Monthly Archives: February 2016

35 S. Huntington Ave.

February 26, 2016
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The debate over whether the 35 S. Huntington Ave. project falls within Jamaica Plain or Mission Hill is asinine. The project is on the border and both neighborhoods should be able to give input on it—that includes the local councils and associations that represent them. The Boston Redevelopment Authority has recently commenced a concerted...

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Editorial: MBTA fare hikes

February 26, 2016
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The MBTA is a disgrace. It is a public transportation system that catches fire, routinely breaks down, and has a subway line that taking a ride on is probably worse than waterboarding (See: B branch of the Green Line). This is what resident get in a supposedly “world-class” city. The MBTA now wants to...

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Criminalization of mental health

February 26, 2016
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As a graduate social work student, I am very concerned about what seems to be the criminalization of people with mental health issues. There have been a growing number of people with mental illness in our jails and prisons since deinstitutionalization took place from 1955 to 1980. Over 15 percent of prisoners are suffering...

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Letter: Other presidential choices

February 26, 2016
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As informed voters, we can better serve our democracy. As we vote on March 1, you might be surprised to learn that there is a Green-Rainbow Party ballot with five Green Party presidential candidates. In addition to Dr. Jill Stein, a Massachusetts “favorite daughter,” William Kreml, Kent Mesplay, Darryl Cherney, and Sedinam Kinamo Christin...

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Former employee sues Whole Foods

February 12, 2016
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By Emily Resnevic and Peter Shanley Gazette Staff Ryan Costello, a former Jamaica Plain Whole Foods employee, is suing the company for retaliation and breach of contract after the company fired him in October, according to a lawsuit document filed in Suffolk Superior Court. Heather McCready, a spokesperson for Whole Foods, said that the...

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BEAUTIFUL

February 12, 2016
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Mixed-use dev. planned for 35 S. Huntington Ave.

February 12, 2016
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A developer, Doug George of Dorchester, has filed plans for a 45,500-square-foot, mixed-use development at 35 S. Huntington Ave., according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The BRA was slated to hold a community meeting on the project on Feb. 9 at the Parker Hill Branch Library, after the Gazette deadline....

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Actualización del parque de perros en Beecher Street

February 12, 2016
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Después de una reunión apasionada sobre el uso actual de Beecher Street Park, ha habido reuniones productivas y se hacen planes para seguir adelante, según el portavoz del departamento de parques y recreación de Boston (BPRD), Ryan Woods, y la residente de Jamaica Plain Nina Robinson que ha organizado un grupo para el parque....

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Beecher St. dog park update

February 12, 2016
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After an impassioned meeting regarding the current use of Beecher Street Park, there have been productive meetings and plans are being made for moving forward, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) spokesperson Ryan Woods and Jamaica Plain resident Nina Robinson, who has organized a group for the park. Beecher Street Park has...

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Italian Home for Children

February 12, 2016
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Italian Home for Children

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