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  • Petitioned Mayor Thomas Menino and the Boston Redevelopment Authority

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Mayor Thomas Menino and the Boston Redevelopment Authority

Halt the approval process for proposed luxury apartments in Jamaica Plain

    1. Petition by

      Tom Nolan

      Jamaica Plain

Luxury housing (with rents for 1 bedroom apartments starting at $2200.00/month, minimum annual income needed: 115K/year), is incompatible with the community character and history of Jamaica Plain. This community embraces diversity, inclusion, and tolerance and any approval on the part of government decision makers for luxury housing for the exclusive enjoyment of the privileged few is inimical to long-held and cherished community standards and anathema to residents of Jamaica Plain.

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    • Rosemary Schantz JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Our quiet street just finished experiencing what is happening on South Huntington. Our voices were not enough to be heard so I would like to connect with others that really want to push for changes in this city. Projects like this are happening to often and without a collective voice, the developers will continue to win. I want to join "this voice" and bring it to the city councilors and mayor, himself, for a discussion to get clear answers and for people in this city to take responsibility and show some respect to those who live here!

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    • Rosemary Schantz JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      My neighborhood has just finished battling the developer, Joe Larosa, who just completed over an inappropriate oversized sized house for our street. Despite numerous phone calls and meeting, the city constantly sided with Larosa and disregarded our concerns. We experienced, on a very small scale, what South Huntington St is undertaking right now. Big or small, this kind of blatant disrespect for tax paying residents has to brought to light and the city officals need to take responsibility and turn a blind eye to "politics and pay offs".

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    • Travis Miller JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      It's so important that Jamaica Plain residents retain the ability to live in this community--luxury condos, with their gentrifying impact, are the last thing we need.

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    • Felicia Hayes ROXBURY, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      This is so ironic: Many non-white people like Jamaica Plain because of its diversity. Yet, the minute they start to flock to neighborhoods for that experience, within a few years a formerly diverse place becomes monochromatic, read, white. I hate the thought of JP suffering this fate. Variety/Diversity is the spice of life!

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    • Miriam Messinger BOSTON, MA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have loved my 20+years in JP and Roxbury with a diversity of neighbors. I don't want to lose that or make it impossible for my neighbors' children to live in the neighborhood where they were raised.

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