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Black Lives Matter

June 10, 2016
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Black Lives Matter

About 40 people on June 1 participated in the monthly vigil for Black Lives Matter at the First Baptist Church of Jamaica Plain. The next vigil will be July 7, when Dr. Ron White will be the featured speaker. (Photos by Nancy B. Kohn)

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MUSIC AND ART

June 10, 2016
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MUSIC AND ART

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CITYPOP

June 10, 2016
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CITYPOP

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ARTISTIC COORDINATOR

June 10, 2016
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ARTISTIC COORDINATOR

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Obituary: Erin Brayton, JP resident, dies

June 10, 2016
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Erin Anne Brayton, of Jamaica Plain, loving mother to daughters Austin and Adriane Brayton, widow of Dana Brayton, died on May 10 after living with cancer for nearly eight years. She was born Oct. 16, 1951 to David and Anne Pearsall, and leaves behind brothers David and Bob. The daughter of a U.S. Air...

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Letter: Firefighters do more than fight fires

June 10, 2016
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The latch on my large steel watch jammed and I couldn’t get the watch off. A jeweler whose help I sought couldn’t get it off either. After trying for almost half and hour, she suggested I go to the Boston Fire Department. She reminded me they have the Jaws of Life, although that sounded...

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Letter: Discipline needed in school

June 10, 2016
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As I read the op-ed piece that recently ran in both the Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain Gazette newspapers (“Discipline in schools”), I felt like a comment was justified. This commentary was identified as being written for a sociology class assignment at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and the research was done through the Lawyers’...

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Letter: The BRA needs to split

June 10, 2016
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Split up the BRA so it can do its job! So the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is spending up to $670K of taxpayer’s money to rebrand itself as more trustworthy (page 1, May 27 Gazette)? As a Boston real estate owner, developer, and approver of private development (and chief cheerleader for Boston development), the...

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Letter: Arborway project makes Forest Hills a mess

June 10, 2016
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I wonder, has the MassDOT, BPD, or McMahon, the traffic engineer associated with the Casey Arborway project, been out to the project site in the past 3-4 months? I ask, because a cursory visit to the site, particularly in the afternoon, would demonstrate to the above entities that their temporary traffic control in the...

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Demonstrators dominate JP/Rox planning study meeting

May 27, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette Demonstrators walked into a Boston Redevelopment Authority JP/Rox planning study meeting at English High School and began clapping and chanting, “The BRA asks the wrong questions. They refuse to listen. Today, we will make them listen.” The May 11 community workshop had been convened by the BRA...

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