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Letter: Pray for the school shooter, too

January 4, 2013
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While I sincerely admire the anti-war and peace activities of Carlos and Melida Arredondo, their recent memorial for the people of Newtown, Conn. is incomplete. (“School shooting memorial erected,” Dec. 21, 2012.) There needs to be one more cross for the soul of the shooter, Adam Lanza. Whether we describe him as “deranged,” disturbed or...

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Letter: In support of anti-party ordinance

January 4, 2013
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The following letter was sent to the Boston Globe: In response to the Globe editorial, “Party ordinance would be harsh on young Bostonians” (Nov. 5, 2012), we write in support of the proposed ordinance, which will address some longstanding issues within our Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods. “Town and gown” relationships in Boston...

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Letter: JPNC is a laughingstock

January 4, 2013
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Oh, how the times have changed! At its creation by appointment in the mid-1980s, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council was a dedicated, responsible and hard-working group of citizens who did their best to judge the needs and desires of the community and make appropriate recommendations to City Hall as to what was good for...

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Letter: Mayor should get us a new, better overpass

January 4, 2013
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The old Casey Overpass truly does need to come down. But at the Dec. 13 MEPA hearing, MassDOT presented an at-grade design option with six signalized intersections—increasing pollution when cars stop, idle, then accelerate—that claimed the same environmental impact as a flyover bridge with no stops. (“100+ debate Casey project at hearing,” Dec. 21.) This is...

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Italian Home Holiday

January 4, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Nick Varano (left), owner of the North End’s Nick Varano’s Famous Deli, joins Italian Home for Children Executive Director Christopher Small with some of the gifts Varano and his family brought for children at the 1125 Centre St. home on Dec. 20.

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Invitación, Jan. 4, 2013

January 4, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 15 de enero para la publicación del 18 de enero. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones City Zoning Board of Appeal, City Hall, sala 801, 635-4775. Martes, 8...

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Holiday Tree-Lightings

December 21, 2012
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Jailanny Pena prepares to tell Santa Claus what she wants for Christmas during the annual holiday tree-lighting and Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour in Hyde Square on Dec. 8.  (Photo by Daniella Rascón)

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Who’s There?

December 21, 2012
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Who’s There?

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Hungry Hawk

December 21, 2012
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Hungry Hawk

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Police hold winter coat drive

December 21, 2012
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The local E-13 Police Station at 3347 Washington St. is collecting and distributing winter coats for people in need through Dec. 31. New or gently used coats can be dropped off anytime at the station at the corner of Washington and Green streets. Families interested in getting coats can contact the station at 617-343-5623....

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