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Pride Party

June 21, 2013
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) A drag performer entertains the crowd at the Boston Pride Week Jamaica Plain Block Party on Perkins Street June 9. The event was part of Pride Week, the annual celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

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Greener Arborway

June 21, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Volunteers dig in to plant trees on the Arborway Hillside at St. Rose Street June 1. They were among two dozen people who helped the Arborway Coalition work on the state parkland with trees funded by a Grow Boston Greener grant.

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Patched-up Pup

June 21, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Luna the puppy is back on her feet after undergoing surgery May 28 at the Angell Animal Medical Center on S. Huntington Avenue to repair her hips and legs, which were shattered when she was hit by a car in Lawrence last month. The 3-and-a-half-month-old pit bull mix pup had gone into the road after being left unattended by her owners, who later agreed to surrender her to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Luna is now recovering in a foster home following the surgery by Angell’s Dr. Sue Casale.

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Acorn Awards

June 21, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) Sarah Freeman of the Arborway Coalition presents “Acorn Awards”—cups of acorns from Arborway oak trees—to JP resident and Arnold Arboretum employee Sue Pfeiffer and Alison Yoos of JP’s Community Caring Institute on the Arborway on June 1. The two were recognized for their work securing grants, trees and gear for a tree-planting that day on the Arborway Hillside at the St. Rose Street intersection.

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Red Sox Scholar

June 21, 2013
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(Photo by Marissa McClain/Boston Red Sox) JP resident Daniel Ruiz (right) gets a ball signed by Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront at Fenway Park during a June 9 game. Ruiz was honored as one of 10 7th-graders inducted in the Red Sox Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars program, presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which provides a $10,000 college scholarship and mentoring.

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Editorial: Rebooting Jackson Square input

June 21, 2013
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The longstanding Jackson Square Community Advisory Committee recently disbanded by the Boston Redevelopment Authority often has been maddeningly erratic, as when it unsuccessfully fought to ban the Gazette from its meetings. But it also has been an effective gadfly on such issues as dwindling homeownership units and below-standard rates of minority and women contractors,...

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Editorial: The abuses of spying

June 21, 2013
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Recently revealed government spying on peaceful protestors and potentially everyone’s phone records, email and Internet activity are outrageous violations of the First and Fourth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. They are shocking examples of fear overcoming wisdom and power overcoming democracy. These are not abstract violations happening somewhere else. The Boston Police spying on...

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Letter: Residents should support Hyde/Jackson parklet plan

June 21, 2013
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We at Hyde Jackson Square Main Street believe that a temporary parklet planned to be installed in front of Tacos El Charro and Sonia’s Bridal & Quinceañera will be a great addition to the neighborhood. (“Parklet to cost up to $25K,” June 7.) Parklets are temporary small parks that widen the sidewalk where they...

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Letter: Arroyo’s banking idea shows why he should be mayor

June 21, 2013
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Felix Arroyo deserves our support in his bid to become mayor of Boston. He is the only candidate running who sees the enormous benefits Boston will gain by putting our tax dollars in community banks that support the Boston economy, not in the “too big to fail” banks that pay CEOs huge salaries, gamble...

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Letter: Sell church to Task Force instead of selling out Hyde/Jackson

June 21, 2013
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Dear Church Square Partners, In 2004, hundreds of residents from Hyde/Jackson Square worked with you to buy the Blessed Sacrament Church campus in order to preserve it for our community. We attended rallies. We signed petitions and wrote letters. We advocated with our elected officials. We participated in numerous public meetings. We did what had to...

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