Monthly Archives: December 2012

Letter: Gazette is right about need for planning agency

December 7, 2012
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I am so impressed with the balanced assessment of the 161 S. Huntington project in your editorial. (“Editorial: S. Huntington achievements,” Nov. 23.) Rarely are issues evaluated as fairly and as cogently as in your editorial. Your appeal for a freestanding planning commission is especially appropriate and overdue. Jeff Cronin Jamaica Plain

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Letter: JP Citizen was a friend to Franklin Park

December 7, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Citizen was not only the newspaper of record for Jamaica Plain for half a century, it was a partner in making Jamaica Plain a better place to live as well. (“JP Citizen, historic newspaper, ceases publishing,” Nov. 9.) When Franklin Park had seemingly been abandoned by Jamaica Plain in the 1970s,...

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Letter: Casey Arborway is about money, not best solution

December 7, 2012
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It is time for JP’s silent majority to weigh in on the Casey Overpass. The public process on what solution will best serve JP and the region has not ended. With any project this large, the old saying, “The devil is in the details” is writ large. Now that real-world details are finally emerging...

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Letter: Citizen United ballot question skipped the details

December 7, 2012
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The Gazette’s summary of the Nov. 6 election gave a good overview of the issues we faced that day, but the descriptions of the Citizens United case and the corresponding ballot question missed the mark on key points. (“JP voters favor liberal candidates, causes,” Nov. 23.) The crux of the case wasn’t about “independent political...

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Family Dollar won’t open at JP site

December 7, 2012
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WASHINGTON ST.—Family Dollar, a national discount-goods chain, is giving up a potential Jamaica Plain location at 3383-3389 Washington St. because of community opposition. “The development team is trying to figure out what we can do with that property that isn’t offensive to the neighborhood,” developer Peter McLoughlin of Boston Property Development LLC told the...

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Soldier completes Army training

December 7, 2012
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Army National Guard Pvt. Angel L. Ortiz of Jamaica Plain recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Ortiz is a 2008 graduate of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and this year earned an associate’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston. From press materials.

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National Grid warns of bill pay scam

December 7, 2012
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The utility company National Grid is warning its customers of a bill-payment telephone scam being operated by criminals in the New England area. The scammers call a customer and ask them to purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak pre-paid credit card to pay a balance or pay for replacing a faulty meter. The scammer then...

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JP man is human guinea pig

December 7, 2012
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Jamaica Plain resident Christopher Gussis, aged 84, has found a new calling in his retirement: human guinea pig. A former health science teacher, Gussis was volunteering at Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology several years ago, “because of my background,” he said, “when I got these flyers coming across my desk” for medical research. He...

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 7, 2012

December 7, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Dec. 18 for the Dec. 21 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., Jan. 3, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. Mayor’s Trolley Tour...

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JP Agenda, Dec. 7, 2012

December 7, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) PEACE TALK Controversial 1970s anti-war radical Katherine Power, a self-described former “terrorist” who was involved in the killing of a Boston police officer, will speak about her conversion to peaceful life at tonight’s Jamaica Plain Forum at First Church in Monument Square.

The deadline for listings is noon, Dec. 18 for the Dec. 21 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings District E-13 Police, Latino Monthly meeting, Thurs., Dec. 13, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St., Monthly strategic meeting, Thurs., Dec. 20,...

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