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Editorial: Awaiting an answer on mail delivery problems

February 28, 2014
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JP deserves a full explanation about the reasons behind the U.S. Postal Service’s recent delivery problems, and the specifics of a plan to halt them. Considering the large volume of mail and USPS’s endless budget problems, mail delivery in general is quite good. But the recent problems documented by the Gazette over large sections...

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Editorial: A boon to LGBTQ youths

February 28, 2014
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Congratulations to JP’s Katy Erker on her appointment to the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. It is great to see representation on the commission from Jamaica Plain, whose organizations are well-known for its effective LGBTQ activism, particularly on marriage equality and transgender rights. It is even better to see someone of Erker’s background on...

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Letter: Failed logic in T’s rejection of bus yard move

February 28, 2014
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As a 1,000-hour survivor of the Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard process, plus a year of Facility Design Review meetings, I believe Ms. Oliveira’s latest article allowed a glimpse at the biggest reason for our frustrations and disappointments of the past 15 years. (“Support grows for new T bus yard,” Feb. 14.)...

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Man shot, seriously wounded

February 28, 2014
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WOODBOURNE—Police found a man shot and seriously wounded behind a Woodbourne home in the early morning hours of Feb. 19, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Responding around 1 a.m. to a reported shooting, officers found an unidentified man in his 30s lying in a rear driveway behind 381 Hyde Park Ave. He...

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Northeastern Recruits New Class for Youth Education Program

February 27, 2014
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Northeastern University is now accepting applicants for its highly successful Youth Development Initiative Project. YDIP provides middle school youth (students currently in sixth grade) from housing developments neighboring Northeastern with academic and counseling programming during the school year, after school and Saturdays, as well as a six-week summer program that focuses on career exposure,...

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English High Art

February 14, 2014
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English High Art

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JP Agenda, Feb. 14, 2014

February 14, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 25 for the Feb. 28 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Zoning Committee, Wed., Feb. 19: agenda tbd. Info: jpnc.org. Boston Police Monthly E-13 meeting, Strategic planning, Thurs., Feb. 20, 7pm,...

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Invitación, Feb. 14, 2014

February 14, 2014
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 25 de febrero para la publicación del 28 de febrero. Manda a [email protected] Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones JPNC Zoning Committee, Wed., Feb. 19: agenda tbd. Info: jpnc.org. Boston Police Monthly E-13 meeting, Strategic planning, Thurs.,...

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Pipeline Protest

February 14, 2014
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Pipeline Protest

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JP man charged with gun possession

February 14, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—A traffic stop on Forest Hills Street led police to arrest a Jamaica Plain man on charges of illegally carrying a handgun on Jan. 31. Officers investigating gang and firearm crimes allegedly saw a car speeding on Lamartine Street that day, and observed it honking and swerving around pedestrians as they followed it,...

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