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Tending the Garden

August 12, 2016
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Tending the Garden

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JP Agenda, Aug. 12, 2016

August 12, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 23 for the Aug. 26 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Forum with Candidates for Local Contested Elections, hosted by Ward 11 and Ward 19 Democratic Committees. Aug. 23 at Farnsworth House,...

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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 12, 2016

August 12, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Aug. 23 for the Aug. 26 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Movie Night, Thurs. Aug. 18 6:30pm. Knucklebones Playspace 7:30 p.m. Movie Sugar Bowl, Jamaica Pond Movie Night! Thursday, August 25...

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Letter: Friends of the JP Branch Library group responds

August 12, 2016
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We write in response to Allen Spivack’s July 8 letter entitled, “Artists need to be paid appropriately.” We think he is under a few misconceptions. First, the Friends of the JP Branch Library (Friends) is a small nonprofit that exists to support the JP Branch. We are an all-volunteer organization and spending $3,000 for...

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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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