Second lawsuit filed over 64 Allandale St. project

April 14, 2017
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A second lawsuit has been filed in the Suffolk County Superior Court against the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and Wonder Group, LLC over the variances that were granted for the 64 Allandale St. project. The lawsuit, which was filed by the Springhouse Senior Living Community, requests that the court declare that the...

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HELPING HAND

April 14, 2017
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HELPING HAND

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Positive reaction to Parkman/Perkins project, but a strong desire for the other phases

April 14, 2017
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Residents’ reaction was mostly positive for improvement project at the intersection of Francis Parkman Drive and Perkins Street during an April 11 meeting held by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation Department (DCR). But several attendees also pushed DCR to complete the other two parts of the parkway improvement project: Centre Street, from...

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Plan para parque canino recibe críticas variadas

April 14, 2017
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Durante una reunión comunitaria en English High School el 5 de abril, el departamento estatal de conservación y recreación (DCR) publicó su plan para construir un área de recreación para perros sin lazo. El parque, que se quedaría dentro de Southwest Corridor Park cerca de Anson Street recibió opiniones diversas ya que significa la...

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Hearing held on forming committee for CPA

April 14, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette The first steps of establishing the Community Preservation Committee (CPC) started to roll out when the City Council’s Committee on Government Operations held a hearing last month at City Hall. The establishment of the committee is a requirement of the Community Preservation Act (CPA), which Boston voters...

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City seeks to expand fiber network

April 14, 2017
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The City, which is to investing $10 million in its fiber network, is seeking multiple proposals and options for projects that will provide broadband services to Boston Public Schools, public housing, and more than 100 City buildings, according to a press release. “Boston is a world-class city — and that needs to include our...

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JPNC’s Zoning Committee meeting on 3353 Washington St. project delayed

April 14, 2017
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Developer Mordechai Levin’s 3353 Washington St. project was set to appear before the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee on March 22, but its appearance was postponed so the developer could continue talks with neighbors of the project. The project is slated to go before the Zoning Committee on April 12, after the Gazette...

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Sights and Sounds, April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 25 for the Apr. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events          Frederick Law Olmsted’s 195th Birthday, April 26, 6:30-8pm. Free. First Church Unitarian Universalist Jamaica Plain, Eliot and Centre Streets....

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Local concert to raise money for ACLU

April 14, 2017
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A group of Jamaica Plain friends and neighbors are organizing a concert this May at Spontaneous Celebrations in order to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The group, called Boston for All, has recently organized a similar event called Run for All, which was a fundraising run around Jamaica Pond on...

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Q. and A. with local author Beth Castrodale

April 14, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Beth Castrodale will be releasing her novel “Marion Hatley,” on April 20. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with her about the book. (The session has been edited.) For more information about the book, visit bethcastrodale.com. Q.: Where did the name Marion Hatley come from? What is the significance...

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Residents pressure Sanchez on criminal justice reform

April 14, 2017
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Residents pressured local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez to take action on criminal justice reform at a public meeting last month on Mission Hill. Sanchez held the meeting to inform residents in his district about the results of a community survey he recently completed, and to answer questions from residents about local and statewide concerns....

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Obituary: Donnel Robert Preston, former JP High student, dies

April 14, 2017
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Obituary: Donnel Robert Preston, former JP High student, dies

Donnel Robert Preston, 61, of Boston, died on March 19 following a brief illness. Donnel was born in Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Harold Lopez and the late Orlean M. Preston. He was the middle son of three brothers, Harold, the elder, and Stephen, the youngest. His family moved to Boston when he was...

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In the footsteps of Olmsted

April 14, 2017
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“Gerry is a force of nature, and as somebody who loves history and the lessons it teaches us, he helps all of us to understand the rich history that underlies the Necklace and what it brings to us and the city.”- Northeastern University professor and former Governor Michael Dukakis On a warm summer...

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Invitacion, April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017
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Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Urban Edge, reunión anual, con comida. Miércoles, 26 abr, 5-8pm, RSVP antes de 19 abr. Info: mrousseau@urbanedge.org o 989-9363. En la esquina de Richie y Columbus, Roxbury. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), tendrá su reunión mensual martes, 25...

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Op-Ed: How we’re investing in our public schools

April 14, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a record...

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JP Agenda, April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017
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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, 722-2060. Parkman Playground Community Meeting, Thurs. Apr. 27, 6:30-8pm. Roxbury Prep Charter School. 86...

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Op-Ed: Make it your moment: One Boston Day

April 14, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh The Boston Marathon showcases the best of Boston. People from all backgrounds and all neighborhoods line the streets and celebrate one another and our city. Runners are cheered on by complete strangers, because everyone is in it together. And even when the finish line is nowhere in sight, we lift...

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Op-ed: My legislative priorities, Part 2

April 14, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Liz Malia Over the last three months, so many of you have written, called, and emailed to express what bills need support this legislative session. In addition to the progressive legislation I authored, I selected many of my colleagues’ bills to co-sponsor because of their significance to you and because...

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Op-Ed: The 2017 State of Our Neighborhood: Community Climate

April 14, 2017
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By SOON Organizing Committee members For each of the past six years, over 250 Jamaica Plain residents have met at the State of Our Neighborhood (SOON) forum to engage in a meaningful and productive dialogue with our elected officials about crucial community concerns, such as affordable housing, arts and culture, food justice, etc. The...

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Letters:

April 14, 2017
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Funding for Jackson Square rec center needed We are two youth from Hyde Square Task Force and we are writing to remind readers of a major issue. Sixteen years ago, the Jackson Recreation Center was promised for youth in Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, but that promise has yet to be fulfilled. Currently, Urban Edge...

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Lawsuit filed over 64 Allandale St. project

March 24, 2017
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A group of abutters to the 64 Allandale St. project have filed a lawsuit in the Suffolk County Court against the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) and Wonder Group, LLC over the variances that were granted for the proposal. The lawsuit seeks to have the variances granted annulled and the cost of attorney’s...

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City Realty proposes Washington St. project

March 24, 2017
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City Realty has proposed a $14.6 million mixed-use development for 3371-3375 Washington St. and 197-201 Green St., according to documents filed with the Boston Planning and Development Agency. The site borders Washington and Green streets and Union Avenue in the rear. Located at the site currently are an auto shop, ironworks shop, restaurant, and...

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IRISH FLAG RAISING

March 24, 2017
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IRISH FLAG RAISING

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City releases transportation plan

March 24, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette There is no question that Boston is booming with both increased development and with an influx of residents. Between 2000 and 2010, Boston’s population grew by five percent to more than 615,000 residents. By 2030, the population is expected to exceed 700,000. Already, Boston has crowded roadways,...

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