Monthly Archives: April 2013

Editorial: Boston and Marathon will be defined by us, not bombs

April 26, 2013
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In the wake of the diabolical bombing of the Boston Marathon, a vile act of random mayhem and one of the most heinous crimes in this city’s long history, there is natural anxiety, fear and confusion. When a fellow human being, possibly a neighbor from Cambridge, is capable of such a thing, who are we?...

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Letter: No surprise to state’s Casey bias

April 26, 2013
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I’m a JP resident who lives south of the Forest Hills T Station. I read Rebeca Oliveira’s article in the last Gazette about the Massachusetts Department of Transportation bias in the Casey Overpass matter with interest. (“Casey documents suggest at-grade bias,” April 12.) It comes as no surprise to me that the documents released...

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Letter: Casey opposition uses bad history, scare tactic

April 26, 2013
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I would like to address two points that are loudly repeated by the proponents of a new Casey Overpass but I believe are misguided. First of all, I believe proponents of a new Casey Overpass are misreading history by saying that opposition to extending I-95 through JP supports their cause. Both the extension of...

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Letter: Suggestions for T station fixes in Casey project

April 26, 2013
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A version of this letter was sent to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation as comment on the Casey Arborway project: As a longtime Jamaica Plain resident, I strongly support and commend your decision to dismantle the Casey Overpass and replace it with an attractive, functional, at-grade configuration of roads, green spaces and public transit access points....

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Letter: Kerry should oppose Keystone pipeline

April 26, 2013
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I urge our new U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to consider the legacy of catastrophic climate change that we are leaving to our children when he decides on the fate of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. In coming months, his State Department will issue the final environmental impact statement on the project. Along with jeopardizing...

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Letter: Gazette used wrong term for child rape

April 26, 2013
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Might I gently suggest you find a term other than “seduction” to describe former Boston Mayor Andrew Peters’ relationship with his 11-year-old cousin Starr Faithfull? No doubt you but reproduced a previous generation’s description thought to be diplomatic at the time, but as a modern newspaper, plain labeling would be less confusing and far more...

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ROTC Visit

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) English High School Army JROTC Cadets (from left)Jorge Maldonado, Edgard Walker, Yamil Cruz and Synthia Maldonado stand outside Roslindale’s Washington Irving Middle School during a March 21 student-led trip to explain the military education program.

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Letter: Failed Senate gun vote is cowardice in tragedy

April 26, 2013
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We are a society that is quick to look for heroes and heroic acts when tragedy strikes. Understandably, it makes us feel hopeful through the despair over the loss of loved ones as a result of tragic events like the massacre in Newtown, Conn., and the bombings in Boston. And that’s good. Perhaps it would be equally...

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Sights & Sounds, April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 7 for the May 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Regan Youth League Opening Day Parade, (rescheduled from April 20) Sat., April 27, 10am, leaves from Eliot School, 7 Eliot...

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JP Agenda, April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 7 for the May 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda will include Washington-Burnett development proposal, The Dogwood Café, nominations and selection for a JPNC vacancy in...

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