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Invitación, Feb. 1, 2013

February 1, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 12 de febrero para la publicación del 15 de febrero. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones JPNC Public Service Committee, petición de Same Old Place para cambiar el...

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JP History: This Week in JP History

January 18, 2013
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this week in JP history: 5 Years Ago: 2008 “St. Andrew’s sold to local church” Bethel AME Church buys the former St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church complex in Forest Hills after much local concern about its future.  10 Years Ago: 2003 “Residents rally against the Iraq War” Jamaica...

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JP History: Historic House

January 18, 2013
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(Photo Courtesy Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club) The Loring-Greenough House, built in 1760, featured a Greek revival porch on its South Street-facing west façade for almost 100 years, archaeological studies have shown. The porch, seen here in a picture from the first half of the last century, is one of many discoveries made by the three archaeological studies in the last 15 years. The studies have uncovered evidence of Indian occupation of the area pre-dating European colonization as well as hundreds of artifacts from the colonial and more recent periods. The house is the last remaining Colonial country estate in Jamaica Plain.

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Cooper Center Honors

January 18, 2013
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(Photo Courtesy state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez’s Office) Celebrating state and Boston Housing Authority honors for the Hattie B. Cooper Community Center’s over 40 years of service in the Bromley-Heath Housing Development on Dec. 19 are (from left, front row): the BHA’s Anthony Gilardi; Cooper Center Executive Director Lillie Searcy; resident leaders Julia Martin, Anna Mae Cole, Mildred Hailey and Arlena Thomas; (back row) the BHA’s Gerald Casey; BHA Manager Angel Lopez; and Boston Housing Police Officer Mary Martin. The Cooper Center is moving to a new Roxbury location, while Bromley-Heath’s Smart from the Start will move into its 40 Bickford St. space.

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Obituary: Janis M. Fahey; JP resident

January 18, 2013
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Janis Fahey

Janis M. Fahey (1946-2013), a longtime Jamaica Plain resident and native Bostonian, died on Jan. 2. She leaves a sister, Eileen Fahey of Nevada City, Calif., and a brother, Jack Fahey of Jamaica Plain, as well as many loving friends. She will be dearly missed.

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Obituary: Robert DeFranco; former Galway House owner

January 18, 2013
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Robert DeFranco. (Photo Courtesy Keohane Funeral Home)

Robert DeFranco of Quincy, formerly of Roxbury, passed away Jan. 5, 2013. Beloved husband of Claire (York) DeFranco of Quincy. Loving father of Robert Y. Haley and his wife Conni of Randolph. Cherished “Papa” to Gena, Gillian and Robert D. Haley of Randolph. Brother of Mary Casey of Peabody and uncle to Sean Casey...

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Letter: Thanks to Chang-Díaz for fighting looser mercury law

January 18, 2013
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On New Year’s Eve, in the mostly empty halls of our legislature, a pivotal struggle to protect children’s health reached its climax. A bill that would have prevented future efforts to reduce exposure to toxic mercury was stalled, thanks to the leadership of state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and other very committed legislators. These heroes...

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Editorial: Shooting the messengers of shootings

January 18, 2013
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Reaction to the Newtown school shooting is ripening into a classic moral panic. Society wants someone to blame, and the Obama administration is now gunning for video-game makers. That’s a direct attack on free speech that should concern all of us who rely on the First Amendment to tell you valuable truths, even if...

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Editorial: The T won’t fix itself

January 18, 2013
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The partial restoration of Green Line service all the way to Heath Street is good news and a great effort on the part of the cash-strapped MBTA. Development on S. Huntington Avenue is booming and transit service is needed more than ever there. But the MBTA can’t always fix itself. A year after the...

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Editorial: Remembering Dr. King

January 18, 2013
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On Jan. 21, our country officially remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a leader who changed the nation forever with his non-violent opposition to injustices done to African-Americans and—as is often forgotten—anyone who is poor. It is easy to see how far Dr. King and other Civil Rights leaders took us. Jan. 21 also...

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