Monthly Archives: August 2012

Letter: The JPNDC’s bigger picture on Blessed Sacrament

August 3, 2012
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We, the board members of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), write to clarify issues that have arisen about the redevelopment of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Since 2005, 81 affordable homes, green space, retail space and youth program space have been developed on the Blessed Sacrament campus—tremendous accomplishments achieved during the worst economic...

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Letter: S. Huntington needs master plan, affordability

August 3, 2012
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We have lived in Jamaica Plain for 26 years and have witnessed the rise in housing prices, which inevitably means some, like our own son, cannot find affordable housing here. We also rent part of our property and we see that there is a high demand for reasonably priced housing here. We are concerned that the area...

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Letter: Sen. Brown is wrong on health care law

August 3, 2012
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In July 15 op-ed in the Metrowest Daily News, U.S. Sen. Scott Brown wrote that the Affordable Care Act is bad for Massachusetts. He’s wrong. The Affordable Care Act gives me and my family peace of mind. I live with a pre-existing condition (asthma) and will now have the security that insurers will no...

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Letter: Thanks for Tenant Coalition support

August 3, 2012
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Everyone here at the Boston Tenant Coalition would like to send out a thank you to those in the community who helped to make our Karaoke for a Kause event a great success! We would like to send a special thank you to the Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge. We would also like to...

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Letter: Low-income housing should be priority on City lots

August 3, 2012
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Regarding the City’s likely sale of lots on Boylston and Dalrymple streets for open space (“Three lots in JP to remain open space,” July 6): The City policy for disposition of publicly owned vacant lots should be for highest and best public use. If the City follows the lead of the community for gardens,...

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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 3, 2012

August 3, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Aug. 14 for the Aug. 17 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Summer Nights Out, carnival, fitness, sponsored by Hyde Square Task Force, Wed., Aug. 8 and 15, 6pm, Blessed Sacrament patio, 365...

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Invitación, Aug. 31, 2012

August 3, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 14 de agosto para la publicación del 17 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 JPNC Public Service Committee, agenda incluye la petición de JP Kitchen’s (3510...

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JP Agenda, Aug. 3, 2012

August 3, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Aug. 14 for the Aug. 17 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Public Service Committee, agenda to include JP Kitchen’s (3510 Washington St.) request for common victualler license with 11:30pm closing...

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Police Spotlight: Beware of fake utility workers

August 2, 2012
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Local residents should be alert for thieves posing as utility workers who knock on people’s doors to get inside the house, according to Jamaica Plain’s District E-13 Police Station. In a July 27 incident in JP, two men knocked on the victim’s door and said they needed to check the water pressure in her...

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