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Letter: Fire response shows JP’s greatness

May 11, 2012
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As many by now have heard, an intense fire shortly before midnight on April 20 resulted in the immediate displacement of myself and 13 others (and multiple dogs and cats) from our homes on Paul Gore Street (“Fire leaves 14 homeless,” jamaicaplaingazette.com). As a husband, and father of a 4-month-old included in this group,...

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Letter: Sorry for open house mix-up

May 11, 2012
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First and foremost, Theo Koziol, our executive director, and I, the founding director of Arc-en-Ciel Day Care and Montessori School, would like to present our utmost gratitude to the Jamaica Plain residents and surroundings towns to have allowed us to be a part of your daily lives. We were overwhelmed with joy to celebrate...

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Letter: T changes impact RIDE users

May 11, 2012
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The full version of the letter excerpted here was sent to the MBTA prior to its decision to raise fares and reduce service: I am writing to give my feedback regarding the current fare proposals suggested by the T. My name is Cindy Higgins. I have Cerebral Palsy and use a power wheelchair. I...

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Letter: Thanks for Egleston engagement

May 11, 2012
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Egleston Square Main Street (ESMS) would like to thank everyone who shared their unique talents, resources, energy and enthusiasm to make Egleston Square shine this past month! First, thank you to all who made our Hot Jazz Cool Neighborhood fund-raiser such a success. For the fifth year in a row, we packed the venue,...

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Dog Ride

May 11, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Ron Cassidy and his dog, Gizmo, go for a walk and ride on April 25.

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First Thursday

May 11, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Rick Berlin and the Nickel and Dime Band perform inside City Feed on Centre Street during First Thursday on May 3.

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Invitación, 5/11/12

May 11, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 22 de mayo para la publicación del 25 de mayo. Mandar a news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones JPNC Housing and Development Committee (comité de vivienda y el desarrollo), martes,...

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JP Regan Youth League’s Opening Day

April 27, 2012
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JP Regan Youth League teams and coaches parade on Centre Street during the league’s 43rd annual Opening Day ceremony on April 21.

Gazette Photos by Chris Alspach.

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Fishing Season

April 27, 2012
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(Photo by Eric Haynes/Governor’s Office) Gov. Deval Patrick carries a fish into Jamaica Pond alongside JP resident Gerry Wright, in character as Jamaica Pond Park designer Frederick Law Olmsted, during the annual stocking of the pond on April 18. The pond was stocked with 900 rainbow trout, 100 brook trout, 100 brown trout, 50 tiger trout, and several 8-pound salmon, all from state fish hatcheries. Hundreds of children joined in the fishing season kick-off event, along with: Richard Sullivan Jr., secretary of the state Energy and Environmental Affairs office; state Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Edward Lambert Jr.; City Councilor and JP resident Matt O’Malley; and James Hunt, the City of Boston’s chief of energy and environmental services. The pond is stocked several times a year.

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Reaching across nations

April 27, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Children explore the site-specific art installation “Hello Goodbye” created in Samorin, Slovakia by JP artist Alison Safford following its March 22 opening. The work consists of porcelain hands on rods suspended from wires inside the At Home Gallery—a former synagogue—as an expression of reaching across symbolic spaces. Safford, who traveled to the Central European nation to install the piece, met the gallery owners at last year’s Boston Transcultural Exchange Conference.

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