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Letter to the Editor: Forest Hills Construction Project ‘Utter Debacle’

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Forest Hills construction project is a complete and utter debacle. A pedestrian approaching the MBTA station from central JP is greeted by foot-tall grass, months-old litter strewn everywhere, hedges that have not been trimmed since at least last year and a complete appearance of property neglect. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Casey Arborway Milestone: Shea Square Stoplights to Go Live Thursday

Casey Arborway, Dec. 11, 2016

Jamaica Plain’s “Little Dig” — AKA the Casey Aborway — is scheduled to pass a key benchmark this week. Shea Circle, the part of the Arborway where Franklin Park meets the main entrance to Forest Hills Cemetery, will take a giant step toward becoming Shea Square. The stop lights in the new configuration are to be turned on for the first time on Thursday. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Where Will 300 Car Commuters Go as Forest Hills Parking Lot Becomes Apartments?

Overall site plan

Forest Hills residents peppered a would-be developer with questions about where hundreds of car commuters will go if the LAZ Parking lot becomes a mixed-use development. There were other issues raised during a community meeting Wednesday about “The Residences at Forest Hills,” but much of the discussion revolved around parking. The three-building, six-story development would add 252 apartments and townhouses plus 5,500 square feet of retail to Forest Hills’ burgeoning stock of mid-rise transit-oriented developments. (more…) Continue Reading →

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City to Host Meeting Wednesday on Six-Story ‘Residences at Forest Hills’

View of The Residences at Forest Hills from the T station

The city’s planning agency will hold a meeting Wednesday about the latest large-scale housing development being pitched for Forest Hills. “The Residences at Forest Hills” would replace a parking lot at the corner of Washington and the Arborway. Slated to include 252 residential units and 5,500 square feet of retail, the proposal would stand six stories high. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Swastika Cut Into Recycling Bin on Wenham Street

Swastika carved into a Wenham Street recycling bin on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

Someone appears to have carved a swastika into a recycling cart on Wenham Street Thursday, according to the resident whose bin was vandalized. Jamaica Plain News is not naming the person victimized, but she agreed to share her story. She told a Facebook group that her family – which is Jewish – has no reason to believe it was directed at them. It feels personal all the same, she told the private Facebook group. (more…) Continue Reading →

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