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In Memoriam: Yolanda Peña, baker known for cakes

August 26, 2011
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By Alicia Perez, Special to the Gazette Yolanda Peña, a baker known for generously offering her Dominican cakes to children and businesses in Egleston Square, died on Aug. 6 at age 65. Born May 5, 1946 in the Dominican Republic, Yolanda moved to the United States in 1976 and started a pioneering Dominican cake...

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Yolanda Peña, panadera conocido por su bizcochos

August 26, 2011
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By Alicia Perez   Yolanda Peña, un panadera conocido por su generoso ofrecimiento de bizcochos Dominicana a niños y su negocio de bizcochos en Egleston Square, murió el 6 de agosto a los 65 años. Nacido 5 de mayo 1946 en la República Dominicana, Yolanda se mudó a los Estados Unidos en 1976 y...

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Science Winner

August 26, 2011
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Science Winner

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Rising Star

August 26, 2011
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Rising Star

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Keyed Up

August 26, 2011
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Keyed Up

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Editorial: A quiet end to trolleys

August 26, 2011
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The Arborway Line trolley restoration debate, which less than a decade ago divided JP as strongly as Whole Foods, ended almost unnoticed this year. A community lawsuit that was the last piece of realistic leverage for bringing the Green Line back through JP was tossed out in January. Critics of trolleys said they would...

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Editorial: A park leader’s legacy

August 26, 2011
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Overseeing a 525-acre, perpetually underfunded, historic park is pretty impressive work. Uniting the underserved neighborhoods around the park with a broad range of high-impact community programs—that’s really impressive. Doing it all while being one of the friendliest people in JP—that’s something of a miracle. Christine Poff, executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition, makes...

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Editorial: Music for the people

August 26, 2011
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The pantheon of must-see JP art events just got bigger. The Jamaica Plain Music Festival, with its Aug. 20 debut, already stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the likes of the Lantern Festival, JP Open Studios and the Wake Up the Earth Festival. The Music Fest was everything great about JP and about music. This was music...

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Letter: School roof was lucky to hold chopper

August 26, 2011
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Upon reading the article about the commando training at the Agassiz School on July 28 (“Commandos train in Agassiz School,” Aug. 12), I remembered another discussion about things landing on the school’s roof. During the years I worked with the Agassiz School Asthma and Environmental Committee, we struggled to get building repairs to cut...

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Letter: Whole Foods agreement makes sense

August 26, 2011
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We all know that Whole Foods is coming to JP. And we know that the store is likely to have a big impact on the neighborhood—some of it good and some bad. We will have another place to buy healthy food and we will have more traffic. The new store is likely to contribute to...

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