Monthly Archives: June 2013

Congratulations!

June 21, 2013
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) ENGLISH HIGH LEADERS  English High School valedictorian Brankely Garcia (left) and class president Alex Jesus pose during the graduation ceremony at the McBride Street school on June 7.

The following Jamaica Plain individuals and organizations are being congratulated for achievements in education: Khari Thompson graduated from Boston Latin School and will be attending Hampton University. Tarik Thompson graduated Young Achiever’s Middle School and will be attending Boston Latin Academy. Augustus Lamb achieved academic honors at Belmont Hill School. Luke Walker was named...

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Acorn Awards

June 21, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) Sarah Freeman of the Arborway Coalition presents “Acorn Awards”—cups of acorns from Arborway oak trees—to JP resident and Arnold Arboretum employee Sue Pfeiffer and Alison Yoos of JP’s Community Caring Institute on the Arborway on June 1. The two were recognized for their work securing grants, trees and gear for a tree-planting that day on the Arborway Hillside at the St. Rose Street intersection.

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Red Sox Scholar

June 21, 2013
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(Photo by Marissa McClain/Boston Red Sox) JP resident Daniel Ruiz (right) gets a ball signed by Red Sox pitcher Felix Doubront at Fenway Park during a June 9 game. Ruiz was honored as one of 10 7th-graders inducted in the Red Sox Foundation’s Red Sox Scholars program, presented by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which provides a $10,000 college scholarship and mentoring.

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Bromley-Heath residents pick new advisory board

June 21, 2013
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Residents of the Bromley-Heath housing development went to the polls May 30 and picked a new eight-member Local Tenant Organization, an advisory board that will report to the Boston Housing Authority (BHA). The board replaces the Tenant Management Corporation (TMC), which was the tenant group for many years and had a rocky relationship with...

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Sorella’s celebrates 30 years in Hyde Sq.

June 21, 2013
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HYDE SQ.— Known for their expansive and unusual menu ingredients and long brunch lines, Jamaica Plain landmark Sorella’s is celebrating 30 years of serving up omelets and pancakes to hungry neighbors. Ellie and Antoinette “Toni” Elias, sisters and owners of Sorella’s restaurant at 388 Centre St., opened their doors in 1983. Sorella’s, Italian for...

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Centre/South to get new trash cans

June 21, 2013
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JP SOUTH—Centre and South streets were expected to get seven new trash cans this week. Following Gazette questions as to the location of several trash cans purchased by Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS) about five years ago and since misplaced by the City, City Department of Public Works (DPW) spokesperson Tim McCarthy told the Gazette...

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Editorial: Rebooting Jackson Square input

June 21, 2013
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The longstanding Jackson Square Community Advisory Committee recently disbanded by the Boston Redevelopment Authority often has been maddeningly erratic, as when it unsuccessfully fought to ban the Gazette from its meetings. But it also has been an effective gadfly on such issues as dwindling homeownership units and below-standard rates of minority and women contractors,...

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Editorial: The abuses of spying

June 21, 2013
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Recently revealed government spying on peaceful protestors and potentially everyone’s phone records, email and Internet activity are outrageous violations of the First and Fourth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. They are shocking examples of fear overcoming wisdom and power overcoming democracy. These are not abstract violations happening somewhere else. The Boston Police spying on...

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Letter: Residents should support Hyde/Jackson parklet plan

June 21, 2013
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We at Hyde Jackson Square Main Street believe that a temporary parklet planned to be installed in front of Tacos El Charro and Sonia’s Bridal & Quinceañera will be a great addition to the neighborhood. (“Parklet to cost up to $25K,” June 7.) Parklets are temporary small parks that widen the sidewalk where they...

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Letter: Arroyo’s banking idea shows why he should be mayor

June 21, 2013
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Felix Arroyo deserves our support in his bid to become mayor of Boston. He is the only candidate running who sees the enormous benefits Boston will gain by putting our tax dollars in community banks that support the Boston economy, not in the “too big to fail” banks that pay CEOs huge salaries, gamble...

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