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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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) Hyde Square Task Force rookie runner Julisa Curet and mentor runner Julie Bartolomeo of Forest Hills near the finish line of the Boston Athletic Association 5K race on Boylston Street in the Back Bay April 14, the day before the Boston Marathon.

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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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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira)
JP Comics & Games patrons wait for a turn as board and card games progress.

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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(Image Courtesy JP Comics & Games) An image from “Bodie Troll.”

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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(Photo by Joshua Levine) JP residents (from left) Caleb Hannon and Clara Callahan will have starring roles in the youth acting company Freelance Players’ original musical “Mob Scene” May 3 and 4 at the Park School in Brookline on the JP border. JP resident Kippy Dewey (not pictured) directs. For info, see freelanceplayers.org.

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Portrait of the Artists

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Second-grade students in Ida Vozzella’s art classes at JP’s Mendell Elementary School, (from left) Azmelanie Perez, Lena Cisler, Carly Chung, Anna Cisler and Martina Reardon, stand next to a display of their art April 1 at Boston City Hall. The students studied the work of Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo and then created self-portraits in Kahlo’s style.

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Puppy Love

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Oscar the puppy enjoys a walk at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) at 350 S. Huntington Ave. earlier this month after recovering from a broken jaw. The apparently abused 7-week-old puppy was found in a Dumpster in Barnstable. He is now available for adoption. See mspca.org.

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