Monthly Archives: May 2013

Editorial: Rozzie helps make JP great

May 10, 2013
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One of the great things about Jamaica Plain is Roslindale. The positive dynamic between us is part of each community’s identity. Rozzie’s relatively lower real estate rates have made it a haven for ex-JP business owners, activists and artists who otherwise would be totally gone, to JP’s detriment. Backed by the outstanding support of...

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Editorial: Trash the trash can policy

May 10, 2013
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The City’s silly sidewalk trash can policy, recently revealed by the Gazette, is a classic case of the perfect as enemy of the good, not to mention Boston’s trend of back-room corporate deals driving allocation of public resources. Right now, most sidewalk trash cans in JP and other areas are tiny, lidless things that...

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Letter: In Casey debate, remember that cars are people, too

May 10, 2013
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Anyone who cares to see a preview of the traffic situation without the Casey Overpass need only try to use Memorial Drive or cross into Cambridge from the B.U. Bridge in a hugely extended rush hour since the overpass there has been closed for repairs. The backup and gridlock extends in an enormous stain, even...

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Letter: Thanks for supporting Task Force church bid

May 10, 2013
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I would like to thank all of the supporters who showed up last Friday, May 3, to help us bring the Blessed Sacrament Church “to life.” It was truly a wonderful artistic event to celebrate the history and meaning of the church in our community and to envision what it can become in the...

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Letter: Boston’s post-bombing bravery is, thankfully, unexceptional

May 10, 2013
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With the initial days of the marathon bombing and manhunt behind us, I am, like many, proud of what I witnessed. The speed of the response and the grace under its pressure. The retreat many made from their initial impulse to play the immigrant/race card. The respect people showed officials when they asked for...

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Letter: Everyone can help fix trash problem

May 10, 2013
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I read with great interest the recent Gazette article “Trash cans lacking in Centre/South” (April 26). As a resident of JP for more than a decade, I have stayed here as much for the neighborhood’s open parklands and natural beauty as for its other amazing attributes of diversity, creativity and communal spirit. Unfortunately, over...

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Invitación, May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 21 de mayo para la publicación del 24 de mayo. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Reunión mensual estratégica de la policía, jueves, 16 mayo, 7pm, District E-13,...

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Sights & Sounds, May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 21 for the May 24 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., June 6, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. JP Bikes...

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JP Agenda, May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 21 for the May 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Arborway Committee Annual meeting, presentations on improving light transit along Huntington Ave., election of officers, Mon., May 13, 7:30pm, Loring Greenough...

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Mayor missing from coffee hour

May 8, 2013
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About 35 people showed up for Mayor Thomas Menino’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood coffee hour at Brewer Burroughs Park today. But the mayor was not among those people. According to the Mayor’s Office, Menino had a “private appointment” earlier today that ran later than expected. The mayor has had health issues in the past, but...

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