Opinion

Here’s Looking at You, JP: Clockwise or counterclockwise, which way do you walk around Jamaica Pond?

December 8, 2017
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The first two times I sat on a bench at Jamaica Pond and counted how many people were going left or right, one direction edged out the other by a statistically insignificant margin. I figured there was probably little difference. But I continued my count and, after 10 more two-hour sittings, the findings were...

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Op-eds:

December 8, 2017
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How we’re supporting small businesses during the holidays By Mayor Martin Walsh I grew up in a neighborhood of hardworking families, where everything seemed within reach. It was thanks in large part to our incredible small and local businesses. For years, these local landmarks have carried on the traditions of my neighborhood, and generated...

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Letters:

December 8, 2017
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Catalan society polarized Catalonia declared and revoked -for further negotiations- the independence of Spain on October 27 after holding an illegal referendum on October 1st. Today, those who are suffering the consequences are the Catalan people. From its beginnings, Catalonia has been part of Spain. Its first attempts at autonomy emerged in the 20th...

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JP Observer: Community people participate in Alzheimer’s studies

November 25, 2017
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Not so long ago, it seems, getting Alzheimer’s disease (AD) was thought to be only a matter of fate. A person either came down with the chronic, debilitating disease—usually later in life—or didn’t.  Much about it was a mystery. Now a center just several stops from JP on the Route 39 bus in the...

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Op-eds

November 25, 2017
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Creating homes and giving thanks By Mayor Martin Walsh Thanksgiving is not only a time to gather around the table with family, friends, and loved ones; it’s also a time to reflect on the year past and to consider all the things we have to be grateful for. I know I have a lot...

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Letters:

November 25, 2017
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Whose property rights count? On Wednesday evening (Nov. 15th) the Zoning Committee of the JPNC deliberated over development plans for two adjacent lots on Lamartine Street (279 and 281). The Committee rejected the plans by a margin of 9-3. The developer, Nikolaos Ligris, will now take his plans before the City of Boston’s Zoning...

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Letters:

November 10, 2017
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Problems with the Hyde Square improvements As members of  the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for the Centre and South Streets redesign, we were pleased to see the long-planned improvements to Hyde Square take place.  The new design clearly improves pedestrian mobility and universal access. Sadly, however, the design fails to fulfill the “green” component of...

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Letters:

October 27, 2017
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Airplane noise Thank you for Anastasia Lyman’s letter about noise from airplanes taking off of Logan Airport Runway 27 that fly over southwest Boston. As leader of the Runway 27 Coalition, she worked hard for Boston residents to force Massport and the FAA to reduce the problems created by use of the runway. Anastasia...

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Op-eds

October 27, 2017
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Pivotal moment for criminal justice reform By Local Sonia Chang-Díaz Thanks to years of significant public pressure, the state legislature is now preparing to take action on criminal justice reform. This is a pivotal moment, and it may not come again for many years. The State Senate recently released a much-anticipated criminal justice reform...

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Op-eds

October 13, 2017
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How we’re bringing Bostonians of different generations together under one roof By Mayor Martin Walsh Every year, more and more people are calling Boston home. Our population is growing: we’re expected to surpass 700,000 residents before 2030, which are numbers we haven’t seen in decades. This growth means that housing is in high demand....

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