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Presidential visit

February 1, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez poses in front of a display at the second-term inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21. Sánchez, a Democrat, was among the invited guests at the celebration.

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Day of Service

February 1, 2013
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(Photo by Carrie Eldridge-Dickson) (from left) Aparna Singh, Maelys Amat and Jensen Proebstel, Community HealthCorps Navigators with the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Health Care for the Homeless, speak during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event Jan. 21 at the Pine Street Inn Men’s Stabilization at Shattuck at 170 Morton St. The women were among 20 workers who provided health education, entertainment and healthy food to 55 men at the shelter. The event was funded by several corporations, including Whole Foods Market.

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Dance Partner

February 1, 2013
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(Photo by Sarah Waterworth) JP resident Carey McKinley (facing camera), a dance teacher at The Cambridge School of Weston, shown during a 2010 performance, recently was commissioned to create a dance performance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. McKinley will select two local performers to join her in the piece, which will be presented as a work in progress this fall and premiere next year.

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Animal attractions slated for Valentine’s Day

February 1, 2013
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Sweethearts can spend Valentine’s Day with the animals at two local events—a flower and chocolate fund-raiser at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and a racy sex lecture at the Franklin Park Zoo. The MSPCA’s annual “Kitty & Puppy Love” fund-raiser at its 350 S. Huntington Ave. headquarters on Feb....

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Obituary: John P. Craven; JP resident

February 1, 2013
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John P. Craven of Jamaica Plain died on Jan. 1, 2013. Beloved son of the late William F. and Anne M. (Smythe) Craven. Dear brother of Mary T. Kirrane of Jamaica Plain; Patricia A. Watson and her husband Lawrence of Needham; and the late William F. Craven Jr. Dear uncle of Kevin M. Kirrane...

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Game Show Champ

February 1, 2013
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(Photo Courtesy Jeopardy Productions, Inc.) JP resident David Gard (right), joined by “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, won more than $84,000 on the game show last year and returns Feb. 13 for the show’s “Tournament of Champions.” “Jeopardy!” airs at 7:30 p.m. on WBZ-TV.

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Editorial: Win or lose, lawsuits raise good points

February 1, 2013
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Two recent, high-profile lawsuits against JP real estate developments may or may not have legal merit. But they certainly raise excellent points about a City planning system that is in desperate need of fundamental reform. Last year’s lawsuit by neighbors against the 461 Walnut Ave. homeless care facility was thrown out of court before...

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Editorial: No-cost lab fixes

February 1, 2013
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The state lab system needs reform, and a lot of it will cost money that may or may not come. But a couple of reporting requirements could be established in state law to nip problems in the bud at no additional cost. First, public health authorities should testify annually in person to a relevant...

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Op-Ed: The State of the Neighborhood in 2013

February 1, 2013
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By Juan Gonzalez, Orion Kriegman and Greg Buckland Special to the Gazette When Hurricane Sandy hit last October, many of us were shocked by images of New York and New Jersey under water. While 2012 was the hottest in U.S. history, and this is the second mild Boston winter in a row, the AccuWeather...

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Letter: Thanks for holiday miracles at Stone House

February 1, 2013
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The holiday season begins at the Elizabeth Stone House with Halloween. Our initial Halloween party was cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy, but we rescheduled and managed to pull off a remarkable event with traditional costumes and games. We moved right into Thanksgiving, catered by ICatering at the Pine Street Inn.  Our generous corporate partners Natixis...

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