Opinion

IdeAZ: ¿Todos a una?

August 26, 2011
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Una nota de prensa de la oficina del concejal Felix G. Arroyo dice: “Después de reunirse con más de 25 organizaciones y 500 jóvenes, el Concejal ha completado sus visitas relacionadas con el “Estado de la Juventud” en la ciudad. En cada visita, los jóvenes fueron responsables de arreglar una agenda para discutir los...

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Letter: Last overpass repair was a joke

August 26, 2011
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I found your piece on the Casey bridge to be of great interest, not so much for what is revealed about the structure’s genesis, but by what is glaringly omitted concerning its recent history (“The Pastor and the Bridge,” Aug. 12). Specifically, I am referring to the 1990s, when it underwent extremely extensive, and...

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Letter: Love JP and Gazette, hate the overpass

August 26, 2011
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I lived in JP for 10 years, about 20 years ago. I actually lived in five different parts of JP in those 10 years. Now, I work in JP in the Brewery complex. I love the op-ed piece from the last edition of the Gazette (“Our perfect little corner of the world,” Aug. 12)....

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Letter: Thanks for a great Night Out

August 26, 2011
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On behalf of our commander, Capt. Paul Russell, and all of us at District E-13, we would like to express our most sincere “thank you” to everyone who joined us at our Neighbors Night Out in Egleston Square on July 29. The Egleston Square YMCA hosted the annual experience. The event was organized by the...

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Editorial: Investigating Main Streets

August 12, 2011
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Amid the financial scandal at Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), every Main Street organization should be reviewing its accounting practices and reassuring the public. But there also should be a review of the entire Boston Main Streets program and its blurry combination of private nonprofits with a city department. Mayor Thomas Menino established the...

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Editorial: Not a landing zone

August 12, 2011
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The landing of a helicopter on the Agassiz School roof on July 28 was a military exercise—an exercise in poor judgment, that is. Use of the empty school for unarmed commando training is fine, if surprising, and JP should be proud of its contribution to readying our nation’s outstanding special forces. But the secret...

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Editorial: Fund the Arborway Yard

August 12, 2011
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The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) bus facility grant program is not likely to see a more worthy applicant than the Arborway Yard. The proposed bus facility at Washington Street and the Arborway would be a state-of-the-art home for some of the busiest bus lines in a public transit-dependent major city. The plan also would...

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Preocupación

August 12, 2011
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La palabra del momento es preocupación. La usamos indistintamente como la reacción más generalizada a la situación que nos ha puesto la economía; es decir, la economía que no manejamos. No estamos hablando de los grandes inversionistas o de los capitalistas que ya tienen la suya desde que salieron los calificativos que hacen pensar...

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Our perfect little corner of the world

August 12, 2011
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By Dan Janis Special to the Gazette When the doors open at Green Street and I hop off the Orange Line, my blood pressure goes down a little and I breathe a little easier. Downtown is for stress and working. Jamaica Plain is for living. Everyone thinks their neighborhood is perfect, but as we...

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Get sandwich boards off sidewalks

August 12, 2011
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In response to Sandra Storey’s “JP Observer” piece (“JP streets: The orderly and the ugly,” July 22) that pointed out that City-planted trees and their “pits” use up too much sidewalk width and obstruct pedestrian traffic, I would like to suggest a faster solution. The City should enforce its law prohibiting sidewalk sandwich-board advertising...

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