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October 27, 2017
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Pivotal moment for criminal justice reform By Local Sonia Chang-Díaz Thanks to years of significant public pressure, the state legislature is now preparing to take action on criminal justice reform. This is a pivotal moment, and it may not come again for many years. The State Senate recently released a much-anticipated criminal justice reform...

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MEMORIAL BRIDGE

October 13, 2017
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MEMORIAL BRIDGE

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JP Agenda, Oct. 13, 2017

October 13, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 24 for the Oct. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Olmsted Park Community Meeting, Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m. James Michael Curley House 350 Jamaicaway. Please join us for the fourth...

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City Council news and notes

October 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Just Cause Eviction The City Council voted to pass a new version of home rule petition The Jim Brooks Stabilization Act otherwise known as Just Cause Eviction at a hearing on Oct. 4. The home rule petition would prevent a non-exempt landlord or foreclosing owner from recovering...

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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 13, 2017

October 13, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 24 for the Oct. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events          Annual Costume Dog Parade and Fashion Show Sat. Oct. 28 at 1:00pm. Registration and check-in will begin at 12noon on...

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ALL-CLASS REUNION

October 13, 2017
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ALL-CLASS REUNION

Scenes from the Jamaica Plain High School all-class reunion on Oct. 7 Social Club in West Roxbury. Gazette Photo by Patrick O’Connor

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JP Kids: Teachers forge connections between their politically different students

October 13, 2017
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By Catherine Epstein and Cherese Smith Special to the Gazette After witnessing the tone of conversation throughout the 2016 presidential election, Catherine Epstein found herself asking the same questions that frustrate many other Americans. How had the country become so fiercely divided, and why did it feel nearly impossible to talk to those with...

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Invitacion, Oct. 13, 2017

October 13, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 24 oct para la edición del 27 octubre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Comité de consejos comunitarios, martes, 17 oct, 6.30pm, E13 @ 3347 Washington St. JP. Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, reunión mensual, martes, 24 oct, 7pm, Farnsworth...

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Zakim holds hearing on simplifying voter registration

October 13, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette With another preliminary election come and gone with a low voter turnout of about 14 percent, one City Councilor is trying to figure out ways to increase voter turnout by making it easier to register to vote. The City Council’s Special Committee on Civil Rights, headed by...

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Op-eds

October 13, 2017
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How we’re bringing Bostonians of different generations together under one roof By Mayor Martin Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are numbers we haven’t seen in decades. This growth means that housing is in high demand....

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