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JP Music Festival

September 25, 2015
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JP Music Festival

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Zoning Board of Asinine

September 25, 2015
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The City’s Zoning Board of Appeals recently gave the OK to two construction projects—one at 40 Lochstead Road and another at 46 Eliot St. The applicants had asked for the ZBA hearing to be deferred. The City’s neighborhood liaison Jullieanne Doherty supported the applicants’ desire for deferment. Neither project went through the normal community...

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Washington St./Columbus Ave.

September 25, 2015
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It is welcome news that the Washington Street/Columbus Avenue corridor study could lead to new zoning for that area by the summer of 2015. But the question begs to be asked: Why did it take so long? Local state Rep. Liz Malia, other elected officials, and residents have long sought a study for that...

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Letter: Off-leash dogs in Arboretum

September 25, 2015
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I was sad and angry to learn that off-leash dogs had killed a great blue heron in the Arnold Arboretum. This heron, a long-time resident, was one of the finest birds in the Arboretum, which is JP’s great treasure. Off-leash dogs have proliferated beyond control in the Arboretum. Peters Hill, in particular, has become...

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Letter: Arboretum observations

September 25, 2015
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First off, I am not a dog owner but I have friends who are and visit the Arboretum a couple of times a week with their canine companions and on occasion I tag along. My observations follow. I wonder if anyone has considered the possibility that it was coyotes that attacked the unfortunate blue...

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Letter: 3200 Washington St.

September 25, 2015
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In regards to your article on the BRA’s approval of 3200 Washington St. development project, please take the time to seek out local residents in support of the project to give balance to your reporting.  While project supports aren’t as vocal, they are numerous, and recognize the desperate need for new housing in Jamaica...

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Letter: Affordable-housing policy

September 25, 2015
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The housing crisis in our city and neighborhood requires bold moves—and soon. As neighborhood-based groups that are daily witnesses to the displacement of low-income people by an unrelenting increase in housing prices, we are writing to ask residents to let Mayor Walsh know they want changes in the City’s Inclusionary Development Policy (IDP) that...

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Letter: On the passing of a pub

September 25, 2015
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It was stunning—like the unannounced and immediate passing of a friend—a loved one. I thought that the person who told me that the pub known as James’s Gate had closed was misinformed. But alas, it was true. For years, I have carved lines in the Cheshire barstools that adorn the mystical pub known as...

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Neighborhood Institution Closes

September 11, 2015
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Neighborhood Institution Closes

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Paseo de arte de JP

September 11, 2015
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El vigésimo segundo anual Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), una celebración artística en JP que invita al público a los talleres de artistas locales y proyectos colectivos, vuelve el próximo fin de semana, el 19 y 20 de septiembre. Los mapas e información detallada estarán disponibles en algunos sitios y en jpopenstudios.com. Pero con...

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