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Editorial: Congratulations to Walsh

November 8, 2013
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We congratulate Marty Walsh on his hard-earned victory in the Boston mayoral race. We eagerly await his administration and its promise of a City government that is more transparent, more efficient, more inclusive and more focused on equity—and just as positive about the future. We appreciated his extensive outreach in Jamaica Plain and the...

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Editorial: Thanks to Connolly

November 8, 2013
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We owe thanks to John Connolly for his mayoral campaign. While unsuccessful, his bold campaign helped to shape the race and, ultimately, the City’s future direction. Connolly was the first incumbent elected official to enter the race at a time when it was assumed Mayor Thomas Menino would stand for re-election. That took real...

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Editorial: Mayoral power

November 8, 2013
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The first new mayor in a generation is a shake-up that offers a good chance for Bostonians to alter mayoral power as well—both to increase it and to spread its wealth. Some key ideas: Mayoral term limits. This race clearly was good for the City and good for the candidates, who could take no...

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Letter: Racial equity must be priority of next mayor

November 8, 2013
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In Boston’s mayoral race, each candidate has tended to focus on an agenda he is personally most comfortable with. But at the core of most municipal crises the candidates single out—education, housing, development, public safety, transportation, jobs and others—are stark racial inequities. Three recent reports—“The State of Black Boston” by James Jennings, “The State...

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Letter: Bike culture is on the rise for good reasons

November 8, 2013
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Thank you, Sandra Storey, for acknowledging the shift into biking culture and raising your concerns. (“JP Observer: Bikes are nice, but there are limits,” Oct. 25.) This change has come about for many reasons, many of which drivers are not fully aware of. Some people ride because the cost of living in Boston is...

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Invitacion, Nov. 8, 2013

November 8, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 19 de noviembre para la publicación del 22 de noviembre. Manda a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión mensual de la policía de Boston, Reunión mensual latina, jueves, 14 noviembre, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155...

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JP resident named top Emerald Necklace volunteer

November 8, 2013
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Jamaica Plain resident Gerry Wright has been named volunteer of the year by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC), the nonprofit friends group for the Emerald Necklace park system. Wright will be honored at the ENC’s Nov. 12 annual meeting featuring a keynote address by Ned Friedman, director of the local Arnold Arboretum. Wright is...

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Pond Lights

October 25, 2013
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City Council candidates talk tight parks budget

October 25, 2013
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City Council candidates talk tight parks budget

By Dan Schneider/Special to the Gazette PARKSIDE—Few would be surprised that when it comes to the importance of the city’s public parks and open spaces, the eight candidates for Boston’s four Boston City Council at-large seats mostly see eye-to-eye. But at an Oct. 15 forum at the Franklin Park clubhouse, each candidate sought to...

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Lantern Parade

October 25, 2013
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Lantern Parade

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