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Stonybrook Neighborhood Group Urges Members to Speak Up About PLAN: JP/ROX

Editor’s note: Author Susan Cibulsky is a member of the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association’s Washington Street Corridor Subcommittee. PLAN: JP/ROX is about the future of the Washington Street corridor. The Boston Planning and Development Agency’s (BPDA) PLAN: JP/ROX proposes vastly increased density between Forest Hills, Egleston Square, and Jackson Square, which threatens the character, diversity, and quality of life of neighborhoods along Washington Street and Columbus Avenue. Current infrastructure cannot sustain such increased density, yet infrastructure expansion is not accounted for. Moreover, PLAN: JP/ROX does not provide for the creation of enough truly affordable housing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Opinion: Get PLAN JP/Rox Back on Track

Editor’s Note: Author Tim Reardon is on the Board of Directors of Egleston Square Main Street and a member of the PLAN JP/Rox Advisory Group. Since before Mayor Walsh’s inauguration, community organizations in Jamaica Plain have been asking him to create a plan to guide development and expand housing opportunities along the corridor from Jackson Square to Forest Hills. Unfortunately, after an extended 18-month process, the city is on the verge of adopting a plan that may turn out to be worse than the status quo. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Breakfast Meeting Set for Biz Owners at Risk of Eviction

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Several local community and business groups will hold a meeting Wednesday morning to encourage the city to “even the playing field” for small business owners. The meeting was called by leaders from JP Local First, Egleston Square Main Street, City Life/Vida Urbana and the JP Neighborhood Development Corp. It will be at 10 a.m. at the Egleston Square YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Business owners are encouraged to attend. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Community Meetings to Discuss Holding State & MBTA to Promise of Affordable Housing at Arborway Bus Yard

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is leading two community meetings this week to discuss the future of the Arborway Bus Yard. Specifically, community input and ideas are being sought for the future of the site, and for how to get the state and MBTA to keep their promise of putting affordable housing on the site. (more…) Continue Reading →

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