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Letter: Vote yes on bottle bill question

October 10, 2014
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Given all the controversial issues facing us in the coming election, there is one issue that should be, in the common parlance, a “no-brainer:” a yes vote on Question 2, the Bottle Bill. The bill would revise the existing one to include bottled water, tea, sports drinks and other beverages, which now most often...

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Letter: Don’t blame bicyclists for using bike path

October 10, 2014
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To quote Yanira Kilgore’s letter (“Dangerous bicyclists need to learn to share the path”) in the Sept. 12 issue, “…everyone uses this path.” Gee, I don’t know why bicyclists would feel they have to explain that it’s a bike path. Meanwhile, they’re moving, so it’s going to be quick. They’re bicycling, remember? I’ve done...

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Letter: Threats are no solution to bike-pedestrian conflicts

October 10, 2014
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The Gazette recently published a letter by Yanira Kilgore arguing that “dangerous bicyclists” need to share bike paths with pedestrians. (“Dangerous bicyclists need to learn to share the path,” Sept. 12.) What constitutes as “dangerous” for Ms. Kilgore is her observation of a cyclist who, while avoiding hitting a group of pedestrians clogging the...

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On the Police Beat, Sept. 21-Oct. 5, 2014

October 10, 2014
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The following police incident reports are public records provided by the Community Service Office of the District E-13 Police Station, which is solely responsible for their content. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in court. Oct. 5: Hit and run (property), 315 Centre St. Oct. 4: Assault and battery, 112 Amory St.; assault...

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Green Cleaner

September 26, 2014
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Green Cleaner

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Climate Chorus

September 26, 2014
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Climate Chorus

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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 26, 2014

September 26, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 10 for the Oct. 24 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Gardner’s Regiment encampment and recruiting event, 18th century military re-enactment, Sat., Sept. 27, 10am-3pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info:...

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Kilt Crawl

September 26, 2014
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Kilt Crawl

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JP Agenda, Sept. 26, 2014

September 26, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 7 for the Oct. 10 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Sumner Hill Association annual meeting, learn about Curley fundraiser, the garden stroll, neighborhood safety, Sun., Sept. 28, 3:30-5:30pm, Loring Greenough House,...

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Real Estate Today: JP real estate market is ‘incredibly strong’

September 26, 2014
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The least expensive home sold between Sept. 10 and Sept. 17 was Unit 119 at 111 Perkins St., which sold for $235,000. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

By Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff The real estate market in Jamaica Plain is “incredibly strong,” according to real estate agents based in the area. “What we have is really strong buyer demand that hasn’t abated since 2012,” Melony Swasey, a realtor at Prudential Unlimited on Centre Street told the Gazette last week. “The...

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