Monthly Archives: August 2012

Letter: Church should be community space

August 31, 2012
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My name is Chloe and I’m 9 years old, and I live in a house across from the Blessed Sacrament Church campus. I have heard and read that the current plan is to turn the church building into expensive condos. From my perspective, I don’t think that would be the best use of the...

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Letter: People, not dogs, are the problem

August 31, 2012
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I live in JP, have for many years, and have lived with dogs for many years. I am writing in response to being referred to as one of “these people.” (“Editorial: Dogs as vandalism,” July 20.) I agree that people should pick up after their dogs, but how do you know it is just...

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Letter: Red Sox striking out with fans

August 31, 2012
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Just as the U.S. House of Representatives seems hell-bent on rejecting any bills put forth by the Obama administration, no matter how much good they might do to further help this country out of the economic decline spawned by the previous administration, the majority of the Red Sox roster seems determined to get Bobby Valentine...

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Letter: JPNDC was already untrustworthy

August 31, 2012
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A collective “Et tu, Brute?” must have arisen over at the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation when they read these remarks by Richard Heath in the Aug. 3 Gazette: “The community got left out… who went to rallies and meetings and wrote letters of support a sense of betrayal.” (“JPNDC takes...

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Letter: Thanks for Regan League success

August 31, 2012
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On behalf of the players, coaches and families of the Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League, I would like to thank everyone who helped make our 43rd season such a success. First, thanks to the local organizations and businesses who, despite hard economic times, donated over $25,000 to sponsor 55 teams and keep registration fees...

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Letter: Warren the best choice for mortgage crisis fix

August 31, 2012
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Every Tuesday evening, they come to Jamaica Plain to help others, and to find help themselves. Some are frightened, and some are defiant. Some spend their first meeting embarrassed to be there at all. But all members of City Life/Vida Urbana share a common story. They face ejection from what many of us take for granted—their own homes....

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Letter: Warren is the education candidate

August 31, 2012
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With the Congress finally having approved a measure to freeze federal student loan interest rates at 3.4 percent for the next year, students must now demand what the next step will be in making college more affordable and accessible to people from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, is the...

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Winter farmers market coming

August 31, 2012
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BROOKSIDE—Jamaica Plain’s first wintertime, indoor farmers market is slated to debut in November at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall on Brookside Avenue. The Egleston Farmers Market will feature about a dozen vendors and run on select dates in November through February, according to its website at eglestonfarmersmarket.org. It aims to provide fresh foods,...

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Church tower work to finish

August 31, 2012
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MONUMENT SQ.—Two years of repair work on one of Jamaica Plain’s great landmarks, the stone tower of First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist at 6 Eliot St., is slated to wrap up by the end of next week. The 1853 church tower overlooking historic Monument Square has been bedecked with construction scaffolds as...

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Obituary: Jennifer Boyd; founded JP Knit and Stitch

August 31, 2012
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Jennifer Boyd. (Courtesy Photo)

Jennifer Devereaux Boyd, 41, of Jamaica Plain died peacefully at home on Aug. 20 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Jennifer is survived by her husband, Bryan E. M. Harter; her two sons, Russell and Zachary Harter; her mother, Pat Boyd; her brother, Cameron Boyd, his wife Kelley and their son, Brooks. Also...

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