Deep Divisions on Display in Comments on 3200 Washington St. Development

Iffley Road elevation

The comment period for 3200 Washington St. — the largest development in Egleston Square in half a century — ended May 1.

There were 119 letters of support — many of them form letters — and 45 opposed. There were also two petitions, one in favor and the other opposed.

It is an unprecedented development in scale, density and cost but also in community debate; there were two Boston Redevelopment Authority-sponsored public meetings and the comment period was extended three times (April 3, April 15 and May 1).

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Throwback Thursday Photo of the Day: Casey and the El

As a train travels towards downtown Boston along the Boston Elevated Railway at Forest Hills, a portion of the new Monsignor William J. Casey Overpass (Morton St.) is being constructed above. A commuter train on the former Boston & Providence Railroad route can be seen between the columns at the lower left. Notice the Metropolitan Police traffic booth on the sidewalk to the right. The booth was used by police who directed traffic during the morning and evening rush hours. Courtesy of Anthony Sammarco.

As a train travels towards downtown Boston along the Boston Elevated Railway at Forest Hills, a portion of the new Monsignor William J. Casey Overpass (Morton St.) is being constructed above. A commuter train on the former Boston & Providence Railroad route can be seen between the columns at the lower left. Notice the Metropolitan Police traffic booth on the sidewalk to the right. The booth was used by police who directed traffic during the morning and evening rush hours. Courtesy of Anthony Sammarco, via the JP Historical Society.

For our Photo of the Day on Thursdays, we highlight an image of old JP from the online archives of the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. This week, naturally, it’s a view during construction of the Casey Overpass back in the 1950s.

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Seven JP residents in the cast of The Cat’s Meow at The Footlight Club

Pictured from left to right Conor Kenney (Steward); Liz Laneri (Margaret Livingston); Kosta Demos (George Thomas); Frances Price (Elinor Glyn); Rob Guptill (Joe Willicombe); Carol Pyper (Maid); and Karen Wepsic (Maid). Photo by  Judy Maggs.

Pictured from left to right Conor Kenney (Steward); Liz Laneri (Margaret Livingston); Kosta Demos (George Thomas); Frances Price (Elinor Glyn); Rob Guptill (Joe Willicombe); Carol Pyper (Maid); and Karen Wepsic (Maid). Photo by Judy Maggs.

Jamaica Plain residents Kosta Demos, Rob Guptill, Conor Kenney, Liz Laneri, Frances Price, Carol Pyper, and Karen Wepsic are on stage in The Cat’s Meow on Fridays and Saturdays, June 5 through June 20, 2015.

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