates. Meanwhile, the City and a local city councilor are questioning the move and its impact on local youth...

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Housing Leader

May 11, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Angel Lopez, the Boston Housing Authority’s new manager of the Bromley-Heath housing development in Jackson Square, speaks to residents at a welcome breakfast held by state Re. Jeffrey Sanchez April 25 at Hyde Square’s El Oriental de Cuba restaurant.

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Apartamentos estilo loft vienen al sitio de una iglesia

May 11, 2012
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HYDE SQ.— Van planeando nuevos departamentos estilo loft para el edificio vacío del Norbert School en el sitio de la iglesia Blessed Sacrament. La decisión ha dividido al comité de la organización de vivienda económica que vende el edificio. El edificio vacío en el sitio Centre Street llama la atención de agentes inmobiliarios, con...

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JP man shot to death in home

May 11, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—A local man was shot to death in his Hyde Park Avenue apartment on April 27. The Boston Police Department (BPD) has not announced any suspects or motive in the killing of Mariano Malave, 25, of 132 Hyde Park Ave. “He was a nice guy. He had a lot of charisma,” said property...

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2 charged in South St. shooting

May 11, 2012
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Two men—one of them a Jamaica Plain resident—have been charged in a shooting last December on South Street, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office told the Gazette. Luis Prieto, 19, of Hyde Park is charged with firing the gun that wounded a man behind 219 South St. on Dec. 11, 2011. Niko Flores, 17,...

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JP Indian Center: Warren should visit us

May 11, 2012
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U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, who is embroiled in a controversy over her claims of American Indian ethnicity, has never visited the local North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB), despite her many campaign stops in Jamaica Plain, according to the center’s head. “We’ve never heard from Elizabeth Warren, unfortunately,” said NAICOB Executive Director...

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