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Whole Foods protesters wave signs

November 4, 2011
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) Protesters from the group Whose Foods? Whose Community? picket the opening of Whole Foods Market on Oct. 31.

About 20 protesters—including Ben Day, the newly elected chair of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC)—were at Whole Foods Market at 413 Centre St. on Oct. 31, the first day the store was open, to protest the grocer’s refusal to negotiate a community benefits agreement (CBA). The protest, organized by the group Whose Foods?...

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New schools could move into Agassiz

November 4, 2011
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A proposal announced by Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Carol Johnson this week would have a K-8 school and a new two-way bilingual high school moving into the former Agassiz School building at 20 Child St. next year. Under the proposal, the Mission Hill K-8 school—now located on Alleghany Street in Mission Hill, where...

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Election Day is Nov. 8

November 4, 2011
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JP residents will go to the polls Nov. 8 to elect four new At-Large City Councilors and new district councilors. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 pm. Voters who normally cast their ballots at Curtis Hall will once again be voting at the Agassiz School building at 20 Childs St....

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Arroyo: The campaign never stops

November 4, 2011
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Arroyo: The campaign never stops

At-Large City Councilor and Jamaica Plain resident Felix Arroyo barely broke stride walking past the E-13 Police Station on Washington Street, Oct. 24. “It never stopped!” he shouted with a wry grin, responding to a police officer in the parking lot who asked how his re-election campaign is going. Elected in 2009, Arroyo is...

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City Council candidates make their stands

November 4, 2011
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Candidates for the At-Large and District 7 City Council seats staked out positions aon many issues at two recent Jamaica Plain forums All seven At-Large candidates—Felix Arroyo, John Connolly, William Dorcena, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy, Ayanna Pressley and Sean Ryan—appeared at a forum hosted by the Wards 10, 11 and 19 Democratic Committees Oct....

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Few changes in state redistricting plan

November 4, 2011
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A plan to redraw state legislative districts—including those in Jamaica Plain—was slated to be signed by Gov. Deval Patrick by today, Nov. 4. State Rep. Liz Malia’s 11th Suffolk District stands to pick up a couple of Jamaica Plain precincts from state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez’s  15th Suffolk District, under the redistricting plan released Oct....

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JPNC revives Whole Foods Committee

November 4, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council voted to revive its Ad Hoc Whole Foods Negotiating Committee at its Oct. 25 meeting, where it also selected anti-Whole Foods activist Ben Day to chair the council for the upcoming session. The meeting also featured a spirited conversation about whether the council should support Streetcar Wine and Beer’s...

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Talking more than turkey

November 4, 2011
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Plant expert looks at Thanksgiving dinner University of Colorado and Harvard Professor Pamela Diggle will present an up-close and personal look at squash, potatoes, cranberries and other traditional Thanksgiving produce in her lecture “The Botany of Thanksgiving” at Arnold Arboretum’s Weld Hill Research Building Nov. 16. The lecture “grew out of a class I...

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Hardware store still kicking after 123 years

November 4, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) The original Roslindale Hardware building next to Adams Park in Roslindale Village.

Roslindale Ace Hardware at 4407 Washington St.—one of the oldest businesses in the City of Boston—has been operating since 1888. “There are not a lot of businesses that have been around that many decades,” owner Joseph Porteleki said in an interview with the Gazette last week. Porteleki, the stores third owner, has been running...

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Agenda, 11/4/11

November 4, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Nov. 15 for the Nov. 18 issue. Send listings to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jackson Square Community Advisory Committee,...

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