Monthly Archives: January 2013

JP group sues over S. Huntington project

January 11, 2013
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S. HUNTINGTON—The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) has filed a lawsuit against the City’s zoning approval of a controversial apartment building planned for 161 S. Huntington Ave. The JPNC is a JP neighborhood group similar to the Community Alliance of Mission Hill. Its lawsuit claims that the developer, Boston Residential Group, failed to present...

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Official proposes ‘NU neighborhood council’

January 11, 2013
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A Northeastern University (NU) official has floated the idea of creating an “NU neighborhood council” where representatives from local neighborhoods and the university would converge to discuss their relationship and any issues. “I don’t know anything bad that comes from having people in a room talking,” said John Tobin, NU’s vice president of city...

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Art Park RFP coming soon

January 11, 2013
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The City hopes to issue a request for proposal (RFP) for redeveloping the Art Park site, which is City-owned land between Parker and Terrace Streets, sometime late this month or early February. Before then, the City wants to get approval from the City Council to sell several parcels on the site. The site currently...

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WIT introduces Sweeney Field project

January 11, 2013
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Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) was expected to announce the development of an “endowment campus” research and office building on Sweeney Field, bordered by Huntington Avenue, Parker Street and Ruggles Street, at a Jan. 8 meeting after the Gazette’s deadline. WIT would seek a private company to lease the property and construct and use...

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Hotel completes $25K donation to Jamaica Pond

January 11, 2013
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Hotel completes $25K donation to Jamaica Pond

S. HUNTINGTON—Four years after first committing to do so, the enVision Hotel at 81 S. Huntington Ave. has completed its promised $25,000 donation to the upkeep and maintenance of Jamaica Pond Park. “It’s meant exclusively for the maintenance and restoration of Jamaica Pond,” Jamaica Pond Association (JPA) member John Iappini told the Gazette at...

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Police warn of break-ins

January 11, 2013
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A wave of break-ins at homes and the Tobin Community Center have the Boston Police Department (BPD) warning Mission Hill residents to be on the alert. Burglars hit four Mission Hill homes in five days last month, including addresses on Huntington Avenue and Calumet, Cherokee and Wensley streets. Thieves also broke into the community...

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NU to honor student neighbors

January 11, 2013
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Northeastern University (NU) is asking the community for nominations for the best student neighbor living off-campus. NU’s Office of Off-Campus Community Services created the “Good Neighbor Award” to “recognize Northeastern students that value the community they live in and strive to be a good neighbor to those living around them,” said Matthew Crimmins, a...

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Capuano might run for U.S. Senate seat

January 11, 2013
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Capuano might run for U.S. Senate seat

With John Kerry, the senior U.S. senator from Massachusetts, expected to be confirmed soon as the next U.S. secretary of state, elected officials are gearing up for another special election. U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (5th District) has declared his intention to run, while U.S. Reps. Mike Capuano (7th District), who represents Mission Hill, and...

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What’s Up, Jan. 11-Feb. 7, 2013

January 11, 2013
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The deadline for What’s Up listings is noon, Feb. 5 for the Feb. 8 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Gibbons Playground improvements, first in series of meetings about improving play areas and plaza at 23 Delle Ave. playground, hosted...

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Can Do

January 11, 2013
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Can Do

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