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With the City Council’s Monday rezoning of her 715 Washington St. property, Hedy M. Cirrincione will renovate space in the three-family residence she owns to sell medical uniforms and outfits. The business will be called Scrubs.

“I’m going to run it myself,” she said.

Still formulating plans, she does not know when the business will open.

The council ignored a recommendation by the city Planning Board by allowing a change in zoning from limited business to neighborhood business district for properties from 703 to 719 Washington St.

In March and April, the Planning Board unanimously rejected the zoning change, contending the business would not fit in with the rest of the neighborhood.

In a 3-1 vote, council members disagreed Monday, saying the neighborhood has changed so much over the years and now has a spa, an appraisal business and medical and professional offices scattered throughout.

Councilwoman Roxanne M. Burns, who once served as the Planning Board chairwoman, said she could not remember ever voting against a recommendation by the Planning Board until now.

Ms. Burns was joined by Councilwoman Teresa R. Macaluso and Mayor Jeffrey E. Graham in voting in favor of the zoning change. Councilman Joseph M. Butler Jr. voted against it while Councilman Jeffrey M. Smith abstained from voting because his medical business is located in the rezoning area.

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