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Civil Rights icon recalls Little Rock Nine history

May 25, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Laura Plummer) Dr. Terrence Roberts speaks at the Curley K-8 School on May 17.

By Laura Plummer, Special to the Gazette Civil Rights icon Dr. Terrence Roberts visited the Curley K-8 School on May 17 to recount his experience as one of the Little Rock Nine, the students involved in a historic confrontation about school desegregation. “It was life-threatening all the time being black in the South,” said...

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Editorial: Keeping meetings open

May 25, 2012
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The May 3 meeting of the City-appointed Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the Home for Little Wanderers redevelopment must have been pretty interesting, considering that most IAG members later issued a letter blasting the project. But we can only guess, because the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) did not publicize the meeting and did not...

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Editorial: Remember the living, too

May 25, 2012
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Jamaica Plain has been shaped by war. The heart of the neighborhood is Monument Square, so named for its prominent monument to the local men, from what was then a heavily abolitionist area, who sacrificed their lives in a horrific civil war to end slavery and preserve the Union. Across the street is the...

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Letter: Racist comments part of the ‘New JP’

May 25, 2012
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“Watch out for those black kids.” This is what some of the children from the after-school program in JP where I work were greeted with on April 6 as they were running to get on the awaiting bus that takes them home every night. On that day, I happened to be the bus monitor....

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Letter: It’s time for the JPNDC to move on

May 25, 2012
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It is time for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation to move on to an area of the city that needs its expertise and knowledge of community and economic development (“Loft apartments planned for church site,” May 11). Thirty-five years ago, the JPNDC was formed to create jobs, develop affordable housing and assist folks...

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Letter: Thanks for Wake Up the Earth help

May 25, 2012
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Spontaneous Celebrations would like to thank all who made this year’s Wake Up the Earth another “best festival and parades ever”! Thanks to our 2012 “Festival Partners,” City Feed and Supply, Mt. Washington Bank, Amirs’ Natural Foods, Bukhara, Audio Spectrum and Playworks, and all of our sponsors and donors that make it possible. Thanks...

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He Wants to be a Millionaire

May 25, 2012
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(Photo by Valleycrest Productions Ltd.) JP resident Mike Lantvet poses on the set of the ABC game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” where he was a contestant in an episode aired on May 11. Lantvet, an academic support specialist at Boston University, was hoping to win enough to take a family vacation.

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Invitación, 5/25/12

May 25, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 5 de junio para la publicación del 8 de junio. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones JPNC comité de servicio público, martes, 5 junio, 7pm. Cheverus Bldg., 365...

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Wake Up the Earth 2012

May 11, 2012
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(Gazette Photos by Courtney Sacco)  Spontaneous Celebrations dancers lead the way on Centre Street in the 34th annual Wake Up the Earth Parade and Festival on May 5.

The 34th annual Wake Up the Earth Parade wound through central JP and Hyde, Jackson and Egleston Squares, leading into the Wake Up the Earth Festival at the Stony Brook T Station on May 5.

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Housing Leader

May 11, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Angel Lopez, the Boston Housing Authority’s new manager of the Bromley-Heath housing development in Jackson Square, speaks to residents at a welcome breakfast held by state Re. Jeffrey Sanchez April 25 at Hyde Square’s El Oriental de Cuba restaurant.

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