The following Jamaica Plain individuals, businesses and organizations have received recognition.

Gretchen Grozier was celebrated as a Unsung Heroine by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women for her outstanding and selfless contributions to her community.

Brigham and Women’s/Faulker’s Hospitals are top performers in the Healthcare Equality Index 2009 for its treatment of LGBT patients and employees, only two in ten hospitals to earn a complete score.

Ann and Luis Heredia and Mary Brown were recognized at the Annual Foster and Adoptive Parent Recognition Awards. The Heredias were named Foster Parent All-Stars, and Brown received the Goldie Rogers Award.

Catherine Saddow has been named the Higher Education English Language Leaner Teacher of the Year by the Massachusetts Association for Speakers of Other Languages.

City Year was awarded a $100,000 grant to support a team of 160 corps members by The Highland Street Foundation.

Thuy Nguyen received a Boston Red Spx scholarship as part of Beth Israel Deaconess’s Annual Nursing Awards Ceremony.

Timothy and Daniel Preston were recognized at the Jimmy Fund’s Extra Mile Brunch.

Will and Georgia Lyman were honored with awards at the Elliot Norton Awards for excellence in Boston Theater.

The Charlie Kelleher Fun Run raised $8,500 for The Italian Home, a residential and day treatment facility for emotionally and behaviorally challenged children.

The Dimock Center has recently been awarded a grant to develop am enhanced pediatric oral health initiative.

Mt Washington Bank was inducted into the Junior Achievement Boston Business Hall of Fame.

Marshall Forstein has received Cambridge Health Center’s second annual Art of Healing Award.

Beth Balliro received an Excellence in Art Education Award by Massachusetts College of Arts and Design.

Samantha Greenberg will perform with the school’s dance troupe in a Fringe Benefit dance concert in the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center.

Yasmine Sidhu was awarded the Young Hero of the Year award at Boston Latin School, making her eligible for the National Young Hero of the Year award.

Kaith Magni received a year-long Fellowship in Science Education by the Boston Science Partnership.

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