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Letter: Standing up for BLM

November 25, 2016
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A letter in the Oct. 28 issue of the Jamaica Plain Gazette attempted to equate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism. I wholeheartedly disagree. I am Jewish and very critical of the history and policies of the state of Israel toward Palestinians and that does not make me an anti-Semite. The Movement for Black Lives...

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Letter: Also standing up for BLM

November 25, 2016
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In response to the (editorial) letter written by Mr. Spivak in the Oct. 28 Gazette, we, the undersigned clergy of Jamaica Plain, want to express our continued support of the monthly vigil in support of Black Lives Matter, words which themselves express a too often forgotten truth. Responding to racism, anti-Semitism, and all other...

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Letter: Parking a problem in Forest Hills

November 25, 2016
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The Forest Hills area around the T station is a tough place to park now for the residents. At one of the meetings allowing the public to attend pertaining to the new development at the intersection of Ukraine Way and Hyde Park Avenue, it was revealed that they were allowing .7 cars of parking space...

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Letter: Next steps after Question 2

November 25, 2016
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Last Wednesday I received an email congratulating me on the defeat of
 ballot question 2. After spending months trying to prevent this
 measure from passing, I was incredibly relieved to see it go down. But
 what really struck me about the message was the mention of the
 millions of dollars that had been spent...

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Letter: Shop Locally First

November 25, 2016
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I have been asked, “Why are you a member of JP Local First?” Well, I choose to spend my money where I think it will do the most good. Sometimes that means looking for a good deal, other times it means supporting my fellow neighbor, while looking to get a quality service or product,...

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Letter: Protect mother earth

November 25, 2016
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I know that many of your readers, like me, have been reeling from the election results of Nov. 8.  More than ever, we all know that it is time for us to take action to protect those who feel threatened by the rhetoric of the winning candidate. And it is time to step up...

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ELECTION 2016

November 11, 2016
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ELECTION 2016

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Artista de JP presenta su obra en South End

November 11, 2016
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Lonas de plástico salpicadas de pintura cubrieron el suelo de madera y en las paredes, grandes cuadros de personas en eventos sociales formales. El arte de Robert Freeman dio vida a un estudio simple en Waltham. “Quiero que la gente siente el cuadro. Como artista, me interesa ver cómo afecta el corazón...

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Warren statue unveiled at cemetery

November 11, 2016
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Warren statue unveiled at cemetery

By Richard Heath Special to the Gazette A replica of the statue of Joseph Warren, which stood near Dudley Square from 1904 until 1966, was unveiled at Forest Hills Cemetery by the 6th Masonic District on Oct. 22. The bronze replica by sculptor Robert Shure was set up on a rock outcrop, which covers...

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JP artist Robert Freeman has South End show

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Tarps with splatters of paint covered the wooden floors as large canvasses filled with dressed up characters at various black and white social events lined the walls. Located within Robert Freeman’s studio in Waltham, the artwork made the otherwise simple room come to life. “I want people...

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