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Portrait of the Artists

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Second-grade students in Ida Vozzella’s art classes at JP’s Mendell Elementary School, (from left) Azmelanie Perez, Lena Cisler, Carly Chung, Anna Cisler and Martina Reardon, stand next to a display of their art April 1 at Boston City Hall. The students studied the work of Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo and then created self-portraits in Kahlo’s style.

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Puppy Love

April 26, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) Oscar the puppy enjoys a walk at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) at 350 S. Huntington Ave. earlier this month after recovering from a broken jaw. The apparently abused 7-week-old puppy was found in a Dumpster in Barnstable. He is now available for adoption. See mspca.org.

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Art Donor

April 26, 2013
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) JP artist Bob Freeman (right) stands with Massachusetts College of Art & Design trustee Susan Schechter at MassArt’s annual benefit auction April 13 at the Huntington Avenue state art school. Freeman donated works for the event, which raised more than $725,000.

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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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