Blog Archives

Wake Up the House

May 24, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident, City Councilor and mayoral candidate Felix Arroyo (right) joins Elisa Alonso, intake coordinator at Roxbury’s Elizabeth Stone House, at the May 4 Wake Up the Earth Festival on the Southwest Corridor Park in JP. The organization helps people dealing with domestic violence, substance abuse, homelessness and other issues.

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Courage Honor

May 24, 2013
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) (from left) JP resident Piper Alyea-Herman, a sixth-grader at the Hurley K-8 School, is honored by Mayor Thomas Menino and teacher Willie Gould as one of the 2013 Max Warburg Courage Curriculum’s Fellows at a May 3 gala downtown. Alyea-Herman was the author of an essay that will be published in the organization’s annual publication “The Courage of Boston’s Children.”

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Alzheimer’s Advocacy

May 24, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Ginny Mazur (left), the community partnership director at Brookline’s Goddard House Assisted Living, joins Erin Colgan-Snyder of the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter in Washington, D.C. April 28 as delegates to the National Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum. Delegates pushed officials to expand research and support for sufferers of the disease.

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JP residents honored as park heroes

May 24, 2013
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(Photo by Marilyn Rodriguez) Sarah Freeman (center) accepts a bicycle as part of her award from Emerald Necklace Conservancy board chair Ben Taylor and President Julie Crockford.

Three Jamaica Plain residents are among the “Emerald Necklace Parks Champions” honored by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC) at a May 14 ceremony in the Fenway. Christine Cooper, Sarah Freeman and John Iappini are being recognized as “unsung heroes” by the ENC, a nonprofit organization. “These individuals have been in it for the long...

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Play Ball

May 24, 2013
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(Photo by Daniella Rascón) City Councilor Ayanna Pressley throws out the first pitch during the Opening Day ceremony for the JP Regan Youth League April 27 at Daisy Field in Olmsted Park on the Jamaicaway.

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Food Delivery

May 24, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Volunteers from Gay For Good pose outside Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly on Washington Street April 27, when they distributed food provided by Stop & Shop and Whole Foods Market to the homes of 78 low-income seniors. Pictured, from left, are: (front row) Jim Spellman, Matthew Duffy and Art Nava; (middle row) David Bachman, Gary Fortin and Jude Smith; (back row) John Young, Peter Sidewater, Bobby Morris and Chris Dore.

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Egleston Farmers Market to start season

May 24, 2013
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The Egleston Farmers Market will kick off its new, long season June 1 and will hold a barbecue fund-raiser the same day. The farmers market, held at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall at 45 Brookside Ave., debuted last fall as a cold-season indoor market. But it proved so successful that its new season...

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Obituary: Gerald P. Barry, veteran

May 24, 2013
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Gerald P. “The Beep” Barry, 69, of West Dennis passed May 19, 2013 while in rehab after a stroke. Formerly of Whitman and longtime Jamaica Plain resident. Cherished brother of Mary Ann Barry Sayers and his favorite brother-in-law, Richard. Uncle of Christopher and Jeanette Sayers. U.S. Army veteran. Donations in memory may be made...

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Editorial: Parklet input

May 24, 2013
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There is a pathology to much City of Boston public process, especially when it comes to introducing a new program such as parklets, the business seating areas designed to replace parking spaces. It involves viewing the public as an audience whose applause is desired rather than as the bosses whose permission is required. With...

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Editorial: Boston’s daily terrorism

May 24, 2013
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The unique terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon rightly spurred collective outrage and more than $30 million in generous donations that, sadly, is only a drop in the bucket of medical and business expenses. Meanwhile, we’re back to our regularly scheduled terrorism of street crime that plagues many residents, especially young people, and where...

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