Monthly Archives: November 2012

Editorial: Honoring veterans

November 9, 2012
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As Veterans Day is observed Nov. 12, America is anticipating the official end of the Afghanistan war. Veterans will be welcomed home, but often to a lack of jobs and services. Veterans deserved thanks, but need much more than that. It is a good time to consider supporting Volunteers of America-Massachusetts or the Wounded...

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Letter: Gazette failed to report real S. Huntington news

November 9, 2012
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You and your reporters have failed to report the news. The editorial “JPNC chair should resign” (jamaicaplaingazette.com, Nov. 1) and article “Developers’ donations stir debate; JPNC chair’s role questioned” (jamaicaplaingazette.com, Oct. 31) contain misleading statements, and do not focus on what is truly newsworthy: 1) despite nearly total opposition to luxury condo developments at...

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Letter: Casey plan degrades all forms of transportation

November 9, 2012
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At the most recent planning meeting to eliminate the Casey Overpass, MassDOT announced its misguided “Complete Street” design, having degraded every form of transportation at Forest Hills. First, this meeting presented the elimination of on-street bike lanes along New Washington Street. This is being done because they have acknowledged that the six-lane roadway presents...

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Letter: Opposing housing for poor or rich is class warfare

November 9, 2012
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Hooray for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, Boston Health Care for the Homeless and the Pine Street Inn! (“Homeless care project wins appeal,” Oct. 26.) The state appellate court has ruled in favor of the 461 Walnut Ave. respite care facility. The plaintiffs argued that increased traffic and decreased property values would impact...

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Letter: Focus on developers, not critics

November 9, 2012
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Your recent editorial “JPNC chair should resign” (jamaicplaingazette.com, Nov. 1) as well as your article “Developer’s donations stir debate” (jamaicaplaingazette.com, Oct. 31) cast a critical light on JP residents volunteering to improve our neighborhood. Why didn’t you choose instead to aim your attention at heavyweight luxury housing developers rapidly encroaching in JP? The nearly...

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Letter: Higher standard needed in JPNC, S. Huntington debate

November 9, 2012
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Residents of Jamaica Plain are wrestling over who can lay claim to the neighborhood. At a time of declining and stagnating real estate values overall, when one-third of mortgage holders nationwide are underwater, prices here are steady and rising. Some will benefit and some will not. We are attracting heightened interest, including from far-flung...

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Letter: Put lights in windows for unity

November 9, 2012
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Be you a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jew or Shinto, this time of year has been sacred to man since before any religion was founded. Huge bonfires lit the night to tempt the Sun back. To light your windows is assumed a Christian tradition. Yet many Christians do not observe this way. Here in America,...

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On Stage

November 9, 2012
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On Stage

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JP Agenda, Nov. 9, 2012

November 9, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Nov. 19 for the Nov. 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings   Zoning Board of Appeals, Boston City Hall, Room 801, 635-4775. Tues., Nov. 13, 9:30am, Boston Residential Group seeks variances for floor-area...

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Invitación, Nov. 9, 2012

November 9, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 19 de noviembre para la publicación del 23 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 Reunión para English High Turf, martes, 13 noviembre, 6:30pm, 6:30pm, Curtis Hall,...

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