Monthly Archives: December 2011

IdeAZ: +Pobres, –Ricos

December 16, 2011
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“Occupy JP” sigue sin una traducción al español. “Ocupar Jamaica Plain” podría ser una de la opciones; pero lo que podría venir en camino es la posibilidad de tomar el liderazgo a lo largo de la ciudad ante las dificultades del movimiento en Boston que esta semana llegó hasta la corte ante la arremetida...

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Mission Hill school to keep name in JP move

December 16, 2011
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Despite plans to move the Mission Hill K-8 School out of Mission Hill to the former Agassiz School building at 20 Child St., the school will likely retain its name, Boston Public Schools spokesperson Matt Wilder told the Gazette. He said that name changes will not be considered for the schools, unless their school...

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Letter: How surface-street option changed my mind

December 16, 2011
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I represent the Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC) on the Working Advisory Group for the Casey Overpass Project. I am also a resident of Martinwood Road and consider myself an active member of the Asticou/Martinwood Neighborhood Association. However, on the Casey Overpass question I find myself not only disagreeing with many of my neighbors, but...

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Letter: Surface streets re-knit parks

December 16, 2011
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The following letter was submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation: I am writing on behalf of the Board of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.  We would like to take this opportunity to submit our comments on the replacement of the Casey Overpass before a final decision is made by Secretary Richard Davey. As you...

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Op-Ed: December Dreams

December 16, 2011
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By Rev. Terry Burke, Special to the Gazette In an ancient Greek church in Nazareth, there is a fresco showing Mary riding on a donkey, with Joseph holding the toddler Jesus on his shoulders, as parents do. In the painting, the Holy Family is fleeing to Egypt, escaping a murderous tyrant. Crossing the Sinai...

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Editorial: Time to think about Casey

December 16, 2011
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We applaud MassDOT for following our suggestion to delay the Casey Overpass replacement decision until mid-January. It is the right thing to do. MassDOT already held a thorough series of meetings about the overpass replacement, also by local request. But as with all long processes, the real action happens at the end. That is...

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Editorial: Occupying JP

December 16, 2011
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The Occupy movement was a historic success as consciousness-raising and a validation that things really are as bad as they feel. It should survive as more than T-shirts and the inevitable movie. One way that can happen is through hands-on work in local communities. As usual, JP was ahead on the curve on this....

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Editorial: The ways of winter

December 16, 2011
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Winter’s cold embrace begins on Dec. 22, but we are actually closer to the Sun now than we are in the summer. Jan. 3 marks the day our planet draws closest to our parent star in its oval-shaped orbit. Winter comes not because we are far from the warming Sun, but because we are...

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Letter: Bridge option is outdated

December 16, 2011
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I have been reading the recent letters in this paper about the Casey Overpass replacement project, and I’d like to put in a word in favor of replacing the bridge with an at-grade road network. I live adjacent to the overpass and use the intersections around it daily. The roads running under the overpass...

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Letter: Thanks to soccer supporters

December 16, 2011
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The board of Jamaica Plain Youth Soccer (JPYS) would like to thank our generous sponsors. Their ever-growing support enables more than 300 local boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 18 to learn fundamental soccer skills, have fun with their friends and perhaps become the next Hope Solo or Lionel Messi. Jamaica...

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