Posts Tagged ‘ whole foods ’

Letter: Whole Foods debate should not be silenced

July 22, 2011
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Heartfelt thanks to the editor of the JP Gazette for the editorial in the June 10 issue (“Whole Foods arrests a bad sign of the times”). We attended the June 2 Whole Foods meeting and were immediately surprised at the heavy police presence. We watched as the Whole Foods management team put on their slick...

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Pro-Whole Foods slate to run in JPNC election

July 8, 2011
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Rick Stockwood, founder of the pro-Whole Foods group JP For All, told the Gazette last week that his group is planning to run a slate to unseat the current members of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council in the September election. “Among our supporters, a number of people are interested in running,” Stockwood told the...

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JPNC accepts Whole Foods report

July 8, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Ad Hoc Whole Foods Committee submitted its completed report on the potential impact of the grocery store’s planned move to Hyde Square to the neighborhood council June 28. The report includes a number of proposals for a possible community benefits agreement with Whole Foods, including that Whole Foods...

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Whole Foods protesters head to court

July 8, 2011
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Three protesters arrested at a June 2 Whole Foods meeting likely will have their first court hearings late this month, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD), which is pursuing criminal charges. Peter Blailock, Chloe Frankel and Andrew Murray, all of JP, were arrested at a rowdy meeting hosted by Whole Foods at the...

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Whose Foods impedes diversity

July 8, 2011
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Far from promoting diversity, Whose Foods’ tooth-and-nail opposition to Whole Foods coming to Hyde Square actually impedes diversity. Think about it. The short strip of Centre Street between Hyde and Jackson Squares contains: A Boston Housing Authority resident-managed community Single-family houses Triple-deckers Affordable and market-rate condos Inexpensive luncheonettes and ethnic restaurants A mid-tier restaurant...

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Grocer answers lingering questions

June 24, 2011
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Whole Foods Markets’ June 2 community meeting on its controversial plans to open a store in Hyde Square ended early when police shut it down, but company officials answered some leftover questions this week. One issue that was not addressed in the meeting was mitigating potential traffic congestion in the square when the store...

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Protesters claim local roots

June 24, 2011
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Suggestions that anti-Whole Foods activists are agitators from outside the community are false, members of the group Whose Foods? Whose Community? The Coalition for an Affordable and Diverse JP told the Gazette. In an email, Whose Foods member Helen Matthews told the Gazette that 92 percent of the 40 people active in the group...

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How whole are those foods?

June 24, 2011
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In an what she says was an accidental piece of topical marketing, Faulkner Hospital nutritionist Nancy Oliveira is advertising her June 30 workshop “Be Supermarket Savvy,” with a nod to the most-talked-about grocery store chain in Jamaica Plain. “What are the pros and cons of shopping at Shaw’s versus Whole Foods?” says the workshop...

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Ad Hoc Committee to finish report

June 24, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Ad Hoc Whole Foods Committee planned at a June 22 meeting to put the finishing touches on a report about the potential effects of Whole Foods Market’s planned move to Hyde Square. The final report is scheduled to be reviewed at the June 28 meeting of the JPNC. The...

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Whole Foods issues community letter

June 21, 2011
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Whole Foods Market today released the following letter (in English and Spanish) to the Jamaica Plain community. For more on Whole Foods and the neighborhood, see the June 24 Gazette.   Dear Jamaica Plain Residents, I want to thank you for being so engaged in the discussion around our new Jamaica Plain Whole Foods...

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