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Proposed development encroaches on a valuable site

Your editorial on the failure to protect the Jamaica Plain home of Dr. Marie Elizabeth Zakrzewska, purportedly because of a loophole in the regulations, rightly states that “Boston can also do a better job flagging buildings that are historically significant” (“Failure to preserve JP home shows cracks in landmarks law,” June 12).

That admonition goes for the Globe as well. You recently reported on Emerson College’s plans for major building construction at Boylston Place (Business, June 8) but failed to report that the alley is also home to historic buildings and a unique old Boston setting that might be negatively affected by the college’s development.

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I hope that the Globe, and of course the Boston Preservation Alliance and Boston Landmarks Commission, take a close look at the ramifications of the development on both the alley and the abutting Boston Common.

Nathan Green


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