Monthly Archives: March 2013

Letter: April cleanup one of many ways to tackle JP litter

March 29, 2013
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As co-organizers of the annual Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Cleanup (April 27will be our 28th year), Michael Reiskind and I were somewhat chagrined, but in complete agreement, with the observations which Sara Driscoll and Judy Kolligian expressed in their anti-litter letter to the editor of Feb. 22. We were most persuaded by the public safety...

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Letter: BRA exaggerated streetcar extension costs

March 29, 2013
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According to the March 15 Gazette, BRA transportation manager James Fitzgerald would have Gazette readers believe that restoration of streetcar service along S. Huntington Avenue from Heath Street to Perkins Street, a distance of seven-tenths of a mile, “would take around a decade and a billion dollars to complete.” (“S. Huntington ‘vision’ draft presented,”...

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Letter: Budget should tax the rich, end war

March 29, 2013
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More than a year ago, the Occupy movement arose to express national frustration with high employment, enormous student debt and foreclosures. Occupiers had it right when they highlighted the gap between the 1 percent and the 99 percent. Wealthy individuals and corporations are not paying their fair share in taxes. Some corporations pay nothing...

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JP Agenda, March 29, 2013

March 29, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 9 for the April 12 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jamaica Plain Town Hall, hosted by City Councilor Matt O’Malley, to discuss upcoming city budget process, economic and business development, public...

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Sights & Sounds, March 29, 2013

March 29, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 9 for the April 12 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events St. Mary of the Angels parish Good Friday prayer walk, Fri., March 29, 11am-1pm, starting at 377 Walnut Ave, making...

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Invitación, March 29, 2013

March 29, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 9 de abril de marzo para la publicación del 12 de abril. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Jamaica Plain Town Hall, patrocinado por el consejero municipal Matt...

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Source: Mayor Menino will not run for reelection

March 27, 2013
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Mayor Thomas Menino, who has served a record-breaking 20 years in office as perhaps the city’s most popular and influential leader, has told close allies that he will not run for reelection and will announce that tomorrow, according to a source close to the mayor. “It’s a colossal moment,” said the source, who spoke...

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Connolly pledges ‘new energy’ as mayor, blasts Menino

March 27, 2013
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City Councilor John Connolly pledged to improve everything from public schools to the arts scene, while blasting incumbent Mayor Thomas Menino’s City Hall as lacking vision and transparency, in Connolly’s first major interview about his mayoral campaign. “While I deeply respect the mayor’s commitment to the city, we need an infusion of new energy...

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Former Martha Eliot official questions ending service

March 27, 2013
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A Jamaica Plain doctor who is a former official at Martha Eliot Health Center in a letter to the Gazette is questioning Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) decision to end adult service at the health center. Dr. John Jewett, who worked at MEHC for 13 years, including three years as the director of adult medicine,...

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Woman knocked down, robbed on Arborway

March 26, 2013
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ARBORWAY—A woman was knocked down and robbed by two suspects on the Arborway near the Jamaica Place intersection on the evening of March 20, according to Boston Police reports confirmed to the Gazette by Capt. Paul Russell, commander of Jamaica Plain’s District E-13 Police Station. One suspect knocked the woman to the ground and...

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