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Sights and Sounds, Oct. 28, 2016

October 28, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 8 for the Nov. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Day of the Dead Celebration, Sat. Oct. 29, 10:30am. Meet at the Roslindale Square Farmers Market Kids’ area at 10am for...

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JP Agenda, Oct. 28, 2016

October 28, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 8 for the Nov. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Public Service Committee of JPNC monthly meeting on Tues. Nov. 1 at 7pm at Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Forest Hills...

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Obituary: Marie McLaughlin, a longtime JP resident, dies

October 28, 2016
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Marie McLaughlin, a long-time Jamaica Plain resident, died peacefully surrounded by her adoring family on Oct. 5 in Plymouth. She was 82. She was a woman who thrived on life; a generous mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who passed her commitment to equality and fairness down through generations. Her actions throughout her life portray a...

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Obituary: Edward Foch, former JP resident and owner of Callahan’s Men’s Stores, dies

October 28, 2016
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Obituary: Edward Foch, former JP resident and owner of Callahan’s Men’s Stores, dies

Edward Foch of Hingham, formerly of Dedham and Jamaica Plain, died on Sept. 27 surrounded by his loving family. Ed owned and operated Callahan’s Men’s Stores in both Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. He was a World War II veteran serving with the United States Army and was the proud recipient of many military service...

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Invitacion, Oct. 28 2016

October 28, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 8 de noviembre para la edición del 11 de noviembre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Forest Hills Bus Canopy Project, reunión pública. Miércoles, 2 nov, 6:30-8:30p, English High School, 144 McBride...

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Letter: How much hate language is OK?

October 28, 2016
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The Oct. 14 edition of the Jamaica Plain Gazette carried a photo on page 4 of the monthly Black Lives Matter (BLM) vigil held in front of the First Baptist Church. The primary BLM issue of ongoing police violence against Black men in this country absolutely needs our immediate attention. That said, the BLM...

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A Democrat for Bedell

October 28, 2016
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I’m a proud Democrat, and an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton for President. In my 13 years as an eligible voter, I have rarely voted for someone other than the Democratic nominee for any position up or down the ballot. On Nov. 8, though, I will be casting my vote for state representative for...

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Letter: JP voters face a clear choice on Question 2

October 28, 2016
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On Nov. 8, Baystaters will face a decision that could impact our public education system for years to come. If approved, Question 2 would allow for the creation of up to 12 new charter schools per year.  Massachusetts charter schools drain funds from public school systems.  For the 2017 fiscal year alone, Boston Public...

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Protesters take center stage during the BRA rename unveiling

October 14, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Gazette Staff During the unveiling ceremony on Sept. 27 for the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), formally known as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), protesters took center stage, sporting a sign with the agency’s new logo next to that read, “Boston Planned Displacement Agency.” The event that took place under...

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Honored

October 14, 2016
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