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Hurricane may strike area; state offers tips

October 26, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy may strike the Boston area early next week as a major storm with heavy rain and strong winds. Even if the storm does not directly hit Massachusetts, it still may have significant local impact. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says that residents should prepare now for possible power outages, flooding and...

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Empresarios latinos honrados en City Hall

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by John Lynds) (de la izquierda: los dueños de Tacos El Charros Aida Gomez y José Gutierrez aceptan su honor del concejal de la ciudad Feliz Arroyo en City Hill el 15 de octubre)

Por Laura Plummer, Special to the Gazette Cuatro de las pequeñas empresas latinas de Hyde Square fueron entre las 11 honradas en City Hall el 15 de octubre como parte de una celebración del Mes de la Herencia Latina del concejal de Boston Felix Arroyo. “Decidí honrar a las pequeñas empresas este año porque...

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Crisis Management

October 26, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Mayor’s Office) Mayor Thomas Menino (at podium) announces a re-entry plan for former prisoners released as a result of tainted evidence from JP’s drug lab scandal at an Oct. 11 press conference downtown. The plan closely supervises all of those released to make sure they are not drawn into crime, with help from the Boston Police Department, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Probation and Boston Centers for Youth & Families. Joining Menino were (from left) Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley and Police Superintendent in Chief Daniel Linskey. Menino is requesting $15 million from the state to pay for the effort.

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Latino businesses honored at City Hall

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by John Lynds) (from left) Tacos El Charro owners Aida Gomez and Jose Gutierrez accept their honor from City Councilor Felix Arroyo at City Hall on Oct. 15.

By Laura Plummer, Special to the Gazette Four of Hyde Square’s landmark Latino-owned businesses were among 11 honored at City Hall Oct. 15 as part of at-large City Councilor Felix Arroyo’s Latino Heritage Month Celebration. “I decided to honor small businesses this year because…70 percent of all Americans work for a small business,” said...

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Capital Ideas

October 26, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Chuck Grigsby (right), president of Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation, joins Bob Baker, president of the Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) at an Oct. 18 event in Waltham where he received SBANE’s Profitable Connections Award.

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Voting Rights

October 26, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP state Rep. Liz Malia speaks at Pine Street Inn’s South End facility at an Oct. 11 forum educating homeless people about misconceptions that people without homes or with prison records cannot vote. JP state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (not pictured) also spoke at the event.

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Roslindale Neighbors: Roslindale Open Studios offers art and more

October 26, 2012
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By Janice Williams, Special to the Gazette Roslindale Open Studios, coming on Sat., Nov. 3 and Sun., Nov. 4, offers not only more than 100 artists at over 40 locations. It also features music, film, special events at local businesses and more. This free, family-oriented event will have artists showing and selling paintings, sculpture,...

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Roslindale Neighbors: JP’s Eliot School brings art to Rozzie students

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by Kim Lockwood) (from left) Irving Middle School students Salanta Depina, Justin Wright, Diane Metellus and friends show skateboards with art they created through the Roslindale Arts Initiative.

By Abigail Norman, Special to the Gazette For the first time in recent memory, all Boston Public School students in Roslindale will have art classes this year. This milestone comes, in part, through the hard work of Jamaica Plain’s Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, which is spearheading the efforts of principals, art...

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Green Building

October 26, 2012
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(Photo by New Line Studios) The new combined Mount Pleasant Home senior residence and Brigham and Women’s Advance Primary Care facility at 301 S. Huntington Ave. (above) recently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold status, a high ranking of environmental efficiency. The 2011 project’s LEED consultant was Fore Solutions, now part of Chicago-based Thorton Tomasetti.

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Obituary: Marjorie A. Hennigan; mother of prominent JP family

October 26, 2012
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Marjorie A. Hennigan. (Courtesy Photo)

Marjorie A. (Murphy) Hennigan of Jamaica Plain, formerly of West Roxbury, passed away Oct. 12, 2012. Beloved wife of former state Sen. James W. Hennigan Jr. Loving mother of Maura Hennigan, clerk magistrate and former Boston city councilor; Deirdre Donovan of New York City; James W. Hennigan III and his wife Jude of West...

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