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Editorial: Religious leadership

June 8, 2012
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Rev. Carlos Flor, the new pastor of Jamaica Plain’s Catholic parishes, made a good point in his welcome-to-JP interview with the Gazette. He said that by strengthening religious communities, his churches hopefully will be of better “service to the neighborhoods.” JP is often sorely missing the voices of religious leaders in its important local...

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Editorial: Mission impossible

June 8, 2012
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How is it that Boston Public Schools can have the gumption to move Mission Hill K-8 to Jamaica Plain despite huge controversy, but not to change the school’s now-inaccurate name? Granted, “Mission Hill” is easier to say and spell than the building’s former name “Agassiz.” But give us a break. We already have to...

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Editorial: Thanks to the JPNDC

June 8, 2012
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Modern JP, with all its saleable diversity and economic energy, would not have arrived without the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, which is marking its 35th birthday. Far fewer seniors would live here. Fewer low- and middle-income people, too. No Samuel Adams Brewery and, more importantly, a lot less small-business start-up advice. The JPNDC...

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Family Service head wins award

June 8, 2012
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Family Service of Greater Boston (FSGB), based on Heath Street, has received a $40,000 grant from the Aramark corporation, and FSGB CEO Randal Rucker received the company’s Building Community Executive Leadership Award. The award and grant is one of three announced by Aramark last month. “By supporting breakthrough programs that prepare hard-to-employ individuals for...

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Flour Power

June 8, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Courtney Sacco) A bicyclist demonstrates a pedal-powered flour mill at the Bikes Not Bombs Green Roots Festival at the Stony Brook T Station on June 3.

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Hospital offers cancer tests for the uninsured

June 8, 2012
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Faulkner Hospital recently launched the Colorectal Health Care Access Program for local, uninsured men and women. Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum and is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States that affect both men and women. Patients accepted into the program at the 1153 Centre St....

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Salon wins Green Business Award

June 8, 2012
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Fresh Hair, a salon at 62 South St., in April was named one of the winners of Mayor Thomas Menino’s annual Green Business Awards. Fresh Hair Salon calls itself a “green salon.” Conventional hair, nail and skin care products can contain harmful chemicals. Fresh Hair’s policy is to use only products that come from...

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Letter: Thanks to Rozzie’s great businesses

June 8, 2012
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While we appreciate the special interest the mayor has taken in Roslindale since his days as city councilor, and all he has done to help our neighborhood, we shouldn’t forget about the Roslindale business owners who have worked hard to find success here (“Mayor Menino on what makes Rozzie great,” May 11). There are...

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Big Sister

June 8, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Amanda Lopez (left) sits next to Nashaylah, a Hyde Park girl, whom she has mentored for a year through the Big Sister Association of Boston. The Big Sister program offers professionally supported volunteer mentors to girls facing adversity. For more info, see bigsister.org.

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Invitación, 6/8/12

June 8, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 19 de junio para la publicación del 22 de junio. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Reunión comunitaria de la ruta 39, para hablar de las mejoras y...

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