Opinion

JP Observer: Going national for gun control (and more)

December 18, 2015
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Some terrific people represent Jamaica Plain in the United States Congress. Oddly enough, that can be frustrating at times. When our team votes our way, but Congress itself doesn’t, what can we do? Efforts to strengthen gun restrictions in the U.S. offer a classic case. Both of JP’s representatives in the House, Stephen Lynch...

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Editorials

December 18, 2015
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Happy Holidays With the holiday season drawing to a close, we wish you a happy and safe close to the year. We’ll see you in 2016. Twilight Zone: Olmsted Place against Goddard House Upon hearing of Boston Residential Group CEO Curtis Kemeny, owner of Olmsted Place, raising issues such as affordability and density about...

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Letter: Post Office still great

December 18, 2015
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Residents who have written in defense of the JP post office branch are right, we are looking at our local postal workers all wrong, we should be grateful for the opportunity to let go of the illusion of control, which is so distracting in the hectic pace of the modern world. Understand, instead, that...

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Letter: Thanks from the Connolly Library

December 18, 2015
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Last Oct. 30, the Connolly Branch Library and the Hyde Square community celebrated their 8th annual Halloween Party and Neighborhood Stroll. Around 200 children and adults enjoyed a costume party with food, fun activities, accompanied by the music of the JP Honk Band at the library. The event was followed by a lively neighborhood...

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The Olmsted tour

December 4, 2015
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The Olmsted tour

Gerry Wright Special to the Gazette The motivation for the national tour of “Olmsted” was the invitation from the National Park Service and the...

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Letter: Post office needs Spanish-speaking workers

December 4, 2015
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Thank you for continuing to publish letters, stories, and editorials about the scandalous lack of customer service at the JP Post Office. According to your most recent story, the United States Post Service claims that installing a new manager will bring change, yet I have witnessed the turnover of managers over the past several...

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Letter: Bigger issues than post office

December 4, 2015
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I have never written a letter to the editor before, but your editorial in the Nov. 20 edition about poor service at the local post office prompts a reply: Unless I am too dense to recognize satire when I read it, it seemed you were seriously suggesting that people base their vote for President,...

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Letter: Service at JP Post Office not so bad

December 4, 2015
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If we compare our post office efficiency with other Boston branches, I think the JP branch is serving us very well. The idea that we cannot wait a few minutes to be served, reflects a general impatience that is surfacing more and more in our society. No one is waiting hours for their turns...

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Letter: A traffic solution

December 4, 2015
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As a 15-year resident of Perkins Street and a daily dog walker in the Emerald Necklace park system, I have long had an idea that I think would alleviate several concerns at once. Perkins Street between Pondview Avenue and Jamaicaway should be three lanes (there is room, I’ve seen it during construction, and the...

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Letter: Open letter to several state senators

December 4, 2015
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An open letter to state Sen. President Stanley Rosenberg and state Sens. Ben Downing, Anne Gobi, John Keenan, Barbara L’Italien, Karen Spilka, Michael Barrett, Eileen Donoghue, Richard Ross, and Dan Wolf: I write as a member of the Boston Alliance for Water Justice and as a Jewish American, a resident of Jamaica Plain, and...

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