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Soldier completes Army training

December 7, 2012
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Army National Guard Pvt. Angel L. Ortiz of Jamaica Plain recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Ortiz is a 2008 graduate of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and this year earned an associate’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston. From press materials.

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National Grid warns of bill pay scam

December 7, 2012
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The utility company National Grid is warning its customers of a bill-payment telephone scam being operated by criminals in the New England area. The scammers call a customer and ask them to purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak pre-paid credit card to pay a balance or pay for replacing a faulty meter. The scammer then...

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Youth Vote

November 23, 2012
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(Photo by Jon Truslow/JonTruslowPhotography.com) First-graders at the Curley K-8 School in central JP show off their “I Voted” stickers after touring the school’s polling place and learning about how voting works on Election Day, Nov. 6.

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Police Spotlight: Drop off old meds at police station

November 23, 2012
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Residents can now safely dispose of unused prescription or over-the-counter drugs at the local District E-13 Police Station at 3345 Washington St., where a kiosk is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Expired or unused medical drugs are a big source of drug abuse when they are not disposed of properly....

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Volleyball All-stars

November 23, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) Nelsy Barreiro (left) and Heidy Barreiro (right) are joined by Coach Hardy Mondesir (center) as they represent JP’s English High School at the Boston City League girls’ all-star volleyball game at Emmanuel College on Nov. 13.

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Emerging Leader

November 23, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Oscar Brazoban (left), recipient of the Hyde Square Task Force’s first Emerging Leader Award, is joined by TV and film actor and activist Tony Plana at the Task Force’s first Annual Breakfast on Nov. 13 at the Seaport Hotel. Brazoban, a JP resident and alumni of the Task Force’s youth development program, is now attending the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

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Holidays in JP: Holiday trees to light up

November 23, 2012
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Holiday trees will begin lighting up around the neighborhood next week in an annual tradition that includes music, Santa Claus visits and more. Sat., Dec. 1, Egleston Square. The Egleston Holiday Celebration will include a tree-lighting, caroling, music, dance performances and the announcement of Egleston Square Main Street’s window display award-winners. The event begins...

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Family Prosperity

November 23, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Graduates of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation’s latest “Family Finances 101” course are all smiles on the last day of class, Nov. 15, at Jackson Square’s Julia Martin House. The course is part of the new Family Prosperity Initiative, aimed at training low- and moderate-income people and connecting them to other JPNDC services such as career development. For info, see jpndc.org.

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Holidays in JP: Police Spotlight – Tips to avoid holiday crimes

November 23, 2012
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The holidays should be a joyous time of the year, but they are this is also the season for burglars and pickpockets drawn to presents and cash. The local District E-13 Police Station offers the following tips to avoid holiday crime: When shopping, walk confidently and be alert to people around you. Dress down...

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Holidays in JP: Secret Recipes – Chef Herbie’s Traditional Jerk Chicken

November 23, 2012
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The Gazette asked various JP people and institutions to share their favorite holiday recipes. Whole Foods Market at 413 Centre St. offered the following: Chef Herbert “Herbie” Ewan began his Whole Foods Market career in the Prepared Foods department at the Jamaica Plain store in May, but Herbie has been cooking for over 26...

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