Monthly Archives: April 2015

Forum: JP pricing out all but wealthiest

April 24, 2015
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Want to buy a house in JP? You’ll have to be in the top-5-percent income bracket. That was one of the statistics discussed at the April 9 Jamaica Plain Inequality Forum, where activist organization members addressed housing affordability and low-wage jobs. About 40 people attended the forum, which was held at the Hope Central...

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Editorial: JP’s great kids

April 24, 2015
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Our regular “JP Kids” special section this spring once again shows the creativity of local youths and the grown-ups who support them all around the neighborhood. At the Mission Hill K-8 in central JP, the kids are teaching us about ancient Nubia. At the British School in Jamaica Hills, the kids competed in a...

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Editorial: The City’s new smoke-filled room

April 24, 2015
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There are many perplexing ironies to Mayor Walsh’s rapid embrace of the Olympics bid. Elected as a populist, collaborative leader focused on the city’s working and middle classes, Walsh has made many strides on that platform—yet he inexplicably linked up with the elitist, exclusive, secretive Boston 2024. Nowhere is the irony more dissonant than...

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Letter: Gazette’s Wilkerson coverage was an insult to JP

April 24, 2015
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I was disappointed that the Gazette thought running an article on Dianne Wilkerson was good news and that she deserved a photo on the front page. (“The return of Dianne Wilkerson,” March 27.) In addition, your article seemed to offer support for her to get back into politics. Dianne Wilkerson deserves a new start,...

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Letter: Gazette’s JP@Home coverage was too narrow

April 24, 2015
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While Peter Shanley’s article about the launch of JP@Home is accurate as far as it goes (“JP@Home senior living group launches,” April 20), it’s missing some important ingredients. The article described the purpose of the group as “enabling to live in private housing rather than a nursing home.” Typical of many scenarios about...

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JP Library renovation to begin Aug. 1; will involve long closure

April 10, 2015
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After over a decade of waiting, the Jamaica Plain Branch Library will undergo its first major renovation in 50 years beginning Aug. 1. But while welcomed locally, the work will require an 18- to 24-month closure. “While having the JP Branch Library closed for 18 to 24 months will be tough, the amazing building...

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Film on Marathon hero, peace activist nears completion

April 10, 2015
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A documentary about Carlos Arredondo, the Boston Marathon bombing rescue hero and peace activist with strong Jamaica Plain ties, is nearing completion after a decade in the works. “The Man in the Cowboy Hat,” a documentary by JP resident Janice Rogovin, has been in production since Rogovin filmed her first interview with Arredondo in...

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Good Friday

April 10, 2015
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Good Friday

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Franklin Park get key role, but no answers, in Olympics debate

April 10, 2015
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The contentious Olympics meeting last month at Franklin Park has become a key moment in the bid’s plummeting public image, with Boston 2024 apologizing for the process’s failings in a prominent March 30 Boston Globe story. Yet Boston 2024 has not changed its process, and has not offered new information to the Franklin Park...

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Franklin Park tiene un papel clave en el debate olímpico

April 10, 2015
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La reunión contenciosa del mes pasado en Franklin Park se ha convertido en un momento clave para la imagen pública de la apuesta olímpica. Boston 2024 se disculpó por las deficiencias del proceso en un artículo prominente en la edición del 30 de marzo del Boston Globe. No obstante, Boston 2024 no ha cambiado...

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