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Sights and Sounds, March 25, 2016

March 25, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 12 for the Apr. 15 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Black Lives Matter Vigil, Wed., Apr. 6, 5:30 to 6:30 on lawn of First Baptist Church, 633 Centre Street. Come...

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Real Estate Today: JP market still smoking hot

March 25, 2016
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As spring is upon us, the real estate market in Jamaica Plain is as strong as ever, with a lot of demand from buyers and a higher value for most properties. Karen McCormack, real estate agent at McCormack & Scanlan Real Estate, specializes in residential sales. She told the Gazette that this past winter...

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Real Estate Today: BRA board approves Goddard House project

March 25, 2016
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The slide of S. Huntington Avenue from an institutional lane to that of a residential area continued on March 17, as the Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the $62 million renovation and expansion project at the former Goddard House nursing home site at 201 S. Huntington Ave. The project, which is expected to generate...

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Real Estate Today: City announces funds for affordable housing; two JP projects recipients

March 25, 2016
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Two Jamaica Plain development projects—General Heath Square Apartments and Parcel U—will receive some of the $28 million in funding for affordable housing that the City announced on March 22 it will award, according to a press release. The funding will preserve or produce 837 affordable-housing units throughout the city and comes from $21 million...

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Real Estate Today: BRA board approves 35 S. Huntington Ave. project

March 25, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its March 17 meeting approved the $12 million mixed-use development project at 35 S. Huntington Ave. The BRA in the early 2000s approved a different development team’s plan for the site: a five-story, 44,475-square-foot development with 47 residential units and 42 parking spaces. But that plan never...

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HJSMS ANNUAL MEETING

March 25, 2016
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HJSMS ANNUAL MEETING

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Letter: Concerns over BRA corridor study

March 25, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has embarked upon an intensive development plan for the JP/Rox study area. While there is much to applaud, there are also serious concerns. The plan’s first physical proposals were unveiled at a March 5th meeting at the Bromley-Heath housing development, and the results are more ambitious than anticipated. The...

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Letter: The truth about the Community Preservation Act

March 25, 2016
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I have seen a lot of misrepresentation and misinformation around Just Cause Eviction and the proposed Community Preservation Act (CPA) ballot measure, including a recent article in this paper (3/11, “Affordable housing, eviction and CPA discussed during housing meeting”). ...

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Op-Ed: 5 simple habits to help our children thrive

March 25, 2016
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By Ron Ferguson, Jeff Howard, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh Did you know that 80 percent of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: It means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also an opportunity, because much...

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Op-Ed: New substance abuse law to enhance continuum of care and prevention efforts

March 25, 2016
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By State Rep. Liz Malia On March 9, I joined my colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature to pass substance abuse legislation that enhances education and prevention initiatives and increases intervention and treatment options statewide. This opioid epidemic has killed too many of our loved ones. The numbers are staggering. According to the state Department...

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