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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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Justice Award

May 25, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Rev. Dr. Gloria White-Hammond (left) of JP’s Bethel AME Church looks toward Catholic Charities President Deborah Kincade Rambo after receiving the organization’s Justice and Compassion Award at the Spring Celebration fund-raiser at Dorchester’s John F. Kennedy Library and Museum on May 17. White-Hammond was honored as co-founder of My Sister’s Keeper, an organization that aids women who suffered slavery in Sudan and Darfur.

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Civil Rights icon recalls Little Rock Nine history

May 25, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Laura Plummer) Dr. Terrence Roberts speaks at the Curley K-8 School on May 17.

By Laura Plummer, Special to the Gazette Civil Rights icon Dr. Terrence Roberts visited the Curley K-8 School on May 17 to recount his experience as one of the Little Rock Nine, the students involved in a historic confrontation about school desegregation. “It was life-threatening all the time being black in the South,” said...

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Editorial: Keeping meetings open

May 25, 2012
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The May 3 meeting of the City-appointed Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the Home for Little Wanderers redevelopment must have been pretty interesting, considering that most IAG members later issued a letter blasting the project. But we can only guess, because the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) did not publicize the meeting and did not...

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Editorial: Remember the living, too

May 25, 2012
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Jamaica Plain has been shaped by war. The heart of the neighborhood is Monument Square, so named for its prominent monument to the local men, from what was then a heavily abolitionist area, who sacrificed their lives in a horrific civil war to end slavery and preserve the Union. Across the street is the...

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Letter: Racist comments part of the ‘New JP’

May 25, 2012
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“Watch out for those black kids.” This is what some of the children from the after-school program in JP where I work were greeted with on April 6 as they were running to get on the awaiting bus that takes them home every night. On that day, I happened to be the bus monitor....

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Letter: It’s time for the JPNDC to move on

May 25, 2012
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It is time for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation to move on to an area of the city that needs its expertise and knowledge of community and economic development (“Loft apartments planned for church site,” May 11). Thirty-five years ago, the JPNDC was formed to create jobs, develop affordable housing and assist folks...

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