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Good Catch

June 22, 2012
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(Photo by Lauren Patrick/Boston Parks Dept.) John Hoffman (kneeling) of The Fishing Academy holds a trout caught during Family Fishing Day at Jamaica Pond Park on June 2. Joining in were (from left): anglers Talja and Furlana Bascom of Roxbury; pro fisherman Gene Ellison; anglers Mayor Thomas Menino and his grandson, Tommy Menino; and Kate Foley and Brian Vignoni of Bass Pro Shops. The event was sponsored by the Boston Parks Department along with Bass Pro Shops, The Fishing Academy and P&J Bait.

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Remembering the Fallen

June 22, 2012
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(Photo by Steve MacDonald/Boston Fire Department) Firefighters in dress uniform line up at the memorial at the Fireman’s Lot in Forest Hills Cemetery during an annual tribute on June 10. The lot is the final resting place of 15 Boston Fire Department firefighters who have died in the line of duty since 1858. Bobby Halton, editor of Fire Engineering Magazine, gave the memorial address.

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Hopping to the Rescue

June 22, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Three-year-old JP resident Riley Carey-Brown is swarmed by reporters at the Green Street T Station on June 7 as she clutches Nummy the toy bunny, whom T dispatcher Rhiannon Bernier and conductor Frank Limoni (not pictured) rescued from a fall onto the Orange Line tracks the previous day by stopping a train. Joining her are her parents (from left), Michelle and Casey Carey-Brown. Nummy had no comment about the close call.

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Stepping Up

June 22, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Manning Elementary School students (front row, from left) Alida Wetherill, Rory Zaisser and Ricardo Dominguez Jiminez were the top walkers in Partners Step It Up, a collaborative program with JP’s Faulkner Hospital to encourage kids to exercise. The program, run by Partners HealthCare’s Center for Connected Health, outfitted students with a wireless device that monitored how many footsteps they took. In total, Manning School students walked 14.7 million steps, or roughly 4,900 miles, in the eight-week program that ended June 11. Also pictured are: (front) teacher Maria Karloutsos and Partners’ Sherrie MacDonald; (back, from left) Principal Ethan d’Ablemont Burnes; Partners’ Maggie Corcoran and Tracey Benner; librarian Patti Cahill; Faulkner’s Tracy Sylven; and Partners’ Karen Chase.

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First Communion

June 22, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) Young worshipers celebrate their First Communion at the Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic church on Brookside Avenue on June 3. Retired pastor Monsignor Charles Bourque (left rear) celebrated the Mass for the occasion.

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Project JamaicaWay

June 22, 2012
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Laa Ceredona models a dress by Julie Ann Cahill.

(Gazette Photos by Courtney Sacco) The Project JamaicaWay Sustainable Style Competition & Fashion Show, hosted by JP Forum, brought a big crowd to First Church in Jamaica Plain on June 7 to see fashions made from recycled clothing and fabric from the Boomerangs and Goodwill thrift stores.

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JP Tunes: New local music

June 22, 2012
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Jamaica Plain musicians recently released the following albums or singles: • Rick Berlin with the Nickel and Dime Band, “Always on Insane” (Whitehaus Family Record). Cdbaby.com/rickberlinwthenickeldime2. JP musicians can notify JP Tunes about new releases at news@jamaicaplaingazette.com.

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English All-Stars

June 22, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) English High School baseball players (from left) Jessey Valdez, Nelson Barreiro and Johamin Vicioso pose in Fenway Park, where they joined the South Side team in the Boston City League all-star game on June 10. The North Side team won the game, 11-4.

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Children’s Festival

June 22, 2012
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(Photo by Lauren Patrick/Boston Parks Dept.) Families watch a puppet show during the Jamaica Pond Children’s Festival, hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, on June 9 at Jamaica Pond Park.

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Editorial: Fix Monument Sq. traffic now

June 22, 2012
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With a City redesign plan delayed, it will be 2014 at best before Monument Square is rebuilt to be something other than an asphalt monster looking for pedestrians to kill. Someone may well die there long before then. The City and the MBTA should take immediate action to improve safety in ways that do...

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