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Letter: Higher standard needed in JPNC, S. Huntington debate

November 9, 2012
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Residents of Jamaica Plain are wrestling over who can lay claim to the neighborhood. At a time of declining and stagnating real estate values overall, when one-third of mortgage holders nationwide are underwater, prices here are steady and rising. Some will benefit and some will not. We are attracting heightened interest, including from far-flung...

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Letter: Put lights in windows for unity

November 9, 2012
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Be you a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jew or Shinto, this time of year has been sacred to man since before any religion was founded. Huge bonfires lit the night to tempt the Sun back. To light your windows is assumed a Christian tradition. Yet many Christians do not observe this way. Here in America,...

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On Stage

November 9, 2012
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On Stage

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JP Agenda, Nov. 9, 2012

November 9, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Nov. 19 for the Nov. 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings   Zoning Board of Appeals, Boston City Hall, Room 801, 635-4775. Tues., Nov. 13, 9:30am, Boston Residential Group seeks variances for floor-area...

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Invitación, Nov. 9, 2012

November 9, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 19 de noviembre para la publicación del 23 de noviembre. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Reunión para English High Turf, martes, 13 noviembre, 6:30pm, 6:30pm, Curtis Hall,...

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Editorial: JPNC chair should resign

November 1, 2012
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Benjamin Day, the chair of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, led an ill-informed smear campaign against the developers and elected officials involved in two housing developments that his council will review. He threw a bomb that backfired and damaged the JPNC. He should resign. This is a difficult call to make because Day has...

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Hurricane may strike area; state offers tips

October 26, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy may strike the Boston area early next week as a major storm with heavy rain and strong winds. Even if the storm does not directly hit Massachusetts, it still may have significant local impact. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says that residents should prepare now for possible power outages, flooding and...

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Empresarios latinos honrados en City Hall

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by John Lynds) (de la izquierda: los dueños de Tacos El Charros Aida Gomez y José Gutierrez aceptan su honor del concejal de la ciudad Feliz Arroyo en City Hill el 15 de octubre)

Por Laura Plummer, Special to the Gazette Cuatro de las pequeñas empresas latinas de Hyde Square fueron entre las 11 honradas en City Hall el 15 de octubre como parte de una celebración del Mes de la Herencia Latina del concejal de Boston Felix Arroyo. “Decidí honrar a las pequeñas empresas este año porque...

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Crisis Management

October 26, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Mayor’s Office) Mayor Thomas Menino (at podium) announces a re-entry plan for former prisoners released as a result of tainted evidence from JP’s drug lab scandal at an Oct. 11 press conference downtown. The plan closely supervises all of those released to make sure they are not drawn into crime, with help from the Boston Police Department, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Probation and Boston Centers for Youth & Families. Joining Menino were (from left) Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley and Police Superintendent in Chief Daniel Linskey. Menino is requesting $15 million from the state to pay for the effort.

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Latino businesses honored at City Hall

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by John Lynds) (from left) Tacos El Charro owners Aida Gomez and Jose Gutierrez accept their honor from City Councilor Felix Arroyo at City Hall on Oct. 15.

By Laura Plummer, Special to the Gazette Four of Hyde Square’s landmark Latino-owned businesses were among 11 honored at City Hall Oct. 15 as part of at-large City Councilor Felix Arroyo’s Latino Heritage Month Celebration. “I decided to honor small businesses this year because…70 percent of all Americans work for a small business,” said...

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