Opinion

Editorial: Justice and mystery

October 7, 2011
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Clerk Surendra Dangol died on the floor of the Monument Square Tedeschi’s in 2009 for no reason at all. JP isn’t supposed to be like that. Life isn’t supposed to be like that. A court restored a sense of order last week by sending Edward Corliss to prison for life for killing Dangol during...

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Letter: Thanks to a great librarian

October 7, 2011
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I am writing to publicly thank Laraine Hall, who recently retired from the Boston Public Library Jamaica Plain Branch. As a regular BPL visitor, I can’t thank Laraine enough for her wonderful years of public service working at the circulation desk. Laraine knew all the regulars; always had a smile and a kind word;...

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Letter: Replace overpass with streets

October 7, 2011
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Over the last five months of meetings about the future of the Casey Overpass site, I have come to recognize this project’s enormous potential to transform the area for the better, and I have become increasingly convinced that a street-level solution would be the best outcome for the entire community. As a member of...

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Letter: Thanks for a great JPNC election

October 7, 2011
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Thanks to everyone in JP who took time out to vote on Saturday in the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council election. The turnout was by far more than the last vote. The JPNC will work for you and hopefully make voting even easier two years from now. Thanks to all the volunteers who gave up...

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Letter: Wine store plan could go wrong

October 7, 2011
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I am a resident and parent of young children. I am very upset to find out that a new wine and beer store is being proposed across the street from the Curley School where I in fact attended middle school. Jamaica Plain has numerous places to purchase wine, beer and alcohol. To allow a...

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JP Observer: Cast a ballot, see art this weekend

September 23, 2011
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Jamaica Plain—known for its art and its activism—will be the site of two significant community-wide events this weekend, Sept. 24 and 25. One is the 18th Annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios, featuring the work of more than 220 local artists, sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Arts Council. The other, taking place only on Sept....

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Editorial: Vote Sept. 27, too

September 23, 2011
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Egleston Square-area citizens should seize their chance to vote in the Sept. 27 preliminary election for the District 7 Boston City Council race. Turnout in preliminaries is usually terrible. The vote only narrows the field; deciding the winner comes in the Nov. 8 final election. And the District 7 race has been quiet in...

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Editorial: Vote Sept. 24

September 23, 2011
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How great is this neighborhood? Well, we have our own mini city council that the government actually listens to on quality-of-life issues that affects us all sooner or later. A lot of places would kill to have something like the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council. If you like democracy, you know how lucky we are...

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Letter: Today’s JPNC a far cry from the first

September 23, 2011
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Oh, how the times have changed! Various members of the original Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council accomplished many great things that have made JP a greater place to live. They include: Establishing the Jamaica Plain World’s Fair; conducting the rezoning of Jamaica Plain; creating the Franklin Park Coalition; serving as executive director of The Tree...

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IdeAZ: Un pequeño ejercicio

September 23, 2011
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Los activistas dicen que hacerse ciudadano es fácil; pero la gente que no lo puede pasar tiene experiencias que contar y entre las dificultades mencionan que es un proceso largo, porque se necesita mucha paciencia; caro porque se necesita mucho dinero para los trámites y, a veces, desilusiónante, porque pueden saltar asuntos que no...

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