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Letter: The Cave was more than a drop-in center

June 21, 2013
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I was disappointed in the comment made by Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez referring to the possible move of ABCD to Bromley-Heath Youth and Family Center (The Cave) that it will be “not just a drop-in center, but a place people go to better themselves.” (“ABCD might go to ‘The Cave,’” May 10.) For over 40...

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Letter: Gazette does outstanding work

June 21, 2013
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The quality of the work being done by the Gazette is outstanding. The Gazette hit the MBTA hard on its proposed changes to the Route 39 bus stops, which will be fewer under the MBTA plan. Elders and handicapped people need more and closer stops; but MBTA management wants to look good on timeliness of bus...

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Letter: Thanks for Arborway planting help

June 21, 2013
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Thank you to the 24 volunteers (plus one dog) who braved the heat to help plant trees on the Arborway Hillside on June 1. The trees were funded by a Grow Boston Greener grant and include a combination of canopy and understory trees: nine shagbark hickories, two redbuds, two dogwoods and two witch hazels. This variety of trees will help to...

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Letter: Thanks to JPNDC for ed partnership

June 21, 2013
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As the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation celebrates its Annual Meeting this week (May 29), I would like to thank them for all of their work in Jamaica Plain. The Adult Learning Program (ALP) has partnered with the JPNDC for over 15 years, during which we’ve collectively provided English language learning opportunities to hundreds...

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Music Fest Shindig

June 21, 2013
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(Photo by Gretchen Gavett) The JP Americana-rock band Tallahassee (above) will perform two acoustic sets June 24 at the Tres Gatos restaurant and bookstore as a fund-raiser for this year’s upcoming JP Music Festival. The band is also celebrating the release of its new album “Old Ways.” See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Obituary: Charley Richardson of JP; union leader and anti-war activist

June 21, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Charley Richardson.

Charley Richardson, 60, died May 4 in his Jamaica Plain home after a long battle with cancer. Richardson was a prominent activist in the labor union and anti-war movements. Along with his wife, Nancy Lessin, who son was a Marine, he cofounded the anti-war organization Military Families Speak Out, which was based in JP...

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Obituary: Henry Theosian, AIDS Action volunteer

June 21, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Henry “Hank” Theosian and Orca the dog at Boomerangs.

Henry “Hank” Theosian, a longtime volunteer at Jamaica Plain-based AIDS Action Committee who befriended everyone at the agency from the front-desk receptionist to the CEO, died May 15 after a brief illness. He was 79 years old. Theosian, who would have turned 80 in August, began volunteering for AIDS Action sometime in the 1990s....

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Invitación, June 21, 2013

June 21, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 2 de julio para la publicación del 5 de julio. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda incluye una presentación de ESD sobre nuevo...

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May Flower

June 7, 2013
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A purple iris gleams in the rain after blooming through a fence on Myrtle Street May 29.

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Fishing time

June 7, 2013
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(Photo by Jon Seamans/Boston Parks Dept.) Rick Sullivan (second from right), the state’s energy and environment secretary, releases one of 1,100 trout into Jamaica Pond during the annual fish stocking April 25. Joining him were (from left) state Fish and Game Commissioner Mary Griffin, state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, Gov. Deval Patrick, City Councilor Matt O’Malley and City Environment and Energy chief Brian Swett. Anyone with a valid state fishing license can fish in the pond, which is stocked from state hatcheries several times a year.

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