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Marathon Remembrance

April 26, 2013
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(Photo by Daniella Rascón) Attendees light candles at an April 17 vigil for Boston Marathon bombing victims at First Baptist Church on Centre Street.

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Prairie Pups

April 26, 2013
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(Photo Courtesy Zoo New England) Two of three baby prairie dogs recently born at the Franklin Park Zoo play together. They were born six to eight weeks ago. Prairie dogs are small rodents native to western North America. For more info, see zoonewengland.org.

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FBI seeks bank robber

April 26, 2013
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FBI seeks bank robber

The FBI is seeking a man accused of robbing the Mt. Washington Bank branch at 515 Centre St. on April 10. The suspect is described as a white man, 5-feet-10-inches to 6 feet tall, medium build, bald or with a closely shaved head. He was wearing dark sunglasses, a green zippered jacket with yellow...

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Health Leader

April 26, 2013
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(Photo Courtesy Mayor’s Office) Mayor Thomas Menino (center) is joined by JP resident and Boston Public Health Commission Executive Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer (right) and Health Care for All (HCFA) Executive Director Amy Whitcomb Slemmer (left) as he receives an HCFA award for his commitment to quality health care April 10 at the Sheraton Boston downtown.

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JP Mourns

April 26, 2013
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The flag at Jamaica Pond Park flies at half-staff for the victims of the Boston Marathon on the afternoon of April 20. (Gazette Photo by John Ruch)

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Hyde Square Runners

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) Hyde Square Task Force rookie runner Julisa Curet and mentor runner Julie Bartolomeo of Forest Hills near the finish line of the Boston Athletic Association 5K race on Boylston Street in the Back Bay April 14, the day before the Boston Marathon.

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Young Actors

April 26, 2013
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(Photo by Joshua Levine) JP residents (from left) Caleb Hannon and Clara Callahan will have starring roles in the youth acting company Freelance Players’ original musical “Mob Scene” May 3 and 4 at the Park School in Brookline on the JP border. JP resident Kippy Dewey (not pictured) directs. For info, see freelanceplayers.org.

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Portrait of the Artists

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Second-grade students in Ida Vozzella’s art classes at JP’s Mendell Elementary School, (from left) Azmelanie Perez, Lena Cisler, Carly Chung, Anna Cisler and Martina Reardon, stand next to a display of their art April 1 at Boston City Hall. The students studied the work of Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo and then created self-portraits in Kahlo’s style.

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Puppy Love

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Oscar the puppy enjoys a walk at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) at 350 S. Huntington Ave. earlier this month after recovering from a broken jaw. The apparently abused 7-week-old puppy was found in a Dumpster in Barnstable. He is now available for adoption. See mspca.org.

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Art Donor

April 26, 2013
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) JP artist Bob Freeman (right) stands with Massachusetts College of Art & Design trustee Susan Schechter at MassArt’s annual benefit auction April 13 at the Huntington Avenue state art school. Freeman donated works for the event, which raised more than $725,000.

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