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Hall of Fame Coach

May 11, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) Former English High School football coach Keith Parker (center, with plaque) is congratulated by alumni after being inducted into the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Randolph on April 29. Parker led the Bulldogs from 1977 to 2009.

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JP’s Iron Chef

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Gerard O’Connor (center) is congratulated by fellow JP-ers (from left) Liz O’Connor, Maria Maffei, Silja Kallembath and Beatriz Zabater after winning the “Iron Chef” competition at the University of Massachusetts Club downtown with his spicy tuna sliders. The fund-raiser event will result in a donation made in Gerard O’Connor’s name to the Boston Latin School Foundation.

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Program Victory

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Students in Boston College’ PULSE Program enjoy a picnic marking the end of their volunteer work with Victory Programs’ Living and Recovery Community program in Franklin Park on May 2. The students worked with Shattuck Hospital residents who have HIV/AIDS and substance abuse and mental health issues. Pictured are (from left) Austin Hughes, Ryan McGuill, Julie Beigner, Taylor Stiegler, Victory Programs President and CEO Jonathan Scott, Lyan Chung (standing), Mary Sheehy (standing), Katie Oskar, Laura Banu, Alexandra Simpson and Kathryn McKennon. Local state Rep. Liz Malia (not pictured) also attended and praised the students.

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Housing Help

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident and former State Street Corporation employee Marjorie Hanson (left) joins Hearth CEO May Shields (center) and State Street alumna Pat Walker (right) at the Spirit of State Street breakfast April 24 in Dorchester. Hanson and Walker are leaders of the the Adopt-A-Room program that outfits rooms in Hearth’s housing for formerly homeless elders.

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DA: Rozzie man’s van hid drug cache

May 11, 2012
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EGLESTON SQ.—More than 20 pounds of cocaine was found in a secret compartment in a Roslindale man’s minivan during a traffic stop on School Street on April 30, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Elvyn Rafael Garcia, 31, is facing charges of drug trafficking, drug violations in a school zone, and various...

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Mayor Menino on what makes Rozzie great

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

By Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Special to the Gazette One of the best things about Roslindale is how familiar it feels when you’re walking through Roslindale Village or driving down Washington Street. I don’t need to tell you that generations of families call this neighborhood home. Children play ball at Fallon Field, where their...

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El Chavo, farmer’s market win awards

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) Alejandro Rodriguez and Lucy Galvan stand outside El Chavo, Roslindale’s Business of the Year.

El Chavo Mexican Products will be named Roslindale’s 2011 Business of the Year at an annual Boston Main Streets awards ceremony to be held May 17. Roslindale Farmer’s Market co-chair Jaime Pullen will be named the neighborhood’s volunteer of the year at the same ceremony. El Chavo, a Mexican specialty store at 4254 Washington...

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Bird Watching

May 11, 2012
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(Photos by Stephen Baird)

A pine warbler (left) and a red-bellied woodpecker (right) are among the birds spotted in Franklin Park in late April. (Photos by Stephen Baird)

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Sounding Great

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (center), a JP resident, presents an official state Senate citation to officials from JP’s Soundmirror Studios for their achievement in being awarded a Grammy this year for mixing work on the opera “Elmer Gantry” at the State House on April 12. Accepting the award were (from left) Frank Kelley, John Newton, Blanton Alspaugh and Jesse Lewis.

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Creating Together

May 11, 2012
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(Photo by Susan Kooperstein) Ed Pazzanese (center), program director of Families Creating Together (FTC), joins neighborhood residents at an event to recruit new advisory board members for the multicultural arts program focused on families with children who have disabilities on March 28 at Curtis Hall on South Street. FTC recently moved into the new Family Resource Center in Jackson Square. For more info, call 617-522-1018.

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