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Casey Arborway bids delayed

September 26, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—Demolition of the Casey Overpass and construction of a new surface street network has been pushed back by a longer-than-expected bidding process. Demolition was first planned to begin this fall. But 11 construction contracts will go out to bid next month. They include contracts for roofing and flashing work, masonry work, painting, electrical...

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JP resident pens book on yoga and trauma healing

September 26, 2014
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JP resident pens book on yoga and trauma healing

When Jamaica Plain resident Becky Thompson began training to become a yoga teacher, she said, she would hear whispers in the hallways and after sessions about people suffering from depression, loss, sexual abuse and other traumas. The traumas always seemed to be talked about in the background. That pushed her to co-lead a workshop...

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Climate Chorus

September 26, 2014
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Climate Chorus

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AIDS Action welcomes HIV prevention pill

September 26, 2014
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The JP-based AIDS Action Committee is embracing a groundbreaking HIV prevention pill that has stirred debate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently recommended an HIV drug prevention program called PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, for people at high risk of obtaining the virus, such as gay men who have sex without condoms...

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City to hold 3rd meeting on Centre/South redesign

September 26, 2014
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The City will hold a third meeting on the Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects on Sept. 29 at the Kennedy Elementary School. The meeting will cover further discussion of the Hyde Square redesign and other sections of the project. The Jamaica Plain/South/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects will stretch along Centre Street from Jackson Square to Hyde Square...

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Kilt Crawl

September 26, 2014
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Kilt Crawl

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Real Estate Today: JP real estate market is ‘incredibly strong’

September 26, 2014
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The least expensive home sold between Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 was Unit 119 at 111 Perkins St., which sold for $235,000. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

By Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff The real estate market in Jamaica Plain is “incredibly strong,” according to real estate agents based in the area. “What we have is really strong buyer demand that hasn’t abated since 2012,” Melony Swasey, a realtor at Prudential Unlimited on Centre Street told the Gazette last week. “The...

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Real Estate Today: As City looks at Airbnb rules, JP homeowners cash in

September 26, 2014
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As the City of Boston considers regulating short-term rental services such as Airbnb.com, scores of Jamaica Plain homeowners are cashing in. And local hotels say they aren’t worried about the competition. Airbnb acts as an online host where travelers can connect with homeowners renting out anything from a couch to an entire house. This...

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Real Estate Today: 2 JP properties make City’s ‘distressed’ list

September 26, 2014
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Two Jamaica Plain properties have made the City’s annual list of vacant and “distressed” properties: a commercial site at 3425-3325A Washington St. and a house at 25 Chilcott Place. The City’s 2013 “Distressed Buildings Report,” compiled by the Department of Neighborhood Development, actually says Jamaica Plain has 10 buildings that are “distressed.” But that...

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Real Estate Today: Parcel U meeting scheduled

September 26, 2014
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A Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)-hosted meeting for the Parcel U project, scheduled for Mon., Sept. 29, will present design details and technical studies about traffic, air and noise. Shawn Pang, spokesperson for designer Urbanica, told the Gazette that there have been “no significant changes” to the project since it was last presented to the...

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