Opinion

Letter: Arborway plan coverage

November 6, 2015
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It was great to see front-page coverage for the Oct. 14 Arborway plan community meeting. (Protected bike lanes, other concerns raised over DCR Arborway plan, Oct. 23) But, I was disappointed with the tone of the headline and the first paragraph—which were both negative and misleading. A Gazette reader would get the impression that...

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Op-Ed: The magic of a BPL Card

November 6, 2015
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A library card gives you access to not only printed books and e-books, but streaming audio books, movies, music, television shows, and digital magazines and comics. Last month, during ‘Library Card Sign-Up Month,’ more than 6,600 individuals signed up for a free library card with the Boston Public Library. Here in Boston, we are...

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JP Observer: Simple changes can make housing senior friendly

October 23, 2015
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Jamaica Plain is such a great place to live, younger people are joining older neighbors to think and talk about how they can “age in place” in the neighborhood. A big consideration, of course, is housing. When the Washington Street/Columbus Avenue corridor study community process launched recently, several people, not just elders, commented in...

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Roslindale Neighbors: Wu: Connecting with Rozzie

October 23, 2015
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Roslindale Neighbors: Wu: Connecting with Rozzie

By At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu Special to the Gazette A few weeks ago, I was especially proud to march in the Roslindale Day parade. It’s an annual tradition for me as a citywide councilor, but this year was my first as a Roslindale resident. When my husband and I decided to leave our...

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Editorial: Roslindale Neighbors

October 23, 2015
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The Gazette returns to Roslindale for the second time this year and we hope we’re welcomed as an old friend. If not, feel free to use the paper to kindle a fire, as the temperatures start to dip. We kid. We kid. But Jamaica Plain and Roslindale can kid with each other because we...

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Editorial: Allandale Woods

October 23, 2015
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We are pleased that the BRA has asked the developer for the 64 Allandale St. project to consider creating a buffer zone between the development and the Allandale Woods. We hope that that actually happens. Allandale Woods is a gem that need not be tarnished. Any potential threat to the woods should be treated...

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Letter: 64 Allandale

October 23, 2015
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As residents of the Allandale Woods neighborhood, we are alarmed and dismayed by the BRA’s cavalier collaboration with the developer proposing 20 new units on Allandale Street with flagrant disregard for environmental and zoning impact. The density of the proposed project would negatively impact the area in both the short and long term in...

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Letter: ZBA is wrong

October 23, 2015
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In the Sept. 25 report on two surprising Zoning Board of Appeals decisions in August, the Gazette allows to stand unchallenged a statement by an Inspectional Services Department spokesperson that “the neighborhood groups do not meet during the summer months.” (“ZBA approves projects without community review,” pg. 1) As chair of the Jamaica Pond...

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Letter: Traffic, anyone?

October 9, 2015
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Has anyone noticed an increase in traffic on South Street or Washington Street recently? Might it be the 24,000 vehicles from the Casey Overpass the government has placed in our neighborhood? Our governor, our mayor, our city councilor and our state representative are all aware of our concerns. Who cares? Will business in our...

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Danger at Forest Hills

October 9, 2015
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I’m optimistic about the future of Forest Hills. The bridge has been cleared with apparent efficiency and the area seems primed for positive growth. I’m less optimistic about the future of the pedestrians who brave the intersection of Washington Street and the Arborway, as many headphone-sporting English High School students and my pre-school age...

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