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Obituary: Edward Fenerty Jr.

March 2, 2012
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Edward Fenerty Jr. of Malden passed away on Feb. 22, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Freda M. (Judd) Fenerty. Loving father of Edward L. Fenerty III of Jamaica Plain and the late William C. Fenerty and his surviving wife Judy of Winthrop. Dear brother of Lila Stevens of California, Anna Berg of Maine...

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Music enriches lives at Sherrill House

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Music therapist Dianne Tow leads residents in playing a large drum at Sherrill House.

Some write songs. Others listen to classical music. Some meet one-on-one, while others join in groups. Music helps some regain physical skills, and others to sharpen their memory. Music therapy comes in many forms at Sherrill House, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center at 135 S. Huntington Ave. that has a rare in-house program....

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Home winner

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez, Senior Property Manager Julia Tonelli and Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation board president Kay Gallagher celebrate Back of the Hill Apartments winning the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s 2011 Exemplary Development for the Elderly Award on Feb. 14. The 100 S. Huntington Ave. apartment building for seniors and people with disabilities is managed by The Community Builders, Inc., headed by JP resident Bart Mitchell. The award was announced during Sanchez’s Valentine’s Day lunch for the residents.

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Car Crash

March 2, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) Police officers examine a car disabled by a two-vehicle crash on Centre Street in Monument Square on Feb. 27. The mid-morning accident caused long traffic back-ups.

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Ready to Work

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP youths march in Downtown Crossing as part of a Youth Jobs Coalition rally downtown and at the State House on Feb. 23. More than 1,200 youths from across the state demanded more government and corporate youth jobs programs and tax increases to pay for them. Local groups involved included Beantown Society, Franklin Park Coalition, Hyde Square Task Force, JP Youth Health Equity Coalition, Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, South Street Youth Center, Spontaneous Celebrations and Teen Empowerment.

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Digging in

March 2, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Chris Alspach) Young Reya Weintroub digs into some ice cream at J.P. Licks at 659 Centre St. on Feb. 20.

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Pedestrian Struck

March 2, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) Firefighters treat a woman lying on Greenough Avenue at Centre Street after she was struck by a car while walking on the morning of Feb. 15. The unidentified woman, believed by the Boston Fire Department to be in her 80s, was strapped to a backboard and had a neck brace applied before being taken to a hospital. No citations or charges were issued against the driver, according to the Boston Police Department.

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Editorial: Thanks to Casey activists

March 2, 2012
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Debate about the Casey Overpass replacement project has been heated, and when the state’s decision comes, one side is going to win and one side is going to lose. That could produce bitterness. We hope that instead, activists on both (or all) sides will appreciate how much their friends and foes accomplished in this...

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Editorial: Community policing

March 2, 2012
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A few months ago, the South Street area was hit with a string of disturbing burglaries. The local E-13 Police Station responded by hosting a community meeting and parking a patrol car in the area to squash the crimes. It worked. Now the criminals are back—and so are the cops to tamp them down...

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Editorial: Primary voting

March 2, 2012
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On Tuesday, the presidential primary election, which helps nominate political party candidates, finally comes to Massachusetts. We’ll forgive you if you are not very excited. Most of the Founding Fathers believed that political parties were an evil to avoid. The broken presidential primary system and the two-party straitjacket show why. Early-voting states, most of...

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