Opinion

Op-Ed: Starting the school year together

September 21, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh The start of the school year brings a lot change into our students’ lives: new classes, new teachers, new subjects to tackle. September can be an inspiring time, a season that brings students, teachers, and families together as they work to accomplish a shared goal: a successful, completed school year....

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JP Observer: Fear itself: President’s behavior keeps us constantly scared

August 25, 2017
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Every few days since Donald Trump was elected president, it seems there’s something new from him—or something resuscitated—to frighten us. We have to be hyper-alert, constantly assessing and triaging the danger he’s causing: How likely is this to go wrong? Did it already? To what degree? Am I personally vulnerable? How far does this...

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Letters:

August 25, 2017
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Disappointed with Lynch vote I am deeply disturbed that my Congressional Representative, Stephen Lynch, recently voted in favor of two bills which vilify my immigrant friends and neighbors and are based on false assumptions about them. They would waste taxpayer dollars, shackle local law enforcement and public health efforts to protect the public, and...

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Op-Ed: How we’re creating affordable housing

August 25, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Boston is a diverse city made up of residents of all backgrounds, all education levels, and job sectors spread out over 23 neighborhoods. Some of us were born and bred here, some with families that have been here for decades, some received a wonderful education or job here and decided...

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Letters:

August 11, 2017
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BPD and sponsors bring National Night Out to Hyde Square          On Monday, July 31, officers from the Boston Police Department District E-13 and local sponsors brought the National Night Out celebration to Hyde Square in Jamaica Plain. Hundreds of neighbors and guests enjoyed live music, food, dancing, games, demonstrations, information tables, elected officials...

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JP Observer: Boston needs to opt for cleaner electricity

July 28, 2017
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When it comes to climate change, no reasonable opportunity to lessen the effects of fossil fuels on the environment should be turned down. Right now, the administration of Mayor Marty Walsh is being very cautious about a movement to adopt what’s called “Community Choice Energy (CCE).” Many individuals and groups in JP, including local...

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Letter:

July 28, 2017
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Recent shooting on Mission Hill This kind of heinous act has become a daily event in our cities and should be expected in a country that makes huge profits from the arms industry here and abroad, where video games that normalize violence for kids are replacing books, where HEALTH AND EDUCATION are taking a backseat...

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Op-eds

July 28, 2017
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Op-Ed: Conference on state budget By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez In early July, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a $40.2 billion FY18 Conference Committee budget. After the House and Senate pass their versions of the budget, three House and three Senate members meet to reconcile the differences between the budgets. The product...

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Letters:

July 14, 2017
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Boston Police fishing derby thanks supporters On Saturday, 6/24, the officers and staff of Boston Police District E-13 held the 1st Annual Jamaica Pond Fishing Derby for Kids, “Catch & Release with the Boston Police”. The derby was a tremendous success, in spite of some moments of heavy rainfall. Approximately 100 local children, aged...

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JP Observer: Holiday decorations come from collaboration

June 23, 2017
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‘Tis the season to talk about holiday decorations in the Jamaica Plain business districts. What?! Temperatures are in the 80s and 90s these days! Strange as it seems—just as retail stores look ahead when ordering stock—the local business associations have to start thinking about decorating the business districts now for the winter holidays near...

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