Monthly Archives: December 2012

Arroyo gets up-close look at bike safety

December 21, 2012
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Arroyo gets up-close look at bike safety

At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo, who lives in Jamaica Plain, got a first-hand account on bike safety on Dec. 6 when he cycled to work with several bike activists and later co-hosted a City Council hearing on the issue. Arroyo and fellow At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley held the hearing where it was announced...

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Former terrorist talks about path to peace

December 21, 2012
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Former terrorist talks about path to peace

Katherine Power, a self-described former terrorist involved in one of the city’s most infamous police murders 40 years ago, talked about her conversion from the “politics of rage” to peace at the Jamaica Plain Forum on Dec. 7. “The politics of rage prevent either party from seeing each other as human...

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State drug lab fallout continues

December 21, 2012
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The former chemist behind the state drug lab scandal has been indicted on 27 charges, while another top state Department of Public Health (DPH) official is on the way out. The Gazette has also confirmed that at least one of the 17 labs at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute at 305 South...

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Market Day

December 21, 2012
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Market Day

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Tree Removal

December 21, 2012
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Tree Removal

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Invitacion, Dec. 21, 2012

December 21, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 31 de diciembre para la publicación del 4 de enero. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones JPNC Public Service Committee, agenda pendiente, martes, 1 enero, 7pm, Greater Egleston...

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Arts programs return to English High

December 21, 2012
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Fifty years after losing its voice, music is returning to English High School. After all English High’s arts programs were cut back in the 1960s, new headmaster Ligia Noriega-Murphy has tasked music teacher Eytan Wurman to bring them back. “Some of the most famous actors and performers” of the last century graduated from English...

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South Ender runs for City Council

December 21, 2012
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Michelle Wu, a South End attorney, last week announced her campaign for an at-large Boston City Council seat in next year’s election. “In Boston, we can lead globally by innovating locally,” Wu said in a press statement. “Innovation shouldn’t be associated solely with the Seaport, but should also define our neighborhood schools, community health...

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Sights & Sounds, Dec. 21, 2012

December 21, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Dec. 31 for the Jan. 4 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Holiday Fine Art and Craft Fair, with over 30 vendors, sponsored by UFORGE Gallery, Sat., Dec. 22, 11am-6pm, Eliot Hall, 7A...

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Editorial: Good food, good planning

December 21, 2012
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The opening of the new Harvest Co-Op Market on Washington Street in Forest Hills is good news. It’s also the result of good planning. In a little over a year, JP has gone from being underserved by large-scale grocery stores to well-served, especially on the southern end. We still sorely lack discount stores and...

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