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May Flower

June 7, 2013
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) A purple iris gleams in the rain after blooming through a fence on Myrtle Street May 29.

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Fishing time

June 7, 2013
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(Photo by Jon Seamans/Boston Parks Dept.) Rick Sullivan (second from right), the state’s energy and environment secretary, releases one of 1,100 trout into Jamaica Pond during the annual fish stocking April 25. Joining him were (from left) state Fish and Game Commissioner Mary Griffin, state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez, Gov. Deval Patrick, City Councilor Matt O’Malley and City Environment and Energy chief Brian Swett. Anyone with a valid state fishing license can fish in the pond, which is stocked from state hatcheries several times a year.

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Pride block party slated for June 9

June 7, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The Jamaica Plain Block Party for Boston Pride Week will make its annual return to Perkins Street on Sun., June 9. A celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, Pride Week features dozens of events around town, including the downtown Pride Parade tomorrow, June 8. Co-hosted by Dyke Night Productions, the Jamaica...

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Baseball Champs

June 7, 2013
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) The English High School boys baseball team celebrates its City League championship win at Roxbury’s Madison Park May 28. The Blue and Blue Eagles defeated Boston Latin Academy 4-3 for the win and ended the season 16-4.

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JP Music Fest seeking bands through June 10

June 7, 2013
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The annual JP Music Festival is accepting submissions from local musicians who want to join the line-up through Mon., June 10. Slated for Sept. 7 at Jamaica Pond Park, the festival is for local musicians or bands with at least one member who lives or works in Jamaica Plain. For submission info, email jpmusicfestival@gmail.com...

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5 JP artists win state grants

June 7, 2013
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Five Jamaica Plain artists are among the winners of this year’s Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Artist Fellowship Program grants. The state grants, announced May 30, are intended to recognize significant artists and encourage their work. JP winners of the full, unrestricted $7,500 grants include installation artist J. Georgie Friedman and photographers Brian Rosa and...

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Happy 100th

June 7, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo, a JP resident who is running for mayor, presents a resolution to Mercedes Ortolaza in honor of her 100th birthday at Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Church in Jamaica Plain May 25.

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JP First Responders: Editorial: Thank you, first responders

June 7, 2013
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(Image Courtesy Boston Police Department)

Late last year, the Gazette staff decided to create this new, annual special section of stories about JP’s first responders—the police officers, firefighters and EMTs who keep us safe, yet often work unnoticed and un-thanked. We could not have imagined that just four months later, Boston would be struck by an insane terror attack...

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Policy Doctor

June 7, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Dr. David Rosman (above) was reelected as the Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates of the Massachusetts Medical Society at its May 9 annual meeting downtown. The House of Delegates is the group’s legislative and policy-making body. Rosman, a radiologist, works at Worcester’s Mass General Imaging and Massachusetts General Hospital and is an instructor at Harvard Medical School.

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Manning Strong

June 7, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Teachers and staff at the Manning Elementary School in Jamaica Hills show their Boston pride on April 26, when they and others raised $350 for The One Fund benefiting Boston Marathon bombing victims. Pictured, from left, are: (front row) Michelle Scansaroli, Corey Lubin, Secretary Cheryl Pastore, Shannon Windus, Principal Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes and Luisa Cruz; (middle row) Kristen Chaplin, Maria Karloutsos, Claire O’Donoghue and Nicole Vanderheiden; (back row) Special Education Administrator Marvin Mitchell, Dakota Bonilla, Leona Cook, Juli Rice, Robert Demerjian, Teri Cunningham, Patti Cahill and Macquin Brockington.

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