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JP Agenda, June 5, 2015

June 5, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 16 for the June 19 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Boston Police District E-13, Latino monthly meeting, Thurs., June 11, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St.; Strategic Planning meeting, Thurs.,...

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Editorial: Farewell to Sam

June 5, 2015
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It takes a lot of activists to make a great neighborhood. Sam Sherwood, whose death earlier this year was recently announced, was among JP’s best. Sam, typically in concert with Sarah Freeman, worked tirelessly on park preservation, pedestrian safety and a host of other results-scoring quality-of-life improvements. He was a strong advocate for the...

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Editorial: JP thanks a letter carrier

June 5, 2015
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The U.S. Postal Service does not win a lot of popularity contests these days. In fact, JP has complained about it loudly in recent years, with shifting routes and a bewildering mystery as to whether the local post office would remain open. Of course, part of the reason for such upset is that people...

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Op-Ed: Imagining a new Boston for 2030

June 5, 2015
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By Mayor Martin J. Walsh/Special to the Gazette I recently announced Imagine Boston 2030, the first citywide planning process in 50 years. It will be a two-year planning process to create a roadmap for success leading up to Boston’s 400th birthday. Boston is a city of neighborhoods and, more importantly, a city of neighbors...

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On the Police Beat, May 17-31, 2015

June 5, 2015
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The following police incident reports are public records provided by the Community Service Office of the District E-13 Police Station, which is solely responsible for their content. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in court. May 31: Breaking and entering of residence, 49 Mozart St.; fraud, 21 Louder’s Lane; assault and battery, 68...

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Obituary: Sam Abbot Sherwood, JP activist

June 5, 2015
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Obituary: Sam Abbot Sherwood, JP activist

Some people live quiet lives in their neighborhoods; others change the life of the neighborhoods in which they live. Sam Sherwood was a life-changer. He and Sarah Freeman spent decades working together to help make Jamaica Plain the beautiful neighborhood it is today. He was an ardent environmentalist, a well-known political activist, a renowned...

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Obituary: Sam Abbot Sherwood, longtime JP activist

May 29, 2015
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Obituary: Sam Abbot Sherwood, longtime JP activist

Some people live quiet lives in their neighborhoods; others change the life of the neighborhoods in which they live. Sam Sherwood was a life-changer. He and Sarah Freeman spent decades working together to help make Jamaica Plain the beautiful neighborhood it is today. He was an ardent environmentalist, a well-known political activist, a renowned...

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JP Forum slate features famed activists, Olympics critic

May 22, 2015
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JP Forum slate features famed activists, Olympics critic

Update: Tom Hayden has canceled the appearance reported below after suffering a stroke. The other events remain on the schedule. The Jamaica Plain Forum lecture series is bringing several famous activists and a prominent Olympics critic to JP over the next three weeks. The speakers include: 1960s left-wing activist Tom Hayden; journalist Chris Hedges;...

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Party in the Park

May 22, 2015
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Party in the Park

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Keys to the House

May 22, 2015
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Keys to the House

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