Opinion

Here’s Looking at You, JP|Double-dipping & A Handful of Mini Surveys

August 10, 2018
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By Gustaf Berger Special to the Gazette Most mornings, I sit in front of Caffe Nero on Centre Street in the filtered shade of a honeylocust tree, observing, commenting on, and sometimes charting idiosyncratic behaviors. Do you: Use an umbrella when it’s raining? Wear sneakers with a business suit? Let your dog piss on...

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August 10, 2018
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A different perspective on Sanchez Observing how the radical activists in JP are hammering Jeffrey Sanchez these days, you would think our rep has moved to the right of Trump. As a self-described “radical progressive,” I want to offer a different perspective. For the past 15 years Sanchez has been a champion of the...

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JP Observer: Trees on private property need protections

July 27, 2018
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By Sandra Storey Special to the Gazette Boston, with support from people in Jamaica Plain who care about the local environment, is starting to look at more of its forest and fewer of its trees, to paraphrase an old adage. Trees that are most visible and countable and have gotten much of our attention—street...

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July 27, 2018
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Legislature’s budget secures provision to protect LGBT elders from abuse and discrimination Included in the FY19 budget that the MA Legislature sent to the Governor this week is a provision that would require the development of a training curriculum for the delivery of accessible and appropriate aging services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...

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Here’s Looking at You, JP/Give Me a Brake – and a License Plate Game

July 13, 2018
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By Gustaf Berger Special to the Gazette We surrender ourselves to “Gypsy,” our unerring GPS, to guide us from Boston to a friend’s home in Brooklyn. What can go wrong? We let her doze until we near New York, where we wake her up and follow her dulcet tones to – Brookville, Long Island!...

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July 13, 2018
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Rep. Malia unresponsiveness In the June 8 Gazette article on a state rep forum, Malia “highlighted how proud she was of being reachable and responsive.” As a public health advocate and concerned citizen, I am concerned about a MassHealth (Medicaid) administrative policy that approves payments for unnecessary medical services. This violates state and federal...

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Op-ed: Massachusetts Faces Crisis in Community Based Reentry

July 13, 2018
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By Rep. Liz Malia and John Larivee Community residents, advocates and legislators worked hard on passing a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill this spring.   The goal of the bill is to divert more people into treatment instead of prison, make jails more humane, and reduce recidivism. The vast majority of people in prison will...

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Op-ed: Why we are endorsing Rollins for DA

July 13, 2018
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By JP Progressives Steering Committee After finally passing a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill this past Spring, the next step in the fight against mass incarceration is to ensure these reforms are implemented by electing a progressive District Attorney in Suffolk County. As the ACLU “What a Difference a DA Makes” campaign has noted,...

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JP Observer: City action on approved clean energy program at a standstill; Councilor O’Malley objects

June 22, 2018
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A Boston City Council and Mayor Marty Walsh approved state program that would allow Boston residents to choose to get more electricity from renewable sources is purposely not being implemented by the City’s Environment Department. Local City Councilor Matt O’Malley responded firmly and appropriately this week when informed that the City’s Chief of Environment,...

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June 22, 2018
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Flight noise As I sit here all this morning in my Jamaica Plain backyard being bombarded by Logan Airport’s Runway 27 departing aircraft I felt it necessary to set the official record straight about Roslindale’s “Boston South Air Skies (BSFS)” May 17th article in the West-Roxbury-Roslindale Bulletin newspaper. Several half –truths and falsehoods were...

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