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JP groups to host inequality forum

March 27, 2015
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Several neighborhood organizations, including JP Progressives and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), are co-sponsoring a forum on inequality that will take place April 9, according to a press release. The other co-sponsors of the event, which will be moderated by DigBoston news editor and former Gazette columnist Chris Faraone, are Jobs with...

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Mayor echoes Olympic park fix-up promises, but no new details

March 27, 2015
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Mayor echoes Olympic park fix-up promises, but no new details

Mayor Martin Walsh said that a post-Olympics Franklin Park would be renovated to the “state of the art” in a rare fix-up opportunity, speaking to reporters at a March 11 roundtable at City Hall. But, while saying he sympathizes with people who have unanswered questions—which includes the Franklin Park Coalition—the mayor provided no new...

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JP groups win art grants

March 27, 2015
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More than two-dozen JP organizations and institutions supporting arts and culture won grants from the Boston Cultural Council (BCC), totaling over $57,000. The BCC awarded over $303,000 to 137 organizations in total out of 151 applicants. The 26 JP-area local organizations are: 826 Boston, Asian American Resource Workshop, BalletRox, Boston Cyberarts, Castle of Our...

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Digital copy of Loring-Greenough House created

March 27, 2015
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Digital copy of Loring-Greenough House created

MONUMENT SQ.—The Loring-Greenough House has been scanned and digitized into hologram-style 3-D images to document its historic details. The scan was performed by Feldman Land Surveyors, the same company that recently created a similar digital version of the historic Curley House on the Jamaicaway. “The scan is both a preservation tool and will...

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Curley Exhibit

March 27, 2015
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Curley Exhibit

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Real Estate Today: Height vs. affordability trade-off at 3200 Washington

March 27, 2015
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The developers of 3200 Washington St. said at an Impact Advisory Group (IAG) group this week that sacrificing the building’s height would also cause a drop in affordably priced units. During an IAG meeting on March 23 at the District E-13 Police Station, a member of the development team said that maintaining a height...

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Real Estate Today: Real estate market rebounding from snowy winter

March 27, 2015
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The most expensive home sold between March 11 and March 18 was this three-family home at 43 Parkton Road, which went for $1.2 million. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

The real estate market in Jamaica Plain took a hit along with the rest of the economy during the recent record snowfall, but it is rebounding strong as the region enters into spring, according to local real estate agents. Roger Rodriquez of Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty on Centre Street said “sales took a big...

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Real Estate Today: Excavation begins at 101 Brookley

March 27, 2015
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Real Estate Today: Excavation begins at 101 Brookley

STONYBROOK—Work has begun at the site planned for dozen triple-deckers on a long-vacant lot at 101 Brookley Road, though the City tells the Gazette that it is unclear whether work is authorized. Yan Schecter, manager of Buildex Real Estate Ventures LLC, the lot’s owner, has already subdivided the large property into 12 parcels and...

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Real Estate Today: BRA seeks public input on ‘urban renewal’ plans

March 27, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority is seeking approval to keep alive its “urban renewal” plans and powers that cover large sections of the city, including parts of Jackson and Egleston Squares. Re-approval is required every 10 years, and usually has been done in secrecy and mystery—including last time around, when the BRA orchestrated secret Boston...

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Real Estate Today: Developers release plan for City-owned land

March 27, 2015
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Two local community development corporations released their proposal earlier this month to build a four-story, $15 million affordable rental development at City-owned land formed by the triangle of Heath, New Heath and Bromley streets, according to project documents. The project, which is being proposed by the team of Back of the Hill Community Development...

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