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 Letters to the Editor 2012




Love Tones add Grace Notes to the Season
Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Hello Nancy...thank you so much for the kind review.  It truly was a blessed experience for us.  We look forward to sharing with you in the future.  Happy New Year to the Pilgrim Church family.

The Love Tones


Preparing Community Gardens for Winter
Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Thank you Nancy, Everyone is very happy about the article here. I appreciate your patience to work with me on it to incorporate our/my feedback and wait for feedback from my director. Happy New Year,

Karen Chaffee


Grow Well Workshops
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM 

Nancy, Good to see you last week at the ArtPlace meeting.  This is awesome! Thanks for posting info about the Food Project "Grow Well" workshops in the Uphams Corner News!

Jess Liborio, The Food Project


My Mother, they call her Rose Thu Dec 06 18:49:15 2012

In loving memory of Gertrude Rose -- an absolutely lovely woman, my aunt's neighbor who I remember so fondly from my childhood as the very kind lady who gave the BEST Halloween candy bags and was always so sweet to everyone. I've only seen her a few times since my childhood, most recently at a family birthday party.

But she was one of those people who quietly made everyone else life better and when you talked to her it's like no time had passed. She had so many friends, this fixture of a Dorchester neighborhood who had so much kindness for everyone. She raised a wonderful family and made a difference. Rest in peace Mrs. Rose. We loved you so much, and we will miss you.

Robert Gillis


Thu Dec 06 10:27:41 2012

I remember hanging out at the laundry mat. I am so sorry for your loss even though we have not seen each other for years.  I can still remember it like it was yesterday ... had some very good times.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...
Donna Beattie (White)


On Tue Dec 04 09:28:46 2012

I have just learned today that a wonderful caring and kind lady has left this world. I remember Mrs.rose from Uphams Corner in 1973. I lived in the neighborhood on Annapolis Street and I to used the laundromat on Bakerfields Street like so many others.The world has lost a great women. May she rest in peace. You will be sorely missed

Peggy White


Mon Dec 03 07:53:48 2012

A really heartfelt story of a wonderful woman. Her warmth and kindness from the first time I used that Laundromat is something that is the exception not the rule today. Always pleasant and a kind word whether in the laudromat or sitting on her front porch.  My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. I feel blessed to have had the pleasure of her touching my life.

Alan Ambrose


Sat Dec 01 22:19:40 2012

Many thanks to you, Mrs. Rose, and God bless.  I am honored to have met you and I will never forget you.
Your friend ... (posted anonymously)


Thu Nov 29 08:44:59 2012

Barbara, your mother is one of the kindest people I have ever known.  I am a cousin of the Bowes's who live in the allyway.  Your mother always had bags of Halloween candy with our own name on it each year.  She always treated everyone special.  I saw her a few weeks ago at my uncles suprise party and she was as always a true lady, caring, compassionate and loving.  Your mother is awesome and she has truly made this a better world to live in.  I wish her peace in her final days.

Theresa McNelley


Thu Nov 29 08:41:16 2012

I have known Mrs Rose since I was 14.  I am now 73.  I lived right across the street from her on Stoughton Terrace.  She always gave us special bags for Halloween and was always so interested in what you were doing.  She would be up at 5AM and put out clothes on the line.  She is an inspiration to all of us.  We all love her dearly and God will welcome her with open arms.  We love you Mrs Rose.

Margo Gillis


Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 2:21 AM

Subject: Gertrude "Rudy" Rose

Barbara and Rose:  You know you are in my prayers.  Thank you for sharing the love you exude and your many gifts with us and know that in God's house there are many mansions for those who love Jesus.  "Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things; I will make you ruler over many things.  Enter into the joy of your Lord."  Such a lovely tribute to a lovely woman. God bless you.
   
With love, Ellen.


Thu, Nov 8, 2012

Subject: Gertrude Rose

This beautiful commentary by a beautiful daughter about her beautiful mother underscores the meaning of goodness and the importance of community -- real, in person, and relational community.  We need more of it and we need our children to experience it.  The world will certainly be the poorer for the loss of "Rose," but I imagine her impact will be felt for generations to come.

Thank you for this offering.  (posted anonymously)

1299 Mass Ave and Early History of Edward Everett Square
Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Thank you, Nancy. We appreciate the information. Hope are are enjoying the new look of 1299 Mass Ave!

Gail Tucker
Living Stream Ministry


Boston Public Works Dept Meeting
 Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 10:28 AM

To:  Zach Wassmouth, Public Works

If you are going to spend a lot of money repairing sidewalks, please make sure they are not brick because it is hard to repair them, they are uneven, trash gets in between them.  Repairing the sidewalks and streets is a waste of money if people are going to come along (like they did on Thanksgiving) and set the trash barrels on fire (4 of them). 

There should be some enforced rules through educating people not to litter, or set the trash barrels on fire. The businesses should be responsible to clean every single day the side walk,and the curb in front of their shops.  The public work management should be doing a better job cleaning, repairing etc. Yes we need better side walks, but with that comes a lot of civilized responsibilities to make our city and community shine.

(Submitted anonymously)


Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative Community Forum Exceeds Expectations
Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 8:47 AM

I loved your article on the Fairmount.  It was so complete and very helpful to me.   Thank you.

Andrea Kaiser
Bird Street Youth Center

Fairmount Initiative Community Forum Exceeds Expectations
 Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Hi Nancy, Thank you for doing such great coverage of the Fairmount Forum. Please let us know if you need additional information or data regarding the Fairmount Corridor Initiative. Warm regards.

Christine Madore
Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Zoosk - The Perils of Trusting, the Pain of Embarrassment
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Hi Nancy, I endured the same outrage. Finally got someone on the phone and the emails have dried up so far. But many friends have been tricked. My involvement came through a client in Minneapolis. Dang pain.

Joe Wheelwright

Salsa and Merengue, Spanish Dancing at the UC Library
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Thank you, Nancy, as always, for publicizing Uphams Corner Branch's adult events. Uphams Corner News' in depth coverage of 'Salsa in the Library' was appreciated.  Have a good Thanksgiving.

Sincerely,
Elise Orringer

Annapolis Neighborhood October Meeting Breaks Down in Shouting and Anger
Sat, Nov 17 2012

I don't agree with your headline that the Annapolis Neighborhood Meeting broke down.  While there was anger and tension, I felt that there was also respect and courage.  Given the volatility of the situation, I thought people behaved like adults and that it, all in all, went fairly well. Sure there were times of people interrupting and talking over each other but I wouldn't have said that characterized the whole of the meeting.  As a whole, I thought it was a good start.  The landlord showed up and had the courage to address people's frustrations.  The safe house did the same.  People strongly expressed themselves but I also thought there was restraint.

Breaking down has probably different meanings to different people.  Technically, I can see your point but I don't think it accurately conveyed the whole of the meeting.

Bill Bonnice

My Mother, they call her Rose
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 2:21 AM

Subject: Gertrude "Rudy" Rose

Barbara and Rose:  You know you are in my prayers.  Thank you for sharing the love you exude and your many gifts with us and know that in God's house there are many mansions for those who love Jesus.  "Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things; I will make you ruler over many things.  Enter into the joy of your Lord."  Such a lovely tribute to a lovely woman. God bless you.
   
With love, Ellen.


Thu, Nov 8, 2012

Subject: Gertrude Rose

This beautiful commentary by a beautiful daughter about her beautiful mother underscores the meaning of goodness and the importance of community -- real, in person, and relational community.  We need more of it and we need our children to experience it.  The world will certainly be the poorer for the loss of "Rose," but I imagine her impact will be felt for generations to come.

Thank you for this offering.

Anonymous submission

Bird Street Youth Councils
Fri Oct 26 17:17:31 2012

Subject: Bird Street Youth
Comments: That picture with all those gorgeous young people in it is FABULOUS.  What a great photo.

Anonymous submission

Ralph Francis Browne, Jr. - A Life Well Lived
On Tue Sep 11 21:50:12 2012
This article comes as a bittersweet surprise after one of the hardest times in my life. It uplifted me.  Thank you

Renee Browne

The Heat - Car Explosion
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Hi there. I am writing with a question about the article concerning Sandra Bullocks movie "The Heat". My name is Herve Desroches and I am one of the co- workers of "Mr Pyrotechnician".  These are some great shots of what we did. Is there any chance I could get a copy of some of the photos? This was the first car explosion I worked on.This is a really great view, cudos to the photographer. 

Herve Desroches

General

Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Haay nancy thanks for goood work ur doing in de neigbourhood keep up

Mohamed Abdille


Fri Sep 07 19:25:03 2012

You have been the voice of reason in the Upham's Corner community and I am extremely grateful for your words. I love following your issues and look forward to any expansion plans you may have...wishful thinking on my part.

Dedicated Reader Sophia Bishop-Rice

Opening Day for Dudley Charter School
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Thank you for sending us the article.  Great reading about a very promising start for Dudley Charter. 
Regards,
 
Michael O'Neill
Boston School Committee


Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Great story - thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth Centeio | Social Worker, Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School


DSNI Multicultural Festival
Tue Sep 04 10:17:17 2012

Nancy, Thank you again! Theses are beautiful pictures. Thank you for you service of informing our community and those that still care for this beautiful and muulti-faced neighborhood!

Jose Barros



Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 10:08 AM
 
Thank you for your coverage of the Multi-Cultural Festival and the announcements about the upcoming school opening and the Growing Community Development conference. It is great to have so many photos of all the good things going on in the neighborhood. As you know, it’s rare without neighborhood-based media to get coverage of community events.

Ros Everdell
Deputy Director
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI)

Dessa Talks about her Son, Jovany
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 7:17 AM

Nancy, Thank you for your article about me and Jo-Jo.  It is very beautiful. I appreciate it very much. It  was a angel that sent u pass us that nite God bless u

Dessa Eason

Issue 51
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 4:31 PM

You are really talented Nancy. Everytime I get a email from Upham's Corner news, it's actually something I'm interested in. Great work.  Looking forward to more.

Lloyd Mandrell


Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Thank you for all the work you do to keep the community updated.  I truly enjopy reading Upham's Corner News online every month.

Debbie Wornum


"The Heat"
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Nancy, thank you for the pictures from "The Heat," for the announcements of the DSNI festival in the Upham’s Corner News also, for other participation and collaboration by maintaining our residents informed! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jose Barros

Is Uphams Corner Getting a Food Court
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 at 2:18 PM

The community is saturated with unhealthy food choices.  I am wondering if this food court will fulfill the "health needs" of our community? .  I would like to see bicycle repair shop in that space or something that would enhance the educational needs our youth.

josette teneus

Suffolk county sheriff's department celebrates national night out
Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Nancy,  I hope you are having a wonderful summer. Thank for very much for including our press release in your publication.

Edward Geary

Jazz Duo Provides Exceptional Performance at the Uphams Corner Branch Library
Fri Aug 17 16:37:33 2012

Thank you so much for such a kind and flattering review of our work. It was an honor to sing for such engaged fans at such a welcoming venue!

Brandi Maxam

Bowdoin-Geneva People in Harmony through Culture
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 9:30 AM
 
Thank you Nancy.  We more than appreciate your assistance here at BGMS.

Sandra Kennedy - Bowdoin-Geneva Main Street

Synonym for Change - UMass Art Exhibit
Sun, May 6, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Hi Nancy:
What a lovely article! It was especially nice to have the interviews with the artists, as well as really good documentation of the art in the show.  Thank you so much!!

Ann Torke
University of Mass

Edward Everett Residents Cry out for Help
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Very nice nancy.  We appreciate you being there and providing testimony yourself.  We have a meeting next week and I can give you ab update to follow up on the article.

Ed Debortoli

Murders in Uphams Corner since 2011
Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 10:58 AM

It's heartbreaking to see that our young people are killing each other, but all this started several years ago when the supreme court ruled that it was OK for mothers to kill there unborn children. LIFE became less valuable in the eyes of our young people. As you said Nancy we must get to know our young people, when we see them on the street don't cross over to the other side, because we don't want to look at them say hello ask them how things are with them. You will be surprise of the response.

Maureen  Williams
Evangelist

Issue #39
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Nancy you have been doing exceptional work in keeping us updated on what's happening in Uphams Corner, Thanks keep up the good work.

Brenda Burrell

St. Kevin's Developers Gets an Earful
Thu Jan 19, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Nancy, while not proud of most of the current events happening in our neighborhood I am very proud and thankful to you for the outstanding job you do with Uphams Corner News Online. 

Let us press on voicing our opinions about the St. Kevin's development.  I support an educational center aligning itself with the Strand that will educate, promote economic development, attract people and businesses, and measure up to and exceed the footprint and environment that Uphams Corner was in the past. A thriving growing community were it was safe, supported by our elected officials, and people expressed their concerns and were heard.  Our voices and votes count!

Thank you for what you do with getting the news out and inspiring us to attend meetings or participate in some way for the betterment of the community.

JoAnn Anderson

Murders since 2011
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Thank you for your in-depth reporting of the men who were murdered in Upham’s Corner and the grim statistics. I haven’t seen such detailed and compassionate reports anywhere else. These tragedies affect the whole community, not just Upham’s Corner.

Thank you for your in-depth reporting of the men who were murdered in Upham’s Corner and the grim statistics. I haven’t seen such detailed and compassionate reports anywhere else. These tragedies affect the whole community, not just Upham’s Corner.

Evelyn Darling, Executive Director
Fields Corner Main Street
FCMS@fieldscorner.org 

Issue #38
Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Hi Nancy, I have been a little busy, but it was good hearing from you. I pray God's blessing on you and your family.
Maureen Williams


Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Hi Nancy - So glad you are doing this paper...I am slowly catching up and reading the last year's news....what a great resource to get to know this community...Cynthia Tyler


Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Thank you for all the work you do to keep the community informed.  (Aaron's Mom)

Reflecting on the Life of Sean RobertsSun, Jan 8, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Dear Nancy,

I am deeply touched and so moved by your kind words and remembrance.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart--not just for this tribute, but for all the work that you do on behalf of our great little neighborhood.  I know that Sean's family will look forward to meeting you on Saturday. But I have dibs on the first hug.

Andrea (Kunst)





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