Monthly Archives: October 2011

Park Cleanup

October 21, 2011
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Park Cleanup

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Dental firm gets wall permit

October 21, 2011
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Bicon Dental Implants, was almost immediately issued a permit this month after it was cited by the city Inspectional Services Department (ISD) for building a patio wall without a permit at its office building at 500 The Arborway. Bicon was issued the permit on Oct. 4. The stop-work order from ISD had been issued...

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IdeAZ: Incompleto

October 21, 2011
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Jamaica Plain ya tiene su nuevo Neighborhood Council. Pero, como sucede en Boston, la elección no se hizo por mayoría. Si se recuerda, allá las autoridades ediles fueron seleccionadas por, apenas, un poco más del 30 por ciento de los que tienen capacidad para votar. Aquí el 24 de setiembre, que pasó, registró la...

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Play your part

October 21, 2011
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Play your part

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Court: Council is OK on transparency

October 21, 2011
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The Boston City Council has changed its ways in the years since a 2005 lawsuit caught it holding illegal secret meetings, a judge ruled last month, declining to keep the council under court monitoring. Council President Steve Murphy said the decision “vindicates” the council. Co-plaintiff Shirley Kressel called it “surprising,” and said citizens will...

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Volunteers rehab vet’s home

October 21, 2011
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A local veteran’s house was rehabbed on Oct. 10 by volunteers and Jamaica Plain-based Rebuilding Together Boston as part of a nationwide program. The Sigourney Street home of the U.S. Marine Reserves veteran of Vietnam was rehabbed as part of the Heroes at Home program of the national Rebuilding Together organization. Since 2007, Heroes...

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Editorial: JP’s missing children

October 21, 2011
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Nearly 1,170 children are missing from JP. That is the population plunge in the 17-and-under age category between 2000 and 2010, according to U.S. Census data analyzed by the Boston Redevelopment Authority. JP still has a lot of kids: 6,300, about 17 percent of the neighborhood population. But that drop-off is fairly staggering, especially...

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Editorial: Occupational therapy

October 21, 2011
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Don’t watch the Occupy Boston protest on TV. Go down to Dewey Square and see it for yourself. Listen to the stories about people who work from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and still can’t pay the bills. Watch the execs in silk ties smirk their way past the camp. See the diversity, from...

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Letter: ‘Inmates,’ not ‘convicts’

October 21, 2011
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I believe that both Rebeca Oliveira and Benjamin Colb did their article “Convicts turn a new leaf” (Oct. 7) a disservice by their overused term “convict,” which they used to describe two inmates, George Graham and Jason Conroy, both serving time at Boston Pre-Release Center on Morton Street and working at the center’s horticultural and...

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Letter: Obama outdoes Bush on lawlessness

October 21, 2011
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Remember the uproar when the Bush administration announced that they could imprison Americans indefinitely and without due process? Obama has now outdone Bush in his disregard for our Constitution by ordering the assassination of the Americans Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan in Yemen. It seems that the Sixth Amendment, the right to a trial in criminal...

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