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Q. and A. with local author Beth Castrodale

April 14, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Beth Castrodale will be releasing her novel “Marion Hatley,” on April 20. The Gazette conducted a question-and-answer session through email with her about the book. (The session has been edited.) For more information about the book, visit bethcastrodale.com. Q.: Where did the name Marion Hatley come from? What is the significance...

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Residents pressure Sanchez on criminal justice reform

April 14, 2017
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Residents pressured local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez to take action on criminal justice reform at a public meeting last month on Mission Hill. Sanchez held the meeting to inform residents in his district about the results of a community survey he recently completed, and to answer questions from residents about local and statewide concerns....

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Obituary: Donnel Robert Preston, former JP High student, dies

April 14, 2017
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Obituary: Donnel Robert Preston, former JP High student, dies

Donnel Robert Preston, 61, of Boston, died on March 19 following a brief illness. Donnel was born in Chester, Pennsylvania to the late Harold Lopez and the late Orlean M. Preston. He was the middle son of three brothers, Harold, the elder, and Stephen, the youngest. His family moved to Boston when he was...

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In the footsteps of Olmsted

April 14, 2017
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“Gerry is a force of nature, and as somebody who loves history and the lessons it teaches us, he helps all of us to understand the rich history that underlies the Necklace and what it brings to us and the city.”- Northeastern University professor and former Governor Michael Dukakis On a warm summer...

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Invitacion, April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017
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Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Urban Edge, reunión anual, con comida. Miércoles, 26 abr, 5-8pm, RSVP antes de 19 abr. Info: mrousseau@urbanedge.org o 989-9363. En la esquina de Richie y Columbus, Roxbury. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), tendrá su reunión mensual martes, 25...

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Op-Ed: How we’re investing in our public schools

April 14, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Education provides a solid foundation for a growing and thriving city. An investment in our children’s education is an investment in Boston’s future. We want the best future possible for our kids, and their school days filled with opportunity, growth, and promise. That’s why we’re going to invest a record...

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JP Agenda, April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017
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Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston, 722-2060. Parkman Playground Community Meeting, Thurs. Apr. 27, 6:30-8pm. Roxbury Prep Charter School. 86...

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Op-Ed: Make it your moment: One Boston Day

April 14, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh The Boston Marathon showcases the best of Boston. People from all backgrounds and all neighborhoods line the streets and celebrate one another and our city. Runners are cheered on by complete strangers, because everyone is in it together. And even when the finish line is nowhere in sight, we lift...

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Op-ed: My legislative priorities, Part 2

April 14, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Liz Malia Over the last three months, so many of you have written, called, and emailed to express what bills need support this legislative session. In addition to the progressive legislation I authored, I selected many of my colleagues’ bills to co-sponsor because of their significance to you and because...

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Op-Ed: The 2017 State of Our Neighborhood: Community Climate

April 14, 2017
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By SOON Organizing Committee members For each of the past six years, over 250 Jamaica Plain residents have met at the State of Our Neighborhood (SOON) forum to engage in a meaningful and productive dialogue with our elected officials about crucial community concerns, such as affordable housing, arts and culture, food justice, etc. The...

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