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76 Stonley Road project filed with the BRA

May 27, 2016
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Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin formally filed the 76 Stonley Road project with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, a project which left community members wary about in its initial planning stages last year. A project notification form (PNF) was submitted on April 20 by Lucio Trabucco, the architect on the project. The site is...

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New president selected for BPL

May 27, 2016
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The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees voted to extend an offer of employment for president of the Boston Public Library to Jill Bourne, city librarian for the San Jose Public Library, according to a press release. The decision was made following public interviews of Bourne and David Leonard, interim president of the BPL,...

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BRA board approves 64 Allandale St. project

May 27, 2016
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As expected, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved during its May 12 meeting the controversial 64 Allandale St. project. The vote was not unanimous, though, being approved by a 4-1 vote. The project now heads to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The Inspectional Services Department, which oversees the ZBA, did not...

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Summit held to discuss CPA and parks

May 27, 2016
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By John Lynds Special to the Gazette The City Council voted 12 to 1 on May 11 to put the Community Preservation Act (CPA) on the November ballot. The next day, the Boston Park Advocates (BPA) held a summit at Franklin Park to discuss what CPAs could mean for the parks in the city....

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‘Latin American Spectacle’ comes to Hyde Square

May 27, 2016
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‘Latin American Spectacle’ comes to Hyde Square

The Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), Double Edge Theatre, and Charlestown Working Theater are teaming up to bring “Latin American Spectacle” to the Blessed Sacrament Campus this Memorial Day weekend on May 28 and May 29. Double Edge Theatre’s “Latin American Spectacle” is an indoor/outdoor public performance based off its “Once a Blue Moon”...

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Council calls on BRA for September meeting to discuss Urban Renewal

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette The Boston City Council is wasting no time in bringing the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) back onto the carpet to have an earlier than expected review of Urban Renewal activities and the promised two-year action plan – issuing a letter recently calling for a September meeting. The...

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Council approves Hyde, Jackson squares as ‘Latin Quarter,’ but process not over

May 27, 2016
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The City Council approved last month a measure to designate the Hyde Square and Jackson Square area as the “Latin Quarter,” but the designation must clear several other procedures before becoming official, according to Mayor’s Office spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. Besides a public hearing and the City Council passing a resolution, both of which have...

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Sights and Sounds, May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 7 for the June 10 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events South St Youth Center Yard Sale, June 4, 10am-2pm, 125 South St/17 St. Rose St. Rummage sale, car wash, homemade...

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JPNC election results

May 27, 2016
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Twelve people were elected to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) during its April 30 election, according to JPNC chair Kevin Moloney. The results are listed below:          Area A (Five seats) (Ward 10, Precincts, 6, 7, 8 and 9 (east of South Huntington Avenue) Ward 11, Precincts 4 and 5 and Ward 19,...

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JP Agenda, May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 7 for the June 10 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Police Monthly Meeting, Thu. June 2, 7pm, District E-13. Latino Monthly meeting, Thurs. June 9 at 7pm at Nate Smith House....

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