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Letter: Surface street option points to better future

December 16, 2011
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The following letter was sent to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation: Thank you very much for soliciting public comments on the “bridge/no bridge” alternatives for the Forest Hills/Arborway/Washington Street interchange following the removal of the Casey Overpass. This is a critical juncture for our Jamaica Plain/Forest Hills community. What will the future hold? Will...

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Letter: JP must work together on overpass plan

December 16, 2011
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The planning for a replacement of the deteriorating Casey Overpass presents a rare opportunity for Jamaica Plain, the Forest Hills neighborhood and the Emerald Necklace park system to repair damage from a past mistake. As the Arborway Coalition representative on the WAG (Working Advisory Group), I have received many heartfelt comments, all in favor...

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Letter: Surface streets would serve everyone

December 16, 2011
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Forest Hills, through its high through-put of people throughout the day, and proximity to world-class parks offering leisure and recreational opportunities, has the inherent traits to foster the high degree of pedestrian activity that is crucial for fostering community, safety, high transit use, and with all of that, successful development. In its current state, it...

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Healthy Living

December 2, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez speaks to the audience at a Nov. 15 State House forum about teaching children healthy lifestyles, presented by Partners HealthCare and Words Can Work.

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New Book Look

December 2, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Students, officials and volunteers cut the ribbon on the new Hennigan School library at 200 Heath St. on Nov. 2. Target Corp. and the Heart of American Foundation funded the library makeover and a new food pantry program. Cutting the ribbon are Hennigan Principal Maria Cordon (left) and Media Specialist Gwenette Bullock. Others pictured include Target Regional Vice President Derek Jenkins (far right); former Principal Amy Sprott (second from right); and Maria Coakley from U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s Office and City Councilor Matt O’Malley (behind the ribbon-cutters).

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Good Taste

December 2, 2011
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Jason Waddleton (left), JP resident and owner of The Haven pub, looks over the offerings of Brookside-based Sam Adams Brewery at the annual Taste of Jamaica Plain on Nov. 17 at Cedars Hall. The event raises funds for the Egleston Square social service agency ESAC.

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Picturing Leadership

December 2, 2011
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(Photo by Don West) JP resident and Boston City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo (center) sits with his father, former City Councilor Felix D. Arroyo (left) and brother, Ernesto Montano-Arroyo (right) in one of 65 images in JP photographer Don West’s exhibit “Portraits of Purpose: A Tribute to Leadership (Boston, 1980-2011).” The exhibit runs through Dec. 8 at the Boston Convention Center and then Dec. 9 through March at the Museum of African American History. For more information, see donwestfoto.com.

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Two for Tea

December 2, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Duo Sonidos, featuring guitarist Adam Levin (left) and violinist William Knuth, performs chamber music in the Sunday Afternoon at the ’Greenough House series on Dec. 4 in a program that includes afternoon tea. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Woman with stroller assaulted

December 2, 2011
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A man sexually assaulted a woman pushing a baby stroller in broad daylight in Franklin Park on Nov. 28 until golfers drove him away, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD) and park advocates. The man did not hurt the child, but attempted to strangle the woman, who was later treated for non-life-threatening injuries,...

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Honored for Serving

December 2, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) U.S. Navy veteran Frank Jackson (center), a resident at Goddard House Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on S. Huntington Avenue, was among the honorees at the center’s annual Veterans Day breakfast Nov. 11, which included a Navy color guard. Joining Jackson are Besty Nimitz Van Dorn (left), a former Goddard House board member and granddaughter of Admiral Chester Nimitz, commander of the Pacific Fleet in World War II; and local state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz.

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