Monthly Archives: April 2013

Art Donor

April 26, 2013
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) JP artist Bob Freeman (right) stands with Massachusetts College of Art & Design trustee Susan Schechter at MassArt’s annual benefit auction April 13 at the Huntington Avenue state art school. Freeman donated works for the event, which raised more than $725,000.

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Zoo Babies

April 26, 2013
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(Photo by Robert Michelson) Nebbie, a ring-tailed lemur at Franklin Park Zoo, clutches one of the twins it recent gave birth to at the zoo’s Tropical Forest exhibit area. For more info, see zoonewengland.org.

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O’Malley talks Olympics, Casey Overpass

April 26, 2013
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who lives in and represents Jamaica Plain, held his third annual town hall meeting recently where he spoke about past accomplishments and future projects, including the possibility of bringing the Olympics to Boston. More than 60 people attended the April 1 meeting at the Connolly Branch Library. But many attendees...

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Youth of the Year

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Khari Thompson, 18, stands on the field at Fenway Park on April 10, when he threw out the first pitch in that night’s Red Sox game, an honor he earned by being named the Boys & Girls Club of Boston’s Youth of the Year. Thompson lives in JP with mother Crystal, father Bill, sister Nia and brothers Tarik and Machai.

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City Council candidates seek papers

April 26, 2013
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Eleven candidates had applied for nomination papers in the race for the four At-Large City Council seats at the Gazette deadline, though others have announced their intention to also enter the fight. Some of those who have announced include current At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Jamaica Plain resident Shaun Ivers. The first day...

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Top Doctor

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Duggan has been named the chief medical officer at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. Duggan, who will start the job on June 1, is currently the medical director at Faulkner’s Breast Centre and will continue to hold that position as well.

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On the Police Beat, April 8-15

April 26, 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. April 15: Larceny, 267 Centre St. April 14: Home burglary, 50 Boylston St.; assault and battery with dangerous...

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Political Notes: Councilor O’Malley adds new Latino, JP aides

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Alexandra Valdez (left), Councilor Matt O’Malley, and Beatriz Rivera.

City Councilor Matt O’Malley, who lives in and represents Jamaica Plain, has added two news aides—Beatriz Rivera and Alexandra Valdez—to his staff, according to a press release. Rivera will be his JP liaison, while Valdez will act as his Latino liaison. “I am thrilled to have Beatriz and Alexandra on my staff. They are...

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Holocaust Memorial

April 26, 2013
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(Photo by Frederick G.S. Clow) City Councilor Mike Ross (right), who represents part of Hyde Square, and father Stephan Ross sing during a Holocaust Remembrance Day event April 7 at Faneuil Hall and the New England Holocaust Memorial downtown. Stephan Ross is a Holocaust survivor who founded the Boston memorial.

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Top Brass

April 26, 2013
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Christine Fawson (above), a Berklee College of Music professor and a JP resident, has been named the interim chair of Berklee’s Brass Department. She will release a new album of pop music in the spring.

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