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Letters:

May 11, 2018
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Where are the drinking fountains? I have taken to long rambles around and about JP over the last couple of years, more often than not including sections of the lovely Arboretum that we are so fortunate to have within our compass.  I’d noticed for some time that at least one drinking fountain – the...
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May 11, 2018
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Imagine Boston, Imagine Jamaica Plain By Mayor Martin Walsh Every spring, the City of Boston releases our Imagine Boston Capital Plan for the next five years. It outlines where our city’s budget will be focused, our longer-term plans, and our priorities. Essentially, the capital plan details what initiatives and projects in your neighborhood and...
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JP Observer: MA legislature asked to “Lift the Cap on Kids”

April 27, 2018
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Right now there are about 8,700 children and families in Massachusetts—1,400 in Boston—who are suffering because of an outdated provision in state law based on myth rather than actuality. That law—enacted during rampant negative stereotyping of families on government assistance in the mid-1990s—bars children born or conceived after a family starts receiving welfare from...
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Letters:

April 27, 2018
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Another threat to Allandale Woods Once again, a developer is proposing to build a project adjacent to protected wetlands in Allandale Woods that completely ignores all zoning standards and would by-pass the most basic of wetlands protections. The development would be at 1225 Centre Street, which is the site of the former gas station...
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Op-eds:

April 27, 2018
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Wake Up the Earth Festival celebrates 40th anniversary By Jessica Gard Yesterday, I witnessed magnolia blossoms on Boylston Street. The witch hazel and the daffodils have shown their faces in corners all over the city. Spring crept in on hesitant tip-toe, but it has arrived. Now is the time to turn our faces to...
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Here’s Looking at You, JP: JP Pandhandlers, part 2—Who are we?

April 13, 2018
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By Gustaf Berger / Special to the Gazette After I interviewed 12 panhandlers for my article last month, I talked with JP residents, store managers, policemen, and others around the country to find out their perspectives on panhandling. I asked 200 people, “Do you give to panhandlers?” Over 60 percent said yes. Women gave...
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JP Observer: Could someone please block cars from blocking our intersections?

March 23, 2018
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How many minutes does it take you to drive off your street onto a bigger street in the morning and later, head home for the night? Do you get stuck there at that intersection and others along the way, blocked by cars stopped in front of you—after your red light turns green? These are...
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Letters:

March 23, 2018
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Shattuck Hospital closing The state’s announcement that it intends to close Shattuck Hospital raises two important questions. The first concerns the history. In the early 1950s, the late Rep. James Craven went to former Mayor James Michael Curley to ask his approval to locate a state hospital in the Emerald Necklace. Curley said go...
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Op-eds:

March 23, 2018
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Paid family and medical leave and minimum wage in Massachusetts By Local State Rep. Liz Malia Today in Massachusetts, 1.2 million workers risk losing employment if they take time off work to care for a new child or to address a family medical emergency. Too many people are working every hour they can but...
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Here’s Looking at You, JP | Panhandlers: Who Are They?

March 9, 2018
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By Gustaf Berger / Special to the Gazette As you stroll along Centre Street on a sunny day past City Feed, CVS, and Citizens Bank, how many panhandlers do you notice? Over the past couple of years, I’ve counted more than 20 different men and women asking for a handout. We’re not unique; panhandlers...
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