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Letter: Bigger issues than post office

December 4, 2015
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I have never written a letter to the editor before, but your editorial in the Nov. 20 edition about poor service at the local post office prompts a reply: Unless I am too dense to recognize satire when I read it, it seemed you were seriously suggesting that people base their vote for President,...

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Letter: Service at JP Post Office not so bad

December 4, 2015
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If we compare our post office efficiency with other Boston branches, I think the JP branch is serving us very well. The idea that we cannot wait a few minutes to be served, reflects a general impatience that is surfacing more and more in our society. No one is waiting hours for their turns...

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Letter: A traffic solution

December 4, 2015
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As a 15-year resident of Perkins Street and a daily dog walker in the Emerald Necklace park system, I have long had an idea that I think would alleviate several concerns at once. Perkins Street between Pondview Avenue and Jamaicaway should be three lanes (there is room, I’ve seen it during construction, and the...

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Letter: Open letter to several state senators

December 4, 2015
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An open letter to state Sen. President Stanley Rosenberg and state Sens. Ben Downing, Anne Gobi, John Keenan, Barbara L’Italien, Karen Spilka, Michael Barrett, Eileen Donoghue, Richard Ross, and Dan Wolf: I write as a member of the Boston Alliance for Water Justice and as a Jewish American, a resident of Jamaica Plain, and...

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Mostly outrage at Boston Compact meeting

November 20, 2015
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Boston Compact held a Nov. 12 community meeting on unified enrollment for Boston Public Schools (BPS) where many attendees expressed outrage over possible BPS school closings and raised concerns over the unified enrollment proposal. Some attendees did support the proposal. About 100 people attended the meeting at First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist...

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PNF filed for Goddard House project

November 20, 2015
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By Emily Resnevic and Peter Shanley Developers have filed a project notification form (PNF) with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to renovate and expand the former Goddard House property at 201 S. Huntington Ave. into a 160,000-square-foot development that would have more than 150 residential units. The developers, Eden Properties and Samuels & Associates,...

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Honored by ABCD

November 20, 2015
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Honored by ABCD

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Indignación en la reunión de Boston Compact

November 20, 2015
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Boston Compact tuvo una reunión comunitaria el 12 de noviembre sobre la inscripción unida para las escuelas públicas de Boston (BPS) donde muchos asistentes expresaron su indignación y exigieron respuestas sobre las posibles clausuras de escuelas de BPS y cómo la propuesta de inscripción unida realizaría sus objetivos de equidad y facilitad de proceso...

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Complaints continue for post office

November 20, 2015
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Complaints continue to come in about the Jamaica Plain Post Office, an ongoing issue for the neighborhood. Meanwhile, the United States Post Office (USPS) is saying that changes have been made, including installing a new manager, to improve service. USPS made managerial changes last year after numerous complaints, as the Gazette previously reported. Jeri...

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BRA board approves Bartlett II

November 20, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved during its Nov. 10 meeting the Bartlett II mixed-use development at 450-456 Amory St., according to a press release. The project had been pulled from last month’s board meeting so the developer, Chris DeSisto, could address some concerns from the community. The four-story development is slated to have...

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