Monthly Archives: August 2011

Editorial: A park leader’s legacy

August 26, 2011
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Overseeing a 525-acre, perpetually underfunded, historic park is pretty impressive work. Uniting the underserved neighborhoods around the park with a broad range of high-impact community programs—that’s really impressive. Doing it all while being one of the friendliest people in JP—that’s something of a miracle. Christine Poff, executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition, makes...

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Editorial: Music for the people

August 26, 2011
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The pantheon of must-see JP art events just got bigger. The Jamaica Plain Music Festival, with its Aug. 20 debut, already stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of the Lantern Festival, JP Open Studios and the Wake Up the Earth Festival. The Music Fest was everything great about JP and about music. This was music...

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Letter: School roof was lucky to hold chopper

August 26, 2011
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Upon reading the article about the commando training at the Agassiz School on July 28 (“Commandos train in Agassiz School,” Aug. 12), I remembered another discussion about things landing on the school’s roof. During the years I worked with the Agassiz School Asthma and Environmental Committee, we struggled to get building repairs to cut...

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Letter: Whole Foods agreement makes sense

August 26, 2011
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We all know that Whole Foods is coming to JP. And we know that the store is likely to have a big impact on the neighborhood—some of it good and some bad. We will have another place to buy healthy food and we will have more traffic. The new store is likely to contribute to...

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IdeAZ: ¿Todos a una?

August 26, 2011
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Una nota de prensa de la oficina del concejal Felix G. Arroyo dice: “Después de reunirse con más de 25 organizaciones y 500 jóvenes, el Concejal ha completado sus visitas relacionadas con el “Estado de la Juventud” en la ciudad. En cada visita, los jóvenes fueron responsables de arreglar una agenda para discutir los...

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Letter: Last overpass repair was a joke

August 26, 2011
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I found your piece on the Casey bridge to be of great interest, not so much for what is revealed about the structure’s genesis, but by what is glaringly omitted concerning its recent history (“The Pastor and the Bridge,” Aug. 12). Specifically, I am referring to the 1990s, when it underwent extremely extensive, and...

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Letter: Love JP and Gazette, hate the overpass

August 26, 2011
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I lived in JP for 10 years, about 20 years ago. I actually lived in five different parts of JP in those 10 years. Now, I work in JP in the Brewery complex. I love the op-ed piece from the last edition of the Gazette (“Our perfect little corner of the world,” Aug. 12)....

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Letter: Thanks for a great Night Out

August 26, 2011
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On behalf of our commander, Capt. Paul Russell, and all of us at District E-13, we would like to express our most sincere “thank you” to everyone who joined us at our Neighbors Night Out in Egleston Square on July 29. The Egleston Square YMCA hosted the annual experience. The event was organized by the...

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‘Catio’ Dining

August 26, 2011
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‘Catio’ Dining

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Harvest signs lease for Forest Hills store

August 26, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—Harvest Co-op Markets has signed a lease for a 9,000-square-foot storefront on Washington Street south of the Forest Hills T Station. It is expected to open late next year. Harvest’s current 57 South St. location will continue to operate even after the new location opens, said Christina Lively, president of the Harvest Co-op’s...

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