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Letter: Mental health

March 11, 2016
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I recently read a letter to the editor on these pages in which the writer stated she opposed the criminalization of mental health. The writer states she is a graduate social work student and states there has been “a growing number of people with mental illness in our jails and prisons since deinstitutionalization took...

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Letter: Destruction of Jamaica Pond wall

March 11, 2016
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On Feb. 16, a DCR work crew demolished a section of historic Jamaica Pond stone retaining wall to drain backed up rainwater from Frances Parkman Drive. To date, there has been no explanation, apology, or repair. This confirms, if more evidence were needed, that DCR cannot be trusted to conserve our community’s historic resources....

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Letter: Be honest, Mayor Walsh: What are your plans?

March 11, 2016
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The recent proposed budget cuts in the Boston Public Schools, and the subsequent articles and interviews that followed only underscore what a disservice we, as a city, are doing to our children. Mayor Martin Walsh has indicated that the school department has a bloated budget. The school department, he reasoned, needs to become more...

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Unanimous disapproval at MBTA fare hike meeting

February 26, 2016
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There was unanimous disapproval from community members and elected officials to the MBTA proposal to raise fares during a Feb. 10 meeting. Dozens of attendees shared their concerns about the potential fare increase. Nobody at the meeting supported any fare raise. About 50 people attended the meeting at the Roxbury Community College In efforts...

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

February 26, 2016
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BLACK LIVES MATTER

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Residents mostly supportive of 35 S. Huntington Ave. proposal

February 26, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette Most attendees at a Feb. 9 meeting on the mixed-use development proposal for 35 S. Huntington Ave. were supportive, but some questioned whether Jamaica Plain neighborhood groups should be able to weigh-in on the project. About 20 people attended the meeting at the Parker Hill Branch Library....

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Desaprobación unánime en reunión de la ATMB

February 26, 2016
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En una reunión el 10 de febrero de miembros de la comunidad y oficiales electos, había una desaprobación unánime de la propuesta subida de tarifas de la ATMB (la Autoridad de Transporte de Massachusetts Bay). Alrededor de 50 personas asistieron a la reunión en Roxbury Community College. Docenas de asistentes compartieron sus preocupaciones sobre...

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Voters head to the poll for March 1 primary

February 26, 2016
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Jamaica Plain residents will have numerous presidential candidates to choose from when they head to the polls for the March 1 Massachusetts primary election. On the Republican side, many names will appear on the ballot, but only five candidates are still running: real estate mogul Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, retired neurosurgeon Ben...

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Centre/South Main Streets begins search for new director

February 26, 2016
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Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, has started a search for a new executive director, according to board member Michael Reiskind. CSMS previous executive director, Andrew Zarro, left in 2014. When asked why the organization is just now starting to look for a new director, Reiskind responded that Boston Main Streets wanted...

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New tool for City’s summer job program

February 26, 2016
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City youths can now use a new online tool, SuccessLink, to register for summer jobs, according to a press release. The application will be available until midnight on Friday, March 25. Applicants who register with SuccessLink will be connected with Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) Division of Youth Engagement and Employment’s other...

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