Opinion

Op-ed: Recover is personal to me—and to all of us

September 28, 2018
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By Mayor Martin Walsh Early on in my first campaign for mayor, I realized I had to be open about my recovery from alcoholism. I had been working on addiction prevention and recovery issues for my entire 16 years in the state Legislature, and I knew I wanted to make it a priority for...
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Obituary: William Patrick Lord, former JP resident, dies

September 28, 2018
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Lord, William Patrick, 64, born in Fitchburg, MA, of Gardner, MA, formerly of Jamaica Plain, MA, died on Sept. 8, 2018. Bill Lord is survived by his wife of 20 years, Jen Carty and his brother, Richard Lord and numerous sister and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews. Bill was in the construction business for many...
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Op-ed: Luxury housing boom has downsides for Jamaica Plain

September 14, 2018
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By Chuck Collins Special to the Gazette If you stand in Jamaica Plain and look downtown, you will see a new building rising next to the Prudential Center. This is One Dalton Place, Boston’s newest and tallest residential luxury tower, rising 61 stories, with an average condo price of $6 million. The penthouse is...
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Letters:

September 14, 2018
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Why I doorknocked for Nika Elugardo Nika Elugardo’s primary victory on 9/4 left me elated and, for the first time since 11/9/2016, hopeful. Having grown up in Germany and studied the rise and rule of the Nazi regime in school over and over, I could not help but be struck by the parallels in...
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Op-ed: Renovating a historic kitchen

September 14, 2018
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Remodeling a kitchen is a typical home improvement undertaking. But when the task is being done in a historic house, more often than not it’s a restoration of what the space looked in a previous time. When the Board of Directors of the Loring Greenough House decided to launch a kitchen restoration project, we...
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JP Observer: Gov. Baker twice rejects giving poor families benefits for newborns; Uses process devices to hinder funding

August 24, 2018
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By Sandra Storey Special to the Gazette “Charlie Baker is a great governor.” One ad for him this month begins with a woman saying that. He is running for a second term, and his ads are flooding the local TV stations this month ahead of the Sept. 4 primary. The ad is full of...
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Letters:

August 24, 2018
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Why I’m voting for Ture Turnbull Ture Turnbull is the only true progressive in the race for the State Representative for the 11th Suffolk district. When I first met Ture he was leading the policy conversation about healthcare justice. As someone who has worked in the healthcare industry for my entire career, I know all...
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Op-eds:

August 24, 2018
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JP Progressives: Who we endorsed and why By Andrew Breton, Ziba Cranmer, Nikki Kong, and Kristin Johnson This year, JP Progressives created a member-driven endorsement process. It starts with a candidate questionnaire, forum in JP, and community conversation among members. Our Steering Committee makes a majority recommendation communicated to our hundreds of voting members....
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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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Letters:

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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