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Polar Bear Weather

February 14, 2014
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Editorial: Saving the Shattuck’s child care

February 14, 2014
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What’s really going on with the state and the Shattuck Child Care Center it is giving the boot? It’s hard to tell. But when two of our most respected elected officials make extraordinary criticism of the move, it’s time to pay attention. In their op-ed in this week’s Gazette, state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and...

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Editorial: The State of JP

February 14, 2014
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The annual State of Our Neighborhood forum convenes on Feb. 27, co-sponsored by the Gazette, offers Jamaica Plain a chance to take stock. “Ain’t No One Can Afford This” is this year’s provocative theme, one that notes a turning point in the neighborhood’s history. Of course, many people can afford JP—if only just barely....

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Op-Ed: The State of JP: No one can afford this

February 14, 2014
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Op-Ed: The State of JP: No one can afford this

By Orion Kriegman, Juan Gonzalez, Abigail Ortiz, Carlos Espinoza-Toro, Greg Buckland and Tracy Bindel/Special to the Gazette “Ain’t No One Can Afford This,” reads an anonymous note to the world scrawled on the map of the Orange Line near the JP Monument. These six silent words speak volumes about the state of our neighborhood....

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Op-Ed: Gov. Patrick offers only lip service on threatened child care center

February 14, 2014
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By Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and Rep. Liz Malia/Special to the Gazette Gov. Deval Patrick has repeatedly made early education his number one priority, and this laudable goal was reinforced in his recent State of the Commonwealth address. Unfortunately, his administration is currently ignoring an opportunity to preserve dozens of high-quality seats at the Shattuck...

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Police seize cache of heroin, cocaine in Egleston raid

February 13, 2014
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Boston Police officers seized over a pound of heroin as well as cocaine and drug-dealing equipment in a raid yesterday on an Egleston Square apartment. An unidentified 22-year-old Boston man was arrested on charges of heroin and cocaine trafficking in the bust at 3037 Washington St. on the Roxbury side of Egleston Square, according to...

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Obituary: Monique Monroe; ran family daycare

February 4, 2014
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Obituary: Monique Monroe; ran family daycare

Monique Monroe, a longtime resident of Jamaica Plain, died peacefully in her home on Jan. 22, 2014, following a short battle with cancer. Monique will be much missed by family members, friends, neighbors and generations of “Mema’s Babies” who were nurtured in her family daycare. In many ways, Monique was larger than life, from...

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Earthsound

January 31, 2014
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AIDS Action not a fan of Patrick’s budget

January 31, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain-based AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts is not a fan of Gov. Deval Patrick’s proposed budget, the group said in a Jan. 22 press statement. “The budget released today by Governor Deval Patrick is not enough to sustain the fight against HIV/AIDS in Massachusetts,” said AIDS Action CEO Rebecca Haag in the...

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Sights and Sounds, Jan. 31, 2014

January 31, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 11 for the Feb. 14 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursday neighborhood walk & art display, Feb. 6, 6-8, Centre/South streets. Info: centresouth.org. Franklin Park Coalition Snow Fest, Sat.,...

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