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Car Crash

March 2, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) Police officers examine a car disabled by a two-vehicle crash on Centre Street in Monument Square on Feb. 27. The mid-morning accident caused long traffic back-ups.

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Ready to Work

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP youths march in Downtown Crossing as part of a Youth Jobs Coalition rally downtown and at the State House on Feb. 23. More than 1,200 youths from across the state demanded more government and corporate youth jobs programs and tax increases to pay for them. Local groups involved included Beantown Society, Franklin Park Coalition, Hyde Square Task Force, JP Youth Health Equity Coalition, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, South Street Youth Center, Spontaneous Celebrations and Teen Empowerment.

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Digging in

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

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Pedestrian Struck

March 2, 2012
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(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.

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Editorial: Thanks to Casey activists

March 2, 2012
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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...

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Editorial: Community policing

March 2, 2012
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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...

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Editorial: Primary voting

March 2, 2012
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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...

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Letter: News shows JP gentrification

March 2, 2012
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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...

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Letter: In support of a skate park

March 2, 2012
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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...

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Letter: ‘Three strikes’ is too expensive

March 2, 2012
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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...

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