Monthly Archives: February 2012

Man charged with child porn

February 17, 2012
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A Needham man is facing child pornography possession charges after his former employer in Jamaica Plain allegedly found porn on his work computer. Keith L. Millan, 55, was charged last week in JP’s West Roxbury District Court. He was fired last year from his former job at a JP property management company, which the...

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Giant Loss

February 17, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) City Councilor Tito Jackson, whose District 7 includes part of JP, suffers the humiliation of wearing New York Giants gear to City Hall on Feb. 6 after losing a Super Bowl bet. “I am a man of my word,” said Jackson, who had bet on a New England Patriots victory with another District 7 Councilor Jackson—Robert Jackson of New York City. “I won’t tell you how many times I had to bathe to get the Giants off of me,” Tito Jackson said, calling it “one of the most painful experiences I’ve had in City Hall.” He Tweeted the photo as evidence.

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Editorial: Leading Bromley-Heath

February 17, 2012
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Just like that, 40 years of tenant management at Bromley-Heath is at an end and the Boston Housing Authority is in charge. The silence from key players is deafening and the situation looks strange. But we believe this can become an opportunity for even more input from the housing development’s residents. And we trust...

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Editorial: All aboard for T solution

February 17, 2012
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Unreliable transit service that doesn’t even run every day. Funding that disappears to pay someone else’s debt. The prospect of transportation users paying far more for little or no benefit. It sounds like the MBTA’s hated plan to cut service and boost fares. But it’s actually a description of what rural Massachusetts faces if...

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Letter: Overpass choice must consider trade-offs, details

February 17, 2012
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The article in the Feb. 3 Gazette on delays and traffic has a need for clarification (“Overpass delay continues”). I am the author of the traffic report submitted to state Rep. Liz Malia. I announced up front that I would not state a preference for either the bridge or the at-grade option. My job was...

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Letter: Overpass traffic questions still not answered

February 17, 2012
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As a Casey Overpass Working Advisory Group (WAG) member, representing the Stonybrook Neighborhood, I have participated in a year’s worth of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) meetings. During that time, traffic flow has been a major concern, especially for those representing nearby neighborhoods and commuters through and to Forest Hills. The WAG has spent...

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Letter: Thanks for holiday help

February 17, 2012
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The holiday season at the Elizabeth Stone House began with our annual Thanksgiving dinner. Staff and board members served over 125 adults and children, which included current residents, past residents and members of our community groups. Dinner was provided by one of our Natixis charitable partners, Community Work Services. Adults and children shared what they were thankful for...

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Letter: Traffic calming should be part of overpass project

February 17, 2012
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As advocates and residents who care deeply about the future of the Forest Hills area, we believe that our neighborhood streets are a vital element of a vibrant community. Every day, though, we see on those streets the unwanted impact of poor driver behavior, including increased commuter traffic, unsafe vehicle speeds and driver inattention...

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Letter: Forest Hills should have beautiful bridge

February 17, 2012
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I don’t live near Forest Hills, but I feel that the future of the Casey Overpass is important to all Jamaica Plain residents and not just those who live in or commute through Forest Hills. The current bridge is unattractive and, according to MassDOT, “structurally deficient.”  But why is the DOT’s vision limited to...

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Letter: In support of ‘three strikes’

February 17, 2012
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Potential conservatives have been described as liberals who haven’t been mugged yet. If so, the six-dozen or so attendees of a recent Jamaica Plain Forum and Union of Minority Neighborhoods meeting in Jamaica Plain have the potential of being de facto conservative recruiters by advocating leniency for habitual criminals. (“Officials rally against ‘three strikes,’”...

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