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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 18, 2015

December 18, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 5 for the Jan. 8 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events The Winter Solstice in Legend and Song, myths, legends, and tales accompanied by traditional and original music and song, Fri....

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SELFIE WITH THE MAYOR

December 18, 2015
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SELFIE WITH THE MAYOR

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JP resident appointed commissioner of the City’s Environment Department

December 18, 2015
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Carl Spector, a Jamaica Plain resident, was recently appointed commissioner of the Environment Department for the City of Boston, according to a press release. Spector joined other leaders from the City and around the globe in Paris at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP21), where Boston was a C40 Cities Award finalist for its...

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URBAN IMPROV

December 18, 2015
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URBAN IMPROV

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“SOUP FOR SYRIA” FUNDRAISER

December 18, 2015
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“SOUP FOR SYRIA” FUNDRAISER

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Editorials

December 18, 2015
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Happy Holidays With the holiday season drawing to a close, we wish you a happy and safe close to the year. We’ll see you in 2016. Twilight Zone: Olmsted Place against Goddard House Upon hearing of Boston Residential Group CEO Curtis Kemeny, owner of Olmsted Place, raising issues such as affordability and density about...

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Letter: Post Office still great

December 18, 2015
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Residents who have written in defense of the JP post office branch are right, we are looking at our local postal workers all wrong, we should be grateful for the opportunity to let go of the illusion of control, which is so distracting in the hectic pace of the modern world. Understand, instead, that...

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Letter: Thanks from the Connolly Library

December 18, 2015
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Last Oct. 30, the Connolly Branch Library and the Hyde Square community celebrated their 8th annual Halloween Party and Neighborhood Stroll. Around 200 children and adults enjoyed a costume party with food, fun activities, accompanied by the music of the JP Honk Band at the library. The event was followed by a lively neighborhood...

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Goddard House project receives mostly positive feedback

December 4, 2015
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The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) held a community meeting on the Goddard House renovation project as part of the Article 80 approval process, and the community feedback was mostly positive, although there were some qualms about minimal affordability and other topics. The Nov. 23 meeting was held at the Hennigan School and about 30...

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Neighbors are wary of Stonley Road dev.

December 4, 2015
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Members of the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) are expressing concerns over a proposed 32-unit building at 76 Stonley Road, citing its height and other issues. The SNA members are also apprehensive over the potential for the developers of 76 Stonley Road to build another project across the street at a property they own. Meanwhile,...

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