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Bromley Basketball

July 6, 2012
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(Gazette Photos by Courtney Sacco) The E-13/Probation team (in blue) battles Team Legacy on June 23.

A team featuring players from JP’s District E-13 Police Station and the state Probation Department won the 6th annual Meet the Face Behind the Badge basketball tournament June 23-24 at the Bromley-Heath housing development in Jackson Square. The tournament pits public safety officials against civilian teams as a way to build bridges with the...

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Mighty Oak

July 6, 2012
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9Photo Courtesy Sarah Freeman) An enormous oak almost as wide a bicycle is among the trees that will be featured on the Arborway Tree Walk on July 17. Hosted by the Arborway Coalition and the Boston Nature Center, it will point out many interesting trees that people may not notice if they only drive on the parkway. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Park Painter

July 6, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Lisa Yanni paints in the Back Bay’s Public Garden on June 24 as part of the ParkARTS watercolor workshop presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by Blick Art Materials.

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Editorial: The public’s right to Casey data

July 6, 2012
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The Casey Arborway Design Advisory Group should not become the Design Audience Group. MassDOT is presenting it with major project changes, but withholding for months the data to support some of those changes, ensuring that the DAG’s advice has been two steps behind. In March, MassDOT presented a Casey Arborway plan that expanded the...

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Editorial: Where to park parklets

July 6, 2012
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Trading parking spaces for “parklets” is a good idea that likely will boost business, beautify streets, enliven our too-narrow sidewalks and literally curb our auto addiction. Whether a specific site is suitable for a parklet is a different question. It is good to hear that the City intends to hold community meetings about their...

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Editorial: Investigate T funding

July 6, 2012
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The MBTA budget disaster has whacked JP. Low-income seniors, people with disabilities and new hotel guests are all feeling the impact. The less money you have, the more the fare hikes are biting you. And that’s just for this fiscal year. It all would have been worse if legislators hadn’t pulled off some budgetary...

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Letter: Teachers Union is working hard for a contract

July 6, 2012
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I was pleased to see that our local state representatives are pushing to help get the contract between the Boston School Committee and the Boston Teachers Union resolved (“State reps. urge teacher contract resolution,” June 22). As a teacher, parent, Jamaica Plain resident and member of the BTU Negotiating Team, I share that goal....

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Letter: Bicyclists missing this ‘connection’

July 6, 2012
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MISSED CONNECTION You’re a white male, mid-20s. I saw you June 25 at 2:30. I was driving north on the Jamaicaway in a blue Toyota. You were driving north, too, zigging and zagging between cars, until you turned left at Longwood. You were riding a bike, wearing no helmet. I’m wondering if you have...

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Shelter Funds

July 6, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Nancy Owens Hess (left), executive director of the Elizbeth Stone House on Notre Dame Street in Jackson Square, joins Maryann Civitello of the law firm Mintz Levin at the firm’s downtown headquarters last month to offer thanks for a silent auction hosted there that raised more than $25,000 for the family shelter and community support center for survivors of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issue and homelessness.

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Baseball Surprise

July 6, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (center) joins employees Araty Torres (left) and Joe Flynn (right), both JP residents, during a surprise visit to Sullivan Tire and Auto Service in Watertown on June 26. The visit was arranged as a company morale-booster.

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