Monthly Archives: August 2013

Editorial: Policing the Casey

August 2, 2013
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Overlapping police jurisdictions in the current Casey Overpass area are already a longstanding issue that lowers law enforcement and frustrates residents trying to call for help. With the forthcoming Casey Arborway, plans to simply expand those overlaps are inadequate and amount to jurisdiction as fiction. Today’s Forest Hills nexus of the Arborway and Washington...

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Editorial: Business boosts

August 2, 2013
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The recent openings of cafés on former vacant MBTA parcels is good news for JP’s economy and street life, and a rebirth of vitality stolen by the failed I-95 highway project that seized some of that land by eminent domain decades ago. Simpli Bar & Bites on Washington Street and Café Bartlett Square on...

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Editorial: Church chess game

August 2, 2013
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board is playing a smart game of political chess at the former Blessed Sacrament Church campus. It recently approved a controversial redevelopment of the former Norbert School into high-priced apartments. But it also made that approval contingent on the campus owners sealing a deal with the Hyde Square Task Force...

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Letter: Casey design is looking great—but western end needs work

August 2, 2013
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I’d like to thank the members of the MassDOT Casey team and their consultants, as well as the other agencies and officials there, for the outstanding presentation at the July 11 public hearing concerning the 75 percent plan for the new Casey Arborway. (“Casey design nearing completion,” July 19.) It was very informative and,...

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Letter: Casey Arborway will only add to local woes

August 2, 2013
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The following letter was sent to various local elected officials: The Casey Arborway at-grade plan is ridiculous and needs to be stopped. Traffic is terrible already during rush hours. I live on a side street that is used from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. as a bypass for...

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Letter: Dog incident shows contempt for elderly

August 2, 2013
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As an older woman, I frequently see issues of discrimination against and contempt for the elderly, but the latest incident made me so angry, I wanted to share it with your readers. The other day, I was walking my little dog around the pond. We were fabulous and Zen-like, but then I noticed a...

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Casey potholes cause flat tires

August 2, 2013
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Several large potholes opened up on the aging Casey Overpass on July 27, causing damage to passing cars. The potholes were fixed the same day. In at least one area, the potholes were large enough that the wire mesh that supports the bridge’s surface was exposed, according to state Department of Transportation (MassDOT) spokesperson...

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DCR completes sidewalk study

August 2, 2013
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After almost three years in development, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), along with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and consultants Pressley Associates, presented a sweeping rehabilitation and expansion plan for the Emerald Necklace’s sidewalks, crossings and paths at a community meeting held at Wheelock College on June 24. In Jamaica Plain, the...

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JP resident faces medication price increase

August 2, 2013
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Jan Donley, a Jamaica Plain resident, will see her compounded medication for symptoms from menopause double in price this month because Harvard Pilgrim Heath Insurance is refusing to continue coverage of that type of drug. Compounded medication is a combination of ingredients created specifically for a patient. Compounded medication was in the news last...

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On the Police Beat, July 14-28, 2013

August 2, 2013
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The following police incident reports are public records provided by the Community Service Office of the District E-13 Police Station, which is solely responsible for their content. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in court. July 28: Larceny from vehicle, 92 Day St.; bomb threat, 26 Brookley Road. July 27: Fire, 62 S....

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