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Letter: Shea Circle should be preserved

March 15, 2013
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MassDOT’s Casey Arborway plan to bring a six-lane, Melnea Cass-type highway to Forest Hills will entail the destruction of Shea Circle, the planted roundabout that has been part of the Emerald Necklace for almost 100 years. For admirers of Boston’s park system, Shea Circle visually integrates Franklin Park with the grounds of Forest Hills...

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Letter: JP is a good, kind community

March 15, 2013
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Last week, my fiance (known to many in JP as “Chris the Painter”) found a wallet on Centre Street. Recognizing the address on the license as that of a previous job site, he contacted his client, who lives in the building, to update the owner and was able to return the wallet the next...

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Letter: Casey Arborway will be a uniter, not a divider

March 15, 2013
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The following is an excerpt of a letter sent to local elected officials and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation regarding the Casey Arborway design set to replace the Casey Overpass in Forest Hills: We look forward to this section of the Arborway becoming a common ground—a uniter, not a divider, physically and metaphorically—for all...

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Letter: Mission Hill School should regain citywide status

March 15, 2013
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A version of this letter was sent to Boston Public Schools officials, Mayor Thomas Menino and the Boston City Council: We are writing to express our deep concern about the impact of the proposed school assignment plans on the Mission Hill School (MHS) specifically. In summary, MHS is a phenomenal, unique, internationally recognized school....

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Invitación, March 15, 2013

March 15, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 26 de marzo para la publicación del 29 de marzo. 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 diseño de Egleston Square Peace Garden, sábado, 16 marzo, 10am,...

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After the Storm

March 1, 2013
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(Photo by Kathryn Niforos) Jamaica Pond Park appears to be sculpted from ice on Feb. 9 in the wake of the Blizzard of 2013.

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Senior Life: Eliot School a home for senior artists, crafters

March 1, 2013
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(Photo by Robert Siegelman) JP resident Gail Bos paints in an Eliot School class.

By Abigail Norman, Special to the Gazette Maggie Hill was 26 when she started restoring furniture, the same year she started teaching second grade. She recalled that an upholsterer had cheated her on a chair. “I thought if I got some skills I might do better myself. A friend mentioned the Eliot School, and...

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Senior Life: Ethos wins major award for West Roxbury program

March 1, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain-based elder services agency Ethos recently won a major award—including $10,000 in cash and $100,000 in capacity-building help—for its AgeWell West Roxbury program from the nonprofit consulting organization Root Cause. “This is an amazing opportunity for Ethos AgeWell West Roxbury to gain greater visibility for our work with the older adult population,...

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Eggs-periment

March 1, 2013
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(Photo by Jon Seamans/Parks Department) Gabriella Moen, 3, of JP holds an egg protected inside cardboard and other common materials to see if it would survive a drop from a cherry-picker in the “egg drop experiment,” part of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkSCIENCE Children’s Festival Feb. 20 at Franklin Park.

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Editorial: Doctor’s orders at Martha Eliot

March 1, 2013
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The opaque, top-down decision-making at Martha Eliot Health Center that is kicking out 5,000 adult patients and putting future service details up in the air has left the neighborhood speculating about what is really going on. The Gazette was among those left guessing, and last month, we guessed wrong in this space when we...

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