Blog Archives

Letter: State made the right Casey decision

March 16, 2012
By

As per the recent JP Gazette article “Overpass to be replaced by surface street network” (March 8, jpgazette.com), I applaud MassDOT’s decision to opt for the at-grade alternative. The amount of effort put into the project from working groups on all sides of the issue has been tremendous. I would like to give a...

Read more »

Letter: Malia fails to lead on overpass project

March 16, 2012
By

The following letter was sent to state Rep. Liz Malia: Your belated, obstructionist and divisive intervention in the Casey Overpass replacement project is very disappointing to me, as a Jamaica Plain resident and one of your constituents. Rather than taking the side of one small group of constituents against the majority who oppose construction...

Read more »

Letter: JP Library deserves renovation

March 16, 2012
By

Please help to bring about the renovation and expansion of our Jamaica Plain Branch Library building on Sedgwick Street. In October 2011, we celebrated its 100th anniversary.  We should not have to wait another 100 years for it to be renovated and expanded. In 2006, the city published a study and master plan. It...

Read more »

Letter: LaRouche campaign should be ignored

March 16, 2012
By

I’m not one for denying anyone the right of free speech, but when I see the Lyndon LaRouche volunteers show up in front of Dunkin’ Donuts as I did earlier today, I wonder if the store manager is concerned about potential customers turning away. I would be. First of all, the posters of Obama...

Read more »

Letter: MBTA budget solution doesn’t add up

March 16, 2012
By

The MBTA has recently proposed two scenarios for attempting to solve its deficit problem by cutting service and increasing fares (“JP seeks MBTA cuts solution,” Feb. 17). However, both scenarios have a fundamental flaw, in addition to the obvious unacceptable social, economic and environmental consequences: They are mathematically unable to solve the problem. According...

Read more »

Letter: Need for homeless housing is high

March 16, 2012
By

I am writing in response to the March 2 Gazette article “Homeless care project is back in court.” As a longtime Jamaica Plain resident that lives in the vicinity of the proposed development, I would like to express my strong support for the project. Permanent affordable housing remains a vital need for many—and that need has only...

Read more »

Letter: Looking forward to homeless facility neighbors

March 16, 2012
By

I have lived on Iffley Road for three years, directly across the street from the proposed Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program facility at 461 Walnut Ave. I love my neighborhood. It has economic and cultural diversity, and my neighbors are caring, thoughtful and engaged. We warn each other about street-cleaning, and chat about sports, gardening and, most...

Read more »

Letter: Homeless care opposition is sickening

March 16, 2012
By

If anything proves that Jamaica Plain has become a selfish, gentrified community, it is the opposition to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation/Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program housing at 461 Walnut Ave. (“Homeless care project is back in court,” March 2). How the 11 litigants can sleep at night or even look...

Read more »

Letter: NIMBYism, not the homeless, is the local threat

March 16, 2012
By

I would like to express my personal support and that of the nonprofit Rogerson Communities for the redevelopment of the former Barbara McInnis House as presented by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (“Homeless care project is back in court,” March 2). Not only am I a long-term resident of Jamaica Plain now residing...

Read more »

Dog Day

March 2, 2012
By
(Gazette Photo by Chris Alspach) The weather looks more like April as Kayla McCue plays tug of war with dog Jackson at Beecher Park on Hyde Square’s Beecher Street on Feb. 20.

Read more »