Monthly Archives: October 2012

Editorial: Your 10 choices for president

October 26, 2012
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We do not endorse candidates for office. But we do endorse your right to know who all of the candidates are. Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are not your only choices. There will be four presidential candidates on the Massachusetts ballot Nov. 6, and many others whom you are free to write...

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Editorial: The right to protest

October 26, 2012
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The right to peaceful protest is eroding in JP under the Boston Police Department. Last year, it was the bogus arrests of protesters for displaying banners at a crucial public meeting about Whole Foods Market. This year, it is the revelation that police spies branded a 2007 JP anti-war event as “criminal” and “extremist”...

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Editorial: Whole Foods, 1 year later

October 26, 2012
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Oct. 31 marks one year since Whole Foods Market opened in Hyde Square amid a neighborhood war. It has proven to be an asset to JP. The wave of gentrification that critics feared is indeed coming, but Whole Foods has nothing to do with it. Instead, it is due to nonprofit social service agencies...

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Letter: Preservation group is consistent in fighting JP project

October 26, 2012
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A recent article suggests inconsistency in the role and approach of the Boston Preservation Alliance due to personal interests of Peter Roth, chairman of the Alliance Board of Directors. (“One developer under fire puts heat on another,” Oct. 12.) The Alliance advocates for historic preservation projects in Boston that promote the thoughtful long-term use...

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Yoga studio opens

October 26, 2012
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JP CENTER—JP Centre Yoga, a new yoga studio at 670 Centre St., opened its doors last week. Besides a variety of yoga classes and related services, the studio aims to movie and DJ nights in its large space, the former home of Temple Sound and Stage. It also has a large lobby with art...

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Invitación, Oct. 26, 2012

October 26, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 6 de noviembre para la publicación del 9 de noviembre. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Building a Climate Change Movement with Hope, con Bill McKibben, después feria...

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JP Agenda, Oct. 26, 2012

October 26, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Nov. 6 for the Nov. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Casey Arborway Design Advisory Group, reviewing plan for Casey Overpass replacement in Forest Hills, hosted by MassDOT, Mon., Oct. 29, 6pm, Curtis...

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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 26, 2012

October 26, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Nov. 6 for the Nov. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Nov. 1, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. Halloween Haunted House,...

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Hurricane may strike area; state offers tips

October 25, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy may strike the Boston area early next week as a major storm with heavy rain and strong winds. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says that residents should prepare now for possible power outages, flooding and property damage. MEMA offers the following tips: Make sure you have a well-stocked Family Disaster Kit...

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Jamaica Plain Citizen, historic newspaper, ceases publishing

October 25, 2012
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Jamaica Plain Citizen, historic newspaper, ceases publishing

The Jamaica Plain Citizen, the local newspaper of record from the 1940s into the 1980s before it faced competition from the Gazette, officially ceased publication this week along with several other papers in its parent company’s chain, according to an email from editor Alice O’Leary obtained by the Gazette. O’Leary of the South Boston-based...

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