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Letter: Racist comments part of the ‘New JP’

May 25, 2012
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“Watch out for those black kids.” This is what some of the children from the after-school program in JP where I work were greeted with on April 6 as they were running to get on the awaiting bus that takes them home every night. On that day, I happened to be the bus monitor....

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Letter: It’s time for the JPNDC to move on

May 25, 2012
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It is time for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation to move on to an area of the city that needs its expertise and knowledge of community and economic development (“Loft apartments planned for church site,” May 11). Thirty-five years ago, the JPNDC was formed to create jobs, develop affordable housing and assist folks...

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Letter: Thanks for Wake Up the Earth help

May 25, 2012
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Spontaneous Celebrations would like to thank all who made this year’s Wake Up the Earth another “best festival and parades ever”! Thanks to our 2012 “Festival Partners,” City Feed and Supply, Mt. Washington Bank, Amirs’ Natural Foods, Bukhara, Audio Spectrum and Playworks, and all of our sponsors and donors that make it possible. Thanks...

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He Wants to be a Millionaire

May 25, 2012
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(Photo by Valleycrest Productions Ltd.) JP resident Mike Lantvet poses on the set of the ABC game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” where he was a contestant in an episode aired on May 11. Lantvet, an academic support specialist at Boston University, was hoping to win enough to take a family vacation.

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Invitación, 5/25/12

May 25, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 5 de junio para la publicación del 8 de junio. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones JPNC comité de servicio público, martes, 5 junio, 7pm. Cheverus Bldg., 365...

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Wake Up the Earth 2012

May 11, 2012
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(Gazette Photos by Courtney Sacco)  Spontaneous Celebrations dancers lead the way on Centre Street in the 34th annual Wake Up the Earth Parade and Festival on May 5.

The 34th annual Wake Up the Earth Parade wound through central JP and Hyde, Jackson and Egleston Squares, leading into the Wake Up the Earth Festival at the Stony Brook T Station on May 5.

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Housing Leader

May 11, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Angel Lopez, the Boston Housing Authority’s new manager of the Bromley-Heath housing development in Jackson Square, speaks to residents at a welcome breakfast held by state Re. Jeffrey Sanchez April 25 at Hyde Square’s El Oriental de Cuba restaurant.

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Literary Lights

May 11, 2012
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) Amy Chua, author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” poses with JP’s Larry DiCara (left) and Teresa Spillaine (right) and their daughters Flora and Sophia at the Associates of the Boston Public Library’s Literary Lights Dinner at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel downtown on April 15.

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Running for a Cause

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo)  JP resident Jennifer Stewart (right) joins National Braille Press board member David Kennedy (left) in the Back Bay on April 15, where they ran in the Blindfold Challenge following the Boston Marathon. Stewart was tethered to the blindfolded Kennedy as they ran the Boston Athletic Association 5K race as a fund-raiser for nonprofits that support blind and visually impaired people.

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Stonybrook Crash

May 11, 2012
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(Photo by Jonathan McCurdy) A damaged SUV sits on Rossmore Road in front of the Rossmore-Stedman Park tot lot following a two-vehicle accident on April 10 that sent one person to the hospital with neck and back pain, according to the Boston Fire Department. Resident Jonathan McCurdy said that the rear-ender accident highlights a growing problem of cut-through traffic speeding and running stop signs in the Stonybrook neighborhood between Forest Hills and Washington streets.

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