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Letter: Vote yes on Question 4

August 12, 2016
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Far too many lives have been destroyed by our senseless war on drugs. Millions of people have criminal records for drug offenses that make it harder to get student loans, find affordable housing, and secure a good job. Even more disturbing, our drug war has unevenly targeted people of color. Massachusetts’ current policy of...

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Letter: Diversity of Boston Scholars

August 12, 2016
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In the July 22 Gazette, Major Walsh recognized by name 35 recipients of the City of Boston Scholars award, given for academic achievement and community service. Especially impressive to me, judging by the names of the students, was their marked diversity of ethnicity and national origin. It made me feel proud that Boston and...

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Letter: Stop state bullying of JP community gardeners

August 12, 2016
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Imagine a state agency cutting off water to a JP community garden in the heat of the summer? In some parts of the world, this could be considered a dangerous and hostile act. That’s what’s happening in JP. The agency that manages state assets is bullying our scrappy neighborhood association, pressuring us to sign...

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Letter: Trees planted in sidewalk are a danger

August 12, 2016
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I would like to thank the JP Gazette for printing Sandra Storey’s article on the effects of planting trees in sidewalks. I unfortunately did trip on a raised sidewalk (due to tree roots) in JP Center and my upper right arm fell against the tree trunk as the rest of my body hit the ground. The...

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Letter: Vote no on Question 2

August 12, 2016
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Question 2 on the ballot this November considers lifting the cap on charter schools. It is imperative we vote NO and keep the cap. Charter schools directly reduce Massachusetts’ public schools’ funding and quality. Charter schools are funded with public money that would otherwise go to public schools. In 2015-16, the state’s public schools’...

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FUNDRAISING FOR ORLANDO

July 22, 2016
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FUNDRAISING FOR ORLANDO

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Persisten las preocupaciones sobre la propuesta para 3193 Washington St.

July 22, 2016
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De Josie Grove Especial a la Gaceta A pesar de los cambios que ha hecho City Realty a su propuesta para el desarrollo de 3193 Washington St, los participantes en una reunión comunitaria el 11 de junio expresaron dudas sobre el proyecto, incluido su impacto en el aburguesamiento y el progreso del proyecto sin...

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Concerns remain for 3193 Washington St. proposal

July 22, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette Despite City Realty making changes to its 3193 Washington St. development proposal, attendees at a July 11 community meeting continued to express concerns over the project, including its impact on gentrification and the project proceeding without having to follow the Plan: JP/Rox guidelines. “It seems like every...

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Obituary: Elizabeth G. English, a JP resident, dies

July 22, 2016
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Obituary: Elizabeth G. English, a JP resident, dies

Elizabeth G. English, a longtime Jamaica Plain resident, died on July 7. She was 97. Daughter of the late Thomas H. Skinner and Esther (Jennings) Skinner. She married Edward Wesley English, Jr. (deceased) of New Bern, North Carolina. She is survived by five children: Deborah A. (English) Rippy, Mai Chang (formerly Joyce I. English),...

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Sights and Sounds, July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 9 for the Aug. 12 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series, Theater performances on Tuesdays, Family zumba on Wednesdays, Concerts on the Plaza on Thursdays,...

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