MassDEP to survey 64 Allandale St. site

December 18, 2015
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) will conduct a survey of the 64 Allandale St. project site to determine whether it falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act after receiving an appeal from the developer, according to MassDEP spokesperson Joe Ferson. Ferson said that the survey will happen today, Dec. 18. He did...

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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

December 18, 2015
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UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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MassDEP revisará el proyecto en 64 Allandale St.

December 18, 2015
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El departamento estatal para la protección del medio ambiente (MassDEP) realizará una revisión del proyecto en 64 Allandale St. después de recibir una apelación de su promotora para averiguar si la propiedad está protegida por el acto para la protección de los humedales, según el portavoz de MassDEP Joe Ferson. Ferson dijo que se...

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BRA board’s vote on S. Huntington Ave. guidelines delayed

December 18, 2015
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By Emily Resnevic and Peter Shanley Gazette Staff The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board’s vote on the S. Huntington Ave. guidelines has been delayed so the agency can further discuss them with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The BRA board was slated to vote on the guidelines during...

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Operation Exit expands

December 18, 2015
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Operation Exit, the City’s reentry program for people with criminal backgrounds, will be expanding by including opportunities in the technology industry through a partnership with Resilient Coders, according to a press release. “Operation Exit is a true example of what can be achieved when people are given second chances and opportunities for a fresh...

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JP Observer: Going national for gun control (and more)

December 18, 2015
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Some terrific people represent Jamaica Plain in the United States Congress. Oddly enough, that can be frustrating at times. When our team votes our way, but Congress itself doesn’t, what can we do? Efforts to strengthen gun restrictions in the U.S. offer a classic case. Both of JP’s representatives in the House, Stephen Lynch...

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BRA board approves Heath St. project

December 18, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the $17.4 million General Heath Square Apartments during its meeting on Dec. 10, according to a press release. The General Heath Square Apartments will be built on City-owned land formed by the triangle of Heath, New Heath, and Bromley streets, and is expected to created 42 construction jobs....

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JP Agenda, Dec. 18, 2015

December 18, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 5 for the Jan. 8 issue. 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,...

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Invitacion, Dec. 18, 2015

December 18, 2015
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 5 de enero para la edición del 8 de enero. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión organizada por residentes sobre 64 Allandale, una reunión informacional para revisar el proyecto en 64 Allandale,...

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British School to collaborate with Juilliard School

December 18, 2015
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British School to collaborate with Juilliard School

The British International School of Boston (BISB) will be collaborating with the Juilliard School, a renowned performing arts conservatory in New York, to enhance their music and performing arts curriculum starting in Sept. 2016. The Juilliard School is a world-renowned performing arts conservatory in New York with notable alumni, such as Robin Williams, Miles...

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Q. and A. with Kameel Nasr, author of museum book

December 18, 2015
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Author Kameel Nasr recently penned “The Museum Heist: A Tale of Art and Obsession,” which is based on the famous 1990 art theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session with him through email about the book. (The session has been edited.) For more information, visit kameelnasr.com or themuseumheist.com....

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CHAPTER AND VERSE

December 18, 2015
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CHAPTER AND VERSE

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 18, 2015

December 18, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 5 for the Jan. 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song, myths, legends, and tales accompanied by traditional and original music and song, Fri....

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SELFIE WITH THE MAYOR

December 18, 2015
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SELFIE WITH THE MAYOR

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JP resident appointed commissioner of the City’s Environment Department

December 18, 2015
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Carl Spector, a Jamaica Plain resident, was recently appointed commissioner of the Environment Department for the City of Boston, according to a press release. Spector joined other leaders from the City and around the globe in Paris at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP21), where Boston was a C40 Cities Award finalist for its...

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URBAN IMPROV

December 18, 2015
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URBAN IMPROV

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“SOUP FOR SYRIA” FUNDRAISER

December 18, 2015
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“SOUP FOR SYRIA” FUNDRAISER

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Editorials

December 18, 2015
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Happy Holidays With the holiday season drawing to a close, we wish you a happy and safe close to the year. We’ll see you in 2016. Twilight Zone: Olmsted Place against Goddard House Upon hearing of Boston Residential Group CEO Curtis Kemeny, owner of Olmsted Place, raising issues such as affordability and density about...

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Letter: Post Office still great

December 18, 2015
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Residents who have written in defense of the JP post office branch are right, we are looking at our local postal workers all wrong, we should be grateful for the opportunity to let go of the illusion of control, which is so distracting in the hectic pace of the modern world. Understand, instead, that...

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Letter: Thanks from the Connolly Library

December 18, 2015
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Last Oct. 30, the Connolly Branch Library and the Hyde Square community celebrated their 8th annual Halloween Party and Neighborhood Stroll. Around 200 children and adults enjoyed a costume party with food, fun activities, accompanied by the music of the JP Honk Band at the library. The event was followed by a lively neighborhood...

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Goddard House project receives mostly positive feedback

December 4, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held a community meeting on the Goddard House renovation project as part of the Article 80 approval process, and the community feedback was mostly positive, although there were some qualms about minimal affordability and other topics. The Nov. 23 meeting was held at the Hennigan School and about 30...

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Neighbors are wary of Stonley Road dev.

December 4, 2015
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Members of the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) are expressing concerns over a proposed 32-unit building at 76 Stonley Road, citing its height and other issues. The SNA members are also apprehensive over the potential for the developers of 76 Stonley Road to build another project across the street at a property they own. Meanwhile,...

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Proyecto de la casa Goddard recibe comentarios en mayor parte positivos

December 4, 2015
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Como parte del proceso de aprobación del Artículo 80, Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) presentó una reunión comunitaria sobre el proyecto de renovación de la casa Goddard, invitando algunas quejas sobre la asequibilidad mínima y otros asuntos. La reunión del 23 de noviembre tuvo lugar en la escuela Hennigan y asistieron alrededor de 30 miembros...

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Commission votes that 64 Allandale project falls under wetlands act

December 4, 2015
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The Boston Conservation Commission during a Nov. 18 meeting voted that the 64 Allandale Street project falls under the state Wetlands Protection Act, according to Charlotte Moffat, executive secretary of the Boston Conservation Commission. That doesn’t mean the project can’t be built at the site, but the developer, Jacqueline Nunez, would need to jump...

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