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Letter: Sami’s owner will be missed

February 15, 2013
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I’m sure many people have fond memories of the late Sami Saba—proud father and hardworking owner of the Sami’s restaurants. (“Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants,” Feb. 11, jamaicaplaingazette.com.) He was also a generous supporter of the Boston Public Schools, as I learned during my years as a fellow parent at various...

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Letter: JP has too much litter, and everyone can clean up

February 15, 2013
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Last month, while walking through central JP, we were grossed out by the amount of trash both on the sidewalk and in the gutter. That day it was on the pond side, but frequently it can be both sides of the street that are littered with paper, coffee cups, lottery tickets, pizza paper plates,...

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Letter: No sense in swapping bridge for lights

February 15, 2013
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Everyone driving over the Casey Overpass must start at one rotary and finish at the other. It is one mile exactly and takes me two minutes. The “at-grade” plan to replace the overpass adds five sets of traffic signals to this drive. Does this make sense? John Lovett Jamaica Plain

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Letter: Thanks for great auto service

February 15, 2013
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It is so very refreshing to find a place that really takes care of you these days. This is the way I feel every time I visit the best service and gas station in Jamaica Plain: JP Auto Service, located on Centre Street near Whole Foods. I always get my gas there. The folks...

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Invitación, Feb. 15, 2013

February 15, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 26 de febrero para la publicación del 1 de marzo. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones JPNC Housing and Development Committee, martes, 19 febrero, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90...

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Snow Cleanup Continues

February 13, 2013
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Snow Cleanup Continues

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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

February 11, 2013
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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

Ghazi Sami “Big Sam” Saba of Dedham, formerly of Roslindale, a visionary who brought healthy Lebanese food and wraps to Boston, passed away on Feb. 6, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. Sami was the founder of Sami’s Falafel Truck of the Longwood Medical Area. Sami was the...

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Looking for Love

February 1, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) A Franklin Park Zoo peacock shows off his feathers to impress the ladies in one of the animal courtship behaviors that will be discussed in the zoo’s Valentine’s Day-themed “Sex at the Zoo” lecture event Feb. 15. See story.

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Cadena latina se retira del proyecto en 225 Centre

February 1, 2013
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La cadena latina controvertida que consideraba ocupar el 225 Centre St. se ha retirado de las discusiones. El portavoz del desarrollo Dave Traggorth anunció la decisión en la reunión del mes pasado de Jackson Square Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). CAC es un grupo designado de la ciudad a revisar planes de desarrollo. La cadena...

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Presidential visit

February 1, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez poses in front of a display at the second-term inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21. Sánchez, a Democrat, was among the invited guests at the celebration.

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