Blog Archives

Letter: Low-income housing should be priority on City lots

August 3, 2012
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Regarding the City’s likely sale of lots on Boylston and Dalrymple streets for open space (“Three lots in JP to remain open space,” July 6): The City policy for disposition of publicly owned vacant lots should be for highest and best public use. If the City follows the lead of the community for gardens,...

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Candle in the Dark

July 20, 2012
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(Photo by Courtney Sacco) A girl releases a Japanese paper lantern onto Forest Hills Cemetery’s Lake Hibiscus during the annual Lantern Festival on July 12. The event allows people to honor the memories of loved ones who have passed away.

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Open Street

July 20, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) People dance on Elm Street on July 15 during Circle the City’s Open Streets event, which closed the Green Street corridor to cars, allowing people to walk, bike and do other activities freely. Hundreds of people joined in the event, the first of its kind in Boston.

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Health Team

July 20, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Joanne Pokaski (second from left), the director of workforce development at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Carol Grady (left) of JVS accept the Exemplary Workforce Partnership Award from Loh-Sze Leung and John Padilla at the National Fund for Workforce Solutions annual meeting July 12 in Cincinnati, Ohio. BIDMC and JVS are among the partners in the Healthcare Training Institute, which helps the careers of low-wage workers at various Longwood Medical Area hospitals.

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Out in JP

July 20, 2012
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(Photo by CJ Bryan/Invisible Girl Studios) Playwright Letta Neely (right), along with (from left) wife Lynn and daughter Serena, embrace in front of Centre Street’s UFORGE Gallery during The Theater Offensive’s “OUT in Your Neighborhood” event June 17. The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender support event included a Pride Brunch and a performance of Neely’s play “99% Stone.”

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Eight Lives Left

July 20, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Angell Animal Medical Center) Sully the cat is examined after successful surgery on July 8 at Angell Animal Medical Center on S. Huntington Avenue to remove a pointed stick over 3 inches long that was completely embedded in his belly in an accident at his Brighton home.

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Live at ‘Dead’ Show

July 20, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The JP-based Whiskey Boys perform in the “Dead at 27” concert on June 27 at the Milky Way on Washington Street, one of several bands who helped raise more than $1,300 for the annual JP Music Festival, slated for Sept. 8.

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Sorry, No Drive-Thru

July 20, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Stavros Frantzis) A car remains smashed head-on into the Grass Fed burger restaurant at the corner of Centre and Pond streets after an accident around 1:30 a.m. on July 1. According to landlord Stavros Frantzis, the car almost perfectly squeezed into the doorway, doing little visible damage. Grass Fed was briefly closed for cleanup and is back in business now.

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Editorial: A S. Huntington vision

July 20, 2012
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It’s time for the City to create a S. Huntington Avenue master plan, or for residents to do so if the City refuses. For a century, the S. Huntington strip north of Bynner has been home to institutions serving the poor and the ill. At a stunningly rapid pace and grand scale, it is...

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Editorial: Good riddance, gang

July 20, 2012
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The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the Boston Police Department, the FBI and the Department of Correction deserve JP’s thanks for the investigation that appears to have gutted the brutal Boylston Street gang. The band of killers and dope-slingers has been a menace to our neighborhood for far too long. It is notable that...

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