Monthly Archives: February 2013

Animal attractions slated for Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2013
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Sweethearts can spend Valentine’s Day with the animals at two local events—a flower and chocolate fund-raiser at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and a racy sex lecture at the Franklin Park Zoo. The MSPCA’s annual “Kitty & Puppy Love” fund-raiser at its 350 S. Huntington Ave. headquarters on Feb....

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School fitness program OK after review

February 1, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—Following a Boston Public Schools (BPS) review of its business practices, a physical fitness program at Greater Egleston Community High School (GECHS) is still under way. Generation Fitness, or Gen/Fit, is GECHS Dean of Students Kwadwo Mike Thompson’s program. Students sign up for off-campus, non-team activities like rock-climbing and other challenges, led by...

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Consultant hired for Blessed Sacrament church

February 1, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) has hired a consultant for the Blessed Sacrament Church building to vet alternative options for its future, it was announced during a Jan. 17 community meeting at the Julia Martin House. The name of the consultant was not revealed during the meeting. The current plan is to...

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Latino grocer backs out of 225 Centre

February 1, 2013
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The Latino grocery store chain that was considering moving into 225 Centre St. in a controversial move has withdrawn from negotiations. Developer spokesperson Dave Traggorth announced the change at last month’s Jackson Square Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting. The CAC is a City-appointed group that reviews redevelopment in the area. The supermarket made the...

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On the Police Beat, Jan. 10-20

February 1, 2013
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The following crime incident reports are public records provided by the Community Service Office of the District E-13 Police Station, which is solely responsible for their content. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in court. Jan. 20: Hit and run, 11 Seaverns Ave.; hit and run, Hyde Park Ave.; auto burglary, 201 S....

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Cello group debuts album, scores game

February 1, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) The Boston Cello Quartet’s (from left) Blaise Déjardin, Mihail Jojatu, Alexandre Lecarme and Adam Esbensen.

“Classical music is not just serious or stuffy,” said Jamaica Plain resident Blaise Déjardin, explaining the premise of his chamber music group the Boston Cello Quartet, which releases its debut album on Feb. 5. The quartet lives up to that mission, mixing unique arrangements of classical pieces with jazz, blues and other curveballs. The...

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Hair salon reopens

February 1, 2013
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(Gazette File Photo by Peter Shanley) Amp Hair Studio at 482 Centre St.

CENTRAL JP—Amp Hair Studio at 482 Centre St. is back in business after being shut down by the state last month for operating without a license, according to owner Aura Peguero. “I have my license and we’re open,” said Peguero on Jan. 25. The state Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation confirmed that...

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City ‘closely’ monitoring Main Streets programs

February 1, 2013
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The Main Streets programs, which are business promotion organizations, need to have their houses in order or they might risk losing funding, according to a top City official. The Main Streets programs are nonprofits that are separate from the City, but receive some funding and oversight through the City’s Boston Main Streets program. Two...

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Obituary: John P. Craven; JP resident

February 1, 2013
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John P. Craven of Jamaica Plain died on Jan. 1, 2013. Beloved son of the late William F. and Anne M. (Smythe) Craven. Dear brother of Mary T. Kirrane of Jamaica Plain; Patricia A. Watson and her husband Lawrence of Needham; and the late William F. Craven Jr. Dear uncle of Kevin M. Kirrane...

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Game Show Champ

February 1, 2013
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(Photo Courtesy Jeopardy Productions, Inc.) JP resident David Gard (right), joined by “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, won more than $84,000 on the game show last year and returns Feb. 13 for the show’s “Tournament of Champions.” “Jeopardy!” airs at 7:30 p.m. on WBZ-TV.

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