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Letter: JPNDC is betraying the working-class trust

July 20, 2012
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The latest issue of the Gazette reported on the potential sale of the Blessed Sacrament church to New Atlantic Development and Peter Roth (“Church sale looms as developers plan,” July 6). The plan calls for the church to be turned into 32-34 market-rate condos, an announcement that comes on the heels of the news...

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Letter: Church should be Latino cultural center

July 20, 2012
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According to the last issue of the JP Gazette, the fate of the Blessed Sacrament Church, a majestic neighborhood icon, could be decided upon by the JP Neighborhood Development Corporation within the next few weeks (“Church sale looms as developers plan,” July 6). One of the proposals put forth by JPNDC’s co-owner of the...

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Transit Police seek suspect in Forest Hills beating

July 16, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The MBTA Transit Police are seeking a man who allegedly punched and knocked out another man at the Forest Hills T Station on July 16. After allegedly accusing the victim of attempting to “steal” his girlfriend, the suspect exited the station at the lower busway onto Washington Street. The suspect is described as...

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Best Seat in the House

July 6, 2012
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(Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox) Players from the JP Regan Youth League’s Knit and Stitch team join Red Sox catcher Jerrod Saltalamacchia at home plate in Fenway Park during the U.S. and Canadian national anthems before the game against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 25. Sponsored by the Hood company, the visit was part of a program honoring Little League players who have overcome adversity or made significant contributions to their communities.

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Bromley Basketball

July 6, 2012
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(Gazette Photos by Courtney Sacco) The E-13/Probation team (in blue) battles Team Legacy on June 23.

A team featuring players from JP’s District E-13 Police Station and the state Probation Department won the 6th annual Meet the Face Behind the Badge basketball tournament June 23-24 at the Bromley-Heath housing development in Jackson Square. The tournament pits public safety officials against civilian teams as a way to build bridges with the...

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Mighty Oak

July 6, 2012
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9Photo Courtesy Sarah Freeman) An enormous oak almost as wide a bicycle is among the trees that will be featured on the Arborway Tree Walk on July 17. Hosted by the Arborway Coalition and the Boston Nature Center, it will point out many interesting trees that people may not notice if they only drive on the parkway. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Park Painter

July 6, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Lisa Yanni paints in the Back Bay’s Public Garden on June 24 as part of the ParkARTS watercolor workshop presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by Blick Art Materials.

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Editorial: The public’s right to Casey data

July 6, 2012
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The Casey Arborway Design Advisory Group should not become the Design Audience Group. MassDOT is presenting it with major project changes, but withholding for months the data to support some of those changes, ensuring that the DAG’s advice has been two steps behind. In March, MassDOT presented a Casey Arborway plan that expanded the...

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Editorial: Where to park parklets

July 6, 2012
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Trading parking spaces for “parklets” is a good idea that likely will boost business, beautify streets, enliven our too-narrow sidewalks and literally curb our auto addiction. Whether a specific site is suitable for a parklet is a different question. It is good to hear that the City intends to hold community meetings about their...

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Editorial: Investigate T funding

July 6, 2012
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The MBTA budget disaster has whacked JP. Low-income seniors, people with disabilities and new hotel guests are all feeling the impact. The less money you have, the more the fare hikes are biting you. And that’s just for this fiscal year. It all would have been worse if legislators hadn’t pulled off some budgetary...

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