Monthly Archives: November 2012

Letter: Hardware store deserves praise

November 23, 2012
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I want to praise the Yumont Hardware store, 702 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain. It is a long-overdue recognition for all the employees, past and present. I have been a customer, as well as my family, at the store for a long time. It does not make a difference if we buy a lot...

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Letter: Gazette should demand more from officials, not from JPNC

November 23, 2012
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I am a member of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, and I am perplexed by the Gazette’s call for the resignation of Ben Day, the JPNC’s chair. (“Editorial: JPNC chair should resign,” jamaicaplaingazette.com, Nov. 1.) Day released a statement cataloging campaign donations by developers and their agents at the time the developers were seeking city...

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Letter: A few Casey Arborway questions

November 23, 2012
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A few questions about the proposed elimination of the Casey Overpass: Why is a group of bicyclists passing through our community given priority over long-term, politically active and concerned residents living with the threat of this disastrous plan? Why does the Department of Transportation cloak their preference for the cheap solution over the promised,...

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Letter: What was the point of S. Huntington input?

November 23, 2012
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The following letter was sent to local elected officials: I am a resident of S. Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain, and I felt compelled to write to you about the poorly-handled Boston Redevelopment Authority approval process for the housing development at 161 S. Huntington Ave. As I understand it, the developer, Boston Residential Group...

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Letter: Gazette was unfair about advocate

November 23, 2012
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I was disturbed to see the Gazette make an unwarranted connection between Peter Roth, developer, and Peter Roth, chair of the Board of the Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) when BPA submitted a letter opposing demolition of the Knight Building at 161 S. Huntington Ave. (“One developer under fire puts heat on another,” Oct. 12.) The letter...

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JP resident debuts record label with own album

November 23, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Rachel Ament) Eli Schwartz.

Eli Schwartz is pulling a little double duty when it comes to the music business. The Jamaica Plain resident is both the co-founder of the new Mountain of Leopards Company and is the musician behind the company’s recently released first album, “Poison Packets.” Mountain of Leopards, which name comes from the Song of Solomon...

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Faulkner received drugs from tainted company; none sick

November 23, 2012
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JAMAICA PLAIN—Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain received four medications from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, which is at the heart of the meningitis outbreak that has killed at least 30 people. But according to Faulkner spokesperson David Goldberg, only one of those medications was injectable,...

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Invitación, Nov. 23, 2012

November 23, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 4 de diciembre para la publicación del 7 de diciembre. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones District E-13 Police, reunión mensual sobre relaciones comunitarias, jueves, 6 diciembre, 7pm,...

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 23, 2012

November 23, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Dec. 4 for the Dec. 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Bella Luna’s Birthday Bash, superhero costume party, $75 prize for best costume, with DJ Brent Covington, Boyfriends, DJ Stella. 21+, Fri.,...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 23, 2012

November 23, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Dec. 4 for the Dec. 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda to include new member applications, likely to include S. Huntington & Norbert School developments and Arboretum’s Bussey...

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