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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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Pride block party slated for June 9

June 7, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The Jamaica Plain Block Party for Boston Pride Week will make its annual return to Perkins Street on Sun., June 9. A celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, Pride Week features dozens of events around town, including the downtown Pride Parade tomorrow, June 8. Co-hosted by Dyke Night Productions, the Jamaica...

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Baseball Champs

June 7, 2013
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) The English High School boys baseball team celebrates its City League championship win at Roxbury’s Madison Park May 28. The Blue and Blue Eagles defeated Boston Latin Academy 4-3 for the win and ended the season 16-4.

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JP Music Fest seeking bands through June 10

June 7, 2013
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The annual JP Music Festival is accepting submissions from local musicians who want to join the line-up through Mon., June 10. Slated for Sept. 7 at Jamaica Pond Park, the festival is for local musicians or bands with at least one member who lives or works in Jamaica Plain. For submission info, email jpmusicfestival@gmail.com...

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