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Holding Vigil

March 11, 2016
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Holding Vigil

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STAR STRUCK

March 11, 2016
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STAR STRUCK

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JP Agenda, March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Mar. 22 for the Mar. 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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An Open Letter from Jamaica Plain clergy on Black Lives Matter

March 11, 2016
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We love Jamaica Plain. Nowhere else in Boston is there such a diverse mix of peoples and cultures so close together. The community we share is, for us, a little taste of Eden in America, to invoke the old 19th century appellation for our neighborhood. But as people of faith, we are not blind...

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Letter: Mental health

March 11, 2016
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I recently read a letter to the editor on these pages in which the writer stated she opposed the criminalization of mental health. The writer states she is a graduate social work student and states there has been “a growing number of people with mental illness in our jails and prisons since deinstitutionalization took...

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Letter: Destruction of Jamaica Pond wall

March 11, 2016
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On Feb. 16, a DCR work crew demolished a section of historic Jamaica Pond stone retaining wall to drain backed up rainwater from Frances Parkman Drive. To date, there has been no explanation, apology, or repair. This confirms, if more evidence were needed, that DCR cannot be trusted to conserve our community’s historic resources....

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Letter: Be honest, Mayor Walsh: What are your plans?

March 11, 2016
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The recent proposed budget cuts in the Boston Public Schools, and the subsequent articles and interviews that followed only underscore what a disservice we, as a city, are doing to our children. Mayor Martin Walsh has indicated that the school department has a bloated budget. The school department, he reasoned, needs to become more...

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

February 26, 2016
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BLACK LIVES MATTER

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Residents mostly supportive of 35 S. Huntington Ave. proposal

February 26, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette Most attendees at a Feb. 9 meeting on the mixed-use development proposal for 35 S. Huntington Ave. were supportive, but some questioned whether Jamaica Plain neighborhood groups should be able to weigh-in on the project. About 20 people attended the meeting at the Parker Hill Branch Library....

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JP Agenda, Feb. 26, 2016

February 26, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Mar. 8 for the Mar. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Egleston YMCA, meeting discussing plans to develop the area around Egleston Sq. through the City’s JP/Rox initiative. Residents have the opportunity...

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