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Real Estate Today: BLC delays demo of historic house

March 28, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) imposed a 90-day delay March 11 on demolishing a 115-year-old house at 57 Wachusett St., advising developer Stephen Ballas to seek neighborhood consensus on its fate. Ballas aims to tear down the house and replace it with eight new housing units on subdivided lots. Neighbors at a March...

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Real Estate Today: Route 39 improvement to finish next month

March 28, 2014
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The last remaining part of the Route 39 bus improvement project—the “bump-out” curb extension at the Centre Street and Seaverns Avenue stop—should be completed next month, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The “bump-out” curb extension was delayed last fall because of trouble relocating a storm drain. “The work at Centre and Seaverns is...

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Real Estate Today: JP groups ask City for more affordable housing

March 28, 2014
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Tenant, homeless and community groups, including JP-based City Life/Vida Urbana and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), delivered a petition with 900 signatures to Mayor Martin Walsh to increase affordable housing resources and earmark more funds to keep working-class and lower income residents in their homes and in the City. According to organizer...

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DA Conley delivers $3,000 to JP Latino youth groups

March 28, 2014
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DA Conley delivers $3,000 to JP Latino youth groups

Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley on Feb. 25 delivered thousands of dollars in seized drug money to two Boston non-profit groups that help the city’s Latino youth stay away from drugs, gangs, and risky behavior. As part of his annual Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program, Conley visited Casa Nueva Vida in Jamaica Plain...

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Conley entrega $8,000 a grupos de juventud Latinos

March 28, 2014
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Conley entrega $8,000 a grupos de juventud Latinos

El Fiscal del Condado de Suffolk Daniel Conley mes pasado hizo entrega de miles de dólares en dinero de droga incautado, a dos organizaciones sin fines de lucro de Boston cuales ayudan a los jóvenes de la ciudad a mantenerse alejados de las drogas, gangas y comportamiento  arriesgado. Como parte de su Programa Anual...

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Ban Chiang House gets new owners

March 28, 2014
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JP CENTER—Ban Chiang House, a Thai restaurant at 707 Centre St., is temporarily closed while it changes ownership. New owners Napat Sriwannavit and Phunthip Sittijirachote are in the process of seeking a transfer of the restaurant’s liquor license. Sriwannavit and Sittijirachote also co-own Pho & I House of Noodle and Rice in the Fenway/Symphony...

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State rep. to lead AIDS Action Committee

March 25, 2014
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State rep. to lead AIDS Action Committee

State Rep. Carl Sciortino will be the new executive director of Jamaica Plain-based AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, and will resign from office April 4 to take the job, the nonprofit announced today. Sciortino is openly gay and is living with HIV, he said in a press release. He takes over for Rebecca Haag,...

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Obituary: Stavros Frantzis, JP developer and art collector

March 17, 2014
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Obituary: Stavros Frantzis, JP developer and art collector

Stavros Socrates Frantzis of Jamaica Plain, 72, passed away on March 15, 2014 after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Doris Charry Frantzis, the beloved father of Renzo Miranda of Jamaica Plain and Socrates Frantzis of California and beloved brother of Kostas and sister Anthi. Born and raised in Mytilini, Greece,...

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JP leaders react to Menino cancer news

March 15, 2014
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JP leaders react to Menino cancer news

Former Mayor Thomas Menino is being treated for “advanced” cancer, the Boston Globe reported tonight, triggering early words of shock and support from local leaders. “I’m in shellshock right now,” said state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, a Jamaica Plain resident who long worked for Menino, starting in the mid-1990s. “One thing I know about him...

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Zoo plans ‘major project’

March 14, 2014
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Franklin Park Zoo will announce a new “major project” at a March 17 press conference slated to include Mayor Martin Walsh, according to a press release and a zoo publicist. Zoo New England, which operates Franklin Park Zoo and Stoneham’s Stone Zoo, declined to give advance details about the project. The press release describes...

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