Letter: Standing up for BLM

November 25, 2016
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A letter in the Oct. 28 issue of the Jamaica Plain Gazette attempted to equate criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism. I wholeheartedly disagree. I am Jewish and very critical of the history and policies of the state of Israel toward Palestinians and that does not make me an anti-Semite. The Movement for Black Lives...

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Letter: Also standing up for BLM

November 25, 2016
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In response to the (editorial) letter written by Mr. Spivak in the Oct. 28 Gazette, we, the undersigned clergy of Jamaica Plain, want to express our continued support of the monthly vigil in support of Black Lives Matter, words which themselves express a too often forgotten truth. Responding to racism, anti-Semitism, and all other...

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Letter: Parking a problem in Forest Hills

November 25, 2016
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The Forest Hills area around the T station is a tough place to park now for the residents. At one of the meetings allowing the public to attend pertaining to the new development at the intersection of Ukraine Way and Hyde Park Avenue, it was revealed that they were allowing .7 cars of parking space...

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Letter: Next steps after Question 2

November 25, 2016
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Last Wednesday I received an email congratulating me on the defeat of
 ballot question 2. After spending months trying to prevent this
 measure from passing, I was incredibly relieved to see it go down. But
 what really struck me about the message was the mention of the
 millions of dollars that had been spent...

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Letter: Shop Locally First

November 25, 2016
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I have been asked, “Why are you a member of JP Local First?” Well, I choose to spend my money where I think it will do the most good. Sometimes that means looking for a good deal, other times it means supporting my fellow neighbor, while looking to get a quality service or product,...

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Letter: Protect mother earth

November 25, 2016
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I know that many of your readers, like me, have been reeling from the election results of Nov. 8.  More than ever, we all know that it is time for us to take action to protect those who feel threatened by the rhetoric of the winning candidate. And it is time to step up...

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Trump, marijuana win

November 11, 2016
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In a stunning upset, Republican Donald Trump was elected President of the United States on Nov. 8, according to the Associated Press. Trump beat out several challengers, including Democrat Hillary Clinton, Libertarian Gary Johnson, and Green-Rainbow candidate Jill Stein. Also on the federal level, Democrat U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch (8th District) trounced Republican William...

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Residents reject revised 64 Allandale St. proposal

November 11, 2016
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Jacqueline Nunez, the developer of the 64 Allandale St. project, brought a revised proposal to a Nov. 7 community meeting, but the vast majority of attendees rejected it, expressing continuing concerns, including over density and the affect on Allandale Woods. About 50 people attended the meeting at the Roche Family Community Center in West...

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ELECTION 2016

November 11, 2016
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ELECTION 2016

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Mixed reaction to Forest Hills bus canopy proposal

November 11, 2016
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Residents had mixed reactions to the 60 percent completed design of the Forest Hills bus stop canopy project, which was presented at a public meeting on Nov. 2 at English High School. The construction of the canopy is part of the Casey Arborway project. A previous meeting had been held in September, which presented...

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Artista de JP presenta su obra en South End

November 11, 2016
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Lonas de plástico salpicadas de pintura cubrieron el suelo de madera y en las paredes, grandes cuadros de personas en eventos sociales formales. El arte de Robert Freeman dio vida a un estudio simple en Waltham. “Quiero que la gente siente el cuadro. Como artista, me interesa ver cómo afecta el corazón...

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Energy and money savings thru partnership

November 11, 2016
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The Mildred C. Hailey Apartments received funding for replacement heating and hot water systems as a result of a partnership between Boston Housing Authority (BHA) and Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), according to a press release. ABCD’s Low Income Multifamily Program (LIMF) program has provided BHA with funding to address its needs, in...

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Meeting scheduled for new Forest Hills development

November 11, 2016
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) will host a public meeting regarding a recently submitted proposal to develop the Laz Parking Lot at Forest Hills into a mixed-use development. The meeting will be held on Nov. 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Saint Andrew Church at 24 Orchardhill Road in Jamaica Plain....

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City launches housing innovation competition for compact living units

November 11, 2016
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The City has released a request for proposal (RFP) for a housing innovation competition that encourages teams of architects, developers, and contractors to come up with new ways to build compact housing units, according to a press release. The housing innovation competition was designed as part of Mayor Martin Walsh’s goal to get Boston...

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Warren statue unveiled at cemetery

November 11, 2016
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Warren statue unveiled at cemetery

By Richard Heath Special to the Gazette A replica of the statue of Joseph Warren, which stood near Dudley Square from 1904 until 1966, was unveiled at Forest Hills Cemetery by the 6th Masonic District on Oct. 22. The bronze replica by sculptor Robert Shure was set up on a rock outcrop, which covers...

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JP artist Robert Freeman has South End show

November 11, 2016
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Tarps with splatters of paint covered the wooden floors as large canvasses filled with dressed up characters at various black and white social events lined the walls. Located within Robert Freeman’s studio in Waltham, the artwork made the otherwise simple room come to life. “I want people...

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Sights and Sounds, Nov. 11, 2016

November 11, 2016
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Nov. 22 for the Nov. 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Franklin Park Coalition’s 5k Turkey Trot, Nov. 24, 9am. To run, walk, or become a sponsor, contact Franklin Park Coalition...

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Invitacion, Nov. 11, 2016

November 11, 2016
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El plazo para la sección de participación es al mediodía, martes, el 22 de noviembre para la edición del 25 de noviembre. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones Reunión para el mejoramiento de Franklin Park, jueves, 17 nov, 6pm. Cancha de golf William Devine,...

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JP Agenda, Nov. 11, 2016

November 11, 2016
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Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000201 EndHTML:0000022971 StartFragment:0000003687 EndFragment:0000022935 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/reporter_web/Desktop/JP%20Nov.%2011/Copy/EarlyNovJPAgenda.doc The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 22 for the Nov. 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room,...

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Letter: Counter argument

November 11, 2016
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In the Oct. 28 Jamaica Plain Gazette, Allen Spivack attacks the movement for Black Lives Matter statement for containing “virulently anti-Semitic language.” Apparently, he is referring to the terms “apartheid” and “genocide” used to describe Israeli policy and practice toward Palestinians. These terms have been used by many, including Palestinians, Israelis, and Jews to...

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Letter: Veterans Day

November 11, 2016
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Every year on Veterans Day, we reflect on the contributions and sacrifices of those men and women who have worn the cloth of this great nation. Countless ceremonies take place around the country as we honor our patriots who have protected our liberty by serving in the United States armed forces. As the director...

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Letter: A divided America

November 11, 2016
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We often talk about there being two Americas, the haves and have nots. The sad reality is that there is a division between the 99 percent. One half believes that there should be opportunity for all, that we should be a compassionate and enlightened nation, one that cares about the future of the planet...

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Letter: Lantern parade

November 11, 2016
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Spontaneous Celebrations’ 33rd Annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 23 was JP at its best. Young parents who were brought to the event as children a generation ago had the doubled joy of sharing the whole experience with their own children—lighting their lanterns, showing off their costumes, trying the apple cider and...

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The 2016 Election – What’s on the Ballot?

November 4, 2016
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Q.1 Expanded Slot Machine Gambling This proposed law would allow the state Gaming Commission to issue one additional category 2 license which would permit operation of a gaming establishment with no table games and not more than 1,250 slot machines. The proposed law would authorize the Commission to request applications for additional license to...

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