Monthly Archives: January 2015

Letter: Olympics would be a tragedy for common citizens

January 16, 2015
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Who ever heard of discussing an issue after it has been decided? That is what just happened with the Olympics 2024 bid of Boston. Mayor Walsh will pay a steep price in the next election for the administration of the Olympics bid to date. Thanks to the Gazette for again showing exceptional leadership by...

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Letter: Franklin Park needs fix-up and maintenance plan

January 16, 2015
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The Healthy Square Committee of the Egleston Square Neighborhood Association wishes to express its thanks to Christine Poff from the Franklin Park Coalition and Marchelle Jacques-Yarde from the Parks Department for spending a recent morning in the northwest corner of Franklin Park with representatives from our committee. (“Franklin Park advocates seek improvements,” Dec. 19.)...

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Letter: Thanks to Parks commissioner for park fixes

January 16, 2015
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The Franklin Park Coalition wants to applaud new Parks Commissioner Chris Cook for long-overdue park clean-up projects. The commissioner’s leadership means that the standard use of a beautiful Franklin Park hillside, Scarboro Hill, to store sand, soil, gravel and park debris has ceased. Visit the site! There’s a long view of the golf course...

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Letter: South St. Harvest should stay open

January 16, 2015
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The following is an edited version of a letter sent to Harvest Co-op Markets prior to the announcement of its decision to close its South Street store: I am a member of the co-op and value it on many levels. I also understand that one of its primary functions is to make money—and that...

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Veterans Honor

January 16, 2015
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Veterans Honor

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Back Bay Lights

January 16, 2015
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Back Bay Lights

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Music Ministry

January 16, 2015
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Music Ministry

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Harvest South Street store to close in April

January 13, 2015
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Harvest Co-op Market’s South Street store will permanently close its doors in April, according to a letter from the board of directors posted on harvestcoop.com. “After thoughtful discussion and careful consideration, we have decided that it is in the overall best interest of the co-op to close the South Street location,” the letter states....

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Boston chosen as U.S. Olympic bid city

January 8, 2015
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Boston will be the host city for the official U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee decided today at the Denver airport. Franklin Park is among the potential venues for a Boston Olympics, putting Jamaica Plain among the neighborhoods that could directly host the Games. The park could be...

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