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BRA: A litmus test for the BRA

May 13, 2016
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The 64 Allandale St. project is a litmus test for the Boston Redevelopment Authority—is it the old agency, working primarily for the rich and powerful developers in the city or is it the new, transparent organization that is responsive to the concerns of common citizens? It appears that it is the former, as the...

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Editorial: The BRA—a little less asinine

May 13, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority recently fixed an illogical irregularity that the proposed project on Mission Hill at 1470 Tremont St. brought to light. Before that project, the BRA did not have a policy on whether existing units on site would count towards the affordable-housing requirement of a new development. Taken to an extreme example,...

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Letter: Allandale St. project deserves green light

May 13, 2016
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Thank you for covering the controversy over the proposed development at 64 Allandale St. It is important to note a few things at the start of discussing the issue. First, something will be built on this privately-owned land and second, the proposal will not, as is implied by some, result in building on or...

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Letter: Early ed school funding crucial

May 13, 2016
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When we returned to Boston a year and a half ago, my son got a slot at the West Zone Early Learning Center in Jamaica Plain midway through his K2 year last year. He’s now a first grader there, and we are thrilled with the school and with the extended learning time he gets...

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Letter: Latin Quarter is welcoming

May 13, 2016
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In his recent letter to the Gazette, “Latin Quarter Name Change Risky” (4/29/2016), Frank Stone states, “The last thing JP needs is some thug or thugs who think only Latinos are allowed into the Latin Quarter.” He then expresses a fear that “we will retreat into cultural and racial divisions that took so very...

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Letter: Concerns remain for Allandale St. project

May 13, 2016
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We appreciate the Gazette’s continuing coverage of the proposed development adjacent to Allandale Woods. (“Abundant Displeasure Voiced over New Design of 64 Allandale Project,” 4/29/16) The piece correctly reports that the developer aims to spend 20 million dollars to build 20 units. The article also states that the units would sell for $700,000 to...

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Abundant displeasure voiced over new design for 64 Allandale St. project

April 29, 2016
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The developer for the 64 Allandale St. project presented a revised proposal during an April 25 community meeting, but most of the 100 attendees continued to oppose the project, citing concerns about the abutting natural resource, Allandale Woods, and density. Jacqueline Nunez, a Dorchester-based developer, filed a project notification form last summer with the...

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El adelanto de inmigrantes un enfoque para la Ciudad

April 29, 2016
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Como parte del proceso estratégico de reposicionamiento de marca, el Alcalde Martin Walsh ha anunciado que la Oficina del Alcalde para los Nuevos Bostonianos ha pasado a denominarse la Oficina del Alcalde para el Adelanto de Inmigrantes en un esfuerzo para habilitar a los residentes inmigrantes y reconocer sus contribuciones a Boston, según un...

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Members of civic groups express concern on JP/Rox study

April 29, 2016
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Members of several civic groups who represent areas within the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s (BRA) Plan: JP/Rox corridor study have written a letter to Mayor Martin Walsh and the City Council asking that no new developments be approved unless they adhere to the emerging guidelines from the study. The Mayor’s Office and the City Council...

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City Realty proposes 49-unit Washington St. development

April 29, 2016
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City Realty is proposing a $13 million, 49-unit condominium development at 3193 Washington Street, according to a project notification form (PNF) filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). “The project is intended to be transit oriented as the site lies within walking distance to both the Stonybrook and Green Street stations on the Orange...

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