Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Do you want preservation or development in Jamaica Plain?
Yesterday’s Boston Globe column about developing in Jamaica Plain sparked an online discussion among residents who appear to go against the column's rationale. Globe columnist Adrian Walker reported the historic Home for Little Wanderers has been in the process of packing up shop and moving to Walpole, bent on profiting from the sale of the rundown property on at 161 South Huntington St. Walker writes the community is totally against the sale and eventual teardown, which would result in expensive rental apartments with a percentage designated affordable housing – between 30 and 40 units, according to the column. However, members of the Facebook group “We Are All Whole Foods” disagree with the notion that JP residents are opposed to change…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Web site "Vice" interviewed Scott Allen, senior assistant metro editor for The Globe, about the impact of the State Drug Lab scandal. Its a nice overview of what's been happening and what's likely to happen.
It can be difficult to wrap one's mind around the consequences of the State Drug Lab scandal. The numbers involved — at least 34,000 drug samples, perhaps as many as 190,000 cases all told — are staggering. The Web site "Vice" posted a nice overview of the scandal on Saturday. They interviewed Scott Allen, senior assistant metro editor at the Globe. The whole thing is well worth a read if you want to understand the impact of so-called "rogue chemist" Annie Dookhan and the crisis in the state's justice system. Here's a taste: Q: Wow. So we should stay tuned to this, right? This story’s got legs. A: Yeah it does. As time goes on, it doesn’t get better. It gets worse. You can clear the books of a lot of these, but you put more and more and …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Dave Goodman, who can often be seen at JP public meetings making sound recordings, recounted his experience as a man pointed what seemed to be a gun at him.
In a column for the Globe, Jamaica Plain's Dave Goodman recounts his experience of an attempted mugging outside his home. If you've been to any big public meetings in JP, you've likely seen Goodman making recordings or covering the event. He publishes much of his work at Open Media Boston, where he is a senior staff writer. For Goodman's column, please visit the Globe.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Globe columnist Kevin Cullen talks to the probation officer of shooting victim Mariano Malave, and finds he was a young man who really had turned his life around.
Globe columnist Kevin Cullen finds that people who knew Mariano Malave, the 25-year-old shot dead at his girlfriend's house on Hyde Park Avenue, really was turning his life around. He'd gotten a job, stopped smoking pot and was studying at ITT Tech. For the complete column, please visit this link.