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Editorial: Council President Wu

January 29, 2016
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There is welcome news coming from the Council President’s Office. At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu, who was recently voted president, says she will be bringing more transparency to the Council. One of the ways she plans to do that is through improving the Council website, allowing residents easier access to information on hearings and...

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Editorial: MBTA, a grade A business

January 29, 2016
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We would like to commend the people running the MBTA for having a terrific business plan. The T continues to break down and have delays frequently, leaving the average Joe or Jane stranded on their way to or from work. One cannot go on social media without reading the pain, anguish, and frustration of...

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Letter: The end of Shea Circle

January 29, 2016
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The stumps of generations of familiar shade trees on Shea Circle are being ground into nothing. Shea Circle is no more. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is converting this site (the rotary near the gateways to Franklin Park and Forest Hills Cemetery) into the largest traffic signal controlled intersection in this part of the...

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Op-Ed: Gun violence has no place in our neighborhoods

January 29, 2016
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I traveled to Washington, D.C., and stood with President Barack Obama as he took measures to make our communities safer. Requiring all gun purchases to include a background check is a common sense, simple step, which will make it harder for criminals and those who intend to commit crimes to...

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Letter: An open letter to our friends and neighbors of Jamaica Plain

January 29, 2016
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We write to update you on the recent substance abuse legislation unanimously passed on Jan. 13 by the Massachusetts House of Representatives. As the chairs of the Joint Committees on Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Health Care Financing, we both played an intimate role in crafting the bipartisan legislation to help those facing...

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City to review dog use of Beecher St. land

January 8, 2016
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City to review dog use of Beecher St. land

The City is reviewing the use of the Beecher Street Play Area as a community-organized dog park after receiving complaints from neighbors. The review could spell the end to one of the few places Jamaica Plain residents can release their dogs off-leash. The Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) and the Mayor’s Office of...

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SHOWING SUPPORT

January 8, 2016
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SHOWING SUPPORT

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La Ciudad revisará el uso del terreno de Beecher St.

January 8, 2016
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La Ciudad está revisando el uso del área de recreación de Beecher Street como un parque de perros organizado por la comunidad después de recibir quejas de vecinos. La revisión podría significar el fin de uno de los pocos lugares donde los residentes de Jamaica Plain pueden dejar correr libres a sus perros. El...

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Stonybrook to participate in City’s Slow Streets program

January 8, 2016
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The Stonybrook neighborhood will be one of two areas that will participate in the City’s Neighborhood Slow Streets pilot program, according to Boston Transportation Department (BTD) spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos. The Stonybrook neighborhood is roughly bounded by the Arborway and Forest Hills, Williams, and Amory streets. The Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) had sent letters to...

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City changes affordable-housing policy

January 8, 2016
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Mayor Martin Walsh signed an executive order last month that changes the City’s affordable-housing policy, forcing some developers to pay more money or build more affordable units if they don’t meet the affordable-housing requirement on-site. The policy change went into effect Jan. 1. But to the disappointment of some housing organizations, the executive order...

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