Archive for August, 2016

Massachusetts license to get makeover

August 12, 2016
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Gov. Charlie Baker recently signed legislation that will bring Massachusetts up to current standards for federal identification as mandated by the federal REAL ID Act, according to a press release. New REAL ID compliant cards will begin to be issued in the fall of 2017. “I thank the members of the Legislature for their...
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Boston strives towards goal to end homelessness

August 12, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh recently announced that the City is “well on its way” to meeting its goal to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2018, according to a press release. The City’s action plan, originally launched in 2015, has been re-launched under the name “Boston’s Way Home.” According to the press release, Boston has...
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Residents have early-voting option

August 12, 2016
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Boston’s Board of Election Commissioners has established “one-day early” voting sites for the upcoming November election, including Curtis Hall and the Back of the Hill Apartments, according to a press release. Overall, there will be 27 early voting sites across Boston, three in each of the city’s nine council districts, in addition to early...
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Invitacion, Aug. 12, 2016

August 12, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 23 de agosto para la edición del 26 de agosto. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Comité de casas abandonadas en JP, primer miércoles del mes, 10:30, en la comisaría del distrito...
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Eliot School Party

August 12, 2016
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Eliot School Party


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Tending the Garden

August 12, 2016
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Tending the Garden


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JP Agenda, Aug. 12, 2016

August 12, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 23 for the Aug. 26 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Forum with Candidates for Local Contested Elections, hosted by Ward 11 and Ward 19 Democratic Committees. Aug. 23 at Farnsworth House,...
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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 12, 2016

August 12, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 23 for the Aug. 26 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Movie Night, Thurs. Aug. 18 6:30pm. Knucklebones Playspace 7:30 p.m. Movie Sugar Bowl, Jamaica Pond Movie Night! Thursday, August 25...
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Letter: Friends of the JP Branch Library group responds

August 12, 2016
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We write in response to Allen Spivack’s July 8 letter entitled, “Artists need to be paid appropriately.” We think he is under a few misconceptions. First, the Friends of the JP Branch Library (Friends) is a small nonprofit that exists to support the JP Branch. We are an all-volunteer organization and spending $3,000 for...
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Letter: Vote yes on Question 4

August 12, 2016
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Far too many lives have been destroyed by our senseless war on drugs. Millions of people have criminal records for drug offenses that make it harder to get student loans, find affordable housing, and secure a good job. Even more disturbing, our drug war has unevenly targeted people of color. Massachusetts’ current policy of...
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