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Editorial: A good choice for the BRA board

July 24, 2015
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Last year, Mayor Walsh showed good judgment in selecting JP resident and respected architecture expert Ted Landsmark for service on the Boston Redevelopment Authority board. The mayor is showing similar wisdom in nominating Carol Downs, the co-founder of the Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge. We urge the Boston City Council to confirm...

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Letter: JPNC was wrong to reject 3200 Washington

July 24, 2015
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We were disappointed to read about the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s summary rejection of a proposed rental housing development on Washington Street near Egleston Square (“JPNC votes down 3200 Washington St. proposal,” July 3.) The decision is problematic for a number of reasons: the lack of due process undermines the Council’s credibility; the decision...

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Letter: Casey project means less bridge, more sky

July 24, 2015
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I have lived directly across from the Casey Overpass, literally a stone’s throw, for almost 20 years. Every day, I have looked out my front window and saw it smack in front of me. Every day, I walked in its shadow. The bridge has been the dominant feature in our neighborhood for almost our...

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Letter: Imagine a World Cup in Olympic bidders’ back yards

July 24, 2015
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As chair of the recently formed Boston 2026 Committee, which seeks to bring the 2026 World Cup soccer games to Boston, I would like to disclose an important detail about our bid to FIFA: Most of the soccer matches will be held in Boston 2024 board member John Fish’s and board chair Steve Pagliuca’s...

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Letter: It’s not too late to replace Casey with a new bridge

July 24, 2015
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The letter in the July 3 issue of the Jamaica Plain Gazette signed by four state reps., a state senator and three city councilors, “How to give your Casey demolition input,” amounts to rearranging the deck chairs while the Titanic is going down. When Interstate 95 was planned to go through our town in...

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JP Porchfest returns July 11

July 3, 2015
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The Jamaica Plain Porchfest music and arts event returns for its second year on July 11 with nearly 130 bands playing outside local homes—and a bevy of other activities, too. Co-producer Mindy Fried, in a press release, calls the event “a block party on steroids,” adding, “There is so much talent and creativity in...

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New City crew cleans up drug needles

July 3, 2015
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The City has a new program to quickly clean up hypodermic needles tossed as litter by drug-users. The Mobile Sharps Collection Team, formed last month as part of the Boston Public Health Commission, will pick up needles in public areas at public request. Residents who find needles should never touch them. Instead, they can...

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JP to be test site for free sunscreen dispensers

July 3, 2015
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Free sunscreen dispensers will come to Jamaica Pond Park as part of a pilot program inspired by City Councilor Matt O’Malley, the City recently announced. Mayor Martin Walsh announced this month that 30 dispensers will be installed in five City parks, in partnership with the Melanoma Foundation of New England and Make Big Change,...

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Educator Award

July 3, 2015
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Educator Award

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JP Agenda, July 3, 2015

July 3, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 21 for the July 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Bartlett Square II, proposed mixed-use development at 450-456 Amory St. by Chris DeSisto, hosted by Boston Redevelopment Authority, Wed., July 8,...

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