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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

February 11, 2013
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Obituary: Ghazi Sami Saba; founded Sami’s falafel restaurants

Ghazi Sami “Big Sam” Saba of Dedham, formerly of Roslindale, a visionary who brought healthy Lebanese food and wraps to Boston, passed away on Feb. 6, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. Sami was the founder of Sami’s Falafel Truck of the Longwood Medical Area. Sami was the...

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Looking for Love

February 1, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) A Franklin Park Zoo peacock shows off his feathers to impress the ladies in one of the animal courtship behaviors that will be discussed in the zoo’s Valentine’s Day-themed “Sex at the Zoo” lecture event Feb. 15. See story.

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Cadena latina se retira del proyecto en 225 Centre

February 1, 2013
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La cadena latina controvertida que consideraba ocupar el 225 Centre St. se ha retirado de las discusiones. El portavoz del desarrollo Dave Traggorth anunció la decisión en la reunión del mes pasado de Jackson Square Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). CAC es un grupo designado de la ciudad a revisar planes de desarrollo. La cadena...

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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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