Monthly Archives: May 2012

Local group pushes pro-tax, anti-war ballot question

May 25, 2012
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Jamaica Plain-based Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants is part of an effort to place a non-binding referendum on the ballot for the November election. The referendum urges the U.S. Congress to tax the rich, prevent budget cuts, end the Afghanistan war and invest in jobs. “The idea is to send a message,” said Michael...

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Editorial: Keeping meetings open

May 25, 2012
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The May 3 meeting of the City-appointed Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the Home for Little Wanderers redevelopment must have been pretty interesting, considering that most IAG members later issued a letter blasting the project. But we can only guess, because the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) did not publicize the meeting and did not...

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Editorial: Remember the living, too

May 25, 2012
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Jamaica Plain has been shaped by war. The heart of the neighborhood is Monument Square, so named for its prominent monument to the local men, from what was then a heavily abolitionist area, who sacrificed their lives in a horrific civil war to end slavery and preserve the Union. Across the street is the...

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Letter: Racist comments part of the ‘New JP’

May 25, 2012
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“Watch out for those black kids.” This is what some of the children from the after-school program in JP where I work were greeted with on April 6 as they were running to get on the awaiting bus that takes them home every night. On that day, I happened to be the bus monitor....

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Latvian church may become housing

May 25, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) The Latvian Lutheran Church at 100 Rockview St.

CENTRAL JP—The Jamaica Plain Latvian Lutheran Church is moving and its historic Rockview Street building may be sold to a housing developer, according to Rev. J. John Keggi, the congregation’s pastor. “Money is what it comes down to,” said Keggi, who heads a congregation that now numbers only about a dozen people. Keggi said...

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Letter: It’s time for the JPNDC to move on

May 25, 2012
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It is time for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation to move on to an area of the city that needs its expertise and knowledge of community and economic development (“Loft apartments planned for church site,” May 11). Thirty-five years ago, the JPNDC was formed to create jobs, develop affordable housing and assist folks...

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Letter: Thanks for Wake Up the Earth help

May 25, 2012
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Spontaneous Celebrations would like to thank all who made this year’s Wake Up the Earth another “best festival and parades ever”! Thanks to our 2012 “Festival Partners,” City Feed and Supply, Mt. Washington Bank, Amirs’ Natural Foods, Bukhara, Audio Spectrum and Playworks, and all of our sponsors and donors that make it possible. Thanks...

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He Wants to be a Millionaire

May 25, 2012
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(Photo by Valleycrest Productions Ltd.) JP resident Mike Lantvet poses on the set of the ABC game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” where he was a contestant in an episode aired on May 11. Lantvet, an academic support specialist at Boston University, was hoping to win enough to take a family vacation.

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Invitación, 5/25/12

May 25, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 5 de junio para la publicación del 8 de junio. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones JPNC comité de servicio público, martes, 5 junio, 7pm. Cheverus Bldg., 365...

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Sights and Sounds, 5/25/12

May 25, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, June 5 for the June 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon and Green Roots Festival, Weds., June 6, ride 8-11:30am, festival: noon-5pm, Stony Brook T Station at Amory...

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