Opinion

Roslindale Neighbors: Wu: Connecting with Rozzie

October 23, 2015
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Roslindale Neighbors: Wu: Connecting with Rozzie

By At-Large City Councilor Michelle Wu Special to the Gazette A few weeks ago, I was especially proud to march in the Roslindale Day parade. It’s an annual tradition for me as a citywide councilor, but this year was my first as a Roslindale resident. When my husband and I decided to leave our...

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Editorial: Roslindale Neighbors

October 23, 2015
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The Gazette returns to Roslindale for the second time this year and we hope we’re welcomed as an old friend. If not, feel free to use the paper to kindle a fire, as the temperatures start to dip. We kid. We kid. But Jamaica Plain and Roslindale can kid with each other because we...

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Editorial: Allandale Woods

October 23, 2015
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We are pleased that the BRA has asked the developer for the 64 Allandale St. project to consider creating a buffer zone between the development and the Allandale Woods. We hope that that actually happens. Allandale Woods is a gem that need not be tarnished. Any potential threat to the woods should be treated...

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Letter: 64 Allandale

October 23, 2015
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As residents of the Allandale Woods neighborhood, we are alarmed and dismayed by the BRA’s cavalier collaboration with the developer proposing 20 new units on Allandale Street with flagrant disregard for environmental and zoning impact. The density of the proposed project would negatively impact the area in both the short and long term in...

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Letter: ZBA is wrong

October 23, 2015
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In the Sept. 25 report on two surprising Zoning Board of Appeals decisions in August, the Gazette allows to stand unchallenged a statement by an Inspectional Services Department spokesperson that “the neighborhood groups do not meet during the summer months.” (“ZBA approves projects without community review,” pg. 1) As chair of the Jamaica Pond...

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Letter: Traffic, anyone?

October 9, 2015
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Has anyone noticed an increase in traffic on South Street or Washington Street recently? Might it be the 24,000 vehicles from the Casey Overpass the government has placed in our neighborhood? Our governor, our mayor, our city councilor and our state representative are all aware of our concerns. Who cares? Will business in our...

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Danger at Forest Hills

October 9, 2015
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I’m optimistic about the future of Forest Hills. The bridge has been cleared with apparent efficiency and the area seems primed for positive growth. I’m less optimistic about the future of the pedestrians who brave the intersection of Washington Street and the Arborway, as many headphone-sporting English High School students and my pre-school age...

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More Arboretum observations

October 9, 2015
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Terry Wells seems to think that by questioning the veracity of reported events and people’s complaints about unleashed dogs, and throwing up unrelated issues, he can make the problem of unleashed dogs go away. The heron attack was witnessed; the attackers were unleashed domestic dogs, not coyotes (which have been reported in the Arboretum,...

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Even more Arboretum observations

October 9, 2015
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It is not often that one finds the voice of reason and neutrality in the Letters column of any newspaper. Terry Wells offered both in last week’s “Letters” (Sept. 25.) The letter lacked the anger, hostility and outrage that often motivates one to write on a controversial subject. Instead the writer asked for reasoned...

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Affordable housing

October 9, 2015
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I was disappointed in the lack of leadership from Mayor Walsh, the Office of Neighborhood Services and City Councilor Matt O’Malley in their final decision to support the 3200 Washington St. project at the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Sept. 15. Perhaps the mayor, Councilor O’Malley and some residents were swayed by the...

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