Monthly Archives: April 2013

Candidates apply for mayoral election papers

April 26, 2013
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Fourteen candidates had applied for nomination papers in the race to replace Mayor Thomas Menino at the Gazette deadline, though others have announced their intention to also enter the scrum. Some of those who have announced include state Rep. Martin Walsh, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley and City Councilors John Connolly, Rob Consalvo...

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JP Kids: Teens fight for summer job funding

April 26, 2013
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The citywide Youth Jobs Coalition, composed of adult and youth leaders including local organizations Hyde Square Task Force and Teen Empowerment, are once again fighting to fund teen summer jobs. The current proposed state budget cuts funding to support youth jobs with the City from last year’s $9 million to $2 million. That is...

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Hyde Square Runners

April 26, 2013
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JP Kids: How BPS responded to students’ bomb trauma

April 26, 2013
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By Rebeca Oliveira and Peter Shanley, Gazette Staff Whether they were near or far from the scene, Boston’s children felt the trauma of the Boston Marathon bombing, which counted an 8-year-old Dorchester boy among the dead. The bombing happened during the Boston Public Schools (BPS) vacation week, leaving some students wondering about their classmates’...

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JP Kids: Gamers gather at JP store

April 26, 2013
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Lovers of board and card games gather regularly to foil adversaries and crush their enemies, while comic readers of all ages can stock their shelves and gather for forum discussions, at JP Comics & Games. JP Comics & Games, located at 603 Centre St., devotes about half the shelf space in its cozy single...

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JP Kids: For kids under 10

April 26, 2013
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JP Comics & Games co-owner Paul Bryant gave the Gazette his recommendations for titles appropriate for comic readers aged 6 to 9. “These are good for kids in general. They feature girls and boys,” he said. “They’re all a lot of fun. Kids’ titles tend to have full adventures per issue” instead of spreading...

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JP Kids: BPS student rep ‘thrilled’ about Arroyo’s voting plan

April 26, 2013
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Dan Chu, the student representative who sits on the Boston School Committee, expressed enthusiasm about At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo’s plan to give the student representative voting power on the committee. Arroyo, who lives in Jamaica Plain and has announced he is running for mayor, filed a hearing order in March to explore that...

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Young Actors

April 26, 2013
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Portrait of the Artists

April 26, 2013
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Puppy Love

April 26, 2013
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