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Real Estate Today: Judge issues mixed ruling in 64 Allandale St. lawsuit

September 29, 2017
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A judge has issued a split ruling over the City’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit by a group of abutters–Carl Tremblay, Jacqueline Lees, Stephen P. Bell, Mary Reed, and Elizabeth Bowen Donovan—over the 64 Allandale St. project. The ruling, issued by Judge Paul D. Wilson of the Suffolk Superior Court on Sept. 18, denied...

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Real Estate Today: BPDA to host meetings on General Heath Apartments proposal

September 29, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host back-to-back public meetings on the General Heath Square Apartments project on Oct. 17 at the Julia Martin House at 90 Bickford St. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., BPDA will hold an impact advisory group (IAG) meeting on the project. Following that meeting, a general...

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Real Estate Today: ZBA approves 250 Centre St.

September 29, 2017
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) during an Aug. 29 hearing approved several variances for the proposed mixed-used, mixed-income development 250 Centre St. project, according to Inspectional Services Department (ISD) spokesperson Lisa Timberlake. ISD oversees the ZBA. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee during an Aug. 16 meeting voted unanimously in support...

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Letters:

September 29, 2017
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It’s time for automatic voter registration If you’re like me, you’re wondering what is happening to our country right now. I have been riding this rollercoaster of anger, sadness, and a desire to take action since last November. We’re very fortunate to live in a city where people can protest relatively safely in the...

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Obituary: Kathleen Williams, former JP resident, dies

September 29, 2017
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Kathleen (Bills) Williams, a former Jamaica Plain resident, died on Sept. 21. She was 66. Beloved mother of Tracey Bills and Eric Bills. Grandmother (Nannie) of Terisa Acevedo, Christina Collazo, Taitiana Collazo, Marcus Bills, Alyssa Bills, Anthony Bills, Joshua Bills and Stephanie Bowman. Great grandmother to Kalvin Cromwell and Ava Rivera.

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Obituary: Tasia J. Stamatos, JP resident, dies

September 29, 2017
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Obituary: Tasia J. Stamatos, JP resident, dies

Tasia J. Stamatos of Jamaica Plain died on Sept. 20. Beloved wife of James C. Stamatos. Loving mother of Christ J. of Jamaica Plain, George J. & his wife Xiomara and Nicholas J. & his wife Dawn all of Foxboro and Areti J. Stamatos-Gomez & her husband Jose of Jamaica Plain. Sister of Anthony Koutras...

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Obituary: Lorraine Roth, who had deep ties to JP, dies

September 29, 2017
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Obituary: Lorraine Roth, who had deep ties to JP, dies

Lorraine (Blake) Roth died on Aug. 20, surrounded by family in her beloved Pond Ave., Brookline home fronting the Emerald Necklace parkland near Jamaica Pond, where she took daily walks for more than 40 years, even when she needed two canes and someone to assist her in recent years. She was 93. A memorial...

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Invitacion, Sept. 29, 2017

September 29, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 10 oct para la edición del 13 octubre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Foro con candidatos a Alcalde y Consejero Municipal General, 4 oct, English High School, 6-9pm. Evento público. Información: Esther Kaplan, 530-0734 o EKap1222@gmail.com Reunión anual...

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Op-Ed: How we’re recognizing recovery month

September 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community—and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our city. Recovery Month...

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Op-ed: Fall Legislative Update: Community Prosperity Through Behavioral Health

September 29, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Liz Malia This legislative session, the Massachusetts Legislature is tackling criminal justice reform. Presently, our penal system is riddled with policies that ruin lives for non-violent offenses, do nothing to prevent future imprisonment, and make it nearly impossible for people to get and stay on a path to future success...

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