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Letter: Discipline needed in school

June 10, 2016
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As I read the op-ed piece that recently ran in both the Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain Gazette newspapers (“Discipline in schools”), I felt like a comment was justified. This commentary was identified as being written for a sociology class assignment at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and the research was done through the Lawyers’...

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Letter: The BRA needs to split

June 10, 2016
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Split up the BRA so it can do its job! So the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) is spending up to $670K of taxpayer’s money to rebrand itself as more trustworthy (page 1, May 27 Gazette)? As a Boston real estate owner, developer, and approver of private development (and chief cheerleader for Boston development), the...

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Letter: Arborway project makes Forest Hills a mess

June 10, 2016
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I wonder, has the MassDOT, BPD, or McMahon, the traffic engineer associated with the Casey Arborway project, been out to the project site in the past 3-4 months? I ask, because a cursory visit to the site, particularly in the afternoon, would demonstrate to the above entities that their temporary traffic control in the...

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Demonstrators dominate JP/Rox planning study meeting

May 27, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette Demonstrators walked into a Boston Redevelopment Authority JP/Rox planning study meeting at English High School and began clapping and chanting, “The BRA asks the wrong questions. They refuse to listen. Today, we will make them listen.” The May 11 community workshop had been convened by the BRA...

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BRA hires company to help rebrand itself as more trustworthy

May 27, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Looking to become a more friendly and approachable agency, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board approved a contract with Boston-based Continuum to help rebrand the agency as more trustworthy. The approval came at the BRA’s Thursday meeting, May 12, and allocated no more that $670,000 to the...

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Unveiling

May 27, 2016
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Unveiling

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City Council, BPS grapple over water issue

May 27, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette The Boston Public Schools (BPS) administration and the City Council’s Education Committee grappled during a May 18 meeting at English High School over how to handle recent possible lead exposure at drinking fountains in six schools, including the Curley K-8. The fountains were mistakenly left on after...

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‘Espectáculo latinoamericano’ viene a Hyde Square

May 27, 2016
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El grupo de trabajo Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), el teatro Double Edge y Charlestown Working Theater están colaborando para llevar el “Espectáculo latinoamericano” al campus de la iglesia Blessed Sacrament este fin de semana, el 28 y 29 de mayo. El “Espectáculo latinoamericano” es una interpretación pública basada en su producción “Once in...

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Newlyweds

May 27, 2016
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JP Observer: Shop locally at businesses that make decisions locally

May 27, 2016
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Construction of new storefront and business spaces in Jamaica Plain is now underway. And in March, the City of Boston released a report saying it wants to boost small businesses in the neighborhoods, partly by making the variance and permitting process easier for them. A common cry from the JP community since the 1970s...

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