Monthly Archives: November 2011

Editorial: Giving thanks

November 18, 2011
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On Thanksgiving, some people have more to be thankful for than others, but we all have some blessings to count. At the Gazette, we have residents who not only read the paper but also contribute mightily to it, and local businesses whose advertisements make our work possible. Thank you.

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Letter: Concerns about JP’s Congressional split

November 18, 2011
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The following letter was sent to the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Redistricting: I write to you in response to the proposed Congressional redistricting boundaries published by the committee on Nov. 7, to express deep concern about the proposal’s impact on the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. I write expressing my personal opinions and...

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Letter: Thanks for a happy Halloween

November 18, 2011
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Hundreds of costumed children and adults enjoyed the 4th annual Connolly Branch Library Halloween party and parade on Oct. 31.  This year, 27 local merchants and organizations of Hyde/Jackson Squares showed their community spirit by welcoming families along the parade route with treats. Thanks to Volunteers of America; Peter J. Hanley, DMD; Guardian Health...

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Letter: A new bridge is better for overpass

November 18, 2011
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The Gazette editorial of Oct. 7 read, “All things being equal, replacing the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills with surface streets rather than another bridge is the better option.” But all things are not equal. The planning for replacing the Casey Overpass at Forest Hills is coming to a close. The options are whether to...

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Two arrested after shooting

November 18, 2011
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EGLESTON SQ.—A man was shot and wounded inside a School Street residence on Nov. 8. Two suspects were later arrested, though they were only charged with gun offenses. The unidentified 24-year-old victim was shot inside 165 School St. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD)....

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First Thursday bags pedestrian award

November 18, 2011
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Jamaica Plain Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS)has been given a Walkers’ Choice award from WalkBoston for its First Thursday arts nights. WalkBoston chose CSMS and First Thursdays “because it was a great way to connect the community, make people linger and spend time outside and meet their neighbors,” said WalkBoston spokesperson Hillary Borcheding....

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E-13 Police report, 11/7-11/13

November 18, 2011
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11/7 4:20am, S. Huntington Ave. Car accident with injuries. 8:20am, 53 Glen Rd. Assault and battery. 1:30pm, Adams St. Dorchester man arrested for assault with a knife. 12:07pm, Columbus Ave. Car accident with injuries. 5:10pm, 19 Shurland St. Fire. 5:46pm, 82 Bragdon St. Assault and battery. 5:14pm, 89 Wachusett St. Car accident with injuries....

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Agenda, 11/18/11

November 18, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 29 for the Dec. 2 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 Casey Overpass Community Meeting, Mon.,...

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Invitación, 11/18/11

November 18, 2011
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Educa Recuerdo. No crea que se ha perdido el arte del tallado en madera o el empastado de libros, Si le interesan, hay cases todo elaño en Eliot School of fine and Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. Info/course listings: eliotschool.org. Joyas. Hay curso como soldadura y trabajos de joyería para adolescentes en horario extra...

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Sights and sounds, 11/18/11

November 18, 2011
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Sights and sounds, 11/18/11

The final, last-minute deadline for listings is noon, Nov. 29 for the Dec. 2 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 First Thursdays, Dec....

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