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Editorial: Mayoral neighbors

July 19, 2013
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The highly competitive mayoral race is already sparking long overdue discussions on many City issues. One of the best benefits is simply hearing from leaders of neighborhoods that don’t often share their experiences. In recent issues of the Gazette, you’ve heard from candidates who are important leaders in Dudley Square and Dorchester. Whether any...

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Letter: White Stadium rehab offers more questions than answers

July 19, 2013
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At a recent community meeting, as reported in the JP Gazette July 5 (“White Stadium could get $20m fix-up”), John Fish presented compelling statistics demonstrating the success of the Boston Scholar Athlete’s program, followed by vague plans outlining his vision for a renovated White Stadium as the program’s signature sports facility. PowerPoint slides not...

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White Stadium could get $20m fix-up

July 5, 2013
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By Ryan Deto/Special to the Gazette PARKSIDE—A $20 million renovation of Franklin Park’s White Stadium into a year-round facility is being proposed by Mayor Thomas Menino and a nonprofit founded by construction company magnate John Fish. The concept was met with both enthusiasm and concern by a crowd of 70 people at a June...

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Brewery Wedding

July 5, 2013
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Brewery Wedding

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Surprise Star

July 5, 2013
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Surprise Star

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Invitación, July 5-18, 2013

July 5, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 16 de julio para la publicación del 19 de julio. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones          Zoning Board of Appeals, City Hall, salón 801, martes, 9 julio,...

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Sights and Sounds, July 5-18, 2013

July 5, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 16 for the July 19 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Lantern Festival, inspired by Japanese Bon Festival, Thurs., July 18 (rain date July 25), Forest Hills Cemetery, 195 Forest Hills...

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Editorial: Avenida de las Americas

July 5, 2013
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Centre Street in Hyde/Jackson Squares has been an “Avenida de las Americas” for over 40 years. So it is great to see it finally get that honorary name on street signs honoring the Latin American immigrants who have formed a cornerstone of our local economic and civic life. The diverse array of activists and...

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Editorial: JP’s marriage heroes

July 5, 2013
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Last week’s Supreme Court ruling striking down part of the bigoted Defense of Marriage Act was a landmark for LGBT rights. It was also another case of the federal government slowly catching up to civil rights leadership in Boston and especially in Jamaica Plain. It is a good time to remember some of the...

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Editorial: Washington St. planning

July 5, 2013
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Two recent trends in JP real estate development are intersecting at the former Hughes Oil site on Washington Street. This nexus is a reminder that we should develop a plan to master these trends and gain maximum benefit from them. One trend is the creation of dense, highly expensive rental apartments. The other trend...

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