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Animal attractions slated for Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2013
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Sweethearts can spend Valentine’s Day with the animals at two local events—a flower and chocolate fund-raiser at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and a racy sex lecture at the Franklin Park Zoo. The MSPCA’s annual “Kitty & Puppy Love” fund-raiser at its 350 S. Huntington Ave. headquarters on Feb....

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Obituary: John P. Craven; JP resident

February 1, 2013
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John P. Craven of Jamaica Plain died on Jan. 1, 2013. Beloved son of the late William F. and Anne M. (Smythe) Craven. Dear brother of Mary T. Kirrane of Jamaica Plain; Patricia A. Watson and her husband Lawrence of Needham; and the late William F. Craven Jr. Dear uncle of Kevin M. Kirrane...

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Game Show Champ

February 1, 2013
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(Photo Courtesy Jeopardy Productions, Inc.) JP resident David Gard (right), joined by “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, won more than $84,000 on the game show last year and returns Feb. 13 for the show’s “Tournament of Champions.” “Jeopardy!” airs at 7:30 p.m. on WBZ-TV.

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Editorial: Win or lose, lawsuits raise good points

February 1, 2013
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Two recent, high-profile lawsuits against JP real estate developments may or may not have legal merit. But they certainly raise excellent points about a City planning system that is in desperate need of fundamental reform. Last year’s lawsuit by neighbors against the 461 Walnut Ave. homeless care facility was thrown out of court before...

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Editorial: No-cost lab fixes

February 1, 2013
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The state lab system needs reform, and a lot of it will cost money that may or may not come. But a couple of reporting requirements could be established in state law to nip problems in the bud at no additional cost. First, public health authorities should testify annually in person to a relevant...

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Op-Ed: The State of the Neighborhood in 2013

February 1, 2013
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By Juan Gonzalez, Orion Kriegman and Greg Buckland Special to the Gazette When Hurricane Sandy hit last October, many of us were shocked by images of New York and New Jersey under water. While 2012 was the hottest in U.S. history, and this is the second mild Boston winter in a row, the AccuWeather...

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Letter: Thanks for holiday miracles at Stone House

February 1, 2013
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The holiday season begins at the Elizabeth Stone House with Halloween. Our initial Halloween party was cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy, but we rescheduled and managed to pull off a remarkable event with traditional costumes and games. We moved right into Thanksgiving, catered by ICatering at the Pine Street Inn.  Our generous corporate partners Natixis...

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Letter: Gun rights and free speech deserve equal respect

February 1, 2013
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I see from your editorial that the Gazette is concerned about any infringement of the First Amendment. (“Shooting the messengers of shootings,” Jan. 18.) I can only hope that the editor is as concerned about infringement of the Second. To illustrate the absurdity of the arguments in favor of restricting the Second, I’ll apply...

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Letter: School Committee should be partly elected

February 1, 2013
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Our children in the Boston Public Schools are not failing; the Boston Public School system is failing our children. Last week, I filed a home-rule petition in an effort to change the City Charter and create three elected positions on the Boston Public School Committee. The purpose of this petition is to create some much-needed accountability...

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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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