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Zoo Babies

April 26, 2013
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(Photo by Robert Michelson) Nebbie, a ring-tailed lemur at Franklin Park Zoo, clutches one of the twins it recent gave birth to at the zoo’s Tropical Forest exhibit area. For more info, see zoonewengland.org.

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Youth of the Year

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Khari Thompson, 18, stands on the field at Fenway Park on April 10, when he threw out the first pitch in that night’s Red Sox game, an honor he earned by being named the Boys & Girls Club of Boston’s Youth of the Year. Thompson lives in JP with mother Crystal, father Bill, sister Nia and brothers Tarik and Machai.

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Top Doctor

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Duggan has been named the chief medical officer at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. Duggan, who will start the job on June 1, is currently the medical director at Faulkner’s Breast Centre and will continue to hold that position as well.

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Holocaust Memorial

April 26, 2013
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(Photo by Frederick G.S. Clow) City Councilor Mike Ross (right), who represents part of Hyde Square, and father Stephan Ross sing during a Holocaust Remembrance Day event April 7 at Faneuil Hall and the New England Holocaust Memorial downtown. Stephan Ross is a Holocaust survivor who founded the Boston memorial.

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Top Brass

April 26, 2013
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Christine Fawson (above), a Berklee College of Music professor and a JP resident, has been named the interim chair of Berklee’s Brass Department. She will release a new album of pop music in the spring.

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The Jackson Two

April 26, 2013
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(Photo by Frederick G.S. Clow) City Councilor Tito Jackson (right), who represents Egleston Square and Parkside, joins fellow Councilor Frank Baker in song at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast in South Boston on March 17.

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Editorial: Boston and Marathon will be defined by us, not bombs

April 26, 2013
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In the wake of the diabolical bombing of the Boston Marathon, a vile act of random mayhem and one of the most heinous crimes in this city’s long history, there is natural anxiety, fear and confusion. When a fellow human being, possibly a neighbor from Cambridge, is capable of such a thing, who are we?...

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Letter: No surprise to state’s Casey bias

April 26, 2013
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I’m a JP resident who lives south of the Forest Hills T Station. I read Rebeca Oliveira’s article in the last Gazette about the Massachusetts Department of Transportation bias in the Casey Overpass matter with interest. (“Casey documents suggest at-grade bias,” April 12.) It comes as no surprise to me that the documents released...

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Letter: Casey opposition uses bad history, scare tactic

April 26, 2013
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I would like to address two points that are loudly repeated by the proponents of a new Casey Overpass but I believe are misguided. First of all, I believe proponents of a new Casey Overpass are misreading history by saying that opposition to extending I-95 through JP supports their cause. Both the extension of...

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Letter: Suggestions for T station fixes in Casey project

April 26, 2013
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A version of this letter was sent to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation as comment on the Casey Arborway project: As a longtime Jamaica Plain resident, I strongly support and commend your decision to dismantle the Casey Overpass and replace it with an attractive, functional, at-grade configuration of roads, green spaces and public transit access points....

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