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Chris Hoeh honored

November 20, 2015
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Chris Hoeh honored

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Writers for Justice in Palestine

November 20, 2015
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Writers for Justice in Palestine

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 20, 2015

November 20, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 1 for the Dec. 4 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Politics Story Slam at Doyles Café, 3484 Washington St., Sat. Nov. 21, 7:30pm. $10. Info: love2tell2@aol.com. Third Annual Turkey Trot,...

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Obituary: Jesse Zackular, former JP resident, dies

November 20, 2015
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Obituary: Jesse Zackular, former JP resident, dies

Jesse Zackular, a former Jamaica Plain resident, died on Nov. 6. Zackular was born in Malden on July 15, 1974, the son of Patricia (Fitzgerald) Zackular and the late Artie Zackular, Jr. Jesse was a longtime resident of Jamaica Plain. Jesse, also known as Slim Goodbody, was the bass player for the punk mambo...

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Neighborhood deserves better from post office

November 20, 2015
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Jamaica Plain deserves a post office that operates efficiently and timely. For far too long, that has not been the case. The complaints run the gamut—rampant missed deliveries, forcing some people to pay bills late and go without much needed paychecks; receiving other people’s mail; sent mail arriving days late or sometimes never arriving...

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Giving thanks

November 20, 2015
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Thanksgiving Day is almost here. It is a time to gather with those we love, whether that is with family, friends, dogs, cats or just ourselves. Let us give thanks for what we have. If we have much, let us appreciate our fortunes and help those in need. If we have little, let us...

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JP Post Office continues spectacular service

November 20, 2015
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Let’s quit knocking the Jamaica Plain Post Office. I recently mailed a letter to Quincy, and it only took eight days to get there. I mailed an important document to Melrose last year, and it still hasn’t arrived. So things are definitely improving! John Stark Jamaica Plain resident

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Traffic woes at Forest Hills

November 20, 2015
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There is a constant multi-directional traffic jam at the corner of South Street and Arborway. The traffic on South Street (heading toward Rozzie) stops in the well-marked pedestrian crossing zone when the light turns red. Then no one can move in any direction, although the occasional driver will ease forward or back up a...

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Corporal punishment is wrong

November 20, 2015
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My educational resolution to encourage parents to refrain from using corporal punishment (CP) was included in a recent public hearing at the State House. As a psychological researcher, I raise the issue of CP because the evidence is overwhelming that it is harmful, and yet it needs more attention because it is misunderstood and...

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James’s Gate was a ‘third place’

November 20, 2015
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It has now been several months since we were all shocked to learn that the James’s Gate Pub had closed. And the sadness hasn’t lessened. Why is this, we ask? What made this local pub with peeling paint, faded sign, and not-exceptional pub food land into our collective spirit and take hold? Years ago,...

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