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Gov. candidate Berwick aims to create community

March 14, 2014
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Gov. candidate Berwick aims to create community

Don Berwick, a Democratic candidate for governor, grew up in a small town in Connecticut called Moodus, where he said he learned the value of looking out for each other. Berwick said he wants to bring that philosophy to the Governor’s Office. “We were in it together,” Berwick said about his childhood in Moodus....

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Taking Action

March 14, 2014
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Taking Action

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Sale of Blessed Sacrament Church finalized

March 14, 2014
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The sale of the former Blessed Sacrament Church building at 365 Centre St. from the Church Square Partners to the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) was finalized Feb. 28. HSTF had entered into a purchase-and-sale agreement to buy the church building in early July 2013 from the Church Square Partners, which is a partnership...

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8 units planned to replace historic house

March 14, 2014
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8 units planned to replace historic house

By Kate Sosin/Special to the Gazette FOREST HILLS—The house occupies the biggest lot on the on the block, and residents say it is part of a patchwork of the neighborhood’s history. But the 115-year-old Victorian at 57 Wachusett St. is facing demolition in a plan to replace it with eight townhomes in three new...

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Venta de Blessed Sacrament Church finalizada

March 14, 2014
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La venta del edificio del antiguo Blessed Sacrament Church en 365 Centre St. fue finalizada. Church Square Partners vendió el edificio a Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF). A principios de julio de 2013, HSTF había concertado un contracto de compraventa para comprar el edificio de Church Square Partners, una asociación entre Jamaica Plain Neighborhood...

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Drug lab report: 1 ‘bad actor,’ many bad mistakes

March 14, 2014
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By Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff A 15-month investigation by state Inspector General Glenn Cunha has found that former chemist Annie Dookhan acted alone in the state drug lab scandal of 2012, according to a final report issued March 4. While calling Dookhan the “sole bad actor” at the troubled drug lab, the...

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101 Brookley Road permits rejected

March 14, 2014
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STONYBROOK—Permits for a planned 36 condo units in 12 three-family buildings at the long-vacant lot at 101 Brookley Road were rejected by the city Inspectional Services Department (ISD) last month. Yan Schecter, manager of Buildex Real Estate Ventures LLC, the lot’s owner, has already subdivided the large property into 12 parcels and plans to...

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Pole yard move forced by stalled T garage plan

March 14, 2014
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff FOREST HILLS—A City pole yard next to the MBTA’s Arborway Yard is moving as part of an old agreement to build a new bus maintenance facility there—even though that project is stalled and unfunded. As the Gazette previously reported, the City last month advertised for bids to...

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Affordability questioned as next Jackson Sq. project gears up

March 14, 2014
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Affordability questioned as next Jackson Sq. project gears up

As “Site III” of the Jackson Square redevelopment project gears up, residents are concerned about the issue of affordability and what it means for the neighborhood. About 35 people attended a community meeting about the project at the Julia Martin House at the Bromley-Heath housing development on March 5. Site III is vacant land...

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Bird Surgery

March 14, 2014
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Bird Surgery

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