There will be a public meeting on June 30 to discuss a proposed 4-story building consisting of 13 micro-units on an empty lot on Woodlawn Street. The empty lot has been used for parking at the bottom of Woodlawn Street for several decades. Woodlawn Street is a dead end street where on-street parking is very cramped, and many people use the lot to turn around in. Located at 3-5 Woodlawn St., there would be 13 residential units conforming to the city's compact living pilot initiative. The units would all be studio apartments.
Alex Cox recently accomplished an amazing feat -- he walked every single street in Boston.
Cox is currently a Master in Urban Planning candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He recently achieved his long-term goal to visit every street in Boston by foot or by bike, and holds the Guinness World Record for fastest time to travel to every MBTA station. A long-time resident of the Fenway-Kenmore area, he now lives in Somerville. Here are his 10 favorite streets to walk in Jamaica Plain:
Jamaica Plain has always held a special place in my heart, because it was the first neighborhood of Boston that I ever lived in.
Massachusetts State Police believe that the driver of a moped who died in an accident on March 12 by Forest Hills was responsible for the crash. State Police say that Joseph Pielmeier, 30, was not wearing a helmet around 6:45 pm at night, drove through a red light at the intersection of South Street and Arborway, and struck the side of a 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan that had the green light, according the Massachusetts State Police. Pielmeier was thrown from his vehicle and struck the pavement. He was transported to Brigham & Women's Hospital and was pronounced dead on March 14, according to police. Police said Pielmeier had home addresses in Virginia, Boston, and Somerville.
It's not every day, or year, that a new elementary school is created in Jamaica Plain. Public, private, charter, Montessori, Catholic -- the birth of a new learning institution is quite an ordeal. Come this fall, the Croft School will be opening its doors in Forest Hills. The Croft School is co-founded by Scott Given, who previously founded and was the CEO of the UP Education Network, and Jamaica Plain resident Cristina Smith, who moved to the area in 2017 after working at elementary schools in California. The Croft School is opening at 3815 Washington St., which was previously home to the Harvest Co-op.
The deadline to apply for one of the 50 affordable units in the new apartment building still under construction in Forest Hills is February 3. Applications are available from Jan. 16 to Jan. 27 and you can request a lottery application by clicking here. Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by no later than Feb.