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Letter: Gazette is right about need for planning agency

December 7, 2012
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I am so impressed with the balanced assessment of the 161 S. Huntington project in your editorial. (“Editorial: S. Huntington achievements,” Nov. 23.) Rarely are issues evaluated as fairly and as cogently as in your editorial. Your appeal for a freestanding planning commission is especially appropriate and overdue. Jeff Cronin Jamaica Plain

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Letter: JP Citizen was a friend to Franklin Park

December 7, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Citizen was not only the newspaper of record for Jamaica Plain for half a century, it was a partner in making Jamaica Plain a better place to live as well. (“JP Citizen, historic newspaper, ceases publishing,” Nov. 9.) When Franklin Park had seemingly been abandoned by Jamaica Plain in the 1970s,...

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Letter: Casey Arborway is about money, not best solution

December 7, 2012
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It is time for JP’s silent majority to weigh in on the Casey Overpass. The public process on what solution will best serve JP and the region has not ended. With any project this large, the old saying, “The devil is in the details” is writ large. Now that real-world details are finally emerging...

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Letter: Citizen United ballot question skipped the details

December 7, 2012
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The Gazette’s summary of the Nov. 6 election gave a good overview of the issues we faced that day, but the descriptions of the Citizens United case and the corresponding ballot question missed the mark on key points. (“JP voters favor liberal candidates, causes,” Nov. 23.) The crux of the case wasn’t about “independent political...

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Soldier completes Army training

December 7, 2012
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Army National Guard Pvt. Angel L. Ortiz of Jamaica Plain recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Ortiz is a 2008 graduate of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and this year earned an associate’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston. From press materials.

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National Grid warns of bill pay scam

December 7, 2012
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The utility company National Grid is warning its customers of a bill-payment telephone scam being operated by criminals in the New England area. The scammers call a customer and ask them to purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak pre-paid credit card to pay a balance or pay for replacing a faulty meter. The scammer then...

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Youth Vote

November 23, 2012
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(Photo by Jon Truslow/JonTruslowPhotography.com) First-graders at the Curley K-8 School in central JP show off their “I Voted” stickers after touring the school’s polling place and learning about how voting works on Election Day, Nov. 6.

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Police Spotlight: Drop off old meds at police station

November 23, 2012
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Residents can now safely dispose of unused prescription or over-the-counter drugs at the local District E-13 Police Station at 3345 Washington St., where a kiosk is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Expired or unused medical drugs are a big source of drug abuse when they are not disposed of properly....

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Volleyball All-stars

November 23, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) Nelsy Barreiro (left) and Heidy Barreiro (right) are joined by Coach Hardy Mondesir (center) as they represent JP’s English High School at the Boston City League girls’ all-star volleyball game at Emmanuel College on Nov. 13.

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Emerging Leader

November 23, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Oscar Brazoban (left), recipient of the Hyde Square Task Force’s first Emerging Leader Award, is joined by TV and film actor and activist Tony Plana at the Task Force’s first Annual Breakfast on Nov. 13 at the Seaport Hotel. Brazoban, a JP resident and alumni of the Task Force’s youth development program, is now attending the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

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