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JROTC Award of Excellence

June 24, 2016
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JROTC Award of Excellence

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JP Pets: Check-in with MSPCA-Angell

June 24, 2016
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JP Pets: Check-in with MSPCA-Angell

MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center is working hard on a ballot initiative that will increase protection for farm animals. “We are working very hard on a ballot initiative that would require that animals that result in egg or meat products in Massachusetts must be able to stand up, turn around, and fully extend their limbs,”...

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JP Pets: Beecher Street dog park update

June 24, 2016
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JP Pets: Beecher Street dog park update

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) is finalizing plans to replace the existing fence at the Beecher Street Park, which is used as an unofficial dog park, within the next few weeks, according to a City spokesperson. Local residents erected a fence at the outer border of Beecher Street Park, which is City-owned...

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Boston Pride’s Jamaica Plain Block Party

June 24, 2016
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Boston Pride’s Jamaica Plain Block Party

Boston Pride held a Jamaica Plain Block Party on Perkins Avenue on June 12. The block party lasted six hours with music, dancing, and food. A moment of silence was held for the 49 people killed at a gay club in Orlando the night before. The photos are by Evan Scales.      ...

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Letter: Say no to financing atrocities

June 24, 2016
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In the world premiere of Eve Ensler’s “In the Body of the World” at the American Repertory Theater last month, the author/performer powerfully conveyed both her experience of cancer and the horrors experienced by women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the women of Congo she found a strength that helped her survive....

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Letter: Happy ending

June 24, 2016
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I live on Dunster Road. On Monday morning, my cat (Jane) somehow found herself on the roof of my three-story house. It was a hot day, and my roof is not shaded. I called the Animal Rescue League, but they couldn’t tell me when they would get here. Meanwhile, Jane was meowing pitifully and panting...

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Letter: Drivers are acting crazy

June 24, 2016
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JP and beyond is being brutalized by drivers who are thoughtless, selfish, and dangerously unwilling to curb their hostility. Two factors in driving—Constant Acceleration (more than just “speeding”) and Tailgaiting—combine like bleach and ammonia to create violent atmosphere.  Breathing space between cars adds much more positive conditions, mentally and physically. Safety says “reach and...

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Op-Ed: When we needed it most, the world came to Orlando’s aid

June 24, 2016
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By Buddy Dyer, mayor of Orlando One week ago, 49 souls were stolen from Orlando, murdered in an unimaginable act of terror. Hundreds more were injured or witnessed unthinkable violence. Our city remains in a state of shock, our hearts broken as we grieve for the victims and their families. Everyone in our city...

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Letter: Gun control is needed

June 24, 2016
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Can we agree on one thing, America?  Congress, mostly on the GOP side, is made up of cowards when it comes to the NRA and the overall gun lobby.  One in the same, I guess. The next mass killing might be 100 school children and it would have no other impact than to have these empty suits...

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Residents hostile to 3193 Washington St. project

June 10, 2016
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City Realty developers made slight alterations to their proposed development at 3193 Washington St., but were still met with hostility from community members who raised concerns over gentrification and City Realty’s reputation during a community meeting. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held the June 6 meeting at 3134 Washington St. for City Realty to...

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