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JP Local First

August 2, 2013
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JP Agenda, Aug. 2, 2013

August 2, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 13 for the Aug. 16 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Zoning Board of Appeals, Tues., Aug. 6, 10:30am: 36 Greenough Ave. (erect addition & roof deck), City Hall, Room 801, Info:...

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Editorial: Policing the Casey

August 2, 2013
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Overlapping police jurisdictions in the current Casey Overpass area are already a longstanding issue that lowers law enforcement and frustrates residents trying to call for help. With the forthcoming Casey Arborway, plans to simply expand those overlaps are inadequate and amount to jurisdiction as fiction. Today’s Forest Hills nexus of the Arborway and Washington...

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Editorial: Business boosts

August 2, 2013
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The recent openings of cafés on former vacant MBTA parcels is good news for JP’s economy and street life, and a rebirth of vitality stolen by the failed I-95 highway project that seized some of that land by eminent domain decades ago. Simpli Bar & Bites on Washington Street and Café Bartlett Square on...

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Editorial: Church chess game

August 2, 2013
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board is playing a smart game of political chess at the former Blessed Sacrament Church campus. It recently approved a controversial redevelopment of the former Norbert School into high-priced apartments. But it also made that approval contingent on the campus owners sealing a deal with the Hyde Square Task Force...

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Letter: Casey design is looking great—but western end needs work

August 2, 2013
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I’d like to thank the members of the MassDOT Casey team and their consultants, as well as the other agencies and officials there, for the outstanding presentation at the July 11 public hearing concerning the 75 percent plan for the new Casey Arborway. (“Casey design nearing completion,” July 19.) It was very informative and,...

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Letter: Casey Arborway will only add to local woes

August 2, 2013
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The following letter was sent to various local elected officials: The Casey Arborway at-grade plan is ridiculous and needs to be stopped. Traffic is terrible already during rush hours. I live on a side street that is used from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. as a bypass for...

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Letter: Dog incident shows contempt for elderly

August 2, 2013
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As an older woman, I frequently see issues of discrimination against and contempt for the elderly, but the latest incident made me so angry, I wanted to share it with your readers. The other day, I was walking my little dog around the pond. We were fabulous and Zen-like, but then I noticed a...

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Suspects sought in Egleston shooting

July 30, 2013
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Boston police are seeking two suspects in a shooting and pistol-whipping early yesterday on the Roxbury side of Egleston Square. A man in his 20s was wounded by a gun shot and beaten in the face with a pistol in the area of 72 Walnut Park, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). He...

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Fenway Angels

July 19, 2013
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Fenway Angels

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