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JPer pens historical fiction novel

November 25, 2016
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Sam Allis, a Jamaica Plain resident and prolific journalist, has released his first book, a historical fiction novel titled “A Hero of Two Worlds.” The novel follows the life of its protagonist, Rufus Trask, along a revolutionary journey from Italy to the United States in the middle of the 19th century. Trask, an American...

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BPDA board approves 76 Stonley Road project

November 25, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency board during its Nov. 17 meeting approved the 76 Stonley Road project. But the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association still has issues with some aspects of the project, which it hopes the developers address before the proposal heads to the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals. Developers John Morrissey and Bryan...

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Elected officials come out in continued support of Boston immigrants

November 25, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Following the recent election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States and his recent threats to the nation’s immigrant communities, Boston officials have come out in continued support of protecting immigrants from deportation. Boston is already a sanctuary city under the Trust Act that...

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 25, 2016

November 25, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 6 for the Dec. 9 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events JP Holiday Flea, at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Sat. Dec. 3, 1-3pm, and Sun. Dec. 4, 12-5pm. Free and...

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Imagine Boston 2030 draft plan looks to the edges for continued growth

November 25, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette In order to accommodate the continued growth in both jobs and population, the citywide draft plan under Imagine Boston 2030 has pointed out potential places of growth on the outer edges of neighborhoods in the city. “We have to identify different places in the city where Boston...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 25, 2016

November 25, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Dec. 6 for the Dec. 9 issue. Send listings to [email protected] 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,...

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Invitacion, Nov. 25, 2016

November 25, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 6 de diciembre para la edición del 9 de diciembre. Mande eventos a [email protected] Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Egleston Square Neighborhood Association, lunes, 28 nov, 6:30pm (puertas 6), Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Comité...

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Op-Ed: Moving forward

November 25, 2016
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There’s no way around it: this has been a divisive national election. For many months, we have been following the presidential race, and in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, that race was finally decided. As many of you know, I supported Secretary Clinton. Waking up on Wednesday wasn’t the first time I...

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Letter: Standing up for BLM

November 25, 2016
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A letter in the Oct. 28 issue of the Jamaica Plain Gazette attempted to equate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism. I wholeheartedly disagree. I am Jewish and very critical of the history and policies of the state of Israel toward Palestinians and that does not make me an anti-Semite. The Movement for Black Lives...

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Letter: Also standing up for BLM

November 25, 2016
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In response to the (editorial) letter written by Mr. Spivak in the Oct. 28 Gazette, we, the undersigned clergy of Jamaica Plain, want to express our continued support of the monthly vigil in support of Black Lives Matter, words which themselves express a too often forgotten truth. Responding to racism, anti-Semitism, and all other...

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