Opinion

Whole Foods as gathering spot

June 24, 2011
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There is one aspect of community life that seems to have been overlooked in the discussions around the new Whole Foods store. The area in front of the Hi-Lo seemed to serve as a de facto gathering space for some Latino men from the neighborhood. Almost every time I visited Hi-Lo, there would be a group...

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Whole Foods a welcome addition

June 24, 2011
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I continue to watch in amazement over the debate about Whole Foods. An investment in our neighborhood should be a good thing. The alternative could be an empty, blighted site. We should be happy they want to come to our neighborhood, employ people and be the good neighbor that they have the reputation of being. When...

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Keeping a gentrified soul

June 24, 2011
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Dear neighbors, The real question we need to be asking ourselves is: How can we keep our souls and live in a gentrified neighborhood at the same time? Why don’t we all: greet our neighbors on the street. support Spontaneous Celebrations (or one of the many neighborhood organizations) with presence and cash. shop locally...

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Psychic story was predictably refreshing

June 24, 2011
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Given that the debate over Whole Foods has been so vitriolic, I was charmed by the article in which a reporter visited a psychic to ask what the future of Whole Foods in the neighborhood was (“Psychic: Hyde Square future can’t be seen,” June 10). Quite a funny idea, and a nice breath of...

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Bodegas should seize the day

June 24, 2011
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As a resident of the Hyde Square area of JP, I’ve watched with keen interest as the Hi-Lo closed and the Whole Foods deal was announced. I, as well as many of my cohort, are fully in support of having a Whole Foods within walking distance. While I was sad to learn that the Hi-Lo...

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Economic bigotry in JP

June 24, 2011
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Bikes should be registered

June 24, 2011
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IdeAZ: Valedictorians

June 10, 2011
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Estudiante con las mejores notas; el primero  de la promoción; el alumno que da el discurso de despedida al final del curso, son algunas de las descripciones que se dan de la palabra “valedictorian” que es un arcaismo que tiene uso en el sistema escolar para destacar el esfuerzo de nuestros estudiantes por alcanzar...

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Thanks for a great Wake-Up

June 10, 2011
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Thanks for not raining on our parade (at least)…. Thank you to all the sponsors (please support them; see our website for a list at www.spontaneouscelebrations.org), coordinators, volunteers, donors, vendors, talent, nonprofit tablers, paraders and patrons of the 33rd annual Wake Up The Earth Festival and Parade! The rain may have dampened the numbers,...

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Editorial: Whole Foods arrests a bad sign of the times

June 10, 2011
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Everyone has a prediction about what kind of changes Whole Foods will bring to the neighborhood. Well, the first change is here, and it’s a bad one indeed: It is now illegal to display a protest banner in Jamaica Plain. Three JP residents were arrested for unfurling banners at Whole Foods’ first community meeting...

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