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JP author helps others live alone

March 28, 2014
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JP author helps others live alone

Jamaica Plain-based author Nancy Goldner just published a book, “Living Solo,” aimed at helping people live alone. A psychotherapist who has now hosted two talks about the subject at JP’s Connolly Branch Library, she told the Gazette that she sees many people who are struggling with facing a future without a partner. “There are...

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Boys All-Stars

March 28, 2014
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Boys All-Stars

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Girls All-Stars

March 28, 2014
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Girls All-Stars

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Tres Gatos to raise funds for local nonprofits

March 28, 2014
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HYDE SQ.—Tres Gatos, a restaurant and music-and-book store located at 470 Centre St., is kicking off a fundraising campaign April 1 that will support local nonprofits, according to owner David Doyle. “Needless to say, the more the community gets involved in spreading the word, the more successful it will be. Our goal is not...

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Real Estate Today: JP home sales prices up 18-30%

March 28, 2014
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The most expensive home sold between March 3 and March 10 was a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath unit at 97 Perkins St. The sale price was $970,000. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

Jamaica Plain real estate agents are saying that the market continues to be strong and one agent is prophesizing that there is no bubble to be burst on the horizon. “People are placing significant down payments or all cash,” said Colleen McCormack of McCormack & Scanlan Real Estate. She said that a real estate...

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Real Estate Today: The state of S. Huntington projects

March 28, 2014
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Real Estate Today: The state of S. Huntington projects

S. Huntington Avenue has become a focal point of development in Jamaica Plain with two large construction projects in the works and the ongoing sale of the mammoth former Goddard House building. The two construction projects are the 195-unit “The Serenity” building at 105a S. Huntington Ave. and the 196-unit “Olmsted Place” building at...

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Real Estate Today: Centre St. redesign project moving again

March 28, 2014
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With a community meeting in the works and a consultant team hired, the City plans for major redesigns of Hyde and Monument Squares appear ready to start rolling again after several lengthy delays. The Centre and South Streets Streetscape and Transportation Action Plan developed general guidelines for the look and feel of the Centre/South...

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Real Estate Today: Parcel U developer seeks rezoning

March 28, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—Developer Urbanica, which plans to create up to 126 new housing units on Hyde Park Avenue’s “Parcel U”, is applying for rezoning of that parcel. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Housing & Development and Zoning Committees both supported Urbanica’s request. Currently zoned as “Open Space-Parkland,” Parcel U—bounded by Hyde Park Avenue on...

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Real Estate Today: Meridian Academy takes over OLOL school

March 28, 2014
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Real Estate Today: Meridian Academy takes over OLOL school

Meridian Academy, an independent secondary school founded in Jamaica Plain in 2005, will be moving back to the neighborhood this summer. Having outgrown its current location in Brookline, Meridian’s new location will be the former Our Lady of Lourdes (OLOL) Elementary School building at 54 Brookside Ave. That church school—JP’s last Catholic school—shuttered amid...

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Real Estate Today: Art Show

March 28, 2014
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Real Estate Today: Art Show

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