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Letter: Casey Arborway will be unsafe for walkers, wheelchairs

April 12, 2013
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We have heard so many arguments about the Casey Overpass replacement and I would like to add one more critical point. People with disabilities—wheelchair users, folks on crutches and walkers—can barely cross the regular road before the light changes. With a big highway, we won’t make it at all, separating us as a category...

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Letter: A new ‘Menino Overpass’ could be global landmark

April 12, 2013
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Over serious neighborhood objections, MassDOT is soon to dismantle the Casey Overpass and dump thousands of vehicles onto the already congested and pedestrian unfriendly streets around Forest Hill station. It promises to reconfigure local streets to tame flows and make it all friendlier for pedestrians and bikers, and gives out numbers saying it will...

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Invitación, April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 23 de abril para la publicación del 26 de abril. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Reunión de planificación estratégica de policía, jueves, 18 abril, 7pm, District E-13,...

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Ducks at Dawn

March 29, 2013
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(Photo by Emily Hewitt) Two ducks swim in a chilly Jamaica Pond at dawn on March 21, the first full day of the spring season.

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Flute Concert

March 29, 2013
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(Photo by Paul Marotta) Venezuelan flute player Orlando Cela (above) will perform Sun., April 7 at the Loring-Greenough House in Monument Square. The program includes “Tonguetwister,” a piece Cela commissioned as part of a project to create works using only “extended techniques,” a term for unusual sounds and effects produced with flutes. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Women making history

March 29, 2013
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(Photo by Ellen Shub) Hillary and Julie Goodridge, then JP residents, hold hands after leaving Boston City Hall with the first same-sex marriage license issued in Boston, joined by attorney Mary Bonauto of Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, on May 17, 2004. The historic moment was captured in this photograph by Newton’s Ellen Shub, whose exhibit “Women Making History: Portraits and Protests” is showing at the Connolly Branch Library in Hyde Square.

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Victim’s Advocate

March 29, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident and attorney Chelsea Loughran (above) last month was named the Volunteer Attorney Award Winner for Winter 2013 by the Women’s Bar Foundation for her pro bono work helping low-income domestic violence victims. She is an associate at the downtown firm Wolf, Greenfield and Sacks, P.C.

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Obituary: Karl Ross Fisher, art teacher

March 29, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Karl Ross Fisher.

“For you, the world,” Karl Ross Fisher used to say to his students and colleagues, who adored him. That spirit was true to the end; his organs have been the gift of life for five lucky people. Fisher died unexpectedly on Feb. 20, 2013 after suffering a rare, unexplained and massive stroke. He died...

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Conservatory Fans

March 29, 2013
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) (from left) JP resident Ted Landsmark, president of Boston Architectural College, and Brighton resident Rhoda Bernard enjoy the Boston Conservatory’s “Reaching for the Stars” gala March 16 at the State Room downtown.

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Editorial: No Phoenix, and less power for us all

March 29, 2013
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The abrupt closure of the Boston Phoenix two weeks ago leaves a staggering black hole in the city’s self-understanding and civic power. Journalism is a scrappy business, and like most papers, the Gazette generally doesn’t deign to mention the competition. But we must mourn the loss of that storied alternative newspaper/magazine. In JP alone,...

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