Monthly Archives: August 2012

Letter: Same Old Place owner will be missed

August 17, 2012
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Fred Ciampa made many wonderful memories for my children. (“Fred Ciampa, owner of Same Old Place, dies,” Aug. 3.) We had pizza night when we could, when Mom needed a break from preparing meals, and when we all needed a treat. What a sweet event it was, marching down Centre Street to the Same...

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Letter: Wage theft is a widespread problem

August 17, 2012
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A father of three told me: “This man was looking for people to paint cars in his body shop after hours. He said he’d pay $20 an hour, so I went there after my regular job. I worked there six hours a night. I was there for two weeks and then I asked him...

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Letter: Goddard House closure a moral tragedy

August 17, 2012
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I am personally saddened by the news that Goddard House will be closing forever in September; an irreversible decision, I believe made too quickly. (“Goddard House nursing home to shut down,” July 20.) Since my days as a young pastor 40 years ago, continuing through my current role at the Mount Pleasant Home next...

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Letter: HIV test expansion law is a key step

August 17, 2012
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If you don’t know your HIV status, you should. Today, it’s easier than ever in Massachusetts to learn your status through your doctor thanks to a change in the state’s HIV testing law that went into effect on July 26. This new law, “An Act to Increase Routine Screening for HIV,” modernizes the Commonwealth’s...

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Letter: Sánchez wrong to support ‘three strikes’

August 17, 2012
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Regarding the “three strikes” bill, my rep., Jeffrey Sánchez, voted in favor of this bill, thus abandoning his confreres in the state Black and Latino Legislative Caucus, the chief justice of the Supreme Judicial Court, common sense and me. (“Local officials split on three strikes bill,” Aug. 3.) Across the land for decades, mandatory sentencing...

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VA garage work annoys neighbors

August 17, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—Weekend and early-morning construction work on the new Veterans Affairs hospital garage at 150 S. Huntington Ave. is annoying neighbors. The VA has set a 7 a.m. weekday start time, but some weekend work is unavoidable, according to spokesperson Diane Keefe. “We are doing our best to limit weekend work,” she said. “We...

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South St. condo plan rejected

August 17, 2012
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SOUTH ST.—Controversial plans to demolish a lawyer’s office and replace it with a five-unit condo building were rejected earlier this month by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee and the City’s zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). It is unclear what will happen to attorney Peter Fenn’s plan for 71 South St. Fenn did...

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Invitacion, Aug. 17, 2012

August 17, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 28 de agosto para la publicación del 31 de agosto. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda pendiente, martes, 28 agosto, 7pm, Julia Martin...

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Grocery trucks park illegally in bus stops

August 17, 2012
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Grocery trucks park illegally in bus stops

Two local grocery stores have been caught with food trucks parked illegally in MBTA bus stops while making deliveries. John Rowse, who lives on Paul Gore Street, took pictures on July 13 and 20 of food trucks parked illegally in the MBTA bus stop in front of Whole Foods at 413 Centre St. during...

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New plan, same criticism for 161 S. Huntington

August 16, 2012
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Opposition to the 161 S. Huntington Ave. apartment project remains high despite changes made by the developer, Boston Residential Group, after an initial round of public comment on the project. Most of the about 40 attendees who spoke during a community meeting at the Back of the Hill Apartments on Aug. 15 voiced much...

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