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Stroke Stopper

December 2, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident John Auerbach (left), the state commissioner of public health, joins Massachusetts General Hospital’s Dr. Lee Schwamm at the NorthEast Cerebrovascular Consortium’s Educational Summit downtown on Oct. 21. Auerbach received the Helen B. Spaulding Community Conscience Award from the American Heart and Stroke Association at the event for his stroke prevention efforts.

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Football play

December 2, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) James Macchi (center), 8, of JP practices a tackle on Oct. 29 at the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Patriots Day in the New England Patriots pro football team practice facility in Foxborough. Max Lane (left, background) was among the former Patriots who gave football lessons to children and teens with disabilities at the annual event.

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Budding Ideas: Recent Arboretum research

November 18, 2011
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Living, But Not Fossils Palm-tree-like plants called cycads are often depicted as living fossils surviving from the age of the dinosaurs. But scientists have debunked that idea, proving that modern cycads are different plants that evolved much more recently. The plants with spiky trunks and long evergreen fronds indeed existed in the Jurassic period,...

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City Champs

November 18, 2011
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) The English High School girls volleyball team poses with its city league championship trophy following its Nov. 1 win against O’Bryant. The English team has won the championship for four years in a row.

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JP Tunes: New local music

November 18, 2011
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Jamaica Plain musicians recently released the following singles and albums: Aloud, “The Cash and the Pearls” (Lemon Merchant). Allthingsaloud.com. Old New England Weather, “Knew Myths” (self-released). Oldnewenglandweather.bandcamp.com. JP musicians can notify JP Tunes about new releases at news@jamaicaplaingazette.com.

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Taking a Stance

November 18, 2011
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(Photo by Patrice Flesch) JP resident Sara Castaneda of South End Yoga demonstrates yoga at the Occupy Boston protest in Dewey Square downtown on Nov. 1. Castaneda is one of three JP residents who teach at the studio—including owner Patrice Flesch and Mahendran Radhakrishnan—and are offering free weekly yoga instruction to the protesters. “They’re doing the work for us,” Flesch said of the protesters. “We felt like we should be giving something back.”

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‘Carol Christmas’ kicks off holiday fun

November 18, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) The cast of the 2009 edition of “A Carol Christmas,” which celebrates its latest incarnation Dec. 2 and 3.

By Rodney Raftery, Special to the Gazette The leaves have almost all fallen. And the evening frost touches the parks and neighborhoods of JP. If you take a stroll down Eliot Street, you can feel that the holidays are almost upon us. And if you walk by The Footlight Club, you may think they’ve...

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Haven hosts James Bond dinner

November 18, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—The Haven will host a James Bond-themed dinner party on Nov. 29 and 30 to mark St. Andrew’s Day, a Scottish holiday. The Scottish restaurant at 2 Perkins St. will show a Bond movie and encourage diners to dress as Bond characters. Owner Jason Waddleton pledges he will dress as Miss Moneypenny. A...

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Editorial: Who really won the election

November 18, 2011
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City Councilor Ayanna Pressley’s ticket-topping re-election has been hyped as a triumph of identity politics: She is the council’s first black woman member, and currently the only woman serving on it. But the fact is, her win was at least as much of a victory for two white guys who co-funded her campaign: City...

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Editorial: Let’s split

November 18, 2011
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Concern over JP being split between two new Congressional districts shows an admirable sense of community spirit. But it is more about progressive self-image than political reality. JP would still be represented exclusively by Democrats. Yes, Stephen Lynch is more conservative than Mike Capuano on key issues. But that just means Lynch has as...

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