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Invitacion, May 13, 2016

May 13, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, 24 de mayo para la edición del 27 de mayo. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Plan JP/Rox, miércoles, 11 may, escucharemos el primer borrador del nuevo plan para nuestra vecindad, un plan...

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Scenes from Wake Up the Earth Festival

May 13, 2016
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Scenes from Wake Up the Earth Festival

The truly official arrival of spring in Jamaica Plain is the annual Wake Up the Earth Parade and Festival, sponsored by Spontaneous Celebrations, which made its 37th appearance May 7. These are some images taken at the festival grounds on the Southwest Corridor Park. The festival began as a celebration of a successful battle...

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Op-Ed: House budget supports mental health and substance abuse funding and boosts critical services

May 13, 2016
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Every year, the Massachusetts House begins the budget process by receiving the governor’s proposed budget. The House adjusts the budget to include items most needed by constituents. As chair of the Committee Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Boston’s 11th Suffolk District state representative, I heard your concerns and advocated for initiatives that will...

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TAKING STOCK

May 13, 2016
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TAKING STOCK

Gov. Charlie Baker came to Jamaica Pond on May 4 for the annual fish stocking of Jamaica Pond. One thousand trout, including 800 rainbow trout, 50 brook trout, 50 brown trout, and 100 tiger trout, were released into the pond. Joining Baker were other state and city officials and 35 second graders from the...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Police body camera program faces questions

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Members of the City Council have held hearings all over the city recently to field concerns and comments regarding the police body camera program that will begin in all neighborhoods this summer, and the leader of that effort now says she has doubts as to whether serious...

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BRA: A litmus test for the BRA

May 13, 2016
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The 64 Allandale St. project is a litmus test for the Boston Redevelopment Authority—is it the old agency, working primarily for the rich and powerful developers in the city or is it the new, transparent organization that is responsive to the concerns of common citizens? It appears that it is the former, as the...

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Editorial: The BRA—a little less asinine

May 13, 2016
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority recently fixed an illogical irregularity that the proposed project on Mission Hill at 1470 Tremont St. brought to light. Before that project, the BRA did not have a policy on whether existing units on site would count towards the affordable-housing requirement of a new development. Taken to an extreme example,...

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Letter: Allandale St. project deserves green light

May 13, 2016
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Thank you for covering the controversy over the proposed development at 64 Allandale St. It is important to note a few things at the start of discussing the issue. First, something will be built on this privately-owned land and second, the proposal will not, as is implied by some, result in building on or...

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Letter: Early ed school funding crucial

May 13, 2016
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When we returned to Boston a year and a half ago, my son got a slot at the West Zone Early Learning Center in Jamaica Plain midway through his K2 year last year. He’s now a first grader there, and we are thrilled with the school and with the extended learning time he gets...

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Letter: Latin Quarter is welcoming

May 13, 2016
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In his recent letter to the Gazette, “Latin Quarter Name Change Risky” (4/29/2016), Frank Stone states, “The last thing JP needs is some thug or thugs who think only Latinos are allowed into the Latin Quarter.” He then expresses a fear that “we will retreat into cultural and racial divisions that took so very...

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