Blog Archives

Editorial: Un-ruin the Bear Dens

January 31, 2014
By

The Gazette’s further revelations this week about the decaying Bear Dens in Franklin Park underscore the need for action. The lack of historic protection and ownership confusions place the charming structure in danger. But the many good ideas already collected from the public in prior decades point the way to its future. The Bear...

Read more »

Editorial: Congratulations to Arredondo

January 31, 2014
By

Congratulations to Carlos Arredondo and his new friend, Jeff Bauman, on being invited by the First Lady to the president’s State of the Union speech. Both are heroes of the Boston Marathon bombing in their own rights, and their friendship is a testament to the triumph of good will over cowardly violence. Arredondo, a...

Read more »

Editorial: Sen. Chang-Díaz’s good ideas

January 31, 2014
By

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz is promoting some good ideas for voting reform, including early voting provisions and same-day registration. Voting needs to be secure, but too often it is needlessly confusing and inconvenient, involving strange timing and various deadlines. As a fundamental civil right, hurdles toward it should be few and low. The senator,...

Read more »

Letter: Thanks to Sen. Warren on Iran stand

January 31, 2014
By

As a Massachusetts voter who doesn’t want another war, I am proud that U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke out against new sanctions and in support of the first-step nuclear deal with Iran. It is alarming that some in Congress are calling to violate the deal with new sanctions and sabotage this historic diplomatic opening....

Read more »

Letter: Parkside historic district needed

January 31, 2014
By

Parkside, which was last inventoried (and incompletely so) by the Boston Landmarks Commission 30 years ago, deserves status as a historic district or architectural conservation district. As learned from the Dr. Marie Zakrzewska House tear-down on Peter Parley Road last year, significant historic resources such as the Wellington Kidder House; 18 Robeson St. (with...

Read more »

Letter: Thanks to Sen. Chang-Díaz on poverty issues

January 31, 2014
By

Our op-ed “Welfare ‘reform’ would only deepen a poverty crisis,” (Jan. 17) did not include our appreciation of the strong advocacy efforts of state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz to combat further undermining of families in need. The Senate had not gone back into session by the by the time we submitted our article. Georgia Mattison,...

Read more »

Living Single

January 31, 2014
By
Living Single

Read more »

Eagle Eyed

January 17, 2014
By
Eagle Eyed

Read more »

Sights and Sounds, Jan. 17, 2014

January 17, 2014
By

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 28 for the Jan. 31 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events The Ben & Eric Winter Warmer comedy show, Thurs., Jan. 23, Bella Luna and Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St....

Read more »

Help for Victims

January 17, 2014
By
Help for Victims

Read more »