Brookline Man Charged with Hit-and-Run Accident of Cyclist on Arborway

A Brookline man was arraigned on Wednesday for allegedly colliding with a bicyclist in a hit-and-run accident in an Arborway rotary in August. Massachusetts State Police released dashcam footage of the accident in August, asking for the public's assistance to locate the motorist. Jonathan Costa, 27, was charged in the West Roxbury Municipal Court with negligent operation of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of a collision causing injury, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office. Prosecutors had sought $500 cash bail for Costa and Judge Debra Shopteese released him on personal recognizance. His next scheduled court date is Nov.

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City Realty Proposes Building 4-Story, 23-Unit Building on Green Street

Developer City Realty is proposing combining two lots into one at 197-201 Green St., razing a vacant professionally-graffitied house and constructing a 4-story mixed-use building. City Realty's proposal is two combine two lots into one and construct the building, which would be rental residential units, include one retail space and six off-street parking spaces. The current proposed unit breakdown is for: 4 studios, 4 live/artist work units, 12 1-bed units, and 3 2-bed units. A City Realty rep said the current plan is to make the live/artist work units into affordable Inclusionary Development Policy units, but that will be determined by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA). One lot at 197 Green Street has the "Little House on Green Street," which was professionally graffitied by local artists.

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Recreational Marijuana Dispensary/Social Justice Museum Proposed for Old Milky Way Site

A recreational marijuana company with an empowerment philosophy has proposed opening a dispensary/social justice museum in the long vacant old Milky Way space on Centre Street. "Core Empowerment intends to open the city of Boston's first high quality retail cannabis establishment and social justice museum/education center," said Tomas Gonzalez, one of the four owners of Core Empowerment, LLC to Jamaica Plain News via email. Gonzalez grew up in Jamaica Plain, previously ran for Boston City Council and was recently the deputy director for the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services. He currently lives in Hyde Park. Gonzalez said the business would be in the lower level of 401A Centre St.

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Butcher Wanted: Meatland, 60+ Year Old Institution, Closed, Needing New Blood

Do you know any butchers looking for a new gig? Tell them that Meatland in Jackson Square is looking for a new butcher and owner after the longtime business recently closed its doors after more than 60 years of being in Jamaica Plain. Recently, Hyde Jackson Square Main Street tweeted about Meatland needing a new owner. The current owner of Meatland had their lease expire and would like to sell the business. Meatland has already closed.

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