Opinion

Letters:

February 23, 2018
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Community choice energy leads fossil fuel free future I am writing to piggyback on two informative letters in the February 9th issue, “It’s time to stop talking about more pipelines” and “Clean energy is the answer.” Both these letters address the urgency needed to get off fossil fuels, including gas sourced from “fracking fields”...

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Here’s Looking at You, JP: Most hated foods

February 9, 2018
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Here’s Looking at You, JP: Most hated foods

By Gustaf Berger / Special to the Gazette There are two kinds of taste in this world. Mine – and none. A woman who fancied herself a gourmet taught me that. What do you think? I conducted a survey of 315 adults, asking, “Are there any foods you refuse to eat because you don’t...

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Letters:

February 9, 2018
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Chill out, bro My first letter to the editor was published in the Boston Sunday Advertiser back on March 3, 1968 and the topic I wrote on was President Johnson’s Vietnam War policy. I’ve never stopped writing since then. I also love reading letters to the editor too. Recently, I have looked forward to...

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JP Observer: Ice activities here show vivid, recent climate change

January 26, 2018
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Crowds of people ice skated securely on Jamaica Pond daily in winters from the mid-1800s to less than 100 years ago. Thick blocks of ice were commercially harvested from it to sell locally and for export including by ship. The iced over pond supported trucks and teams of horses easily. Earlier this month, after...

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Op-eds:

January 26, 2018
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Massachusetts House passes housing bond bill By Local State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez Affordable housing continues to be at the center of our conversations here in Boston and Brookline. We know and feel the impact of the housing crunch first hand. In many ways, we are victims of our own success – our thriving small...

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Letters:

January 26, 2018
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Tenant organization is thankful In partnership and unity, communities find the strength to uplift. Our community, the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain personifies this.  On Monday, January 8th, a large-scale arrest involving our community took place in the culmination of a two-year investigation. It is an important step to enhancing public safety...

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Here’s Looking at You, JP: Did you have to eat what your parents served?

January 12, 2018
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By Gustaf Berger / Special to the Gazette My sweetheart’s mother prepared and served food her father enjoyed, and she had to eat everything even if she didn’t like it. There were starving children in China, after all. I called that child abuse. I was free to pick and choose, and assumed that was...

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Op-eds

January 12, 2018
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A remembrance for Christine By Gerry Wright Christine Cooper was the heart, mind, and soul of the restoration at Jamaica Pond park during the last 25 years of the 20th century.  When we began our work, the park was filled with trash and people were afraid to walk around the path to enjoy the...

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Letters:

January 12, 2018
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On Joe Timilty’s passing As someone who loved politics and worked with many of Boston’s elected officials, I always thought highly of Joe Timilty and was saddened to hear of his passing. I remember when he ran and was elected to the Boston City Council in 1967 and considered him a new and fresh face in...

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JP Observer: Speech is money: It’s OK to voice opinions to other legislators in D.C.

December 22, 2017
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A record-breaking number of people contacted Washington with their opinions during the first two months this year, according to an article in the March 6 New Yorker. “Members of Congress claim that, Senate-wide, the call volume for the week of Jan. 30, 2017, more than doubled the previous record; on average, during that week,...

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