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Editorial: Thanks–now let’s finish the job

April 20, 2013
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Editorial: Thanks–now let’s finish the job

That might have been the longest four days in Boston’s history. Yet, what a short time for authorities to identify two bombing suspects, neutralize one and arrest another. Thank you all of the police agencies whose grinding hard work made us all feel safer, especially the FBI, the State Police and the Boston Police Department. This was not just...

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Good Friday

April 12, 2013
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(Photo by Clement Liu)  Performers reenacting the Bible story of Jesus Christ forced to carry a cross to the site of his crucifixion walk down Child Street from St. Thomas Aquinas Church on Good Friday, March 29. The event came before the March 31 celebration of Easter, the Christian holiday marking Jesus’s resurrection from the dead.

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Drumming Up Support

April 12, 2013
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) JP resident Claudyne Wilder (right) and Dalene Basden of Lynn join drummers at a March 30 benefit in Beverly for Express Yourself, a nonprofit that connects well-known artists and musicians with youths in underserved communities and residential treatment facilities. The organization’s annual performance event, “Viva,” will be held May 15 at the Wang Theater downtown.

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Women in Business

April 12, 2013
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(Photo Courtesy Mayor’s Office) Mayor Thomas Menino (center) joins Egleston Square Main Street Executive Director Betsy Cowan and Rosan Rivera of Egleston Square’s Latino Beauty Salon at roundtable for women entrepreneurs at JP’s Bella Luna Restaurant. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren also joined the event, which looked at how potential cuts in federal Community Development Block Grants could hurt women-owned businesses.

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Air Force Grad

April 12, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Air Force Airman Remi P. Follette (above), the son of JP residents Joelle Follette and Douglas Follette, recently graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

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Editorial: A local mayor?

April 12, 2013
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City Councilor Felix Arroyo has announced a mayoral run, and other local elected officials are potential candidates. We are excited about the chance for a Jamaica Plain mayor to be elected this fall. That is because representing Jamaica Plain means representing a microcosm of the real, modern Boston in all its struggles and successes....

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Editorial: The Menino model

April 12, 2013
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It will take years to assess Mayor Menino’s two-decade impact on Boston. But the candidates seeking to replace him have only a few months to decide how they will imitate the Menino model or deviate from it. The voters have just a little longer to think about it. Menino defined the role of Boston...

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Letter: Gazette was wrong on merits of energy scoring

April 12, 2013
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The Gazette’s recent editorial, “Pull the plug on energy database” (March 29), arguing against the city’s proposed Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure ordinance as big-government meddling, misses the point. The ordinance would require owners of several hundred of Boston’s largest buildings (those over 25,000 square feet or more than 25 residential units) to report...

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Letter: Casey project will remove, not create, a highway

April 12, 2013
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Anne McKinnon’s letter, likening pro-bridge folks’ opposition to the at-grade Casey Arborway to the successful community protests against I-95 in the 1960s, is brimming with irony. (“JP should oppose Casey Arborway as it did I-95,” March 29.) Any attempts to rebrand the Casey Arborway as a “six-lane highway” are misleading and misguided. The current Casey Overpass...

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Letter: Energy scoring will boost economy, help climate

April 12, 2013
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Boston Climate Action Network strongly supports the proposed City ordinance to make public the energy efficiency rating of large buildings (BERDO) as a key tool for a more sustainable Boston, both financially as well as environmentally. (“City wants building owners to report energy usage,” March 29.) For residential properties the required audits are free,...

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