Monthly Archives: May 2013

Maternity photographers capture images of expecting parents

May 10, 2013
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Documenting happy parents-to-be and big, round bellies, maternity photography has found a home in Jamaica Plain and Roslindale. It can encompass a broad range of images, from intimate nudes that show off a pregnant woman’s big belly, to a family picnic, to an at-home portrait session in soon-to-be Baby’s nursery. Most focus on a...

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Organization is dedicated to keeping Rozzie green

May 10, 2013
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Roslindale Green & Clean, a nonprofit dedicated to designing, planting and maintaining public green spaces, is holding a fundraising plant sale June 8. “The plant sale has two purposes: raising funds for our organization, as well as supplying low-cost garden plants to the community,” Roslindale Green & Clean staffer Jeff Chasin said in an...

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Memories of Roslindale in 1940s-’60s

May 10, 2013
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By Joe Moscaritolo. Special to the Gazette  Editor’s Note: Joe Moscaritolo grew up at 12 Aldwin Road. He is now a retired Boston Public Schools administrator and lives in Braintree. He recorded these historic memories of Roslindale in 2010 and updated them last year. Modern-day businesses in some of the places he recalls are...

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Roslindale Village Main Street News

May 10, 2013
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Christina DiLisio admits it sounds like a cliché, but she said the biggest challenge at her new job as executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street (RVMS) is moderating her enthusiasm and energy. RVMS is a business promotion organization “There is so much going on. There are so many initiatives,” said DiLisio, who became...

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Obituary: Irma Susanne Wagner, JP artist

May 10, 2013
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Irma Susanne Wagner, a Jamaica Plain artist, died peacefully at her home April 28. She was 81 and had courageously lived with Parkinson’s disease for over a decade. Irma was well known for her annual calendar, which she published for 15 years. From 1996 to 2010 she created a calendar of her art “accompanied...

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Candidate’s claimed employers say he doesn’t work there

May 10, 2013
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Shaun Ivers, a Jamaica Plain resident who has announced he is running for At-Large city councilor, claimed in an email to the Gazette earlier this month that he is a freelance consultant for the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) in Quincy. But those organizations are saying that...

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Franklin Park Runner

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JFK Shines

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Sánchez won’t run for mayor

May 10, 2013
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, who was considering joining the Boston mayoral race, told the Gazette this week he will not run. “Not now,” Sánchez said. “I’m not going to run, but I’m not going to rule it out in the future.” “I’m looking forward to hearing what all 20 candidates will do about...

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Hyde Sq. parklet design chosen

May 10, 2013
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Following two meetings with community partners that were open to the public, the design for the upcoming Hyde Square parklet has been chosen. Landscape architect Kyle Zick, the designer of JP’s parklet, was directed by community partners to combine two design sketches that included non-movable stools and a counter with raised planters with built-in...

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