Opinion

Letter: AAA Appliances is A-plus

January 6, 2012
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What a great resource we have right here in JP. Last week, our oven gave out. The problem seemed apparent. The pilot light lit, but the flame did not spread across the oven bottom, making it impossible to reach a temperature above “warm.” We called a recommended service provider. The company charged us an...

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Letter: Tedeschi has great staff

January 6, 2012
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Tedeschi is one of my favorite stores in Jamaica Plain. Some employees from years ago are still there and others come and go, but this present staff is so friendly. There is among other customers and such a wonderful staff a camaraderie that I love. I am from Europe and from very mixed origins,...

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Letter: Thanks for JP honesty

January 6, 2012
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Here’s yet another reason to shop JP local: My daughter’s Hanukkah miracle. My daughter, in for the holiday, came home from shopping at JP Center and realized all her presents were missing. After much consternation emotionally and monetarily (she’s a social worker and bartender—not much flowing in) she went back to ask the stores...

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Letter: What Menino can do for the 99%

January 6, 2012
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The following letter was sent to Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston city councilors: A recent Boston Globe article quotes you, Mayor Menino, as saying about Occupy Boston, “You know, mayors can’t do much about what they are talking about. It’s Congress and the U.S. Senate that can make these decisions, but nobody is talking...

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IdeAZ: Un año crucial

January 6, 2012
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Somos un país dominado por la política, aunque sea la política de sólo dos partidos. Por eso, aprovechando la presencia de dos personalidades en una sola actividad desarrollada en JP, hablamos con ellos sobre lo que será el año que acabamos de empezar y que ya corre apresuradamente porque hoy, cuando aparece esta nota,...

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JP Observer: Time to spend—and give—locally

December 16, 2011
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No matter how little or how much money local folks have to spend this special month of December, the best place to do it is here in the neighborhood. Fortunately, many businesses offer merchandise and services at price ranges that match the range of incomes of JP residents. Restaurants beckon to us with food...

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IdeAZ: +Pobres, –Ricos

December 16, 2011
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“Occupy JP” sigue sin una traducción al español. “Ocupar Jamaica Plain” podría ser una de la opciones; pero lo que podría venir en camino es la posibilidad de tomar el liderazgo a lo largo de la ciudad ante las dificultades del movimiento en Boston que esta semana llegó hasta la corte ante la arremetida...

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Letter: How surface-street option changed my mind

December 16, 2011
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I represent the Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC) on the Working Advisory Group for the Casey Overpass Project. I am also a resident of Martinwood Road and consider myself an active member of the Asticou/Martinwood Neighborhood Association. However, on the Casey Overpass question I find myself not only disagreeing with many of my neighbors, but...

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Letter: Surface streets re-knit parks

December 16, 2011
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The following letter was submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation: I am writing on behalf of the Board of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.  We would like to take this opportunity to submit our comments on the replacement of the Casey Overpass before a final decision is made by Secretary Richard Davey. As you...

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Op-Ed: December Dreams

December 16, 2011
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By Rev. Terry Burke, Special to the Gazette In an ancient Greek church in Nazareth, there is a fresco showing Mary riding on a donkey, with Joseph holding the toddler Jesus on his shoulders, as parents do. In the painting, the Holy Family is fleeing to Egypt, escaping a murderous tyrant. Crossing the Sinai...

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