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Roslindale Neighbors: JP’s Eliot School brings art to Rozzie students

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by Kim Lockwood) (from left) Irving Middle School students Salanta Depina, Justin Wright, Diane Metellus and friends show skateboards with art they created through the Roslindale Arts Initiative.

By Abigail Norman, Special to the Gazette For the first time in recent memory, all Boston Public School students in Roslindale will have art classes this year. This milestone comes, in part, through the hard work of Jamaica Plain’s Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, which is spearheading the efforts of principals, art...

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Green Building

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by New Line Studios) The new combined Mount Pleasant Home senior residence and Brigham and Women’s Advance Primary Care facility at 301 S. Huntington Ave. (above) recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status, a high ranking of environmental efficiency. The 2011 project’s LEED consultant was Fore Solutions, now part of Chicago-based Thorton Tomasetti.

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Obituary: Marjorie A. Hennigan; mother of prominent JP family

October 26, 2012
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Marjorie A. Hennigan. (Courtesy Photo)

Marjorie A. (Murphy) Hennigan of Jamaica Plain, formerly of West Roxbury, passed away Oct. 12, 2012. Beloved wife of former state Sen. James W. Hennigan Jr. Loving mother of Maura Hennigan, clerk magistrate and former Boston city councilor; Deirdre Donovan of New York City; James W. Hennigan III and his wife Jude of West...

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Good Reading

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) JP resident and Winsor School student Victoria Onteverios (third from left) holds up a copy of “The Wednesday Wars” to be autographed by author Gary Schmidt (far right) at the Literary Lights for Children event at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square Sept. 30. Joining her are fellow students (from left) Eve Driver, Chae Chun, Abigail Simon, Nazanene Vatan and Rachel Marandett.

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The Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by Daniella Rascón) NIGHT LIGHT A child gazes at the lights at the annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 21.

Children and adults alike welcomed autumn with the annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 20 and 21, sponsored by Jamaica Plain’s Spontaneous Celebrations. Parade-goers carried handmade, candlelit lanterns around the pond while enjoying live music, fresh-pressed apple cider and more. These photos were taken on Oct. 21. (Photos by Daniella Rascón)  

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Art Appreciation

October 26, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) JP resident Alicia Herman, shown with daughters Luna Post and Solara Post, recently founded the “Bring Your Baby” program at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham. The program sets aside days for parents with young children to attend without worrying about disturbing others or having logistical problems. Herman recently had a paper called “Bringing New Families to the Museum One Baby at a Time” published in the “Journal of Museum Education.” For more info, see danforthmuseum.org.

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Editorial: Your 10 choices for president

October 26, 2012
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We do not endorse candidates for office. But we do endorse your right to know who all of the candidates are. Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are not your only choices. There will be four presidential candidates on the Massachusetts ballot Nov. 6, and many others whom you are free to write...

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Editorial: The right to protest

October 26, 2012
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The right to peaceful protest is eroding in JP under the Boston Police Department. Last year, it was the bogus arrests of protesters for displaying banners at a crucial public meeting about Whole Foods Market. This year, it is the revelation that police spies branded a 2007 JP anti-war event as “criminal” and “extremist”...

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Editorial: Whole Foods, 1 year later

October 26, 2012
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Oct. 31 marks one year since Whole Foods Market opened in Hyde Square amid a neighborhood war. It has proven to be an asset to JP. The wave of gentrification that critics feared is indeed coming, but Whole Foods has nothing to do with it. Instead, it is due to nonprofit social service agencies...

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Letter: Preservation group is consistent in fighting JP project

October 26, 2012
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A recent article suggests inconsistency in the role and approach of the Boston Preservation Alliance due to personal interests of Peter Roth, chairman of the Alliance Board of Directors. (“One developer under fire puts heat on another,” Oct. 12.) The Alliance advocates for historic preservation projects in Boston that promote the thoughtful long-term use...

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