Opinion

Letter: More delivery problems

January 8, 2016
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In this neighborhood mail delivery has been averaging four days a week, even during the Christmas rush. People with their names clearly visible on their boxes find their mail thrown on the ground or delivered to the wrong address. What the Sam Hill is going on with our post office? David A. Mittell, Jr....

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Letter: Better post office leadership needed

January 8, 2016
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In our fifteen years on Hampstead Hill in Forest Hills, we have had two people deliver our mail. First, we had the nonpareil Lynette Dion, who retired after 26 years with full honors from all the people and pets on our hill. Now we have Shawn Connolly, who is Lynette’s worthy successor: the mail...

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Letter: Taxes too high

January 8, 2016
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I am fuming mad after receiving my latest real estate tax bill. It is up 14.5 percent from my 2015 tax bill, which was up 12.2 percent from my 2014 tax bill, which was up 6 percent from my 2013 tax bill… and on and on accordingly. I am not one of these crazy...

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JP Observer: Going national for gun control (and more)

December 18, 2015
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Some terrific people represent Jamaica Plain in the United States Congress. Oddly enough, that can be frustrating at times. When our team votes our way, but Congress itself doesn’t, what can we do? Efforts to strengthen gun restrictions in the U.S. offer a classic case. Both of JP’s representatives in the House, Stephen Lynch...

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Editorials

December 18, 2015
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Happy Holidays With the holiday season drawing to a close, we wish you a happy and safe close to the year. We’ll see you in 2016. Twilight Zone: Olmsted Place against Goddard House Upon hearing of Boston Residential Group CEO Curtis Kemeny, owner of Olmsted Place, raising issues such as affordability and density about...

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Letter: Post Office still great

December 18, 2015
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Residents who have written in defense of the JP post office branch are right, we are looking at our local postal workers all wrong, we should be grateful for the opportunity to let go of the illusion of control, which is so distracting in the hectic pace of the modern world. Understand, instead, that...

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Letter: Thanks from the Connolly Library

December 18, 2015
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Last Oct. 30, the Connolly Branch Library and the Hyde Square community celebrated their 8th annual Halloween Party and Neighborhood Stroll. Around 200 children and adults enjoyed a costume party with food, fun activities, accompanied by the music of the JP Honk Band at the library. The event was followed by a lively neighborhood...

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The Olmsted tour

December 4, 2015
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The Olmsted tour

Gerry Wright Special to the Gazette The motivation for the national tour of “Olmsted” was the invitation from the National Park Service and the...

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Letter: Post office needs Spanish-speaking workers

December 4, 2015
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Thank you for continuing to publish letters, stories, and editorials about the scandalous lack of customer service at the JP Post Office. According to your most recent story, the United States Post Service claims that installing a new manager will bring change, yet I have witnessed the turnover of managers over the past several...

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Letter: Bigger issues than post office

December 4, 2015
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I have never written a letter to the editor before, but your editorial in the Nov. 20 edition about poor service at the local post office prompts a reply: Unless I am too dense to recognize satire when I read it, it seemed you were seriously suggesting that people base their vote for President,...

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