Goddard House to turn into residential units

June 19, 2015
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Goddard House to turn into residential units

The former Goddard House nursing home at 201 S. Huntington Ave. will be redeveloped into a 169-unit residential development. The Goddard House controversially ceased operations on Sept. 8, 2012 and has remained vacant. The enormous brick building was constructed in 1927 and housed about 100 seniors. The project, proposed by Eden Properties and Samuels...

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Encuesta: Muchos vecinos de Franklin Park se oponen a las Olimpíadas

June 19, 2015
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Muchos de los vecinos de Franklin Park no están contentos con la idea de las Olimpíadas en su parque, según una encuesta no científica realizada por Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA). Entre las 100 personas que respondieron a la encuesta, el 70 por ciento completamente se opone a las Olimpíadas en Boston, y el 53...

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Boston 2024 seeks youth groups for dubious ‘Olympic Day’ event

June 19, 2015
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Boston 2024 is inviting local youth organizations to join in a June 23 “Olympic Day” program that claims to encourage sports participation, but also doubles as free Olympic advertising. Such quasi-educational Olympic programming has been controversial in previous bid cities, and one academic critic tells the Gazette that Boston 2024’s effort is more of...

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Residents complain of overpass demo noise

June 19, 2015
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Some local residents are complaining about the noisy nighttime demolition of the Casey Overpass. Forest Hills resident Ted Kehoe is among the residents who have emailed the Gazette to take issue with the demolition. “I live on Tower Street in Forest Hills,” he said. “Tonight is the second night of overnight Casey Overpass bridge...

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Pond bench to be dedicated to local man

June 19, 2015
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Pond bench to be dedicated to local man

A bench at Jamaica Pond will be dedicated to the memory of a local man, Noah Katz, in a June 20 ceremony. Katz, who died unexpectedly last summer, was a marathoner who ran around the pond and frequented a bench on its eastern side, which became known to friends as his “office.” JP resident...

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JP Observer: Networking and space-making are keys to Cultural Plan

June 19, 2015
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The auditorium at English High School on McBride Street here buzzed with excitement on the evening of June 2 as nearly all the seats were filled with artists and art supporters from around the city. The “Boston Creates Town Hall” launched the first comprehensive arts and cultural planning process for Boston anyone can remember....

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Bikes and Wi-Fi among youth budget priorities

June 19, 2015
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More Hubway bikes and free Wi-Fi. A renovated school gym. And more water-bottle refilling stations in parks like the one pioneered at Jamaica Pond. Those are the City budget priorities chosen by a vote of more than 2,500 Boston youths in Mayor Martin Walsh’s annual Youth Participatory Budgeting Vote, according to a City press...

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Zoning Committee approves South St. dev.

June 19, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Zoning Committee voted earlier this month to approve Croan McCormack’s planned renovation of 108-110 South St. The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals’ Office said a hearing date has not been scheduled for the project. McCormack plans to renovate 108-110 South St. into a four-unit apartment building, while retaining the...

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New Olympics protest group forms

June 19, 2015
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Franklin Park Area Stop Boston Olympics members (from left) Isaac Hoeh, Chris Hoeh, Hussein Bashir, Cole Rainey-Slavick and Sarah Slavick pose with hobby horses during a June 13 anti-Olympics protest at Franklin Park. (Courtesy Photo)

Franklin Park Area Stop Boston Olympics, a new local group protesting Boston’s 2024 Summer Olympics bid, recently formed. The group held its first meeting June 11 in Jamaica Plain, and its first protest event June 13 at Franklin Park, where members posed with hobby horses in mockery of Olympic equestrian events planned there. However,...

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Nativity Grads

June 19, 2015
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Nativity Grads

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Senior Visit

June 19, 2015
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Senior Visit

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ZBA approves 38-42 Hyde Park Ave.

June 19, 2015
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on June 2 approved City Realty Group’s (CRG) proposed development at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. CRG plans to turn 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. into a three-storey building with six residential units above a first-floor commercial space. There is currently a one-story building at the site, which used...

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Forest Hills Gap

June 19, 2015
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Forest Hills Gap

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JP Agenda, June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 16 for the June 19 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Branch Library renovation meeting, Tues., June 23, 6pm, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: bpl.org. JP Neighborhood Council, nomination/election for vacant Area...

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St. Paul Centennial

June 19, 2015
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St. Paul Centennial

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JP Pets: Dog park demand still high; number still low

June 19, 2015
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The demand for off-leash dog parks in Jamaica Plain remains high, as a walk through the Arnold Arboretum shows, but the options for owners are slim and don’t look promising anytime soon. The current options for JP dog owners are a community-organized and -maintained off-leash dog park on City land on Beecher Street and...

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JP Pets: MSPCA pushes for ivory ban

June 19, 2015
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The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), which includes a hospital and adoption center at 350 S. Huntington Ave., is pushing for a law at the State House that would ban the sale of ivory in Massachusetts. “We are still contributing to the deaths of rhinos and elephants,” said MSPCA...

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Hundreds turn out for City’s arts master plan

June 19, 2015
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An overflow crowd of more than 300 packed the debut meeting of the City’s new arts and culture master plan on June 2 at English High School in Jamaica Plain. Financial support for the arts in the past has been mostly private sector, and Boston Creates is the City’s first comprehensive plan to empower...

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Coffee Hour

June 19, 2015
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Coffee Hour

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O’Malley holds combo office hours and jog

June 19, 2015
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Local City Councilor Matt O’Malley is bringing his “Office Hours on the Run”—an unusual event where he jogs with constituents while hearing their concerns—to Jamaica Plain once again on June 27. An avid runner, O’Malley pioneered the running office hours in 2012. The latest edition is in conjunction with JP’s Forest Hills Running Club....

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Senior Pride

June 19, 2015
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Senior Pride

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Battle continues over Bicon Dental Implants

June 19, 2015
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FOREST HILLS—The battle over Bicon Dental Implants’ occupancy permit is continuing, with the company reportedly applying for a change in its use, while the Yale Terrace Neighborhood Association is still asking the City to revoke the permit, according to a neighborhood association letter. Bicon did not respond to a request for comment. Bicon, a...

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Invitacion, June 19, 2015

June 19, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 12 de junio al mediodía para la publicación del 19 de junio. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión sobre la renovación al JP Branch Library, martes, 23 jun, 6pm, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: bpl.org. JP...

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Class of 2015

June 19, 2015
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Class of 2015

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