Boston 2024 changes Franklin Park plan

May 8, 2015
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Boston 2024 has altered its plan for Olympics horse-racing in Franklin Park so that the track would be built around rather than on the golf course. The Franklin Park Coalition says the change raises new questions about park impacts. The change was announced at a City-sponsored Boston 2024 meeting April 28 at Roxbury Community...

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BRA to codify S. Huntington guidelines

May 8, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is looking to integrate guidelines developed for S. Huntington Avenue into the City zoning code. The BRA completed the community-requested South Huntington Avenue Framework for Future Development Review in May 2013. On May 21, the BRA will host a community meeting to “ensure that the guidelines have captured the...

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City releases first student housing report

May 8, 2015
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The City of Boston released its first ever “Student Housing Trends” report last month, establishing a baseline toward Mayor Martin Walsh’s goal of creating 18,500 new student dormitory beds by 2030. But all local data in the report is inaccurate because it continues to use an old, incorrect map that erases some neighborhoods and...

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Post office resolves lease situation

May 8, 2015
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The United States Postal Service (USPS) has resolved its lease situation over the Jamaica Plain post office at 655 Centre St, allowing the store to remain at its current location. The USPS had been considering moving or downsizing since early in the year, while it negotiated with property owner Bulfinch Companies. The lease was...

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Sights and Sounds, May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 19 for the May 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special  Interest Rhythm of the Latin Quarter, celebrate ArtWeek with Hyde Square Task Force, Sat., May 9, noon, Blessed Sacrament Church, 361...

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Let Them Eat Olympics

May 8, 2015
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Let Them Eat Olympics

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JP Agenda, May 8, 2015

May 8, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 19 for the May 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Environment, Parks & Energy Committee, agenda includes preliminary discussion of Boston 2024 Olympics bid, Mon., May 11, 6pm, John F....

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Walk for Hunger

May 8, 2015
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Walk for Hunger

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Report: BPS needs better approach to black and Latino students

May 8, 2015
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The Boston Public Schools (BPS) released last month the second phase of a study looking at the low academic performance of black and Latino males in the school system. The second phase found that a “more systematic focus” is needed to educating black and Latino males, and that most teachers lack cultural knowledge of...

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Faulkner Hospital commits to reducing energy

May 8, 2015
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Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. continues to work toward reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020, and 80 percent by 2050, according to a press release. In 2010, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital purchased and installed dual fuel burners for the hospital’s power plant. The new equipment...

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New eatery opens in Hyde Sq.

May 8, 2015
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A new sandwich and empanada restaurant opened in a troubled spot in Hyde Square last month. Pikalo, which offers sandwiches, empanadas and patacones—sandwiches with fried plantains instead of buns—opened at the former home of The Goods JP and Slice O’ Pie pizzeria at 378 Centre St. in late April. It is an expansion of...

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JP Reads to host novelist tonight

May 8, 2015
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Cambridge novelist Madeline Miller will read from her award-winning “Song of Achilles” tonight at Eliot Hall in the culmination of the annual JP Reads event. JP Reads encourages the entire community to read and discuss a single book. Miller’s 2012 novel, a modern take on the characters in Homer’s Trojan War epic “Iliad,” was...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Housing, retail coming soon in substation project

May 8, 2015
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Roslindale Neighbors: Housing, retail coming soon in substation project

Thirteen years in the making, the Roslindale Substation project is well on its way to opening doors on time. The residential stage of the project is due to be ready by October, and a restaurant and a craft beer store are on the way. A “meet and greet” tour of the project area is...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Franklin Park Fairies

May 8, 2015
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Roslindale Neighbors: Franklin Park Fairies

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Roslindale Neighbors: Parklet returns to Rozzie, but not JP

May 8, 2015
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Roslindale Village will be seeing the return of a parklet this month, while Jamaica Plain will go another year without, due to utility work. According to Boston Transportation Department spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos, the installation of Rozzie’s parklet—originally created for and installed in Mission Hill—began last week at 27 Corinth St., outside Fornax Bakery. Roslindale...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie library could get $6m renovation

May 8, 2015
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The Roslindale Branch Library could see a $6 million renovation as soon as 2016, according to the Boston Public Library. “Authorization for a renovation of the Roslindale Branch has been placed in the outwears of FY17-FY20, which means the project could start at any time in those years, pending budget approval,” BPL spokesperson Rosemary...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie residents weigh in on Casey project

May 8, 2015
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With the demolition of the Casey Overpass in Jamaica Plain slated to begin this weekend, the Gazette checked in with several Roslindale residents for their thoughts about impacts on the community south of the construction zone. They spoke in mostly supportive terms about the project. The Casey Arborway project will replace the Casey Overpass,...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie Main Street marks 30 years

May 8, 2015
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Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS), a business-promotion organization that was started by former Mayor Thomas Menino when he was a city councilor, will celebrate its 30-year anniversary this year, according to RVMS executive director Christina DiLisio. “I think it is a testament to the residents and business owners of Roslindale and that RVMS can...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Rozzie Business Notes

May 8, 2015
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A new sibling for the popular Delfino restaurant and a new owner for a well-liked cheese shop are among the coming-soon attractions in the local business district, according to Roslindale Village Main Street Executive Director Christina DiLisio DiLisio said that Stephen Judge, who owns the popular Delfino Italian restaurant on South Street, is planning...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Familiar foes may face off for Rozzie council seat

May 8, 2015
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Roslindale Neighbors: Familiar foes may face off for Rozzie council seat

Two familiar foes have a chance to face off again in District 5 City Council race, as current seat-holder Tim McCarthy and Jean-Claude Sanon have applied for nomination papers. District 5 covers Roslindale. McCarthy beat Sanon in the 2013 race, replacing longtime District 5 Councilor Rob Consalvo, who had a failed bid for mayor....

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Remembering Moms

May 8, 2015
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Remembering Moms

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Spring into Design

May 8, 2015
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Spring into Design

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On the Police Beat, April 19-May 3, 2015

May 8, 2015
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The following police incident reports are public records provided by the Community Service Office of the District E-13 Police Station, which is solely responsible for their content. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in court. May 3: Drugs-other, 248 Hyde Park Ave.; Troy Boyette of Boston charged with assault and battery, 3091 Washington...

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Peace and Love

May 8, 2015
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Peace and Love

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