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Invitación, June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 18 de junio para la publicación del 21 de junio. Manda a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, agenda incluye el desarrollo de Hughes Oil, 10 junio,...

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Obituary: Joyce Perkit, attorney and activist

June 4, 2013
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Obituary: Joyce Perkit, attorney and activist

Jamaica Plain resident Joyce Lynda Perkit passed away on Sun., June 2, 2013 at age 71 after a long and hard-fought battle with breast cancer. She was a brilliant and learned woman who stood up and defended people’s rights and community causes that she thought were vitally important. She was a highly regarded attorney...

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Zoo Hero

May 24, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Adam Crellin-Sazama (front) is honored with one of two Zoo Hero Youth Awards at Zoo New England’s gala May 11. Looking on is Blue Hills Bank President and CEO Bill Parent, who presented Crellin-Sazama with a $1,000 scholarship. Crellin-Sazama raised more than $1,000 for the Franklin Park Zoo with a cookie sale and other efforts, and is now working on another $1,000 campaign.

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Clean Cat

May 24, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Tarzan the cat, still missing fur shaved from his legs and chest, lounges at a foster home in JP after being found partly covered in tar at a Hyde Park construction site May 3. The 2-year-old cat was rescued and taken to the JP-based MSPCA-Angell medical center on S. Huntington Ave., where the tar was shaved off and he soon will be available for adoption.

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Wake Up the House

May 24, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident, City Councilor and mayoral candidate Felix Arroyo (right) joins Elisa Alonso, intake coordinator at Roxbury’s Elizabeth Stone House, at the May 4 Wake Up the Earth Festival on the Southwest Corridor Park in JP. The organization helps people dealing with domestic violence, substance abuse, homelessness and other issues.

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Courage Honor

May 24, 2013
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) (from left) JP resident Piper Alyea-Herman, a sixth-grader at the Hurley K-8 School, is honored by Mayor Thomas Menino and teacher Willie Gould as one of the 2013 Max Warburg Courage Curriculum’s Fellows at a May 3 gala downtown. Alyea-Herman was the author of an essay that will be published in the organization’s annual publication “The Courage of Boston’s Children.”

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Alzheimer’s Advocacy

May 24, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Ginny Mazur (left), the community partnership director at Brookline’s Goddard House Assisted Living, joins Erin Colgan-Snyder of the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter in Washington, D.C. April 28 as delegates to the National Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum. Delegates pushed officials to expand research and support for sufferers of the disease.

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JP residents honored as park heroes

May 24, 2013
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(Photo by Marilyn Rodriguez) Sarah Freeman (center) accepts a bicycle as part of her award from Emerald Necklace Conservancy board chair Ben Taylor and President Julie Crockford.

Three Jamaica Plain residents are among the “Emerald Necklace Parks Champions” honored by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC) at a May 14 ceremony in the Fenway. Christine Cooper, Sarah Freeman and John Iappini are being recognized as “unsung heroes” by the ENC, a nonprofit organization. “These individuals have been in it for the long...

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Play Ball

May 24, 2013
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(Photo by Daniella Rascón) City Councilor Ayanna Pressley throws out the first pitch during the Opening Day ceremony for the JP Regan Youth League April 27 at Daisy Field in Olmsted Park on the Jamaicaway.

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Food Delivery

May 24, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Volunteers from Gay For Good pose outside Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly on Washington Street April 27, when they distributed food provided by Stop & Shop and Whole Foods Market to the homes of 78 low-income seniors. Pictured, from left, are: (front row) Jim Spellman, Matthew Duffy and Art Nava; (middle row) David Bachman, Gary Fortin and Jude Smith; (back row) John Young, Peter Sidewater, Bobby Morris and Chris Dore.

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