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Local author writes book on spirituality

January 4, 2013
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(Photo Courtesy Roger Gottlieb) JP author Roger Gottlieb.

With the holiday season in the rearview mirror, some people might not only be questioning how much they ate, but also the meaning of spirituality. A local author has recently penned a book that attempts to answer some of those questions on the subject. Roger Gottlieb, a philosophy professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has...

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Developer eyes Goddard House for hotel, housing

December 21, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—Tom Donnelly, who was involved with the construction of the new EnVision Hotel, told the Gazette he is interested in developing the now-vacant Goddard House into either an assisted-facility or another hotel. The EnVision Hotel opened this year at 81 S. Huntington Ave. Donnelly, who is a contractor and developer based in Dorchester,...

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MBTA bus stop relocation hits a few bumps

December 21, 2012
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The MBTA recently relocated a dangerous Monument Square bus stop in front of the Loring-Greenough House. But the transition has hit a few bumps with buses continuing to park at the old stop and the Route 41 bus not picking up at a new stop. The Gazette received an email from Jamaica Plain resident...

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Malia may call hearings on OUI acquittal rates

December 21, 2012
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Local state Rep. Liz Malia, who is the chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, said she is open to holding hearings on the high-acquittal rates in the state when it comes to jury-waived operating under the influence (OUI) trials. “This is something that needs to be looked at,” said...

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Arroyo gets up-close look at bike safety

December 21, 2012
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Arroyo gets up-close look at bike safety

At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo, who lives in Jamaica Plain, got a first-hand account on bike safety on Dec. 6 when he cycled to work with several bike activists and later co-hosted a City Council hearing on the issue. Arroyo and fellow At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley held the hearing where it was announced...

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State drug lab fallout continues

December 21, 2012
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The former chemist behind the state drug lab scandal has been indicted on 27 charges, while another top state Department of Public Health (DPH) official is on the way out. The Gazette has also confirmed that at least one of the 17 labs at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute at 305 South...

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Political Notes: Arroyo holds mental health hearing

December 21, 2012
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At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo, who lives in Jamaica Plain, planned to hold a hearing on ending the stigma of mental illnesses, according to a press release. The hearing was to be held Dec. 18, after the Gazette deadline. “Mental illnesses affect many different people of all ages and backgrounds, but due to the...

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MBTA welcomes carolers back

December 21, 2012
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Two days after kicking Christmas carolers out of the Forest Hills T Station, the MBTA reversed course and brought them back. Laura Ruth Jarrett, pastor of Jamaica Plain’s Hope Central Church, and other church carolers were asked to leave the station Dec. 17 because they did not have a permit. But after that event...

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MBTA welcomes carolers back

December 19, 2012
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Two days after kicking Christmas carolers out of the Forest Hills T Station, the MBTA is reversing course and bringing them back. Laura Ruth Jarrett, pastor of Jamaica Plain’s Hope Central Church, and other church carolers were asked to leave the station Monday because they did not have a permit. But after that event...

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Developer eyes Goddard House for hotel, housing

December 11, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—Tom Donnelly, who was involved with the construction of the new EnVision Hotel, told the Gazette he is interested in developing the now-vacant Goddard House into either an assisted-living facility or another hotel. The EnVision Hotel opened this year at 81 S. Huntington Ave. Donnelly, who is a contractor and developer based in...

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