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Letter: Traffic, anyone?

October 9, 2015
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Has anyone noticed an increase in traffic on South Street or Washington Street recently? Might it be the 24,000 vehicles from the Casey Overpass the government has placed in our neighborhood? Our governor, our mayor, our city councilor and our state representative are all aware of our concerns. Who cares? Will business in our...

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Danger at Forest Hills

October 9, 2015
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I’m optimistic about the future of Forest Hills. The bridge has been cleared with apparent efficiency and the area seems primed for positive growth. I’m less optimistic about the future of the pedestrians who brave the intersection of Washington Street and the Arborway, as many headphone-sporting English High School students and my pre-school age...

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More Arboretum observations

October 9, 2015
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Terry Wells seems to think that by questioning the veracity of reported events and people’s complaints about unleashed dogs, and throwing up unrelated issues, he can make the problem of unleashed dogs go away. The heron attack was witnessed; the attackers were unleashed domestic dogs, not coyotes (which have been reported in the Arboretum,...

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Even more Arboretum observations

October 9, 2015
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It is not often that one finds the voice of reason and neutrality in the Letters column of any newspaper. Terry Wells offered both in last week’s “Letters” (Sept. 25.) The letter lacked the anger, hostility and outrage that often motivates one to write on a controversial subject. Instead the writer asked for reasoned...

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Affordable housing

October 9, 2015
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I was disappointed in the lack of leadership from Mayor Walsh, the Office of Neighborhood Services and City Councilor Matt O’Malley in their final decision to support the 3200 Washington St. project at the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Sept. 15. Perhaps the mayor, Councilor O’Malley and some residents were swayed by the...

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JP Agenda, Sept. 25, 2015

September 25, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 6 for the Oct. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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Invitacion, Sept. 25, 2015

September 25, 2015
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El plazo para el calendario de eventos es al mediodía, martes, 6 oct para la edición del 9 de oct. Mande los eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque 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 E-13,...

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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 11, 2015

September 25, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 6 for the Oct. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events St. John’s Church Annual Yard Sale, fundraiser, Sat. Oct. 3, 10am-2pm. Corner of Roanoke Ave. and Revere St. Furniture, household...

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JP Music Festival

September 25, 2015
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JP Music Festival

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Zoning Board of Asinine

September 25, 2015
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals recently gave the OK to two construction projects—one at 40 Lochstead Road and another at 46 Eliot St. The applicants had asked for the ZBA hearing to be deferred. The City’s neighborhood liaison Jullieanne Doherty supported the applicants’ desire for deferment. Neither project went through the normal community...

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