Monthly Archives: November 2011

Letter: New districts a good start; reform still needed

November 4, 2011
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The recent release of the redistricting maps for the Massachusetts Senate and House gives us pause. As community organizers, we have spent years fighting to strengthen the redistricting process, as we are keenly aware of the ties that bind redistricting and civil rights. We believe the civil rights issue of our time is the...

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Letter: Remember Kenny by helping youths

November 4, 2011
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On Sun., Oct. 16, 2011, Kenny Soto, a 19-year old Jamaica Plain resident, was killed in front of a local convenience store. Kenny had spent over 10 years in various programs at the Hyde Square Task Force, a JP-based youth community development organization. We at the Hyde Square Task Force are struggling to deal...

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Letter: Thanks for help making party a hit

November 4, 2011
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The Nira Rock Neighborhood Association would like to thank all of the many people and organizations who made our “End of Summer Bash” a huge success! Loads of party-goers basked in the sun while enjoying free hot dogs and roasted Twinkies (delicious!), free food donated by local restaurants, free ice cream, world-class hula-hooping, juggling, ginormous bubbles and amazing face-painting!...

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Local writer visits White House kitchen, garden

November 4, 2011
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Local writer visits White House kitchen, garden

A local writer toured the White House garden and kitchens on Oct. 5 after winning a contest promoting First Lady Michelle Obama’s childhood health program. Lisa Eisenbud, the founder of the online girls’ magazine “go GIRL global,” was one of 15 people nationwide to win a Twitter contest and score a White House invite....

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JP runners tops in pond 5K

November 4, 2011
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Several Jamaica Plain runners topped the fields in the CfJJ on the Run 5K fund-raiser race at Jamaica Pond on Oct. 16. The men’s and women’s overall winners—Peter Kilkelly and Elaine Scales—are both JP residents. Other JP winners included: Carroll Blake (men’s 60-plus); Isaac Gilman (male 13-19); Caleb Ping (men’s 20-39); and Johmiya Pryor...

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Invitación, 11/4/11

November 4, 2011
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Educa Examen. Boston Public Schools (BPS) ofrecerá el llamado Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) para seleccionar a estudiantes que quieran ir a las escuelas Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School y John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics & Science que se consideran las mejores de la ciudad. Será este sábado 5 de Nov. en...

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Agenda, 11/4/11

November 4, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 15 for the Nov. 18 issue. Send listings to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jackson Square Community Advisory Committee,...

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E-13 Police report, 8/29-9/12

November 4, 2011
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8/27 6:00pm, 33 Boylston St. vehicular larceny 8:00pm, 21 Creighton St. breaking and entering of a home without force. 2:00pm, 35 Glen Rd. Larceny.   8/28 7:00pm, 57 Cornwall St. Vandalism.   8/29 1:00pm, Lamartine St. Luis Marrero, of 60 Bickford St.,  arrested for operating a vehicle without a license. 8:07am, 3215 Washington St....

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Sights and sounds, 11/4/11

November 4, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for listings is noon, Nov. 15 for the Nov. 18 issue. Send arts and entertainment listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events JP Grazing Spree,...

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