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Letter: Good riddance to school’s racism-tainted name

September 28, 2012
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I can only speculate why the Boston School Committee of the 1970s named a public school after a scientist who was one of the most outspoken proponents of the idea that Africans were a separate and inferior species. The Louis Agassiz Elementary School in Jamaica Plain was permanently closed in June 2011, may his...

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Letter: No to condos in church building

September 28, 2012
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I think the Blessed Sacrament Church should be a community center so it can be for everyone. I don’t think it should be condos. I have lived in JP for about five years, and it would make me so sad to see the church turned into private, expensive condos. Tandin Johnson-Ward KidsArts! Multicultural After-School...

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Letter: Church would be more fun as community center

September 28, 2012
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I think the Blessed Sacrament Church should be a community center so it’s still open to the public and it’s cheaper. I don’t think the church should be turned into expensive private condos. I also think JP would be more fun if the church became a community center. Carly Chung KidsArts! Multicultural After-School and...

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Letter: Thanks for covering the third-party campaigns

September 28, 2012
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Thank you for your editorial on “JP’s presidential choice” and your front-page article about the candidacy of Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party nominee for president of the United States (“Green prez nominee: Why JP should vote for me,” Sept. 14). The article highlights one of the less obvious reasons that community newspapers like the JP...

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Invitación, Sept. 28, 2012

September 28, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 9 de octubre para la publicación del 12 de octubre. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Casey Arborway Design Advisory Group, revisando el plan para el reemplazamiento del...

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JP Music Festival

September 14, 2012
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JP ROCK Coyote Kolb lights up the stage at the Jamaica Plain Music Festival on Sept. 8 at Jamaica Pond Park, where 24 local bands played to hundreds of people.

Photos by Daniella Rascon The second annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival drew hundreds of people to see two-dozen local bands play at Jamaica Pond Park on Sept. 8. The show went on despite bouts of rain. The music fest is already joining the ranks of beloved local traditions, as attested by former JPer Courtney...

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Ready to Walk

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Maria Nunez (right) stands with (from left) Candy O’Terry of MAGIC 106.7 radio and Adam Williams of Channel 7 News at the Park Plaza Hotel downtown Aug. 15 for a kickoff breakfast for the American Cancer Society’s upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancern fundraiser walk. Nunez is among 40,000 people slated to walk in the Oct. 14 event. For info, see makingstrideswalk.org/bostonma.

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Garden Winners

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Jamie Day (right) and his children celebrates his third-place win in the porch/balcony category in Mayor Menino’s 2012 Garden Contest, along with (from left) winner Kimberly Roberts of East Boston and Angela Menino, wife of the mayor, at the Public Garden on Aug. 28. Other JP winners included Myrna Balk (first place, senior garden) and Walter Janulewicz and Tim Otte (third place, large yard garden).

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Sedgwick Slog

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Dozens of runners gather on Sedgwick Street on Sept. 8 for the annual “Sedgwick SLOG” relay race through the neighborhood and around Jamaica Pond, sponsored by Vee Vee restaurant. The winning team of Rebecca Weintraub, Pat Banfield, Randal Engelmann and Breton Hornblower finished the 12-mile course in 1 hour, 30 minutes and 12 seconds. For info on next year’s SLOG, email dan@danjanis.com.

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Campaign Dog

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Archie the dog, owned by local Maura Hennigan campaign volunteer Tammy Lewis, is outfitted with signs for a neighborhood tour on Election Day, Sept. 6. Hennigan won re-election as the clerk of Suffolk County’s criminal court system.

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