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Holidays in JP: Secret Recipes – Chef Herbie’s Traditional Jerk Chicken

November 23, 2012
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The Gazette asked various JP people and institutions to share their favorite holiday recipes. Whole Foods Market at 413 Centre St. offered the following: Chef Herbert “Herbie” Ewan began his Whole Foods Market career in the Prepared Foods department at the Jamaica Plain store in May, but Herbie has been cooking for over 26...

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Veterans Day

November 23, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) English High School students march in the Veterans Day Parade downtown on Nov. 11.

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Editorial: S. Huntington achievements

November 23, 2012
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The City’s approval of 161 S. Huntington in the face of heavy neighborhood opposition has surprised, and perhaps demoralized, many people. But the big-picture rationales for the project were so strong as to make approval virtually inevitable. Opponents should recognize their significant achievements—including more affordable units and a S. Huntington “corridor plan”—and push for...

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Editorial: Giving thanks

November 23, 2012
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Over the past 12 months, the Gazette has worked hard to bring you in-depth local news. The Casey Overpass decision, the Blessed Sacrament redevelopment, all of the major plans for S. Huntington—you heard about them here first. We did that work not only for JP, but with JP. Many of our stories happen because...

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Letter: Thanks for Halloween party success

November 23, 2012
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The Connolly Branch Library and the Hyde Square community celebrated their 5th annual Halloween Party and Parade on Oct. 31.  Hundreds of children and adults enjoyed a costume party with food and activities before parading through Hyde/Jackson Squares, stopping at 34 local businesses and organizations: Volunteers of America; Peter J. Hanley, DMD; Guardian Health...

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Letter: Hardware store deserves praise

November 23, 2012
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I want to praise the Yumont Hardware store, 702 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain. It is a long-overdue recognition for all the employees, past and present. I have been a customer, as well as my family, at the store for a long time. It does not make a difference if we buy a lot...

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Letter: Gazette should demand more from officials, not from JPNC

November 23, 2012
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I am a member of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, and I am perplexed by the Gazette’s call for the resignation of Ben Day, the JPNC’s chair. (“Editorial: JPNC chair should resign,” jamaicaplaingazette.com, Nov. 1.) Day released a statement cataloging campaign donations by developers and their agents at the time the developers were seeking city...

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Letter: A few Casey Arborway questions

November 23, 2012
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A few questions about the proposed elimination of the Casey Overpass: Why is a group of bicyclists passing through our community given priority over long-term, politically active and concerned residents living with the threat of this disastrous plan? Why does the Department of Transportation cloak their preference for the cheap solution over the promised,...

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Letter: What was the point of S. Huntington input?

November 23, 2012
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The following letter was sent to local elected officials: I am a resident of S. Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain, and I felt compelled to write to you about the poorly-handled Boston Redevelopment Authority approval process for the housing development at 161 S. Huntington Ave. As I understand it, the developer, Boston Residential Group...

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Letter: Gazette was unfair about advocate

November 23, 2012
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I was disturbed to see the Gazette make an unwarranted connection between Peter Roth, developer, and Peter Roth, chair of the Board of the Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) when BPA submitted a letter opposing demolition of the Knight Building at 161 S. Huntington Ave. (“One developer under fire puts heat on another,” Oct. 12.) The letter...

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