Blog Archives

Digging in

March 2, 2012
By
(Gazette Photo by Chris Alspach) Young Reya Weintroub digs into some ice cream at J.P. Licks at 659 Centre St. on Feb. 20.

Read more »

Pedestrian Struck

March 2, 2012
By
(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) Firefighters treat a woman lying on Greenough Avenue at Centre Street after she was struck by a car while walking on the morning of Feb. 15. The unidentified woman, believed by the Boston Fire Department to be in her 80s, was strapped to a backboard and had a neck brace applied before being taken to a hospital. No citations or charges were issued against the driver, according to the Boston Police Department.

Read more »

Editorial: Thanks to Casey activists

March 2, 2012
By

Debate about the Casey Overpass replacement project has been heated, and when the state’s decision comes, one side is going to win and one side is going to lose. That could produce bitterness. We hope that instead, activists on both (or all) sides will appreciate how much their friends and foes accomplished in this...

Read more »

Editorial: Community policing

March 2, 2012
By

A few months ago, the South Street area was hit with a string of disturbing burglaries. The local E-13 Police Station responded by hosting a community meeting and parking a patrol car in the area to squash the crimes. It worked. Now the criminals are back—and so are the cops to tamp them down...

Read more »

Editorial: Primary voting

March 2, 2012
By

On Tuesday, the presidential primary election, which helps nominate political party candidates, finally comes to Massachusetts. We’ll forgive you if you are not very excited. Most of the Founding Fathers believed that political parties were an evil to avoid. The broken presidential primary system and the two-party straitjacket show why. Early-voting states, most of...

Read more »

Letter: News shows JP gentrification

March 2, 2012
By

I couldn’t help but notice the irony on the front page of the Feb. 17 edition. At the top of the page is the line, “Is JP gentrified? Numbers say no”; yet your front-page stories are about “a groundbreaking tenant-run management corporation will retire at the end of March” (“Bromley-Heath leader retires; BHA...

Read more »

Letter: In support of a skate park

March 2, 2012
By

I’m writing in support of the improvised skate park in the old roller hockey rink on the Southwest Corridor (“Skate park may be coming to SWCP,” Feb. 17). It’s disappointing that neighbors complained to the Department of Conservation and Recreation about the “debris” and had it removed. The kids who were constructing that park were exercising...

Read more »

Letter: ‘Three strikes’ is too expensive

March 2, 2012
By

For now, let’s leave aside the disproportionate effects the “three strikes” legislation would have (“In support of ‘three strikes,’ letter, Feb. 17). This is all about the numbers. Many of the legislators in favor of this bill would have us believe that the net effect of three strikes combined with other provisions would be...

Read more »

Letter: Disappointed in Malia’s Casey stance

March 2, 2012
By

The following letter was sent to state Rep. Liz Malia: I live in the Jamaica Plain section that is represented by Jeffrey Sánchez. However, I have heard you speak in the past and have been impressed with the representation you provide to Jamaica Plain. So I am sorry to know that you have accused the Mass. Department...

Read more »

Invitación

March 2, 2012
By

La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 13 de marzo para la publicación del 16 de marzo. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número.  Reuniones JPNC Public Service Committee, 6 marzo, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St....

Read more »