Archive for June, 2016

Letter: Say no to financing atrocities

June 24, 2016
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In the world premiere of Eve Ensler’s “In the Body of the World” at the American Repertory Theater last month, the author/performer powerfully conveyed both her experience of cancer and the horrors experienced by women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the women of Congo she found a strength that helped her survive....
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Letter: Happy ending

June 24, 2016
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I live on Dunster Road. On Monday morning, my cat (Jane) somehow found herself on the roof of my three-story house. It was a hot day, and my roof is not shaded. I called the Animal Rescue League, but they couldn’t tell me when they would get here. Meanwhile, Jane was meowing pitifully and panting...
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Letter: Drivers are acting crazy

June 24, 2016
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JP and beyond is being brutalized by drivers who are thoughtless, selfish, and dangerously unwilling to curb their hostility. Two factors in driving—Constant Acceleration (more than just “speeding”) and Tailgaiting—combine like bleach and ammonia to create violent atmosphere.  Breathing space between cars adds much more positive conditions, mentally and physically. Safety says “reach and...
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Op-Ed: When we needed it most, the world came to Orlando’s aid

June 24, 2016
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By Buddy Dyer, mayor of Orlando One week ago, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violence. Our city remains in a state of shock, our hearts broken as we grieve for the victims and their families. Everyone in our city...
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Letter: Gun control is needed

June 24, 2016
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Can we agree on one thing, America?  Congress, mostly on the GOP side, is made up of cowards when it comes to the NRA and the overall gun lobby.  One in the same, I guess. The next mass killing might be 100 school children and it would have no other impact than to have these empty suits...
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Residents hostile to 3193 Washington St. project

June 10, 2016
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City Realty developers made slight alterations to their proposed development at 3193 Washington St., but were still met with hostility from community members who raised concerns over gentrification and City Realty’s reputation during a community meeting. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held the June 6 meeting at 3134 Washington St. for City Realty to...
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Changes to Washington St. dev. leave few satisfied

June 10, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette A second public meeting about a proposed apartment building at 3353 Washington St. left few people satisfied with the changes to the project. Despite developer Terry Bruce’s assurances that she and her business partner, Mordechai Levin, are doing their best to make the apartments affordable to middle-class...
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Street Performing

June 10, 2016
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“Plan JP/Rox” process extended for three months

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority has extended the “Plan JP/Rox” process for three months to October, according to a June 1 letter signed by BRA Director Brian Golden and Department of Neighborhood Development Director Sheila Dillon. The extension had been advocated for by “Keep It 100% For Egleston,” a group dedicated to keeping the Egleston...
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Se extiende el proceso de “Plan JP/Rox”

June 10, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) ha extendido el proceso de “Plan JP/Rox” hasta octubre, según una carta el primero de junio firmada por el Director de BRA Brian Golden y el Director del Departamento del Desarrollo de Vecindarios Sheila Dillon. La extensión se debe a la representación de “Keep It 100% For Egleston”, un...
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