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Letter: Same Old Place owner will be missed

August 17, 2012
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Fred Ciampa made many wonderful memories for my children. (“Fred Ciampa, owner of Same Old Place, dies,” Aug. 3.) We had pizza night when we could, when Mom needed a break from preparing meals, and when we all needed a treat. What a sweet event it was, marching down Centre Street to the Same...

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Letter: Wage theft is a widespread problem

August 17, 2012
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A father of three told me: “This man was looking for people to paint cars in his body shop after hours. He said he’d pay $20 an hour, so I went there after my regular job. I worked there six hours a night. I was there for two weeks and then I asked him...

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Letter: Goddard House closure a moral tragedy

August 17, 2012
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I am personally saddened by the news that Goddard House will be closing forever in September; an irreversible decision, I believe made too quickly. (“Goddard House nursing home to shut down,” July 20.) Since my days as a young pastor 40 years ago, continuing through my current role at the Mount Pleasant Home next...

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Letter: HIV test expansion law is a key step

August 17, 2012
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If you don’t know your HIV status, you should. Today, it’s easier than ever in Massachusetts to learn your status through your doctor thanks to a change in the state’s HIV testing law that went into effect on July 26. This new law, “An Act to Increase Routine Screening for HIV,” modernizes the Commonwealth’s...

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Invitacion, Aug. 17, 2012

August 17, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 28 de agosto para la publicación del 31 de agosto. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda pendiente, martes, 28 agosto, 7pm, Julia Martin...

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JP man charged in double shooting at strip club

August 8, 2012
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A Jamaica Plain man is charged with assault with intent to murder in the shooting of two men inside a downtown strip club earlier today. Steve Gayle, 34, allegedly was still carrying a handgun that was cocked and ready to fire when he was arrested by Boston Police officers following the double shooting at...

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Puerto Rican Pride

August 3, 2012
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(Photo by Courtney Sacco) Dancers brighten Columbus Avenue during the Puerto Rican Festival parade on July 28. The festival at Franklin Park followed on July 29.

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Baseball Champ

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The Mt. Washington Bank baseball team of the JP Regan Youth League visit the local Centre Street branch on June 30 to celebrate their Farm League championship. Joining them were (back row, from left) coach Jeff Paquette, local branch manager Melvin Tutiven and parent Arthur Atkinson.

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Reggae Fest

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Junior Toots (above), son of Jamaica’s legendary Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, is headlining the four-band Reggae Festival at the Milky Way Lounge on Amory Street on Weds., Aug. 15. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Scooper Bowl

August 3, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Students from the Boston Teachers Union School in Forest Hills enjoy all-you-can-eat ice cream on City Hall Plaza downtown at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl on June 6. The students were rewarded for raising $1,000 for the charity, which supports research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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