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Letter: Casey Arborway project

May 27, 2016
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I live in Jamaica Plain one-half mile from Forest Hills. I have closely followed the Casey Overpass issue through the Gazette and Bridging Forest Hills. I was recently made aware of a document issued by a state agency and posted on the Bridging Forest Hills (BFH) website that includes revelations about the Casey Arborway...

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Letter: Bernie Sanders

May 27, 2016
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Maybe it is time for Senator Sanders to stop trying to be America’s conscience. How dare he point out over and over again that we have become a country that caters to special interests, that involves itself in self-perpetuating wars without end, that worships the rich and famous no matter how ill-gotten their fortunes,...

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Letter: Too much development

May 27, 2016
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As a 46-year resident of JP and a 16-year resident of Montebello Road until I was summarily evicted by a new property owner who falsely claimed he was moving in in 1999 and who promptly (after putting a lamp and a table in the living room for a few weeks to make it look...

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Op-Ed: Discipline in schools

May 27, 2016
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By Andrew Gove, Shearer-Cantrell, Daisy Miranda Cardoso, and Tzuyu Chen Research done through the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice (LCCREJ) shows that Massachusetts’ students missed at least 208,605 days in the classroom due to disciplinary removal in the 2012 to 2013 school year. While fair and firm discipline is necessary to...

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64 Allandale project heads to the BRA board despite objections

May 13, 2016
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The controversial 64 Allandale St. is heading to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) board despite overwhelming objections raised during two community meetings. Letters to the BRA for and against the project were split down the middle, according to spokesperson Nick Martin. The BRA board will review the project during its May 12 meeting, which...

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Boston Licensing Board approves lift on BYOB ban

May 13, 2016
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By John Lynds Special to the Gazette Following the City Council’s lead, the Boston Licensing Board (BLB) voted unanimously April 28 to lift the long-standing ban on BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) in small neighborhood restaurants like those that line many of the streets in Jamaica Plain. Two people with close ties to the...

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First Pitch

May 13, 2016
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First Pitch

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Tensions run high during Washington St. development meeting

May 13, 2016
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By Josie Grove Special to the Gazette Opposition to the proposed apartment building at 3353 Washington St. escalated into a confrontation between residents, the developer, and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) during an April 28 community meet. About 40 residents gathered for the meeting to voice their opinions about the proposal at the English...

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HJSMS quiere luchar contra la construcción con eventos de promoción

May 13, 2016
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Para el tercer año, la construcción de carreteras se realiza en Centre Street en el área de Hyde Square y Jackson Square. Gerald Robbins, el director ejecutivo de Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), presentó una serie de promociones para invitar a la gente a continuar a frecuentar las tiendas a pesar de la construcción....

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ParkBoston app surges in use, producing huge revenue numbers

May 13, 2016
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Jamaica Plain drivers looking to avoid a parking ticket when heading downtown would do well to pick up their smart phones, and put away the rolls of quarters. City officials, and most especially thousands of drivers, are hailing the new ParkBoston smart phone application this spring, just...

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