Monthly Archives: June 2013

Letter: JPNDC remains committed to affordable housing

June 7, 2013
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The future of the Blessed Sacrament church has understandably received much attention in the Gazette recently. We are writing to emphasize the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation’s strong commitment to creating affordable homes in JP and to figuring out, if at all possible, an alternative to market-rate condos in the church. After the Boston...

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Letter: Task Force has track record of church site development

June 7, 2013
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In the May 24, 2013 Gazette article “Church owners set deadline in negotiations,” the acting president of the board of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), John Stainton, was quoted as saying that the Hyde Square Task Force has “not laid any groundwork” towards renovating the Blessed Sacrament Church building. Apparently, Mr. Stainton is not aware...

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Letter: Victims of daily violence should get marathon-style support

June 7, 2013
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Thank you, Jamaica Plain Gazette, for remembering the fifth anniversary of the murder of Luis Troncoso (“JP’s earlier Patriots’ Day crime,” April 26), and for your editorial in this past issue, “Boston’s daily terrorism.” Every human being is precious. After the bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, our elected...

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Letter: Marine story was Pentagon propaganda

June 7, 2013
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I was dismayed at your May 24 article “JP Marine helps train African militaries.” While on the surface a nice little human-interest story about a local guy in the Marines, the article spews Pentagon propaganda with no mention of an alternative view of the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) or of U.S. military deployment worldwide. Did the...

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Letter: Thanks to DCR for park fix-ups

June 7, 2013
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I live in the last house on Spalding Street, which abuts the Southwest Corridor Park. I recently reported several items of concern to Holly Richardson at the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. Within 48 hours, five streetlights were fixed, sections of DCR land that had grown wild were mowed, and several patches of...

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Letter: Congrats to JPNDC for important work

June 7, 2013
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As the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) celebrated the “people who build our community” at its annual meeting this past week, we at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program reflect on how fortunate we are to have this vibrant, focused and committed community-based nonprofit organization as our partner. From its early...

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Obituary: Joyce Perkit, attorney and activist

June 7, 2013
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Jamaica Plain resident Joyce Lynda Perkit passed away on Sun., June 2, 2013 at age 71 after a long and hard-fought battle with breast cancer. She was a brilliant and learned woman who stood up and defended people’s rights and community causes that she thought were vitally important. She was a highly regarded attorney...

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Sights & Sounds, June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 18 for the June 21 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Neighborhood 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the Hyde Square Task Force, 9am registrartion, 10am race, Sat., June 8, race will begin...

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Invitación, June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 18 de junio para la publicación del 21 de junio. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, agenda incluye el desarrollo de Hughes Oil, 10 junio,...

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JP Agenda, June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 18 for the June 21 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings MSPCC Open House, showcasing MSPCC’s programs & services, Sat., June 8, 10am-2pm, 3815 Washington St, 2nd Fl. Info: mspcc.org. Stonybrook Neighborhood...

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