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Sights and Sounds, April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 8 for the May 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events VA Boston Jamaica Plain Medical Center Open House & Veteran Town Hall, Thursday, May 10, 2018, Open House 3-6pm and...

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Obituary: Carol Dearborn, Jamaica Plain resident, dies

April 27, 2018
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Obituary: Carol Dearborn, Jamaica Plain resident, dies

Carol “Carrie” Dearborn, disabled rights advocate and writer from Jamaica Plain, died March 20 after choosing hospice instead of further intensive treatment at the hospital. Carrie was a 27-year-old computer technician and downhill ski instructor on Mount Sunapee in New Hampshire and at Blue Hills Ski in Canton, MA, in 1981 when she suffered...

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OPENING DAY CEREMONY

April 27, 2018
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OPENING DAY CEREMONY

The Jamaica Plain Regan Youth League held its opening day ceremony with Mayor Martin Walsh on April 21. Mayor’s Office Photos by Isabel Leon

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JP Agenda, April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 8 for the May 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Zoning Committee, the Committee’s next regularly-scheduled meeting will be May 2nd at Farnsworth House.  The agenda for that meeting will...

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Invitacion, April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 8 mayo para la edición de 11 mayo. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Evento de campaña de Bob Massie, domingo, 6 mayo, 7-9pm, Doyles, 3484 Washington St. Presentado por la campaña: Facebook.com/bobmass2018. Reunión policial de relaciones comunitarias, jueves,...

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JP Kids: Junot Diaz visits the Connolly Branch Library

April 27, 2018
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JP Kids: Junot Diaz visits the Connolly Branch Library

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz visited the Connolly Branch Library in Hyde Square last month to present his book “Islandborn,” a children’s picture book about identity and belonging. Courtesy Photos

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City Council notes

April 27, 2018
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Increasing Access to Voter Registration The City Council on Wednesday, April 11, unanimously passed an ordinance authored by District 8 Councilor Josh Zakim that expands availability and reduces barriers for residents to register to vote. (Mayor Walsh signed the measure on April 23.) “I’m thrilled that my...

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Letters:

April 27, 2018
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Another threat to Allandale Woods Once again, a developer is proposing to build a project adjacent to protected wetlands in Allandale Woods that completely ignores all zoning standards and would by-pass the most basic of wetlands protections. The development would be at 1225 Centre Street, which is the site of the former gas station...

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Op-eds:

April 27, 2018
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Wake Up the Earth Festival celebrates 40th anniversary By Jessica Gard Yesterday, I witnessed magnolia blossoms on Boylston Street. The witch hazel and the daffodils have shown their faces in corners all over the city. Spring crept in on hesitant tip-toe, but it has arrived. Now is the time to turn our faces to...

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Here’s Looking at You, JP: JP Pandhandlers, part 2—Who are we?

April 13, 2018
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By Gustaf Berger / Special to the Gazette After I interviewed 12 panhandlers for my article last month, I talked with JP residents, store managers, policemen, and others around the country to find out their perspectives on panhandling. I asked 200 people, “Do you give to panhandlers?” Over 60 percent said yes. Women gave...

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