Monthly Archives: May 2013

Wake Up the House

May 24, 2013
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Arborway tree-planting slated for June 1

May 24, 2013
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Trees will be planted June 1 on the “Arborway Hillside” at the Arborway and St. Rose Street to continue a woodlands restoration effort there, and volunteer tree-planters are needed. The hillside is an embankment along the outer Arborway that overlooks the main Arborway just before the Casey Overpass. State workers mistakenly clear-cut the hillside...

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JP mail is misdelivered to Jamaica

May 24, 2013
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A letter mailed to the Gazette in Jamaica Plain early this year took a three-month detour to the country of Jamaica. “Missent to Jamaica,” reads a stamp on the envelope, which was mailed around Jan. 22 and finally arrived at the Gazette’s JP post office box on April 16. It is uncommon but not...

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Courage Honor

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Alzheimer’s Advocacy

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Charges dropped against day care director

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The felony charges against Linda Chery-Valentin, who is the founding directing of a day care center in Jamaica Plain, have been dismissed, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. The facility used to be called the Arc-En-Ciel Day Care Center and Montessori School, but has since changed its name to the Bilingual...

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Sign honors officer killed in Dot

May 24, 2013
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A street signed honoring a Boston Police officer killed in the line of duty in 1988 was erected in Canary Square this month. Detective Sherman Griffiths actually died in a drug raid in Dorchester, but the sign was erected May 11 in Jamaica Plain at his family’s request, because he and his wife met...

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JP residents honored as park heroes

May 24, 2013
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Three Jamaica Plain residents are among the “Emerald Necklace Parks Champions” honored by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC) at a May 14 ceremony in the Fenway. Christine Cooper, Sarah Freeman and John Iappini are being recognized as “unsung heroes” by the ENC, a nonprofit organization. “These individuals have been in it for the long...

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Play Ball

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Food Delivery

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