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Letter: Counter argument

November 11, 2016
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In the Oct. 28 Jamaica Plain Gazette, Allen Spivack attacks the movement for Black Lives Matter statement for containing “virulently anti-Semitic language.” Apparently, he is referring to the terms “apartheid” and “genocide” used to describe Israeli policy and practice toward Palestinians. These terms have been used by many, including Palestinians, Israelis, and Jews to...

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Letter: Veterans Day

November 11, 2016
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Every year on Veterans Day, we reflect on the contributions and sacrifices of those men and women who have worn the cloth of this great nation. Countless ceremonies take place around the country as we honor our patriots who have protected our liberty by serving in the United States armed forces. As the director...

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Letter: A divided America

November 11, 2016
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We often talk about there being two Americas, the haves and have nots. The sad reality is that there is a division between the 99 percent. One half believes that there should be opportunity for all, that we should be a compassionate and enlightened nation, one that cares about the future of the planet...

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Letter: Lantern parade

November 11, 2016
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Spontaneous Celebrations’ 33rd Annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 23 was JP at its best. Young parents who were brought to the event as children a generation ago had the doubled joy of sharing the whole experience with their own children—lighting their lanterns, showing off their costumes, trying the apple cider and...

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JPers vote Nov. 8 for President, local races, ballot questions

October 28, 2016
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Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls Nov. 8 to help decide the Presidential contest, several local races, and five ballot questions. In the Presidential contest, voters will have four choices: Democrat Hillary Clinton (Tim Kaine for Vice President), Republican Donald Trump (Mike Pence for Vice President), Libertarian Gary Johnson (Bill Weld for...

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BPDA delays vote on Plan: JP/Rox study

October 28, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) withdrew the Plan: JP/Rox planning study from the Oct. 20 BPDA board meeting after receiving letters from a coalition of neighborhood groups and elected officials asking it to do just that. “A coalition of neighborhood groups in the Plan: JP/Rox area asked the City to withdraw Plan:...

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MassDEP conducts site visit to 64 Allandale St.

October 28, 2016
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The state Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) conducted a site visit at 64 Allandale St. on Oct. 20 to weigh petitions from the developer of a proposed project at that property and opponents over the issue of wetlands, according to MassDEP spokesperson Joe Ferson. The site at 64 Allandale St. is on the border...

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JP library renovation on schedule

October 28, 2016
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The renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library is on schedule and is expected to reopen sometime is spring of 2017, according to Boston Public Library spokesperson Rosemary Lavery. She said in an email that the new addition facing South Street is “taking form” and that that will create a “more visible main entry...

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ZBA hearing on 64 Allandale St. project deferred

October 14, 2016
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The developer of the 64 Allandale St. project asked, and was granted, a deferral during a Sept. 27 Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) hearing on variances the project needs. The project is now expected to go before the ZBA in December. The site at 64 Allandale St. is on the border of West Roxbury...

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Man fatally shot in Jackson Square

October 14, 2016
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A 42-year-old male was fatally shot at the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jackson Square on Sept. 27, according to bpdnews.com. Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to a report of a person shot at the housing development around 12:56 a.m. on Sept. 27. Officers found a male victim suffering from gunshot wounds. He...

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