Monthly Archives: February 2013

Boy’s cocoa stand raises $500-plus for zoo

February 1, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Adam Crellin-Sazama (left) and friend Franz Criscione hawk their goods on a snowy day last month.

JP resident Adam Crellin-Sazama has raised over $500 this winter to benefit Franklin Park Zoo by selling hot chocolate, tea and pastries outside his Boylston Street home. He’s aiming to donate over $1,000 by late spring, he told the Gazette. The reason for his generosity is his love of animals. Not only does Crellin-Sazama...

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Editorial: Win or lose, lawsuits raise good points

February 1, 2013
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Two recent, high-profile lawsuits against JP real estate developments may or may not have legal merit. But they certainly raise excellent points about a City planning system that is in desperate need of fundamental reform. Last year’s lawsuit by neighbors against the 461 Walnut Ave. homeless care facility was thrown out of court before...

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Editorial: No-cost lab fixes

February 1, 2013
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The state lab system needs reform, and a lot of it will cost money that may or may not come. But a couple of reporting requirements could be established in state law to nip problems in the bud at no additional cost. First, public health authorities should testify annually in person to a relevant...

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Op-Ed: The State of the Neighborhood in 2013

February 1, 2013
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By Juan Gonzalez, Orion Kriegman and Greg Buckland Special to the Gazette When Hurricane Sandy hit last October, many of us were shocked by images of New York and New Jersey under water. While 2012 was the hottest in U.S. history, and this is the second mild Boston winter in a row, the AccuWeather...

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Letter: Thanks for holiday miracles at Stone House

February 1, 2013
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The holiday season begins at the Elizabeth Stone House with Halloween. Our initial Halloween party was cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy, but we rescheduled and managed to pull off a remarkable event with traditional costumes and games. We moved right into Thanksgiving, catered by ICatering at the Pine Street Inn.  Our generous corporate partners Natixis...

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Letter: Gun rights and free speech deserve equal respect

February 1, 2013
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I see from your editorial that the Gazette is concerned about any infringement of the First Amendment. (“Shooting the messengers of shootings,” Jan. 18.) I can only hope that the editor is as concerned about infringement of the Second. To illustrate the absurdity of the arguments in favor of restricting the Second, I’ll apply...

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Letter: School Committee should be partly elected

February 1, 2013
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Our children in the Boston Public Schools are not failing; the Boston Public School system is failing our children. Last week, I filed a home-rule petition in an effort to change the City Charter and create three elected positions on the Boston Public School Committee. The purpose of this petition is to create some much-needed accountability...

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Agenda, Feb. 1, 2013

February 1, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 12 for the Feb. 15 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Public Service Committee, petition of Same Old Place for a change in its beer and wine license to change the manager from...

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Invitación, Feb. 1, 2013

February 1, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 12 de febrero para la publicación del 15 de febrero. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones JPNC Public Service Committee, petición de Same Old Place para cambiar el...

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Sights & Sounds, Feb. 1, 2013

February 1, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 12 for the Feb. 15 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., Feb. 7, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. Music notloB...

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