Monthly Archives: April 2013

Air Force Grad

April 12, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Air Force Airman Remi P. Follette (above), the son of JP residents Joelle Follette and Douglas Follette, recently graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

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Editorial: A local mayor?

April 12, 2013
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City Councilor Felix Arroyo has announced a mayoral run, and other local elected officials are potential candidates. We are excited about the chance for a Jamaica Plain mayor to be elected this fall. That is because representing Jamaica Plain means representing a microcosm of the real, modern Boston in all its struggles and successes....

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Editorial: The Menino model

April 12, 2013
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It will take years to assess Mayor Menino’s two-decade impact on Boston. But the candidates seeking to replace him have only a few months to decide how they will imitate the Menino model or deviate from it. The voters have just a little longer to think about it. Menino defined the role of Boston...

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Letter: Gazette was wrong on merits of energy scoring

April 12, 2013
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The Gazette’s recent editorial, “Pull the plug on energy database” (March 29), arguing against the city’s proposed Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure ordinance as big-government meddling, misses the point. The ordinance would require owners of several hundred of Boston’s largest buildings (those over 25,000 square feet or more than 25 residential units) to report...

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Letter: Casey project will remove, not create, a highway

April 12, 2013
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Anne McKinnon’s letter, likening pro-bridge folks’ opposition to the at-grade Casey Arborway to the successful community protests against I-95 in the 1960s, is brimming with irony. (“JP should oppose Casey Arborway as it did I-95,” March 29.) Any attempts to rebrand the Casey Arborway as a “six-lane highway” are misleading and misguided. The current Casey Overpass...

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Letter: Energy scoring will boost economy, help climate

April 12, 2013
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Boston Climate Action Network strongly supports the proposed City ordinance to make public the energy efficiency rating of large buildings (BERDO) as a key tool for a more sustainable Boston, both financially as well as environmentally. (“City wants building owners to report energy usage,” March 29.) For residential properties the required audits are free,...

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Letter: Casey Arborway will be unsafe for walkers, wheelchairs

April 12, 2013
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We have heard so many arguments about the Casey Overpass replacement and I would like to add one more critical point. People with disabilities—wheelchair users, folks on crutches and walkers—can barely cross the regular road before the light changes. With a big highway, we won’t make it at all, separating us as a category...

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Letter: A new ‘Menino Overpass’ could be global landmark

April 12, 2013
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Over serious neighborhood objections, MassDOT is soon to dismantle the Casey Overpass and dump thousands of vehicles onto the already congested and pedestrian unfriendly streets around Forest Hill station. It promises to reconfigure local streets to tame flows and make it all friendlier for pedestrians and bikers, and gives out numbers saying it will...

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JP Agenda, April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 23 for the April 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Police strategic planning meeting, Thurs., April 18, 7pm, District E-13, 3345 Washington St. E-13 Monthly Police E-13 meeting, Thurs., May 2,...

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Invitación, April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 23 de abril para la publicación del 26 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 Reunión de planificación estratégica de policía, jueves, 18 abril, 7pm, District E-13,...

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