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Health Mobile

April 27, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Marcia Fowler (second from left), the commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, joins other officials in cutting the ribbon for Northeastern University’s new Bouve College of Health Sciences’ Health and Welness Van at the university on April 5. Also pictured are (from left): Kevin Kranston of the state health department; Terry Fulmer, dean of the college; Maria Coakley from U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s office; Rita Nieves of the Boston Public Health Commission; and Dr. Huy Nguyen of the state health department.

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Honored Activist

April 27, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Beatriz Rivera (left), a community health activist with the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center and JP’s Beantown Society, is presented with The Philanthropic Initiative’s Boston Neighborhoods Fellow award by Mayor Thomas Menino at an April 11 South End ceremony. Given to only six residents a year, the prestigious fellowship includes an unrestricted cash grant.

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Street Art

April 27, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) Mission Hill artist Peter Bass works on a watercolor painting of the Centre Street and Seaverns Avenue intersection in front of 673 Centre on the afternoon of April 19. Bass said he is teaching himself to paint.

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Red Sox Nation’s First President

April 27, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo)  JP resident David Crellin (right) joins his 101-year-old father Floyd at Goddard House in Brookline last week during a birthday party sponsored by the Boston Red Sox baseball team. Floyd Crellin was born a year to the day before Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912 and was honored at the 100th home opener at the park on April 13.

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Editorial: Centers minus community?

April 27, 2012
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What is a community center without the community? We’re about to find out, as ludicrous, abrupt rental hikes at the Hennigan Community Center drive successful JP youth programs out of the neighborhood, and perhaps out of business. This looks like another way to balance the books on the backs of the disadvantaged, and it...

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Editorial: Leash your dogs

April 27, 2012
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People are roaming free in JP’s wealth of parkland with the arrival of spring. Unfortunately, so are off-leash pet dogs. Having a dog off-leash on the street or in a park is illegal. It’s illegal because it’s irresponsible, rude and dangerous. Dogs are not miniature people. They are animals that can and will bite....

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Letter: Casey Arborway is a cheap but bad solution

April 27, 2012
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Regarding the Casey Arborway project, it’s about the money. And don’t forget, the state, at the start, told the Working Advisory Group members this is not about money. So anytime I hear otherwise, I want to pick up my pen. This is an important bridge. The bridge keeps cross-town traffic out of a neighborhood...

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Letter: Give Valentine some love

April 27, 2012
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Sawx fans, the players and many in the sports media need to lighten up re: their new manager, Bobby Valentine. They’re acting like small-town hicks, suspicious of the newcomer because he has a slight attitude and edge to him, and, no doubt in this case, because his hometown of Stamford is closer to N.Y.C. than Boston....

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Letter: Apartment project should preserve, not demolish

April 27, 2012
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We read with alarm the announcement of plans to demolish the New England Home for Little Wanderers to make way for a new apartment building described as “huge” and “high-end” (“Apartment project plan is filed,” March 30). For over 100 years, the west side of S. Huntington Avenue has been home to a group...

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Letter: Developer’s work does not add to JP character

April 27, 2012
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“Life goes on. Things get built,” developer Pat McKenna is quoted as saying in John Ruch’s April 13 article “Housing developer stirs more debate.” I have lived in the Glenvale Park neighborhood since 1988, a few doors down from Mr. McKenna’s proposed demolition of 207 Chestnut Ave., a farmhouse that dates back to the...

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