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Letter: Discipline needed in school

June 10, 2016
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As I read the op-ed piece that recently ran in both the Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain Gazette newspapers (“Discipline in schools”), I felt like a comment was justified. This commentary was identified as being written for a sociology class assignment at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and the research was done through the Lawyers’...

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Letter: The BRA needs to split

June 10, 2016
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Split up the BRA so it can do its job! So the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is spending up to $670K of taxpayer’s money to rebrand itself as more trustworthy (page 1, May 27 Gazette)? As a Boston real estate owner, developer, and approver of private development (and chief cheerleader for Boston development), the...

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Letter: Arborway project makes Forest Hills a mess

June 10, 2016
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I wonder, has the MassDOT, BPD, or McMahon, the traffic engineer associated with the Casey Arborway project, been out to the project site in the past 3-4 months? I ask, because a cursory visit to the site, particularly in the afternoon, would demonstrate to the above entities that their temporary traffic control in the...

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Demonstrators dominate JP/Rox planning study meeting

May 27, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette Demonstrators walked into a Boston Redevelopment Authority JP/Rox planning study meeting at English High School and began clapping and chanting, “The BRA asks the wrong questions. They refuse to listen. Today, we will make them listen.” The May 11 community workshop had been convened by the BRA...

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BRA hires company to help rebrand itself as more trustworthy

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Looking to become a more friendly and approachable agency, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved a contract with Boston-based Continuum to help rebrand the agency as more trustworthy. The approval came at the BRA’s Thursday meeting, May 12, and allocated no more that $670,000 to the...

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Unveiling

May 27, 2016
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Unveiling

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City Council, BPS grapple over water issue

May 27, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette The Boston Public Schools (BPS) administration and the City Council’s Education Committee grappled during a May 18 meeting at English High School over how to handle recent possible lead exposure at drinking fountains in six schools, including the Curley K-8. The fountains were mistakenly left on after...

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Newlyweds

May 27, 2016
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Summit held to discuss CPA and parks

May 27, 2016
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By John Lynds Special to the Gazette The City Council voted 12 to 1 on May 11 to put the Community Preservation Act (CPA) on the November ballot. The next day, the Boston Park Advocates (BPA) held a summit at Franklin Park to discuss what CPAs could mean for the parks in the city....

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Council calls on BRA for September meeting to discuss Urban Renewal

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette The Boston City Council is wasting no time in bringing the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) back onto the carpet to have an earlier than expected review of Urban Renewal activities and the promised two-year action plan – issuing a letter recently calling for a September meeting. The...

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