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Rescue Me

August 17, 2012
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JP Agenda, Aug. 17, 2012

August 17, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Aug. 28 for the Aug. 31 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings   Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda tba, Tues., Aug. 28, 7pm, Julia Martin House, 90 Bickford St. Info: jpnc.org. District...

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Free Ride

August 17, 2012
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Editorial: JP diversity

August 17, 2012
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A study has found that JP friendships are unusually diverse in terms of political, religious and social attitudes. That’s a sign of more than token respect for individual differences, and that’s a great thing for any neighborhood and any relationship. JP prides itself on diversity. In some ways, the local definition of diversity is...

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Editorial: Policing Jackson Square

August 17, 2012
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Police officers perform an incredibly difficult job. They put their lives on the line just by wearing the badge. They make dozens of potentially life-changing judgment calls every day. They try to keep order while respecting and protecting civil liberties in a free society that can and does throw just about anything at them....

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Letter: Same Old Place owner will be missed

August 17, 2012
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Fred Ciampa made many wonderful memories for my children. (“Fred Ciampa, owner of Same Old Place, dies,” Aug. 3.) We had pizza night when we could, when Mom needed a break from preparing meals, and when we all needed a treat. What a sweet event it was, marching down Centre Street to the Same...

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Letter: Wage theft is a widespread problem

August 17, 2012
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A father of three told me: “This man was looking for people to paint cars in his body shop after hours. He said he’d pay $20 an hour, so I went there after my regular job. I worked there six hours a night. I was there for two weeks and then I asked him...

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Letter: Goddard House closure a moral tragedy

August 17, 2012
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I am personally saddened by the news that Goddard House will be closing forever in September; an irreversible decision, I believe made too quickly. (“Goddard House nursing home to shut down,” July 20.) Since my days as a young pastor 40 years ago, continuing through my current role at the Mount Pleasant Home next...

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Letter: HIV test expansion law is a key step

August 17, 2012
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If you don’t know your HIV status, you should. Today, it’s easier than ever in Massachusetts to learn your status through your doctor thanks to a change in the state’s HIV testing law that went into effect on July 26. This new law, “An Act to Increase Routine Screening for HIV,” modernizes the Commonwealth’s...

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Invitacion, Aug. 17, 2012

August 17, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 28 de agosto para la publicación del 31 de agosto. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda pendiente, martes, 28 agosto, 7pm, Julia Martin...

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