Monthly Archives: July 2011

Thanks for a great last day at the Agassiz School

July 8, 2011
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On behalf of the Agassiz School community, I would like to thank all the folks in JP who helped to make our students’ last full day of school at the Louis B. Agassiz Elementary School a celebration of joy and fun. A field day was planned for June 24 many months ago and rainy weather...

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Whole Foods a positive change

July 8, 2011
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I myself welcome Whole Foods in my neighborhood. I believe Whole Foods will bring a lot of positive and good things to Jamaica Plain: hopefully the betterment of the economy and safety by bringing more customers to the neighborhood, and more eyewitnesses to watch for any crime. Hopefully, they will make it a priority...

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Crack down on cars, not bikes

July 8, 2011
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This letter is in response to David White’s letter of June 24 suggesting the city crack down on bicyclists to make our streets safer. If one is really concerned about public safety on the streets of Boston, they should focus on doing something about car drivers who: 1) run red lights, often when pedestrians...

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Whose Foods impedes diversity

July 8, 2011
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Far from promoting diversity, Whose Foods’ tooth-and-nail opposition to Whole Foods coming to Hyde Square actually impedes diversity. Think about it. The short strip of Centre Street between Hyde and Jackson Squares contains: A Boston Housing Authority resident-managed community Single-family houses Triple-deckers Affordable and market-rate condos Inexpensive luncheonettes and ethnic restaurants A mid-tier restaurant...

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Health center parking boost OK’d

July 8, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted at its June 28 meeting to support the Brookside Community Health Center’s request to add 15 parking spaces to its 51-space parking lot that runs along Ackley Place. The council approval followed JPNC Zoning Committee approval of the proposal earlier this month. Zoning Committee chair David Baron...

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Happenings, 7/8

July 8, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for Happenings listings is noon, July 19 for the July 22 issue. Send arts and entertainment listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events JP Shopping...

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Invitación, 7/8

July 8, 2011
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Vacaciones Comida. Free Summer Meals for Children, es el nombre del programa de la ciudad de Boston y Mass Department of Education. Funciona entre junio 29 y Sept. 2, para brindar alimentos a los niños que están de vacaciones. No exigen registro ni ID. Info/Locations: 800-645-8333. Verano. El ciclo de Summer Nights Out, de ...

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Agenda, 7/8

July 8, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, July 19 for the July 22 issue. Send listings to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Special Meeting, to discuss...

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