Monthly Archives: January 2012

Editorial: A neighborhood loss

January 6, 2012
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Bruce Wallin, the co-founder of the West Roxbury Courthouse Neighborhood Association, passed away last week. First and foremost, his passing is a tragedy for his family and friends. It is also a loss for Northeastern University, where he was a professor, and for the Forest Hills neighborhood for which he cared deeply. Bruce brought...

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Editorial: Seize the year

January 6, 2012
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The year 2012 is here, and very little can be said with certainty about what events it will hold. Except this: An ancient Mayan god will not return to destroy the world, contrary to a surprisingly popular superstition. More sophisticated thinkers point out that end-of-the-world stories are metaphors for changes in belief systems. They...

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Op-Ed: Progress Over Party: JP should vote for Paul

January 6, 2012
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By Sean Ryan, Special to the Gazette If you lived in JP in 2008, chances are you voted for Barack Obama.  Tired of the wars, privacy invasions and rampant crony corporatism of the Bush years, JP residents overwhelmingly endorsed an idealistic young reformer who offered a universally popular message: change. Candidate Obama’s closing argument...

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Letter: A big shout-out to Egleston Sq.

January 6, 2012
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I just would like to give a “shout-out” to Egleston Square! I have lived here in this neighborhood for over 20 years. I have lived on School and Copley streets for most of this time. I have seen this community change quite a bit. I remember the X-Men, a time before there was a...

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Letter: AAA Appliances is A-plus

January 6, 2012
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What a great resource we have right here in JP. Last week, our oven gave out. The problem seemed apparent. The pilot light lit, but the flame did not spread across the oven bottom, making it impossible to reach a temperature above “warm.” We called a recommended service provider. The company charged us an...

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Letter: Tedeschi has great staff

January 6, 2012
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Tedeschi is one of my favorite stores in Jamaica Plain. Some employees from years ago are still there and others come and go, but this present staff is so friendly. There is among other customers and such a wonderful staff a camaraderie that I love. I am from Europe and from very mixed origins,...

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Letter: Thanks for JP honesty

January 6, 2012
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Here’s yet another reason to shop JP local: My daughter’s Hanukkah miracle. My daughter, in for the holiday, came home from shopping at JP Center and realized all her presents were missing. After much consternation emotionally and monetarily (she’s a social worker and bartender—not much flowing in) she went back to ask the stores...

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Letter: What Menino can do for the 99%

January 6, 2012
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The following letter was sent to Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston city councilors: A recent Boston Globe article quotes you, Mayor Menino, as saying about Occupy Boston, “You know, mayors can’t do much about what they are talking about. It’s Congress and the U.S. Senate that can make these decisions, but nobody is talking...

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‘Nutcracker’ notice

January 6, 2012
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(Photo by Petr Metlicka) The popular “Urban Nutcracker,” a modern take on the classic ballet produced by JP’s BalletRox, got national attention on the ABC News program “Nightline” on Dec. 23. The piece about various versions of the ballet included footage of this year’s “Urban Nutcracker” at Wheelock College and BalletRox’s Amory Street studio. Above, Caroline Cohn and Joe Gonzalez dance in this year’s show.

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IdeAZ: Un año crucial

January 6, 2012
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Somos un país dominado por la política, aunque sea la política de sólo dos partidos. Por eso, aprovechando la presencia de dos personalidades en una sola actividad desarrollada en JP, hablamos con ellos sobre lo que será el año que acabamos de empezar y que ya corre apresuradamente porque hoy, cuando aparece esta nota,...

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