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January 31, 2014
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AIDS Action not a fan of Patrick’s budget

January 31, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain-based AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is not a fan of Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposed budget, the group said in a Jan. 22 press statement. “The budget released today by Governor Deval Patrick is not enough to sustain the fight against HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts,” said AIDS Action CEO Rebecca Haag in the...

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Sights and Sounds, Jan. 31, 2014

January 31, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 11 for the Feb. 14 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursday neighborhood walk & art display, Feb. 6, 6-8, Centre/South streets. Info: centresouth.org. Franklin Park Coalition Snow Fest, Sat.,...

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Invitación, Jan. 31, 2014

January 31, 2014
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 11 de febrero para la publicación del 14 de febrero. Manda a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión de MassDOT, para hablar sobre la expansión de la plataforma de buses y la consolidación de los...

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JP Agenda, Jan. 31, 2014

January 31, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 11 for the Feb. 14 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings MassDOT meeting, to discuss expansion of Forest Hills MBTA station upper busway & consolidation of school bus drop-off, Tues. Feb. 4,...

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Editorial: Un-ruin the Bear Dens

January 31, 2014
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The Gazette’s further revelations this week about the decaying Bear Dens in Franklin Park underscore the need for action. The lack of historic protection and ownership confusions place the charming structure in danger. But the many good ideas already collected from the public in prior decades point the way to its future. The Bear...

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Editorial: Congratulations to Arredondo

January 31, 2014
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Congratulations to Carlos Arredondo and his new friend, Jeff Bauman, on being invited by the First Lady to the president’s State of the Union speech. Both are heroes of the Boston Marathon bombing in their own rights, and their friendship is a testament to the triumph of good will over cowardly violence. Arredondo, a...

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Editorial: Sen. Chang-Díaz’s good ideas

January 31, 2014
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State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz is promoting some good ideas for voting reform, including early voting provisions and same-day registration. Voting needs to be secure, but too often it is needlessly confusing and inconvenient, involving strange timing and various deadlines. As a fundamental civil right, hurdles toward it should be few and low. The senator,...

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Letter: Thanks to Sen. Warren on Iran stand

January 31, 2014
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As a Massachusetts voter who doesn’t want another war, I am proud that U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke out against new sanctions and in support of the first-step nuclear deal with Iran. It is alarming that some in Congress are calling to violate the deal with new sanctions and sabotage this historic diplomatic opening....

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Letter: Parkside historic district needed

January 31, 2014
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Parkside, which was last inventoried (and incompletely so) by the Boston Landmarks Commission 30 years ago, deserves status as a historic district or architectural conservation district. As learned from the Dr. Marie Zakrzewska House tear-down on Peter Parley Road last year, significant historic resources such as the Wellington Kidder House; 18 Robeson St. (with...

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