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JP chef dishes on his New England cookbook

January 17, 2014
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JP chef dishes on his New England cookbook

A son of New England, Jamaica Plain resident and renowned chef Daniel Bruce recently came out with a cookbook based on the region he grew up in. From traditional regional fare, such as New England lobster and clam boil, to the more complex, such as cumin-rubbed roasted pork tenderloin with pear ginger compote, the...

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JP group objects to council president vote

January 17, 2014
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JP group objects to council president vote

City Councilor Bill Linehan of South Boston was elected earlier this month by a vote of 8-5 to be the council president despite an effort from several groups, including the JP Progressives, to block him from taking the reins. According to Linehan’s office, Councilors Mark Ciommo, Timothy McCarthy, Frank Baker, Sal LaMattina, Michael Flaherty...

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JP History: This Week in JP History

January 17, 2014
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The Gazette’s top headlines from this week in JP history:   5 Years Ago: 2009 “Turner escapes council scrutiny” City Councilor Chuck Turner, who was under federal indictment for bribery, escaped an internal City Council review of his case and announced his bid for re-election. Turner won the contest, but was convicted and forced...

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Heart surgery survivor raises money with road races

January 17, 2014
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Heart surgery survivor raises money with road races

Jamaica Plain resident Ashley Girard was a Northeastern University (NU) student in 2006 when she walked into the campus health center with flu-like symptoms. She left with a recommendation to visit a heart specialist and was soon undergoing open-heart surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “I was really nervous. I had to write out...

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Sale of Goddard House continues

December 20, 2013
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S. HUNTINGTON—The sale process of the former Goddard House property continues with the building being on the market for almost a year. “We are still evaluating potential buyers,” said Diana Pisciotta, spokesperson for the Goddard House. She told the Gazette to check back next month, but that she does not expect any “news for...

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Community centers MOU remains unfinished

December 20, 2013
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A new operating agreement between the City and community centers was supposed to be in place long ago, but now it seems likely the document will not be completed before the Menino administration exits. The issue of an agreement between the City and community centers arose after two groups at the Hennigan Community Center...

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CSMS holds holiday artist event

December 20, 2013
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JP Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, will host its first annual holiday pop-up bazaar at 668 Centre Street, according to Executive Director Andrew Zarro. Zarro said the three-day event will feature local crafts and arts and is “super impromptu.” He said that it will have a “cohesive feel” and the theme...

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O’Malley backs new ban on smoking in parks

December 20, 2013
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The City Council last month passed legislation that bans smoking in City’s parks. The measure was introduced by Mayor Thomas Menino and steered out of City Councilor Matt O’Malley’s Committee on Government Operations. “I think it is a great idea and a great piece of legislation,” said O’Malley, who lives in and represents Jamaica...

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Local state rep. travels to D.C. to talk health plan

December 20, 2013
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Local state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez recently traveled to Washington D.C. to speak during the National Conference of State Legislatures about Massachusetts healthcare program in light of the ongoing implementation of the Affordable Healthcare Act. “Massachusetts is at the forefront of healthcare reform,” Sánchez said in a recent Gazette interview. The representative said he focused...

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JP resident named to Parks Commission

December 20, 2013
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JP resident named to Parks Commission

Jamaica Plain resident Anne Connolly, who recently was named to the Boston Parks and Recreation Commission (BPRC) by Mayor Thomas Menino, grew up in the housing developments of South Boston. Those surroundings afforded little greenery, so her mother often shipped off Connolly and her three younger brothers with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and...

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