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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REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS GIVE BACK

May 27, 2016
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REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS GIVE BACK

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Q. and A. with the new FPC director

May 27, 2016
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Q. and A. with the new FPC director

Corey Allen recently became the executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition (FPC), which is a nonprofit group that helps maintain the park. Allen replaces Anita Morson-Matra, who took over on an interim basis when longtime director Christine Poff left last year. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session with him through email about his...

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Grand Opening

May 27, 2016
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Grand Opening

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Obituary: Brendan Mick, JP resident, dies

May 27, 2016
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Obituary: Brendan Mick, JP resident, dies

Jamaica Plain resident Brendan Mick, 33, died suddenly on May 11. Beloved son of Heather Mick-Carito of Jamaica Plain and John Carito of Roslindale. Cherished brother of Alexander G. and Hilary A. Carito. Much loved grandson of Olga Carito of Somerville and the late C. Stetson Mick of Needham. Raised in Roslindale, Brendan graduated...

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Letter: Casey Arborway project

May 27, 2016
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I live in Jamaica Plain one-half mile from Forest Hills. I have closely followed the Casey Overpass issue through the Gazette and Bridging Forest Hills. I was recently made aware of a document issued by a state agency and posted on the Bridging Forest Hills (BFH) website that includes revelations about the Casey Arborway...

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Letter: Bernie Sanders

May 27, 2016
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Maybe it is time for Senator Sanders to stop trying to be America’s conscience. How dare he point out over and over again that we have become a country that caters to special interests, that involves itself in self-perpetuating wars without end, that worships the rich and famous no matter how ill-gotten their fortunes,...

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Letter: Too much development

May 27, 2016
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As a 46-year resident of JP and a 16-year resident of Montebello Road until I was summarily evicted by a new property owner who falsely claimed he was moving in in 1999 and who promptly (after putting a lamp and a table in the living room for a few weeks to make it look...

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Op-Ed: Discipline in schools

May 27, 2016
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By Andrew Gove, Shearer-Cantrell, Daisy Miranda Cardoso, and Tzuyu Chen Research done through the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (LCCREJ) shows that Massachusetts’ students missed at least 208,605 days in the classroom due to disciplinary removal in the 2012 to 2013 school year. While fair and firm discipline is necessary to...

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64 Allandale project heads to the BRA board despite objections

May 13, 2016
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The controversial 64 Allandale St. is heading to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board despite overwhelming objections raised during two community meetings. Letters to the BRA for and against the project were split down the middle, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The BRA board will review the project during its May 12 meeting, which...

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Boston Licensing Board approves lift on BYOB ban

May 13, 2016
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By John Lynds Special to the Gazette Following the City Council’s lead, the Boston Licensing Board (BLB) voted unanimously April 28 to lift the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants like those that line many of the streets in Jamaica Plain. Two people with close ties to the...

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