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Editorial: Help the real Indians

June 22, 2012
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While U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren defends her conveniently optional American Indian identity, and incumbent Sen. Scott Brown continues to goad her about it, many actual American Indians are struggling. While Warren and Brown debate how Warren’s supposed Indian heritage may have influenced her professorship at the world’s greatest university, actual American Indians last...

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Editorial: Arresting the wrong people

June 22, 2012
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The mortgage crisis has resulted in local state Rep. Liz Malia sitting handcuffed in the back of a police van, while most people running the banks and mortgage companies walk around free. They’re arresting the wrong people. Good for Malia for sticking her neck out for her constituents. We can’t judge the details of...

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Letter: Thanks for Jimmy Memorial help

June 22, 2012
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Jimmy Fund Golf extends its sincerest thanks to the organizers and sponsors of the Jimmy Memorial held on June 5 at Juniper Hills Golf Course in Northborough, Mass. Special recognition and appreciation goes to Shawn Fitzpatrick of Jamaica Plain, Mass., and the committee who organized the 11th annual event. The dedicated sponsors, participants and...

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Letter: The JPNDC thanks supporters

June 22, 2012
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On behalf of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), I want to thank all the many JP residents and supporters who helped make our 35th anniversary community celebration on June 9 a success in many ways! There are more people than can be named, but we want to give a special thank-you to...

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Summer Stories

June 8, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Storyteller Diane Edgecomb (right), a JP resident, and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain will perform “In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey,” an event featuring the telling of tree myths from around the world during a stroll among the trees at Arnold Arboretum on June 15 and 16. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Bike Race

June 8, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Courtney Sacco) A young bicyclist joins in a race at the Bikes Not Bombs Green Roots Festival at the Stony Brook T Station on June 3.

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Pride block party slated for June 10

June 8, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—The JP Block Party for Boston Pride Week makes its annual return to Perkins Street on Sun., June 10. A celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, Pride Week features dozens of events around town, including the downtown Pride Parade on June 9. A co-grand marshal of this year’s parade is the...

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Greece and Jamaica Pond inspire artist

June 8, 2012
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Greece and Jamaica Pond inspire artist

By Arlene Snyder, Special to the Gazette Paintings and drawings by Jamaica Plain artist Cynthia Kollios are on display this month at Taylor House Bed and Breakfast, part of the long-running Music and Art series there. Kollios moved to JP in the 1980s after art school and immediately began to draw the old Victorian...

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Pulling Ahead

June 8, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Cassandra Vickers (front), shown here rowing with her crew team at Newton Country Day School, has scored a 4.0 GPA and is heading to the University of Pennsylvania this fall after participating in the Steppingstone Academy, an academic prep program for underserved youths. Vickers plans to study pre-med.

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Housing Protest

June 8, 2012
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(Photo by Brandon German, City Life/Vida Urbana) JP resident Heather Gordon (second from left), who recently fought a foreclosure-related eviction from her Egleston Square home, joins protesters from JP’s City Life/Vida Urbana housing organization outside the Democratic State Convention in Springfield on June 2. The protesters sought support for foreclosure legislation that would require banks to negotiate with homeowners and allow former homeowners to stay in place as tenants.

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