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Editorial: Boston’s daily terrorism

May 24, 2013
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The unique terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon rightly spurred collective outrage and more than $30 million in generous donations that, sadly, is only a drop in the bucket of medical and business expenses. Meanwhile, we’re back to our regularly scheduled terrorism of street crime that plagues many residents, especially young people, and where...

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Editorial: Remember the living, too

May 24, 2013
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Memorial Day is a time to remember the incredible sacrifice and loss of war. It is also a time to reflect on how it is part of what made our neighborhood, our city and our country what it is today. The most obvious influence on JP is Monument Square, so named for the prominent...

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Op-Ed: A sixth-grader reflects on marathon bombing

May 24, 2013
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By Jordan Zografos, Special to the Gazette On Mon., April 15, 2013, I was at my uncle’s house. My aunt was watching the news and I saw that explosions occurred near the Boston Marathon finish line. When I heard the news about the explosions, I just kept on watching the news. I thought that...

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Letter: Overpass is the main Forest Hills traffic problem

May 24, 2013
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James Byrne’s comparison of the traffic flow resulting from a completed Casey Arborway to the current construction zone at one of the few Charles River crossings in Cambridge (“In Casey debate, remember that cars are people, too,” May 10) is disingenuous at best, part and parcel of an ongoing campaign of disinformation and fear-mongering...

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Letter: JPNDC should join old partners against church gentrification

May 24, 2013
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As a longtime activist with City Life/Vida Urbana and a current member of its board of directors, I want to thank you for your recent article about this wonderful organization. (“City Life marks 40 years of helping residents,” May 10.) The article notes that in the past, City Life has “partnered” with the Jamaica...

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Letter: Masculinity and the marathon bombing

May 24, 2013
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We all have been deeply affected by the horrible bombings during the marathon and the unbearable damage to many families and friends. I have noticed in all the media coverage and discussions over the past few weeks that much has been said about the ethnic and religious backgrounds of the two bombers, but nothing...

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Letter: Time to speak up against church plan

May 24, 2013
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As a former executive director of City Life/Vida Urbana and former board member of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, I am astonished by the recent events on the issue of the Blessed Sacrament Campus. I don’t understand JPNDC’s pursuit of market-rate housing in the Norbert building and the church, as adding these 55...

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Literary Lights

May 24, 2013
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) Attending the Associates of the Boston Public Library’s annual “Literary Lights” benefit dinner April 14 at the Park Plaza Hotel downtown are JP residents Teresa Spillane (right), a benefit committee member, her husband Larry DiCara (right) and their daughter Flora (center).

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Wake Up Walk

May 10, 2013
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(Photo by Daniella Rascón) Roxanna Bentes of Mexico walks on stilts through the Wake Up the Earth festival audience in the Southwest Corridor Park May 4. Bentes visits JP every year for the popular event.

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Jackson Shines

May 10, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Employees of The Community Builders and Mitchell Properties, the developers of the new building going up at 225 Centre St., and family members join in the Boston Shines cleanup April 27 in Jackson Square. Pictured are (from left) Marta Bonilla, Alyson Walsh, Jeannie Crane, Noah Sawyer, John Frazier, Pam Frazier and Jack Frazier.

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