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Apple Pals

October 11, 2013
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Apple Pals

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Editorial: Hubway welcome, secrecy not

October 11, 2013
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The Hubway bike share system is a welcome, long-requested addition to JP. That only makes the City of Boston’s arrogant secrecy over choosing its locations all the more perplexing. Hubway has been a success by any measure, and stations in such outlying neighborhoods as JP are an important part of its expanding web, to...

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Editorial: JPNC involvement

October 11, 2013
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It is our duty to encourage JP residents to vote in the Oct. 19 Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council election. But we recognize that enthusiasm will be hard to muster for a noncompetitive election whose results are essentially already known. So we also will encourage residents to seek appointment to fill the JPNC’s eight empty...

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Octoberfest Support

October 11, 2013
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Octoberfest Support

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Obituary: Joel T. Watson, political activist

October 8, 2013
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Obituary: Joel T. Watson, political activist

Joel T. Watson of Jamaica Plain, Mass., died in the early hours of Oct. 1, 2013 at the age of 78. While acute myeloid leukemia eventually took him, he amazed his medical team and delighted his loved ones by beating the odds in more ways than one. With the expert and caring attention of...

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Park Cleanup

September 27, 2013
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Park Cleanup

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Martinez named school committee vice-chair

September 27, 2013
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Claudio Martinez, a Jamaica Plain resident and executive director of the Hyde Square Task Force, was named the new vice-chair of the Boston School Committee on Sept. 18. Martinez has served on the School Committee, which governs Boston Public Schools, since 2008. He is known for his advocacy for bilingual education and co-chairs the...

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Council passes Arroyo’s ‘Invest in Boston’

September 27, 2013
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At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo, a Jamaica Plain resident, has for several years been pushing the “Invest in Boston” ordinance. The City Councilor passed that measure unanimously on Sept. 18, according to a press release. The “Invest in Boston” ordinance calls for the City to deposit funds only in banks that demonstrate they are...

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Star Power

September 27, 2013
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Star Power

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Sewing with a Heart

September 27, 2013
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Sewing with a Heart

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