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Letter: Friends of the JP Branch Library group responds

August 12, 2016
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We write in response to Allen Spivack’s July 8 letter entitled, “Artists need to be paid appropriately.” We think he is under a few misconceptions. First, the Friends of the JP Branch Library (Friends) is a small nonprofit that exists to support the JP Branch. We are an all-volunteer organization and spending $3,000 for...

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Letter: Vote yes on Question 4

August 12, 2016
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Far too many lives have been destroyed by our senseless war on drugs. Millions of people have criminal records for drug offenses that make it harder to get student loans, find affordable housing, and secure a good job. Even more disturbing, our drug war has unevenly targeted people of color. Massachusetts’ current policy of...

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Letter: Diversity of Boston Scholars

August 12, 2016
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In the July 22 Gazette, Major Walsh recognized by name 35 recipients of the City of Boston Scholars award, given for academic achievement and community service. Especially impressive to me, judging by the names of the students, was their marked diversity of ethnicity and national origin. It made me feel proud that Boston and...

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Letter: Stop state bullying of JP community gardeners

August 12, 2016
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Imagine a state agency cutting off water to a JP community garden in the heat of the summer? In some parts of the world, this could be considered a dangerous and hostile act. That’s what’s happening in JP. The agency that manages state assets is bullying our scrappy neighborhood association, pressuring us to sign...

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Letter: Trees planted in sidewalk are a danger

August 12, 2016
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I would like to thank the JP Gazette for printing Sandra Storey’s article on the effects of planting trees in sidewalks. I unfortunately did trip on a raised sidewalk (due to tree roots) in JP Center and my upper right arm fell against the tree trunk as the rest of my body hit the ground. The...

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Letter: Vote no on Question 2

August 12, 2016
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Question 2 on the ballot this November considers lifting the cap on charter schools. It is imperative we vote NO and keep the cap. Charter schools directly reduce Massachusetts’ public schools’ funding and quality. Charter schools are funded with public money that would otherwise go to public schools. In 2015-16, the state’s public schools’...

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Changes coming to 76 Stonley Road project

July 22, 2016
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Changes are coming to the proposed 76 Stonley Road development, including the height of the project being reduced by one floor, according to Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) spokesperson Nick Martin. Developers John Morrissey and Bryan Austin originally planned a 31-unit, 40,940-square-foot project at 76 Stonley Road. But attendees during a BRA-held community meeting on...

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Renovation and expansion for 125 Amory St. in the works

July 22, 2016
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Amory Street Partners held its first meeting on July 6 to discuss a renovation and expansion at the 125 Amory St. site that would include adding a significant amount of mixed-income units. The development at 125 Amory St. is a City-owned property that currently provides housing for seniors and people with disabilities. The Amory...

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FUNDRAISING FOR ORLANDO

July 22, 2016
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FUNDRAISING FOR ORLANDO

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Persisten las preocupaciones sobre la propuesta para 3193 Washington St.

July 22, 2016
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De Josie Grove Especial a la Gaceta A pesar de los cambios que ha hecho City Realty a su propuesta para el desarrollo de 3193 Washington St, los participantes en una reunión comunitaria el 11 de junio expresaron dudas sobre el proyecto, incluido su impacto en el aburguesamiento y el progreso del proyecto sin...

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