Monthly Archives: June 2014

Invitacion, June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 1 de julio al mediodía para la publicación del 4 de julio. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, elección de miembros comunitarios al Ad-Hoc Committee on Forest Hills Construction & Development Projects,...

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Editorial: Arborway Yard: Just the facts

June 20, 2014
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The CPCAY has made the extraordinary claim that the MBTA is lying about the Arborway Yard and is plotting to sell it and build its bus yard elsewhere. Intriguing as this claim is, it’s mostly a complicated way of saying no one really knows what the T is doing. Someone in a position of...

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Editorial: Dogs parks are City’s responsibility

June 20, 2014
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If you’ve ever seen a nice dog park, you know what a great amenity it is, both for those wonderful social pets and for other park users who otherwise would be beset by off-leash animals. Of course, you probably have not seen one in Boston, where the city government continues to obstinately refuse to...

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Editorial: VA should support our troops

June 20, 2014
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A federal audit’s determination that the patient wait times at the S. Huntington VA hospital are in the acceptable range is good news, but it sure doesn’t feel good. A month to see a doctor is certainly better than dying while on a vile secret list, as happened in the recent VA scandal elsewhere....

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Letter: Thanks for covering police spying abuses

June 20, 2014
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I wanted to thank you for your truly excellent article “Police Spies tracked Occupy JP, Whole Foods protests” (June 6). Only by publicizing these abuses will people attempt to correct them. I have called the Mayor’s Office and the police commissioner and will be following up by sending them your article and demanding the...

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Neighborhood 5K

June 20, 2014
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Neighborhood 5K

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Lantern Festival cancelled this year

June 6, 2014
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The Forest Hills Cemetery (FHC) announced it will not hold its annual Lantern Festival this summer, which it has held for the last 15 years. FHC Assistant Treasurer Janice Stetz told the Gazette that the Cemetery is “reviewing procedures and logistics” and that the festival “may come back next year.” Stetz said she did...

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Police spies tracked Occupy JP, Whole Foods protests

June 6, 2014
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Police spies tracked Occupy JP, Whole Foods protests

A controversial Boston Police spy agency tracked the local Occupy JP events, Whole Foods Market protests, and a vigil for the suicidal son of acclaimed marathon bombing hero Carlos Arredondo, recently released secret documents reveal. The Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) documents, dating to 2011, put a new context on the Boston Police’s unprecedented,...

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BRA: Washington St. planning study possible

June 6, 2014
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) might soon conduct a planning study that would encompass the Washington Street corridor between Egleston Square and Forest Hills, according to BRA spokesperson Nick Martin. That section of Washington Street has several proposed projects on the horizon, including a 283-unit apartment project called “The Commons” at 3593-3615 Washington St....

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Connolly Children’s librarian to retire

June 6, 2014
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Connolly Children’s librarian to retire

HYDE PARK—The longtime children’s librarian at the Connolly Branch Library, Laura Foner, will be retiring next month. Foner became a children’s librarian after having her first child and “falling in love with children’s books,” she told the Gazette. “I was doing a lot of reading with him and I was going to the library,...

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