Monthly Archives: July 2013

Editorial: JP’s marriage heroes

July 5, 2013
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Last week’s Supreme Court ruling striking down part of the bigoted Defense of Marriage Act was a landmark for LGBT rights. It was also another case of the federal government slowly catching up to civil rights leadership in Boston and especially in Jamaica Plain. It is a good time to remember some of the...

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Editorial: Washington St. planning

July 5, 2013
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Two recent trends in JP real estate development are intersecting at the former Hughes Oil site on Washington Street. This nexus is a reminder that we should develop a plan to master these trends and gain maximum benefit from them. One trend is the creation of dense, highly expensive rental apartments. The other trend...

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Letter: New City affordability policy needed to keep JP diverse

July 5, 2013
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I share the concern about the development of the two large parcels north of Forest Hills Square as well as the planned development of three acres between Ukraine Way and Walk Hill Street. (“Tenant vows to fight Hughes Oil redevelopment,” June 21.) My wife Martha and I have lived in the Forest Hills community...

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Men’s boutique opens on Centre St.

July 5, 2013
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JP CENTER—A new men’s clothing and accessory boutique opened at 606 Centre St. early last month. Caramelo Clothing Company, named after the Spanish word for caramel, offers designer clothing, accessories and body care products, many of which are created in Massachusetts. “Caramels are sweet, warm and delicious and the good ones stick with you...

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JP Agenda, July 5-18, 2013

July 5, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 16 for the July 19 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Zoning Board of Appeals, City Hall, room 801, Tues., July 9, 9:30am: Alpine Advisory Services at 27 Lamartine St., looking to...

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Politics as Unusual: This race needs a lightning rod—or nametags

July 2, 2013
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I think that I finally understand what’s wrong with this mayoral race—or at least why so few people know there is a heated contest underway. It’s not a lack of good or even great candidates; as I’ve noted endlessly, the stable of contenders is a fine one, with any number of hopefuls who I’d...

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