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South St. Shooting

December 16, 2011
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A bullet hole scars the windshield of a minivan on South Street near the scene of a shooting that wounded a 19-year-old man on Dec. 11, according to the Boston Police Department. The man was wounded behind 219 South St. when two unknown suspects opened fire on a group of five people. Police found bullet holes in two vehicles and a stop sign on South Street. The victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, said BPD.

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Emerging Candidate

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Maria Moreno graduated from Emerge Massachusetts’ political training program on Dec. 3 at a downtown ceremony. Emerge trains Democratic women to run for public office.

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Sheriff In Town

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Ed Geary Jr. (left), director of external relations and communications for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department, accepts a Boston Neighborhood Network Producer Spotlight Award from BNN General Manager Curtis Henderson at BNN’s annual meeting at its Egleston Square headquarters on Nov. 15. Geary produces the “Common Ground” program for the department, headed by JP resident Sheriff Andrea Cabral.

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Walkers’ Choice

December 16, 2011
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(Photo by Gloria Carrigg) Mary Hannon (left), board member of JP Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS) holds WalkBoston’s Walkers’ Choice Award as CSMS Executive Director Randace Moore (center) and WalkBoston Executive Director Wendy Landman (right) look on at Centre Street’s UForge Gallery on Dec. 1. CSMS won the award for its pedestrian-friendly First Thursday monthly art events.

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JP Tunes: New local music

December 16, 2011
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Jamaica Plain musicians recently released the following singles or albums: • Mickey PG, “Mickey PG Comes of Age” (self-released). Mickeypg.bandcamp.com. • Ben Schwendener, “Industrial Folk Music” (Gravity Records). Cdbaby.com/cd/benschwendener2. JP musicians can notify JP Tunes about new releases at news@jamaicaplaingazette.com.

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Going For Baroque

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Ensemble 44 performs music by women composers of the French and Italian Baroque era Jan. 8 at the Loring-Greenough House. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Obituary: Polly Curren Fedosiuk; wrote children’s books

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Polly Curren Fedosiuk (right) with nephew John Orthman.

Polly Curren Fedosiuk, a lifelong Jamaica Plain resident and author of nearly 30 children’s books, including “The Little Red Caboose That Ran Away,” died Nov. 7 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She was 94. She was born on Oct. 2, 1917. Her father, Frank Curren, an engineer and musician, was born in Delaware, but...

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Community Scholar

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Melissa Catherine Tineo, one of 17 recipients of Wheelock College’s Passion for Action scholarships, was recognized at an award dinner on Nov. 16 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester. Tineo, a freshman who is studying juvenile justice and youth advocacy, received the scholarship for her commitment to community service.

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Opening Day

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of Curtis Hall at 20 South St., which was closed for a year for a $5 million renovation, on Nov. 19 were (from left): Daphne Griffin, a JP resident and Boston’s chief of human services; Curtis Hall Administrative Coordinator Noel Torres; Mayor Thomas Menino; JP Community Centers board president Kerry Costello; state Rep. Liz Malia; and Joe Mulligan of the City’s Capital Construction Division.

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Head Coach

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Jay Heaps, a board member of JP’s America SCORES New England, was named head coach of the New England Revolution pro soccer team last month. America SCORES is an after-school program that combines soccer leagues with arts and writing.

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