Monthly Archives: January 2013

JP man makes video games as art

January 4, 2013
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(Courtesy Image) The title screen of Anthony Montuori’s video game “Debtris.”

Jamaica Plain artist Anthony Montuori is redefining what art is with video games he creates himself. The lifelong gamer, recent School of the Museum of Fine Arts graduate and Institute of Contemporary Art employee creates his own video games. While video games often are basically puzzles, Montuori adds in high-art concepts, too. His games...

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‘City of Work’ to open at Cyberarts

January 4, 2013
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The Boston Cyberarts Gallery will host its second exhibit since officially taking over the space from Axiom starting Jan. 11. The exhibit, a collection of media that includes video, slide presentations, photographs and an interactive component, called “City of Work,” addresses a dystopian view of an overworked American public, where vacations are given by...

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Top Flight

January 4, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Moises Jackson (third from left), a JetBlue Airways skycap at Logan Airport, is congratulated on winning a Massachusetts Port Authority “Logan Stars” award for exceptional customer service by (from left): Massport Aviation Director Edward Freni; Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray; Gov. Deval Patrick; state Department of Transportation Secretary Richard Davey; and Massport CEO and Executive Director Thomas Glynn on Dec. 18 at the airport. “I am proud to honor Moises for his outstanding service to the citizens and visitors of the Commonwealth,” said Patrick at the event.

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Editorial: The JPNC’s big gamble

January 4, 2013
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In its unprecedented move of taking legal action against the City and a developer, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is engaged in a high-stakes gamble on its political credibility. Win or lose, the JPNC’s change of roles from advisors to litigants will impact the council’s power for years to come. And this is a...

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Letter: How Newtown killings changed this gun owner’s mind

January 4, 2013
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Like many others, the killings in Newtown’s elementary school have made me reconsider my position on gun control. As a hunter, a veteran and a dyed-in-the-wool radical, I write this to show fellow gun owners, and more importantly, fellow Americans distrustful of an armed government with an unarmed populace, that the logic I espoused...

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Letter: Pray for the school shooter, too

January 4, 2013
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While I sincerely admire the anti-war and peace activities of Carlos and Melida Arredondo, their recent memorial for the people of Newtown, Conn. is incomplete. (“School shooting memorial erected,” Dec. 21, 2012.) There needs to be one more cross for the soul of the shooter, Adam Lanza. Whether we describe him as “deranged,” disturbed or...

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Letter: In support of anti-party ordinance

January 4, 2013
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The following letter was sent to the Boston Globe: In response to the Globe editorial, “Party ordinance would be harsh on young Bostonians” (Nov. 5, 2012), we write in support of the proposed ordinance, which will address some longstanding issues within our Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods. “Town and gown” relationships in Boston...

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Letter: JPNC is a laughingstock

January 4, 2013
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Oh, how the times have changed! At its creation by appointment in the mid-1980s, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council was a dedicated, responsible and hard-working group of citizens who did their best to judge the needs and desires of the community and make appropriate recommendations to City Hall as to what was good for...

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Letter: Mayor should get us a new, better overpass

January 4, 2013
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The old Casey Overpass truly does need to come down. But at the Dec. 13 MEPA hearing, MassDOT presented an at-grade design option with six signalized intersections—increasing pollution when cars stop, idle, then accelerate—that claimed the same environmental impact as a flyover bridge with no stops. (“100+ debate Casey project at hearing,” Dec. 21.) This is...

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Italian Home Holiday

January 4, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Nick Varano (left), owner of the North End’s Nick Varano’s Famous Deli, joins Italian Home for Children Executive Director Christopher Small with some of the gifts Varano and his family brought for children at the 1125 Centre St. home on Dec. 20.

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