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Anti-party vandal

October 12, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) “Two Sides, One Con,” reads an apparently handmade graffiti decal on an empty store at 668 Centre St. mocking the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant. JP was hit with another major-party-bashing street art campaign last month, as the Gazette previously reported.

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Officer Honored

October 12, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Mayor’s Office) (from left) Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Mayor Thomas Menino and police Capt. Patrick Crossen unveil a memorial to Boston Police motorcycle officers killed in the line of duty at the unit’s Roxbury headquarters Sept. 16. Three of the six officers were killed in JP, where historical signs in their honor were decorated with memorial wreaths during a motorcycle tribute ride earlier in the day.

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Editorial: Bad science at the State Lab

October 12, 2012
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The State Laboratory Institute is all about science. So one might expect a scientific response to the drug lab crisis. That response would be to test and prove the state’s hypothesis that everything is A-OK in the 17 other labs there. So it is good news that the state legislature is prepping an investigation....

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Editorial: School, and mayoral, choices

October 12, 2012
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The new school choice proposals for Boston Public Schools have become a battleground of mayoral ambitions. That’s not just good theater. It’s a good thing for the city and its students. Mayor Thomas Menino may yet run for re-election to a sixth term, but he is clearly working on the schools as part of...

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Letter: BRA is ignoring community on S. Huntington project

October 12, 2012
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Over strong community objections, the Boston Redevelopment Authority is about to approve the construction of a large luxury housing development proposed for the New England Home for Little Wanderers site at 161 S. Huntington Ave. Consisting of 196 rental units, over half of which will be studio or one-bedroom apartments, the developer intends to...

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Letter: BPS plan would increase inequality

October 12, 2012
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While we can all agree that high-quality schools are critical for every student in the Boston Public Schools, it has become clear to me that the lottery system is not the problem and that neighborhood schools are not the solution. The BPS’s new zone proposal with neighborhood schools is highly problematic. The current walk...

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Letter: T buses don’t use bus stops

October 12, 2012
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It was great to read that the T is going to crack down on people who park in bus stops, and to know that the buses have a button to report the location. (“T police target bus stop parkers,” Sept. 28.) Now, if I could only get a similar button in my car to...

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Letter: Casey bus plan harms public transit

October 12, 2012
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The Arborway Committee, a longtime JP organization, has set as its mission a commitment to improving public transportation for Jamaica Plain and its neighbors. To that end, it sponsors public events on topics relating to better streetscapes for pedestrians, cyclists and people with disabilities. It advocates for better options for all sorts of transportation,...

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JP Open Studios

September 28, 2012
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(Photo by Daniella Rascon) Artist Racheli Shatil sits beside her sculpture made of masking tape and paint at Stonybrook Fine Arts on Porter Street during the Jamaica Plain Open Studios art event on Sept. 23.

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Nuevo pastor católico de JP nombrado

September 28, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) El reverend Carlos Flor (en frente) y el cardinal Sean O’Malley (atrás) entran Our Lady of Lourdes Church para la investidura de Flor como pastor católico de JP el 22 de septiembre.

Por Patrick E. O’Connor, Especial para el Gazette Una multitud llenó Our Lady of Lourdes Church el 22 de septiembre para la misa de investidura del reverendo Carlos Flor. Flor fue instalada formalmente como pastor de las tres parroquias católicas de Jamaica Plain en una misa con el cardenal Sean O’Malley. Una multitud llenó...

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