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Invitación, 6/8/12

June 8, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 19 de junio para la publicación del 22 de junio. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Reunión comunitaria de la ruta 39, para hablar de las mejoras y...

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Answering the Call

May 25, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The famous Civil War statue “Citizen Soldier” is among the monuments and gravesites that will be on a May 27 Memorial Day history tour at Forest Hills Cemetery. See story.

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Jurassic Franklin Park

May 25, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) A life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex is part of “Zoorassic Park,” a robot dinosaur exhibit opening May 26 at Franklin Park Zoo. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Driver’s Seat

May 25, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Twenty-month-old Muir Powell (center) lives the dream of sitting in the driver’s seat of a fire truck with help from mom Zena Harris and firefighter Alector Tavares at the Centre Street firehouse on May 11.

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JP Heroes

May 25, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Art teacher Brian Barresi (left) shows Aimee Wang a “3-D mural” called “JP Heroes” made by children in the Home for Little Wanderers Voices & Visions Creative Writing and Art Exhibit last week at the Home on S. Huntington Avenue. The heroes included firefighters and the J.P. Licks ice cream store. The exhibit was on display May 17 and 18 at the Home and earlier this week at the Home’s downtown gala.

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First Lady’s Night

May 25, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Maura Hennigan (right), a JP resident and the clerk of the Suffolk County Superior Court for Criminal Business, poses with First Lady Michelle Obama at a campaign fund-raiser for President Barack Obama at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in South Boston on March 9.

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Art Therapy

May 25, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) An attendee views some of the art on display during the first annual Arts Festival April 29 at Rogerson House, 434 Jamaicaway. More than 70 people attended and viewed art by residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, which was created as part of an art therapy program.

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Chasing Venus

May 25, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Author Andrea Wulf will discuss her new history book “Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens” on May 30 at Arnold Arboretum. The book is about the scientific community’s worldwide effort, despite enormous challenges, in the 1760s to use a rare astronomical event to make the first measurements of the distance between planets in our solar system. The event, known as the transit of Venus, will occur again next month. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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1812 Music

May 25, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society (above) will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with traditional instruments and songs performed in period costume at the Loring-Greenough House on June 3. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Main Streets honors best businesses

May 25, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Mayor’s Office) Caleb Hannon (center), 13, accepts the Volunteer of the Year award for JP Centre/South Main Streets from Mayor Thomas Menino (left) and Department of Neighborhood Development Director Evelyn Friedman (right).

Boston Main Streets and Mayor Thomas Menino last week honored the “businesses of the year” and “volunteers of the year” from the city’s Main Streets organizations. Main Streets are city-affiliated nonprofits that promote local businesses and historic preservation. The winners from Jamaica Plain’s three local Main Streets organizations, announced May 17 at the Strand...

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