Opinion

Letter: In support of a skate park

March 2, 2012
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I’m writing in support of the improvised skate park in the old roller hockey rink on the Southwest Corridor (“Skate park may be coming to SWCP,” Feb. 17). It’s disappointing that neighbors complained to the Department of Conservation and Recreation about the “debris” and had it removed. The kids who were constructing that park were exercising...

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Letter: ‘Three strikes’ is too expensive

March 2, 2012
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For now, let’s leave aside the disproportionate effects the “three strikes” legislation would have (“In support of ‘three strikes,’ letter, Feb. 17). This is all about the numbers. Many of the legislators in favor of this bill would have us believe that the net effect of three strikes combined with other provisions would be...

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Letter: Disappointed in Malia’s Casey stance

March 2, 2012
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The following letter was sent to state Rep. Liz Malia: I live in the Jamaica Plain section that is represented by Jeffrey Sánchez. However, I have heard you speak in the past and have been impressed with the representation you provide to Jamaica Plain. So I am sorry to know that you have accused the Mass. Department...

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JP Observer: Has JP become gentrified?

February 17, 2012
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A lot has been said recently about the characteristics of the people of Jamaica Plain—and often with some passion. Results of the 2010 census came in last year. Whole Foods, with its hip image, moved into a spot occupied for a long time by Hi-Lo Foods, with its Latin flavor. The change gave rise...

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Editorial: Leading Bromley-Heath

February 17, 2012
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Just like that, 40 years of tenant management at Bromley-Heath is at an end and the Boston Housing Authority is in charge. The silence from key players is deafening and the situation looks strange. But we believe this can become an opportunity for even more input from the housing development’s residents. And we trust...

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Editorial: All aboard for T solution

February 17, 2012
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Unreliable transit service that doesn’t even run every day. Funding that disappears to pay someone else’s debt. The prospect of transportation users paying far more for little or no benefit. It sounds like the MBTA’s hated plan to cut service and boost fares. But it’s actually a description of what rural Massachusetts faces if...

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Letter: Overpass choice must consider trade-offs, details

February 17, 2012
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The article in the Feb. 3 Gazette on delays and traffic has a need for clarification (“Overpass delay continues”). I am the author of the traffic report submitted to state Rep. Liz Malia. I announced up front that I would not state a preference for either the bridge or the at-grade option. My job was...

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Letter: Overpass traffic questions still not answered

February 17, 2012
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As a Casey Overpass Working Advisory Group (WAG) member, representing the Stonybrook Neighborhood, I have participated in a year’s worth of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) meetings. During that time, traffic flow has been a major concern, especially for those representing nearby neighborhoods and commuters through and to Forest Hills. The WAG has spent...

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Letter: Thanks for holiday help

February 17, 2012
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The holiday season at the Elizabeth Stone House began with our annual Thanksgiving dinner. Staff and board members served over 125 adults and children, which included current residents, past residents and members of our community groups. Dinner was provided by one of our Natixis charitable partners, Community Work Services. Adults and children shared what they were thankful for...

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Letter: Traffic calming should be part of overpass project

February 17, 2012
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As advocates and residents who care deeply about the future of the Forest Hills area, we believe that our neighborhood streets are a vital element of a vibrant community. Every day, though, we see on those streets the unwanted impact of poor driver behavior, including increased commuter traffic, unsafe vehicle speeds and driver inattention...

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