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Franklin Park Olympics details revealed

January 30, 2015
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Franklin Park Olympics details revealed

By Rebeca Oliveira, John Ruch and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff Franklin Park’s White Stadium and William J. Devine Golf Course are officially proposed as 2024 Boston Olympics venues in bid documents finally revealed on Jan. 21 by Boston 2024. The plans include hosting various events in a renovated stadium, and temporarily turning the golf course...

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A Stroll in the Snow

January 30, 2015
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A Stroll in the Snow

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Ex-owner: I was ‘deceived’ in historic house sale

January 30, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The former owner of 21 Yale Terrace says that she was “deceived” by a buyer who claimed to be a family-minded local grandmother into selling the historic house to the neighboring Bicon Dental Implants. The 501 Arborway business controversially plans to demolish the 19th century house and replace it with a parking garage...

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Cierran el paso elevado Casey para empezar la demolición

January 30, 2015
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En una contenciosa reunión comunitaria el 21 de enero en English High School, el departamento de transporte del estado (MassDOT) reveló sus planes para los primeros 90 días del proyecto de construcción de Casey Arborway. El plan incluye el cierre del carril hacia el oeste del paso elevado Casey a finales de febrero y...

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3383-3389 Washington St. project approved

January 30, 2015
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3383-3389 Washington St. project approved

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the redeveloped as a mixed-use residential and retail building with 21 units of housing and over 2,300 square feet of ground floor retail space at 3383-3389 Washington St. The site at 3383-3389 Washington St. covers three parcels and is currently vacant. It includes the former Royal Fried Chicken...

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JP Post Office might move or shrink

January 30, 2015
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The United States Postal Service (USPS) is considering moving or downsizing the Jamaica Plain Post Office at 655 Centre St, although it is in the “very earliest stage” of the process, according to spokesperson Maureen Marion. A notice about possible changes is hanging up inside the post office building, stirring community discussions. “We are...

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New York man charged with Jackson Sq. murder

January 30, 2015
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JACKSON SQ.— A woman found dead last summer in Jackson Square was a murder victim, according to Boston Police, who arrested a suspect in New York City on Jan. 19. On July 13, 2014, the body of Pippin Roe, 40, of Boston was found in a wooded area next to Urban Edge’s building at...

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500 Arborway demo delayed for Casey

January 30, 2015
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Demolition of the vacant MBTA building at 500 Arborway has been delayed until the completion of the Casey Arborway project, late 2016 at the earliest, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The building will be used for office space for that project, Pesaturo said. Other parts of the site have been slated for temporary...

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SJC upholds conviction of store clerk’s killer

January 30, 2015
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SJC upholds conviction of store clerk’s killer

The state’s highest court upheld the conviction of the murderer who committed one of Jamaica Plain’s most infamous crimes in a Jan. 20 decision. Edward Corliss, now 68, robbed the Tedeschi convenience store in Monument Square on the day after Christmas in 2009. After clerk Surendra Dangol handed over the cash, Corliss shot him...

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Nonprofits place only bid for Heath St. site

January 30, 2015
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A team of local nonprofit developers placed the only bid to develop 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street, according to the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND). The bid was put together by two nonprofit developers specializing in affordable housing—the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation (BOTH CDC) and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development...

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