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JP Music Festival

September 14, 2012
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JP ROCK Coyote Kolb lights up the stage at the Jamaica Plain Music Festival on Sept. 8 at Jamaica Pond Park, where 24 local bands played to hundreds of people.

Photos by Daniella Rascon The second annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival drew hundreds of people to see two-dozen local bands play at Jamaica Pond Park on Sept. 8. The show went on despite bouts of rain. The music fest is already joining the ranks of beloved local traditions, as attested by former JPer Courtney...

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Ready to Walk

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Maria Nunez (right) stands with (from left) Candy O’Terry of MAGIC 106.7 radio and Adam Williams of Channel 7 News at the Park Plaza Hotel downtown Aug. 15 for a kickoff breakfast for the American Cancer Society’s upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancern fundraiser walk. Nunez is among 40,000 people slated to walk in the Oct. 14 event. For info, see makingstrideswalk.org/bostonma.

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Garden Winners

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Jamie Day (right) and his children celebrates his third-place win in the porch/balcony category in Mayor Menino’s 2012 Garden Contest, along with (from left) winner Kimberly Roberts of East Boston and Angela Menino, wife of the mayor, at the Public Garden on Aug. 28. Other JP winners included Myrna Balk (first place, senior garden) and Walter Janulewicz and Tim Otte (third place, large yard garden).

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Sedgwick Slog

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Dozens of runners gather on Sedgwick Street on Sept. 8 for the annual “Sedgwick SLOG” relay race through the neighborhood and around Jamaica Pond, sponsored by Vee Vee restaurant. The winning team of Rebecca Weintraub, Pat Banfield, Randal Engelmann and Breton Hornblower finished the 12-mile course in 1 hour, 30 minutes and 12 seconds. For info on next year’s SLOG, email dan@danjanis.com.

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Campaign Dog

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Archie the dog, owned by local Maura Hennigan campaign volunteer Tammy Lewis, is outfitted with signs for a neighborhood tour on Election Day, Sept. 6. Hennigan won re-election as the clerk of Suffolk County’s criminal court system.

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Bike Breakfast

September 14, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Jeffrey Ferris (left) prepares pancakes outside his Ferris Wheels Bike Shop at 66 South St. as James O’Brien looks on as part of a free breakfast for bike commuters and others on Aug. 31. The breakfast was one of a series around the city sponsored by the JP-based Boston Cyclists Union.

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Condo Facelift

September 14, 2012
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Photos Courtesy Andrew Hatcher CONDO FACELIFT  The old front porches (left) on the Huntington Hill West Condominium at 321 S. Huntington Ave. looked shabby and went unused for years until a recent facelift enclosed them with Tudor/Jacobean Revival-style windows (right). Resident Andrew Hatcher, who led the renovation plan, said the design was partly inspired...

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Theater Scene

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Bevin Ayers (right) joins Rosemary DiGregorio of North Reading in the cast of Wakefield Repertory Theatre’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie” this month. For info, see wakefieldrep.org.

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Senator’s Snack

September 14, 2012
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(Photo by Felix Brown/Brown campaign) U.S. Sen. Scott Brown reveals his pro-jimmies, anti-cone stance while enjoying an ice cream at J.P. Licks at 659 Centre St. during a JP visit on Aug. 16. The Republican incumbent is running for re-election this year and is opposed by Democrat Elizabeth Warren.

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Obituary: Roberta Morin; JP native

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Roberta Morin.

Roberta Morin, 82, died peacefully on Aug. 27, 2012 after a brief illness. She was married to Albert G. Morin, who died Aug. 27, 1992 on their 42nd wedding anniversary. She was born and lived in Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park and Roslindale for most of her life.  She lived in Rocklin, Calif. for the...

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