Real Estate Today: City announces funds for affordable housing; two JP projects recipients

March 25, 2016
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Two Jamaica Plain development projects—General Heath Square Apartments and Parcel U—will receive some of the $28 million in funding for affordable housing that the City announced on March 22 it will award, according to a press release. The funding will preserve or produce 837 affordable-housing units throughout the city and comes from $21 million...

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Real Estate Today: BRA board approves 35 S. Huntington Ave. project

March 25, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its March 17 meeting approved the $12 million mixed-use development project at 35 S. Huntington Ave. The BRA in the early 2000s approved a different development team’s plan for the site: a five-story, 44,475-square-foot development with 47 residential units and 42 parking spaces. But that plan never...

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HJSMS ANNUAL MEETING

March 25, 2016
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HJSMS ANNUAL MEETING

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Letter: Concerns over BRA corridor study

March 25, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) has embarked upon an intensive development plan for the JP/Rox study area. While there is much to applaud, there are also serious concerns. The plan’s first physical proposals were unveiled at a March 5th meeting at the Bromley-Heath housing development, and the results are more ambitious than anticipated. The...

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Letter: The truth about the Community Preservation Act

March 25, 2016
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I have seen a lot of misrepresentation and misinformation around Just Cause Eviction and the proposed Community Preservation Act (CPA) ballot measure, including a recent article in this paper (3/11, “Affordable housing, eviction and CPA discussed during housing meeting”). ...

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Op-Ed: 5 simple habits to help our children thrive

March 25, 2016
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By Ron Ferguson, Jeff Howard, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh Did you know that 80 percent of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: It means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also an opportunity, because much...

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Op-Ed: New substance abuse law to enhance continuum of care and prevention efforts

March 25, 2016
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By State Rep. Liz Malia On March 9, I joined my colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature to pass substance abuse legislation that enhances education and prevention initiatives and increases intervention and treatment options statewide. This opioid epidemic has killed too many of our loved ones. The numbers are staggering. According to the state Department...

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Hundreds express outrage over BPS budget cuts

March 11, 2016
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Hundreds express outrage over BPS budget cuts

By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette Several hundred outraged students, parents, and teachers packed the English High School auditorium on March 7 to give their feedback to the Boston School Committee about the budget for the 2017 fiscal year. The budget, the first under new Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang, proposes...

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State confirms BCC ruling on 64 Allandale St. project

March 11, 2016
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has confirmed the Boston Conservation Commission (BCC) ruling that a portion of the 64 Allandale St. project falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act, according to a MassDEP letter sent to the developer. A spokesperson for the developer Jacqueline Nunez and opponents of the project both said...

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First Time Voter

March 11, 2016
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First Time Voter

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Boston votes for Clinton, Trump in primary election

March 11, 2016
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Boston voters picked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Democrat) and real estate mogul Donald Trump (Republican) in their parties’ respective presidential primary in Massachusetts on March 1, according to unofficial City results. About 39 percent of Boston voters came out to the polls. Both Trump and Clinton won the state vote for their...

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Proyecto de Goddard House aprobado por la comisión de diseño de la Ciudad, busca la aprobación de BRA

March 11, 2016
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La comisión de diseño cívico de Boston (BCDC) recientemente aprobó el proyecto de Goddard House, lo cual buscará la aprobación de BRA durante su reunión mensual el 17 de marzo. La portavoz de BRA Nick Martin dijo, “Creemos que el proyecto está bien”, pero que BRA tendrá otra reunión de su grupo de consejo...

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Affordable housing, eviction, and CPA discussed during housing meeting

March 11, 2016
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) held a State of Our Neighborhood pre-meeting on March 3 at the Ana M. Cole Community Center to discuss housing in the neighborhood and city. About 20 people attended the meeting. A panel discussed three housing initiatives to tackle the current housing crisis in Jamaica Plain and...

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MBTA board approves fare hikes

March 11, 2016
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The MBTA fiscal and management control board on March 7 approved system-wide fare hikes that amount to an average 9.3 percent increase that will go into effect July 1, according to a press release. The board vote means: Bus Pass increases to $55, while a LinkPass goes to $84.50 Outer Express Bus at existing...

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Neighborhood association appeals ISD decision on Bicon’s occupancy permit

March 11, 2016
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FOREST HILLS—The Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association has filed an appeal of the Inspectional Services Department’s (ISD) decision not to revoke the occupancy permit for Bicon Dental Implants. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals will hear the appeal on March 22. Bicon, a 501 Arborway company, has stirred controversy in the area by demolishing a...

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Executive order to bolster female and minority entrepreneurs

March 11, 2016
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Minority and women business owners in Boston should now be granted more fair and equitable opportunities when competing for City contracts due to Mayor Martin Walsh’s new executive order, according to a press release. The order was announced last week with the City of Boston Economic Inclusion and Equity Agenda, which focuses on programs,...

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Goddard House project approved by City’s design commission, likely headed to BRA board this month

March 11, 2016
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The Goddard House project was recently approved by the Boston Civic Design Commission (BCDC) and will likely go before the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board during its monthly meeting on March 17. BRA spokesperson Nick Martin said, “We feel that the project is in a good place,” and that the BRA will host another...

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Invitacion, March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 22 mar para la edición del 25 mar. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión comunitaria sobre el medio ambiente cambiante de Boston, presentada por Boston Harbor Association, sábado, 12 mar, 1pm, English...

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Senior Life: [email protected] and City Feed host senior event

March 11, 2016
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Senior Life: JP@Home and City Feed host senior event

Ethos and City Feed and Supply co-hosted an event at the latter’s location at 672 Centre St. on March 4 to celebrate seniors and raise awareness for the [email protected] program, according to a press release. Meanwhile, because of its success, [email protected] is opening membership to residents outside of Jamaica Plain to include the contiguous...

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Senior Life: 125 Amory St. project to begin BRA process this summer

March 11, 2016
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Senior Life: 125 Amory St. project to begin BRA process this summer

The redevelopment project for 125 Amory St., a public housing development for seniors and people with disabilities, will go through a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) permitting process that will start sometime this summer, according to Boston Housing Authority (BHA) spokesperson Lori Nelson. The BHA awarded the redevelopment project to The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain...

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O’Malley’s ‘Puppy Mill Bill’ approved

March 11, 2016
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The City Council on March 2 unanimously passed Jamaica Plain City Councilor Matt O’Malley’s ordinance nicknamed the “Puppy Mill Bill,” which will ban the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits in pet stores in Boston, according to a press release. Mayor Martin Walsh signed the ordinance later that day. O’Malley announced the bill last...

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Obituary: Rozzie resident George Ulrich, who had close ties to JP, dies

March 11, 2016
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Obituary: Rozzie resident George Ulrich, who had close ties to JP, dies

Roslindale resident George Ulrich, who had close ties to Jamaica Plain and was a devoted father and husband, passionate bicyclist, jazz musician, computer programmer, and dear friend to many, died on Feb. 23 at age 63 from a rare form of cancer. George was born Sept. 17, 1952 to Dr. Sanford and Saretta Ulrich,...

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Sights and Sounds, March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Mar. 22 for the Mar. 25 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Laughing Liberally Boston, a monthly progressive political comedy show, Sat. Mar. 12, 8pm, $8, The Riot Theater, 146a South St....

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Holding Vigil

March 11, 2016
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Holding Vigil

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