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Editorial: Investigate T funding

July 6, 2012
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The MBTA budget disaster has whacked JP. Low-income seniors, people with disabilities and new hotel guests are all feeling the impact. The less money you have, the more the fare hikes are biting you. And that’s just for this fiscal year. It all would have been worse if legislators hadn’t pulled off some budgetary...

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Letter: Teachers Union is working hard for a contract

July 6, 2012
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I was pleased to see that our local state representatives are pushing to help get the contract between the Boston School Committee and the Boston Teachers Union resolved (“State reps. urge teacher contract resolution,” June 22). As a teacher, parent, Jamaica Plain resident and member of the BTU Negotiating Team, I share that goal....

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Letter: Bicyclists missing this ‘connection’

July 6, 2012
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MISSED CONNECTION You’re a white male, mid-20s. I saw you June 25 at 2:30. I was driving north on the Jamaicaway in a blue Toyota. You were driving north, too, zigging and zagging between cars, until you turned left at Longwood. You were riding a bike, wearing no helmet. I’m wondering if you have...

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Shelter Funds

July 6, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Nancy Owens Hess (left), executive director of the Elizbeth Stone House on Notre Dame Street in Jackson Square, joins Maryann Civitello of the law firm Mintz Levin at the firm’s downtown headquarters last month to offer thanks for a silent auction hosted there that raised more than $25,000 for the family shelter and community support center for survivors of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issue and homelessness.

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Baseball Surprise

July 6, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (center) joins employees Araty Torres (left) and Joe Flynn (right), both JP residents, during a surprise visit to Sullivan Tire and Auto Service in Watertown on June 26. The visit was arranged as a company morale-booster.

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Walk for Kids

July 6, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Emily Spooner (second from left) poses at the Brookline stop of the Anna’s Walqueria half-marathon walk on June 16. The walk to various locations of the Anna’s Taqueria restaurants raised funds for the Home for Little Wanderers, a children’s service agency that has a JP location. Joining her are (from left) Julie Bartolomeo, Kerianne Okie, Sarah McGowan and Kimberly Reisman.

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Special Store

July 6, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) City Feed and Supply owners (from left) Kristine Kortese and David Warner accept an Outstanding Specialty Food Retailer award from Ron Tanner (right), vice president of the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 18. City Feed, a market that has two JP locations, was one of only five nationwide honorees and was noted for its local community involvement.

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Dog loses toes in escalator

July 6, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The local Angell Animal Medical Center is warning pet owners about escalators after a dog lost two toes in a moving-stairs mishap at the Forest Hills T Station. A dog named Mace, owned by a Dorchester woman, ran up an escalator at the T station two weeks ago. At the top of the...

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City, state to hold solar power workshop

July 6, 2012
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A workshop on installing solar power systems on homes and business will be held July 11 at Curtis Hall by the City and state as part of the new “Solarize Mass-Boston” program. The program aims to double the amount of small-scale solar power installations in Boston as part of a larger state effort. The...

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Man injured rescuing woman, baby

July 6, 2012
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A good Samaritan injured his hand while rescuing a woman and a 1-year-old baby from a rollover car accident at Green Street and Brookside Avenue on June 9, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The accident happened around 1:15 p.m. when the woman reportedly attempted to pass a taxi with her vehicle, according...

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