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Letter: Thanks for Connolly Library Halloween support

November 22, 2013
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The 6th annual Halloween Party and Parade at the Connolly Branch Library and Hyde Square community was a spectacular success! Over 250 children and adults enjoyed a costume party with food, face-painting and pumpkin-decorating at the library before parading through Hyde Square. Led by drummers of the Heartbeat Collective, our little ghouls and goblins...

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JP students earn school honors

November 22, 2013
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Seven Jamaica Plain students at Brookline’s Dexter Southfield School earned academic honors distinctions for the first marking period this fall. Tenth-graders Nicole Iannella and Louisa Vincent earned High Honors, meaning an average grade of A-minus or above. Earning Honors, meaning an average of a high B grade, were: Alexander Baker (grade 9), Wilder Huckleberry...

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Five Years of Hope

November 8, 2013
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Five Years of Hope

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JP Reads announces short fiction contest winner

November 8, 2013
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JP Reads has announced Jamaica Plain resident Rachel Bergquist as the winner of its first annual Flash Fiction Contest. JP Reads is an organization that encourages JP residents to read a selected book and then holds an annual series of events around it. This year’s book was Junot Díaz’s “Drown.” Díaz visited spoke to...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 8, 2013

November 8, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 19 for the Nov. 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Boston Police Latino Monthly Meeting, Thu., Nov 14, 7pm, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St.; Strategic Planning, Thu., Nov 21, 7pm,...

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 8, 2013

November 8, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 19 for the Nov. 22 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events 18th Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain, Thurs., Nov. 21, Elk’s Lodge, 1 Morrell St., West Roxbury, 6:30-9:30pm. $40 advance, $45...

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Editorial: Congratulations to Walsh

November 8, 2013
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We congratulate Marty Walsh on his hard-earned victory in the Boston mayoral race. We eagerly await his administration and its promise of a City government that is more transparent, more efficient, more inclusive and more focused on equity—and just as positive about the future. We appreciated his extensive outreach in Jamaica Plain and the...

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Editorial: Thanks to Connolly

November 8, 2013
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We owe thanks to John Connolly for his mayoral campaign. While unsuccessful, his bold campaign helped to shape the race and, ultimately, the City’s future direction. Connolly was the first incumbent elected official to enter the race at a time when it was assumed Mayor Thomas Menino would stand for re-election. That took real...

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Editorial: Mayoral power

November 8, 2013
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The first new mayor in a generation is a shake-up that offers a good chance for Bostonians to alter mayoral power as well—both to increase it and to spread its wealth. Some key ideas: Mayoral term limits. This race clearly was good for the City and good for the candidates, who could take no...

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Letter: Racial equity must be priority of next mayor

November 8, 2013
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In Boston’s mayoral race, each candidate has tended to focus on an agenda he is personally most comfortable with. But at the core of most municipal crises the candidates single out—education, housing, development, public safety, transportation, jobs and others—are stark racial inequities. Three recent reports—“The State of Black Boston” by James Jennings, “The State...

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