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Letter: Suggestions for T station fixes in Casey project

April 26, 2013
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A version of this letter was sent to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation as comment on the Casey Arborway project: As a longtime Jamaica Plain resident, I strongly support and commend your decision to dismantle the Casey Overpass and replace it with an attractive, functional, at-grade configuration of roads, green spaces and public transit access points....

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Letter: Kerry should oppose Keystone pipeline

April 26, 2013
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I urge our new U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to consider the legacy of catastrophic climate change that we are leaving to our children when he decides on the fate of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. In coming months, his State Department will issue the final environmental impact statement on the project. Along with jeopardizing...

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Letter: Gazette used wrong term for child rape

April 26, 2013
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Might I gently suggest you find a term other than “seduction” to describe former Boston Mayor Andrew Peters’ relationship with his 11-year-old cousin Starr Faithfull? No doubt you but reproduced a previous generation’s description thought to be diplomatic at the time, but as a modern newspaper, plain labeling would be less confusing and far more...

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ROTC Visit

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) English High School Army JROTC Cadets (from left)Jorge Maldonado, Edgard Walker, Yamil Cruz and Synthia Maldonado stand outside Roslindale’s Washington Irving Middle School during a March 21 student-led trip to explain the military education program.

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Letter: Failed Senate gun vote is cowardice in tragedy

April 26, 2013
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We are a society that is quick to look for heroes and heroic acts when tragedy strikes. Understandably, it makes us feel hopeful through the despair over the loss of loved ones as a result of tragic events like the massacre in Newtown, Conn., and the bombings in Boston. And that’s good. Perhaps it would be equally...

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Invitación, April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 7 de mayo para la publicación del 10 de mayo. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda incluye propuesta  de desarrollo de Washington-Burnett, The...

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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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