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Mapping the future

February 15, 2013
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) JP resident Alex Krieger (standing), a board member of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, joins founder Leventhal (left) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Rafael Reif at a Feb. 1 dinner at the main BPL branch in Copley Square, where Mayor Thomas Menino was given the center’s Explorer Award. The event raised $1 million for center, which supports the BPL’s extensive collection of historic maps and atlases.

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Hunger Helper

February 15, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Molly Rodau, an organizer with Project Bread, chops melons while volunteering at the Pine Street Inn shelter in the South End on Jan. 28. Rodau is one of the organizers of Project Bread’s annual Walk for Hunger on May 5. For info, see projectbread.org/walk.

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Equality Event

February 15, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) JP residents Carly Burton of MassEquality and Melissa Burton pose inside Anna’s Taqueria in Brookline on Jan. 29, where they joined chef Tiffani Faison (not pictured) in a fundraiser for MassEquality, an organization that combats discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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Meditate on Art

February 15, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) The painting “Meditate the Other” is among the works by Iraqi native Sinan Hussein of Worcester appearing in his exhibit “Ideology and Difference” through Feb. 28 at the Hallway Gallery, 66a South St. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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‘Honk!’ If You Like Musicals

February 15, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) JP actress Carly Kastel (above) will play the role of a mother duck in Boston Children’s Theatre’s production of the family musical “HONK!” Feb. 9-24 at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End. Kastel is a recent graduate of The Boston Conservatory and has performed with the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, among other productions. For more info, see bostonchildrenstheatre.org.

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The Blizzard of 2013

February 15, 2013
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(Photo by Anthe Kelley) Adara Rodriguez, 7, sits atop a giant snowball made by her and brother Aenaon, 8, sitting beside it, at Akasha Studio at 14 Meehan St. on Feb. 10.

 

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JP Poets

February 15, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) The Jamaica Pond Poets will read Feb. 24 at Forest Hills Cemetery. Pictured are (seated, from left) Dorian Kotsiopoulos, Gary Whited, Jennifer Markell and Carolyn Gregory; (standing, from left) Jim LaFond-Lewis, Susanna Kittredge, Sandra Storey, Dorothy Derifield and Holly Guran. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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

February 15, 2013
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Ghazi Sami Saba. (Photo Courtesy Kfoury Keefe Funeral Home)

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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Health Investigators

February 15, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) English High School students (from left) Keysa Salado, Jonathan Almanzar Fermin, Sheltzie Flores, Massiel Ramirez Cuello, Carla Soares and Diosaris Lorenzo speak at the Tufts University School of Medicine downtown on Jan. 23. They were among 10 students who worked with Tufts student mentors in the Health Impact Partnership program to conduct an informal survey of fellow English High student’s health habits.

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Editorial: Health center change a sick idea

February 15, 2013
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Does anyone seriously believe we need less health care in Jackson Square? Not even Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), who are kicking out their 5,000 adult patients at the Martha Eliot Health Center, can possibly believe that. It’s a move deplorable in substance and outrageous in lack of public notice....

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