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No timeframe for Arborway crosswalk upgrade

October 24, 2014
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No timeframe for Arborway crosswalk upgrade

ARBORWAY—A local resident is complaining about the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) taking its time making upgrades to a crosswalk on the Arborway. Meanwhile, DCR said those upgrades will happen “shortly,” but had no timeframe for when they would happen. The crosswalk in question is on the state-operated Arborway near the Arnold...

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Jimmy Fund Support

October 24, 2014
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Jimmy Fund Support

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Self Esteem Anniversary

October 24, 2014
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Self Esteem Anniversary

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Heath St. parcel project out to bids

October 24, 2014
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A request for proposals (RFP) to redevelopt 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street was issued Oct. 6, with a preference for “affordable rental housing or mixed use development” clearly expressed. The completed proposal application is due Dec. 22. “We will invite all eligible applicants to present their plan at a community meeting” in January,...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Roslindale Open Studios returns Nov. 1-2

October 24, 2014
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Kasey Davis Appleman displays her work at her home studio on Lindall Street during a previous Open Studios. (Courtesy Photos)

By Amy West/Special to the Gazette Want to meet local artists, get a jump on your holiday shopping, and experience all that Roslindale has to offer? Don’t miss Roslindale Open Studios (ROS), Nov. 1 and 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This unique annual event, celebrating its 10th anniversary, brings together artists, residents and...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Renovated Adams Park reopens

October 24, 2014
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Roslindale Neighbors: Renovated Adams Park reopens

Roslindale’s Adams Park—the triangle formed by Washington, Poplar and South streets—officially reopened Oct. 18 with a ribbon-cutting with Mayor Martin Walsh after undergoing a $253,500 renovation that started last April. “We are very excited about the opening,” said Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) Executive Director Christina DiLisio. “We have been waiting for many months...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Compost program expands to Roslindale market

October 24, 2014
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The City recently expanded its compost drop-off program—and the Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) Farmer’s Market was one of five locations chosen to host it. Instead of tossing food scraps into the trash, residents can drop them off at the market at Adams Park, where a company will pick them up for composting. The...

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Roslindale Neighbors: RVMS to host Menino for anniversary celebration

October 24, 2014
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Editor’s Note: After this week’s issue of the Gazette went to press, former Mayor Menino announced that he is cancelling various book-related appearances as part of his decision to end treatment of his cancer. It is still unclear what that means for this event, Roslindale Village Main Streets Executive Director Christina DiLisio told the...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Substation project breaks ground

October 24, 2014
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Roslindale Neighbors: Substation project breaks ground

After 12 years of planning and hoping, a ground-breaking on the Roslindale Substation project was held Sept. 6. Some construction is already underway. The project is twofold: the rehabilitation of the substation building at 4228 Washington St. into 7,500 square feet of restaurant and retail space and the construction of a 43-unit apartment building...

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Roslindale Neighbors: City’s housing plan addresses JP, Rozzie gentrification

October 24, 2014
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Roslindale Neighbors: City’s housing plan addresses JP, Rozzie gentrification

Mayor Martin Walsh this month released a new housing plan calling for 53,000 new units to the City by 2030, which will help accommodate a population that is expected to tip 700,000 by then. The plan, which is called “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030,” also addresses a key issue for both Jamaica Plain...

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