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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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Got Your Goat

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Horton the goat is greeted by Amanda Kennedy, director of the Boston Adoption Center, on Nov. 4 at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Angell Animal Medical Center on S. Huntington Avenue. Horton was founded wandering a road in Winchester and may have escaped from a livestock auction. Horton—briefly named Meow as a cat adoption weekend promotion—was treated at Angell and is now available for adoption at the MSCPA-Nevins Farm in Metheun.

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Letter: How surface-street option changed my mind

December 16, 2011
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I represent the Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC) on the Working Advisory Group for the Casey Overpass Project. I am also a resident of Martinwood Road and consider myself an active member of the Asticou/Martinwood Neighborhood Association. However, on the Casey Overpass question I find myself not only disagreeing with many of my neighbors, but...

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Letter: Surface streets re-knit parks

December 16, 2011
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The following letter was submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation: I am writing on behalf of the Board of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.  We would like to take this opportunity to submit our comments on the replacement of the Casey Overpass before a final decision is made by Secretary Richard Davey. As you...

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