Monthly Archives: December 2011

Community Scholar

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Melissa Catherine Tineo, one of 17 recipients of Wheelock College’s Passion for Action scholarships, was recognized at an award dinner on Nov. 16 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester. Tineo, a freshman who is studying juvenile justice and youth advocacy, received the scholarship for her commitment to community service.

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Ross might run for Congress

December 16, 2011
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City Councilor Mike Ross is considering a run to replace retiring Congressman Barney Frank.  That could see him moving out of Boston and into the 4th Congressional District. “People asked me if I was looking at it and I said, ‘Yeah, I am looking at it,’” Ross said of recent media reports that he...

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State finances go online

December 16, 2011
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What is the state spending on your street and on local leaders’ salaries? A new website called the “Massachusetts Open Checkbook” reveals all the details of state spending. The site, run by the state, includes searchable spending information by departments, vendors and various categories. It also includes the state payroll and pensions. The site...

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Washington St. ‘livability’ discussed

December 16, 2011
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STONYBROOK—Residents and businesses are coming together to brainstorm a plan to revitalize lower Washington Street. Members of the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) and other nearby residents are brewing a plan to improve the half-mile stretch of Washington Street between Green Street and Forest Hills by implementing traffic-calming measures and brainstorming for a “21st century...

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Opening Day

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of Curtis Hall at 20 South St., which was closed for a year for a $5 million renovation, on Nov. 19 were (from left): Daphne Griffin, a JP resident and Boston’s chief of human services; Curtis Hall Administrative Coordinator Noel Torres; Mayor Thomas Menino; JP Community Centers board president Kerry Costello; state Rep. Liz Malia; and Joe Mulligan of the City’s Capital Construction Division.

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School move fight continues

December 16, 2011
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Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) plan to move the Mission Hill K-8 School to the former Agassiz School building at 20 Child St. was approved by the school committee Nov. 15. But opposition remains strong among parents, advocates and Mission Hill residents. Some advocates say that the K-8 move would mean further limiting access to...

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Head Coach

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Jay Heaps, a board member of JP’s America SCORES New England, was named head coach of the New England Revolution pro soccer team last month. America SCORES is an after-school program that combines soccer leagues with arts and writing.

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Got Your Goat

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Horton the goat is greeted by Amanda Kennedy, director of the Boston Adoption Center, on Nov. 4 at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Angell Animal Medical Center on S. Huntington Avenue. Horton was founded wandering a road in Winchester and may have escaped from a livestock auction. Horton—briefly named Meow as a cat adoption weekend promotion—was treated at Angell and is now available for adoption at the MSCPA-Nevins Farm in Metheun.

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JP student population holds steady

December 16, 2011
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Jamaica Plain’s student population held steady in the last year according to an annual census, though the balance between graduate and undergraduate students has continued to shift. JP’s student residents are evenly split between graduates (526) and undergraduates (540). Graduates dominated JP last year with 603 students to 493 undergrads. In fall 2009, those...

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Holiday decoration winners announced

December 16, 2011
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Winners of the best holiday-themed shop windows in the Egleston Square and JP Centre/South Main Streets districts were announced last week. Latino Beauty Salon at 3125 Washington St. won in Egleston Square, while the Salmagundi hat shop at 765 Centre St. won in Centre/South. The stores are among several around the city now duking...

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