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Letter: Opposing housing for poor or rich is class warfare

November 9, 2012
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Hooray for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, Boston Health Care for the Homeless and the Pine Street Inn! (“Homeless care project wins appeal,” Oct. 26.) The state appellate court has ruled in favor of the 461 Walnut Ave. respite care facility. The plaintiffs argued that increased traffic and decreased property values would impact...

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Letter: Focus on developers, not critics

November 9, 2012
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Your recent editorial “JPNC chair should resign” (jamaicplaingazette.com, Nov. 1) as well as your article “Developer’s donations stir debate” (jamaicaplaingazette.com, Oct. 31) cast a critical light on JP residents volunteering to improve our neighborhood. Why didn’t you choose instead to aim your attention at heavyweight luxury housing developers rapidly encroaching in JP? The nearly...

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Letter: Higher standard needed in JPNC, S. Huntington debate

November 9, 2012
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Residents of Jamaica Plain are wrestling over who can lay claim to the neighborhood. At a time of declining and stagnating real estate values overall, when one-third of mortgage holders nationwide are underwater, prices here are steady and rising. Some will benefit and some will not. We are attracting heightened interest, including from far-flung...

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Letter: Put lights in windows for unity

November 9, 2012
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Be you a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Jew or Shinto, this time of year has been sacred to man since before any religion was founded. Huge bonfires lit the night to tempt the Sun back. To light your windows is assumed a Christian tradition. Yet many Christians do not observe this way. Here in America,...

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On Stage

November 9, 2012
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JP Agenda, Nov. 9, 2012

November 9, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Nov. 19 for the Nov. 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings   Zoning Board of Appeals, Boston City Hall, Room 801, 635-4775. Tues., Nov. 13, 9:30am, Boston Residential Group seeks variances for floor-area...

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Invitación, Nov. 9, 2012

November 9, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 19 de noviembre para la publicación del 23 de noviembre. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Reunión para English High Turf, martes, 13 noviembre, 6:30pm, 6:30pm, Curtis Hall,...

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Editorial: JPNC chair should resign

November 1, 2012
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Benjamin Day, the chair of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, led an ill-informed smear campaign against the developers and elected officials involved in two housing developments that his council will review. He threw a bomb that backfired and damaged the JPNC. He should resign. This is a difficult call to make because Day has...

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Hurricane may strike area; state offers tips

October 26, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy may strike the Boston area early next week as a major storm with heavy rain and strong winds. Even if the storm does not directly hit Massachusetts, it still may have significant local impact. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says that residents should prepare now for possible power outages, flooding and...

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Empresarios latinos honrados en City Hall

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by John Lynds) (de la izquierda: los dueños de Tacos El Charros Aida Gomez y José Gutierrez aceptan su honor del concejal de la ciudad Feliz Arroyo en City Hill el 15 de octubre)

Por Laura Plummer, Special to the Gazette Cuatro de las pequeñas empresas latinas de Hyde Square fueron entre las 11 honradas en City Hall el 15 de octubre como parte de una celebración del Mes de la Herencia Latina del concejal de Boston Felix Arroyo. “Decidí honrar a las pequeñas empresas este año porque...

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