Monthly Archives: April 2012

Letter: Occupy JP remains active

April 13, 2012
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To quote Mark Twain, news of our death has been greatly exaggerated (“Occupy JP continues with fewer members,” March 16). OJP, and Occupy as a whole, are definitely not socialist groups. Occupy is a diverse group. Our members are Democrats, independents, moderates, faith-based activists–and yes, some socialists of various stripes. All are people who...

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Editorial: The 7th lane

April 13, 2012
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Perhaps MassDOT believes it is now beyond needing credibility to execute its vision for the Casey Arborway project. Why else would it present an altered design in a community meeting—without mentioning the alteration? The addition of the so-called seventh lane—actually a partial left-turn lane—to the design feeds criticism that the planning is insular and...

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Editorial: The T cut success

April 13, 2012
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The MBTA’s fare boost and service cuts are a clear success. Not at serving the public—especially where some of JP’s most transit-needing residents are concerned. Rather, in finally drawing serious attention to the dire state of the T’s finances. MBTA Acting General Manager Jonathan Davis is to be commended for creating a brilliant fear...

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Editorial: S. Huntington luxuries

April 13, 2012
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The Green Line cuts come just in time to not service roughly 400 luxury apartment units coming to S. Huntington Avenue in the next few years. The apartments clearly are aimed at the doctors and grad students in the LMA and local universities so easily accessed by the streetcar, which won’t run on weekends...

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Op-Ed: Good reasons to make JP shine on April 28

April 13, 2012
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Twenty-eight years ago, in the first year after its election, the Flynn Administration organized volunteer neighborhood cleanups throughout the city, today known as Boston Shines. Michael Reiskind and I were so impressed with the results and enthusiasm shown by our JP neighbors and friends that we decided to repeat the event the following year....

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Arborway Committee reactivates

April 13, 2012
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The Arborway Committee is raising its profile, holding a recent film discussion about the Silver Line and convening an upcoming annual meeting. Committee member Kevin Moloney said the annual meeting, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 30 at the Loring-Greenough House, will feature elections for board members and officers. He also...

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Fake cabbie steals phone

April 13, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—A phony cab driver stole a man’s cell phone when he refused a ride at Centre Street and Columbus Avenue on March 18, according to the Boston Police Department. The victim was attempting to get a cab ride home around 3 a.m. when he was approached by the suspect, who identified himself as...

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Cops: Man sold drugs from wheelchair

April 13, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—A man who uses a wheelchair was arrested by MBTA Transit Police on March 13 after allegedly selling marijuana to high school students at the Forest Hills T Station. Enrico Joseph was charged with distribution of Class D drugs. Two unidentified juveniles, aged 15 and 16, were arrested with him. One juvenile was...

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Cigarette sparks blaze

April 13, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—A cigarette left on a porch sparked a fire that caused $25,000 in damage to a triple-decker on St. Patrick’s Day. There were no injuries in the blaze, which happened around 6 p.m. on March 17 at 28 Paul Gore St, according to the Boston Fire Department (BFD). The cause was “careless disposal...

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Food trucks may come to Egleston

April 13, 2012
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EGLESTON SQ.—Food trucks have a spot reserved this year at Washington and School streets—but no food truck business has yet signed up. High-quality food served from trucks has become popular new trend on both city streets and private property. The City of Boston recently began permitting various street spots for food truck use. Egleston...

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