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Editorial: Functioning government

September 11, 2015
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Having public meetings to discuss ideas is an integral part of a functional and healthy government. But those ideas have to bear fruit in a timely fashion for people to respect and trust their government. The state Department of Conservation and Recreation held a community meeting more than two years ago on improving access...

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Editorial: Democracy!

September 11, 2015
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Democracy was in its finest form on Sept. 8 for the City’s preliminary election. A robust 7 percent of voters turned out for two competitive City Council races out of a possible 10. City officials ensured that the election would be a raving success, selecting the day after Labor Day and the start of...

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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 28, 2015

August 28, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 7 for the Sept. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Open House at Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue, 43 Lochstead Ave, Join for conversation and light refreshments and an opportunity to...

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JP Agenda, Aug. 28, 2015

August 28, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 7 for the Sept. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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Obituary: Rev. Terry Burke

August 28, 2015
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Obituary: Rev. Terry Burke

Rev. Terry Mark Burke, who led the First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist for 31 years before retiring last year, died surrounded by his family on Aug. 15. Burke, a Roslindale resident, was 61 years old. Born and raised in Flint, Mich., Burke came to the area in 1971 and never left. He...

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Invitacion, Aug. 28, 2015

August 28, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 8 de Septiembre al mediodía para la publicación del 11 de Septiembre. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones La policía del distrito E-13, , 10 sep, 7pm, Nate Smith House, Lamartine/Boylston Sts.; reunión de planificación estratégica,...

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Editorial: Gentrifying Egleston Square

August 28, 2015
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The 3200 Washington St. project and its approval by the Boston Redevelopment Board is just another reminder that the neighborhood and city is rapidly changing. Activists fought to keep Egleston Square affordable to friends, family and themselves, only to began to feel the first waves of gentrification hit that area. Those activists are part...

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Letter: Another successful Regan League year

August 28, 2015
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The 46th season of the JP Regan Youth League has come to a close with another great year of close pennant races, exciting playoff games, and new friendships and memories. The League continued to reflect the diversity of the neighborhood, with 850 boys and girls playing more than 300 games on fields across Jamaica...

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Letter: The BRA is lost

August 28, 2015
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Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), where are you going? After two years of requests from Egleston Square groups for help in neighborhood planning, you finally show up with a full-scale “Open House,” an approach to help out the neighborhood create a comprehensive plan for revitalizing the neighborhood in a healthy way for everyone. Then, two...

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Guest Op-Ed: Mayor’s New Number is 311

August 28, 2015
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Bostonians are the eyes and ears of their communities. That’s why, in every neighborhood, I’m always asking residents what we can do better. I count on your responses to make our city services the best they can be. But I can’t take every request myself. That’s why the mayor’s 24-hour...

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