Letter: Arborway project makes Forest Hills a mess

June 10, 2016
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I wonder, has the MassDOT, BPD, or McMahon, the traffic engineer associated with the Casey Arborway project, been out to the project site in the past 3-4 months? I ask, because a cursory visit to the site, particularly in the afternoon, would demonstrate to the above entities that their temporary traffic control in the...

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Demonstrators dominate JP/Rox planning study meeting

May 27, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette Demonstrators walked into a Boston Redevelopment Authority JP/Rox planning study meeting at English High School and began clapping and chanting, “The BRA asks the wrong questions. They refuse to listen. Today, we will make them listen.” The May 11 community workshop had been convened by the BRA...

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BRA hires company to help rebrand itself as more trustworthy

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Looking to become a more friendly and approachable agency, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved a contract with Boston-based Continuum to help rebrand the agency as more trustworthy. The approval came at the BRA’s Thursday meeting, May 12, and allocated no more that $670,000 to the...

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Unveiling

May 27, 2016
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Unveiling

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City Council, BPS grapple over water issue

May 27, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette The Boston Public Schools (BPS) administration and the City Council’s Education Committee grappled during a May 18 meeting at English High School over how to handle recent possible lead exposure at drinking fountains in six schools, including the Curley K-8. The fountains were mistakenly left on after...

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‘Espectáculo latinoamericano’ viene a Hyde Square

May 27, 2016
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El grupo de trabajo Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), el teatro Double Edge y Charlestown Working Theater están colaborando para llevar el “Espectáculo latinoamericano” al campus de la iglesia Blessed Sacrament este fin de semana, el 28 y 29 de mayo. El “Espectáculo latinoamericano” es una interpretación pública basada en su producción “Once in...

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Newlyweds

May 27, 2016
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Newlyweds

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JP Observer: Shop locally at businesses that make decisions locally

May 27, 2016
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Construction of new storefront and business spaces in Jamaica Plain is now underway. And in March, the City of Boston released a report saying it wants to boost small businesses in the neighborhoods, partly by making the variance and permitting process easier for them. A common cry from the JP community since the 1970s...

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76 Stonley Road project filed with the BRA

May 27, 2016
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Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin formally filed the 76 Stonley Road project with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, a project which left community members wary about in its initial planning stages last year. A project notification form (PNF) was submitted on April 20 by Lucio Trabucco, the architect on the project. The site is...

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New president selected for BPL

May 27, 2016
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The Boston Public Library Board of Trustees voted to extend an offer of employment for president of the Boston Public Library to Jill Bourne, city librarian for the San Jose Public Library, according to a press release. The decision was made following public interviews of Bourne and David Leonard, interim president of the BPL,...

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BRA board approves 64 Allandale St. project

May 27, 2016
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As expected, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved during its May 12 meeting the controversial 64 Allandale St. project. The vote was not unanimous, though, being approved by a 4-1 vote. The project now heads to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The Inspectional Services Department, which oversees the ZBA, did not...

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Summit held to discuss CPA and parks

May 27, 2016
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By John Lynds Special to the Gazette The City Council voted 12 to 1 on May 11 to put the Community Preservation Act (CPA) on the November ballot. The next day, the Boston Park Advocates (BPA) held a summit at Franklin Park to discuss what CPAs could mean for the parks in the city....

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‘Latin American Spectacle’ comes to Hyde Square

May 27, 2016
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‘Latin American Spectacle’ comes to Hyde Square

The Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), Double Edge Theatre, and Charlestown Working Theater are teaming up to bring “Latin American Spectacle” to the Blessed Sacrament Campus this Memorial Day weekend on May 28 and May 29. Double Edge Theatre’s “Latin American Spectacle” is an indoor/outdoor public performance based off its “Once a Blue Moon”...

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Council calls on BRA for September meeting to discuss Urban Renewal

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette The Boston City Council is wasting no time in bringing the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) back onto the carpet to have an earlier than expected review of Urban Renewal activities and the promised two-year action plan – issuing a letter recently calling for a September meeting. The...

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Council approves Hyde, Jackson squares as ‘Latin Quarter,’ but process not over

May 27, 2016
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The City Council approved last month a measure to designate the Hyde Square and Jackson Square area as the “Latin Quarter,” but the designation must clear several other procedures before becoming official, according to Mayor’s Office spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. Besides a public hearing and the City Council passing a resolution, both of which have...

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Sights and Sounds, May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 7 for the June 10 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events South St Youth Center Yard Sale, June 4, 10am-2pm, 125 South St/17 St. Rose St. Rummage sale, car wash, homemade...

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JPNC election results

May 27, 2016
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Twelve people were elected to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) during its April 30 election, according to JPNC chair Kevin Moloney. The results are listed below:          Area A (Five seats) (Ward 10, Precincts, 6, 7, 8 and 9 (east of South Huntington Avenue) Ward 11, Precincts 4 and 5 and Ward 19,...

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JP Agenda, May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 7 for the June 10 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Police Monthly Meeting, Thu. June 2, 7pm, District E-13. Latino Monthly meeting, Thurs. June 9 at 7pm at Nate Smith House....

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Invitacion, May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 7 de junio para la edición del 10 de junio. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones 3193 Washington St. Reunión pública de BRA sobre el desarrollo propuesto. 6 jun, 6-8pm, en 3134 Washington...

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SCENES FROM KITE AND BIKE FESTIVAL

May 27, 2016
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SCENES FROM KITE AND BIKE FESTIVAL

The Franklin Park Coalition held its annual Kite and Bike Festival on May 14 with a bike raffle, food trucks, craft vendors, and high-flying kites. (Photos by Evan Scales)

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Second meeting scheduled for Washington St. dev.

May 27, 2016
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A second meeting has been scheduled for developer Mordechai Levin’s proposed $18 million mixed-use development at the intersection of Washington and Green streets, according Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) spokesperson Nick Martin. The meeting will happen June 7 at the Curtis Hall Community Center at 20 South St., starting at 6:30 p.m. Martin said the...

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Birthday Gala

May 27, 2016
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Birthday Gala

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Abuser sentenced to life in prison for murder

May 27, 2016
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Three years after the murder of 45-year-old Celestine Walker, her abusive husband was sentenced to life in prison for her homicide, according to a Suffolk Country District Attorney’s (DA) Office press release. Phillip Carrington, 51, was found guilty of second-degree murder and violating a restraining order that the victim had taken out against him....

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Meeting scheduled for City Realty’s Washington St. dev.

May 27, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority will hold a community meeting June 6 for City Realty’s proposed $13 million, 49-unit condominium development at 3193 Washington Street. The meeting will take place at 3134 Washington St., beginning at 6 p.m. The proposal calls for demolishing a one-story commercial building and replacing it with a five-story, 12,992-square-foot building...

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