Monthly Archives: March 2012

Casey Arborway project advisory group could change

March 30, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The design team for the Casey Overpass replacement project, known as the Casey Arborway, may change as the planning moves ahead. The crowd of over 100 community members responded mostly with support for the plan and community engagement going forward, as the Design Advisory Group (DAG) continues in working with the Massachusetts Department...

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‘Casey Arborway’ project met with cheers, protests

March 30, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The newly-renamed Casey Arborway project is being greeted with both cheers and protests by the community. Some members of the project’s Design Advisory Group (DAG) showed their ire and disappointment at Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s (MassDOT) choice of an at-grade street network instead of a new bridge to replace the Casey Overpass at...

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Spring Has Sprung

March 30, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A tree bursts with white flowers during the first full day of spring, March 21, in front of the Nazareth Child Care Center at 19 St. Joseph St.

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Activist who left the 1% writes book on inequality

March 30, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Chuck Collins.

Jamaica Plain resident Chuck Collins has been organizing against income inequality for decades, including giving up his personal fortune in his 20s—so when he was invited to write a book about inequality and the 99 to 1 percent divide, he jumped at the chance. “I believe we are on the brink of ecological and...

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Ex-miembro del 1% escribe sobre la desigualdad

March 30, 2012
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Hace décadas que el residente Chuck Collins ha estado organizando contra la desigualdad de salario, incluso entregar su fortuna personal durante sus 20s, así cuando fue solicitado para escribir un libro sobre la desigualdad y la división del 99% y el %1, celebró la oportunidad. “Creo que nos encontramos en el borde de obstáculos...

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School assignment review begins

March 30, 2012
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Neighborhood schools and public outreach were the topics of discussion as a school assignment advisory committee met for the first time March 19 at English High School. The advisory committee was handpicked by Mayor Tom Menino and Boston Public School (BPS) Superintendent Carol Johnson to help improve the district’s school assignment plan. In his...

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Se junta el comité para la asignación de escuelas

March 30, 2012
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Cuando se juntó la comité de la asignación de escuelas por primera vez el 19 de marzo en English High School, hablaron de las escuelas y de su alcance al público. El comité fue seleccionado por el alcalde Tom Menino y la directora de Boston Public School Carol Johnson para mejorar el plan de...

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School Pride

March 30, 2012
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(Gazette Photo By Peter Shanley) James Hennigan Jr. meets a second-grader during a celebration at the Hennigan Elementary School on Heath Street March 23 in recognition of him recently turning 85 and starting a $5,000 fund for the school. The school is named after his father, a longtime Jamaica Plain leader. Hennigan told the second-graders, “Your learning here is what is important. You can have what your mothers, fathers and friends want you to have: a great education and a great life.”

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Library Friends push for renovations

March 30, 2012
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JP SOUTH—The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library are not giving up on a long-delayed $8.5 million renovation, despite the Boston Public Library (BPL) trustees voting earlier this month to only request $125,000 for “improvements” to the branch instead. Friends co-chairs Don Haber and Gretchen Grozier both told the Gazette they will continue...

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Casey project could be Malia campaign issue

March 30, 2012
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The debate that has surrounded the Casey Overpass project and the at-grade or bridge option could become a campaign issue for state Rep. Liz Malia. Although no opponents have declared a candidacy, some residents have criticized her involvement with the project, while others have praised it. But for her, that comes with the territory....

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