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JP Observer: Part of historic house could be renovated for better use

December 23, 2016
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Jamaica Plain depends on dozens of separate buildings to act as its “arts centers,” so it’s exciting to learn that additional space may be opening up in one of them. The Revolutionary War-era Loring-Greenough House (LGH) across from the Civil War Monument on South Street hosts many community events—focused on arts, history, and culture—that...

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BPDA approves 3353 Washington St. project

December 23, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Dec. 15 meeting approved the $18 million, mixed-used project at 3353 Washington St. The project has changed slightly since it was last presented to community members, many of whom criticized the earlier proposal. It is unclear why the BPDA did not bring the project...

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City Council passes gas leaks ordinance

December 23, 2016
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City Council passes gas leaks ordinance

The City Council during a Dec. 14 passed by a 12-1 vote a city ordinance aimed at addressing natural gas leaks in Boston, according to a press release. The ordinance was sponsored by Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley. Gas leaks have long been a concern of some local residents and activists who say...

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JPNC Zoning Committee approves project at old James’s Gate site

December 23, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee voted during a Dec. 6 meeting in favor of recommending a mixed-use project at 5 McBride St. with some provisions. The 8-2 vote on the development gives the green light from the Zoning Committee to build an 11-unit, mixed-use development at the former site of James’s...

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JP Agenda, Dec. 9, 2016

December 23, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 10 for the Jan. 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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BPDA proposes changes to Plan: JP/Rox study

December 23, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is proposing changes to the Plan: JP/Rox study, including reducing the projected growth of the corridor by 1,000 units. BPDA has delayed a board vote on the plan several times over the past six months, as the agency and neighborhood groups continue talks over it. Plan: JP/Rox...

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SNA votes not to oppose 76 Stonley Road project

December 23, 2016
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The Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) voted during a Dec. 12 meeting not to oppose the 76 Stonley Road project at a Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing, according to SNA member Sue Cibulsky. The Boston Planning and Development Agency board during its Nov. 17 meeting approved the 76 Stonley Road project, but the proposal...

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City to lower speed limit

December 23, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In an effort to improve roadway safety for people walking, driving, and bicycling on city streets Mayor Martin Walsh last week announced a reduction in the default speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph starting Jan. 9. If you don’t see a posted sign, the new...

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 23, 2016

December 23, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 10 for the Jan. 13 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Run for All, respond to the Trump inaugurations by standing up to civil liberties and raising money for the ACLU....

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Invitacion, Dec. 23, 2016

December 23, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 10 enero para la edición del 13 enero. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, a menos que haya otro código. Reuniones Jamaica Pond Association, lunes, 9 ene, 7-9 pm en Jamaicaway Towers, 111...

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