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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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Obituary: Luis Cruz; attended JP schools

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Luis F. Cruz.

Luis F. Cruz, 43, of Nashua, N.H. and former resident of Jamaica Plain, Mass., died suddenly on Sun., Aug. 26, 2012 at his home. Born June 21, 1969 in Guatemala City, Guatemala, son of Jose Lauro Cruz of Salt Lake City, Utah and Ligia Garcia, of Randolph, Mass., and husband of Enid (Rodriguez) Cruz,...

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JP Tunes: New local music

September 14, 2012
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Jamaica Plain musicians recently released the following albums or singles: Aloud, “You Will Know” (Lemon Merchant Records). Allthingsaloud.com. JP musicians can notify JP Tunes about new releases at news@jamaicaplaingazette.com.

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Guide to JP: Mayor: JP’s business areas have special delights

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Mayor Thomas M. Menino.

By Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Special to the Gazette   Jamaica Plain has become an even livelier place to visit lately! One reason is the extension of the very popular JP Centre/South Main Streets’ First Thursdays into a year-round event. The stroll has grown a great deal in the seven years since it began...

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