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JP Agenda, July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 4 for the Aug. 7 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Washington St. Corridor Plan open house, kickoff of Boston Redevelopment Authority master plan for Washington St. and Columbus Ave. between Egleston...

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Obituary: Bernard S. Cunningham; raised in JP

July 24, 2015
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Obituary: Bernard S. Cunningham; raised in JP

Bernard S. Cunningham, 49, quietly passed on April 29, 2015 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital of cancer. He was born on March 27, 1966, in Boston and raised in Jamaica Plain. He was the cherished and beloved son of Edward and Jean Griffin of Boston and Sagamore Beach. Never would he describe himself as...

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Baby Baskets

July 24, 2015
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Baby Baskets

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Invitacion, July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 4 agosto al mediodía para la publicación del 7 de agosto. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Casa abierta para hablar sobre el plan del corredor de Washington St., lanzamiento del plan maestro de Boston Redevelopment...

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Soda Company Program

July 24, 2015
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Soda Company Program

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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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