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Main Street presenta a su nuevo director

November 23, 2012
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Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) presenta a su nuevo director ejecutivo, Gerald Robbins, quien asumió el puesto hace varios meses. La organización anunció que tendrá una casa abierta el 6 de diciembre. HJSMS es una programa iniciada por el alcalde Thomas Menino para fortalecer los distritos comerciales de JP mediante el apoyo monetario, técnico...

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Protest dolls displayed at 161 S. Huntington

November 23, 2012
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The dolls with signs displayed at 161 S. Huntington Ave. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

By Peter Shanley and John Ruch, Gazette Staff S. HUNTINGTON—About 10 dolls adorned with protest signs were arranged around a tree at the Home for Little Wanderers at 161 S. Huntington Ave. last week, an effort carried out by a new Occupy JP-affiliated group called Babies Against Boondoggles, according to an Occupy JP member....

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Hyde/Jackson Main Street debuts director, open house

November 23, 2012
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Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) has introduced its new executive director, Gerald Robbins, after several months on the job. HJSMS also announced it will hold an “open house” Dec. 6. Main Street is a program introduced by Mayor Thomas Menino to revitalize the city’s neighborhood commercial districts through design, technical and financial support, according...

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JP voters favor liberal candidates, causes

November 23, 2012
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Jamaica Plain remained one of the highest-turnout neighborhoods in the city in the Nov. 6 election and continued its liberal voting streak. About 70 percent of Jamaica Plain registered voters turned out for the election, up 5 percent from the city as a whole. They voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama, U.S. Senate candidate...

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Holidays in JP: ‘A Carol Christmas’ ushers in holiday season

November 23, 2012
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some people, putting up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season. Other people find the kick-off to be the rabid shopping spree known as Black Friday. But for some Jamaica Plain residents, the musical “A Carol Christmas,” which is always performed on the first weekend of December,...

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JP court has high acquittal rate for OUI cases

November 23, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain-based West Roxbury District Court at 445 Arborway has one of the highest acquittal rates in the state when it comes to jury-waived operating under the influence (OUI) trials, according to a special report commissioned by the state Supreme Judicial Court. The report was commissioned after a Boston Globe investigation found high...

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English High to get new field

November 23, 2012
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The English High School at 144 McBride St. is slated to receive a new turf field that will be ready for the fall 2013 sport season, according to Boston Parks and Recreation Department spokesperson Jacque Goddard. The field, which is used for football, baseball and soccer games, is in such bad shape the school...

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JP resident debuts record label with own album

November 23, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Rachel Ament) Eli Schwartz.

Eli Schwartz is pulling a little double duty when it comes to the music business. The Jamaica Plain resident is both the co-founder of the new Mountain of Leopards Company and is the musician behind the company’s recently released first album, “Poison Packets.” Mountain of Leopards, which name comes from the Song of Solomon...

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Faulkner received drugs from tainted company; none sick

November 23, 2012
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JAMAICA PLAIN—Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital at 1153 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain received four medications from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, which is at the heart of the meningitis outbreak that has killed at least 30 people. But according to Faulkner spokesperson David Goldberg, only one of those medications was injectable,...

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Protest dolls displayed at 161 S. Huntington site

November 14, 2012
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Protest dolls displayed at 161 S. Huntington site

By Peter Shanley and John Ruch/Gazette Staff S. HUNTINGTON—About 10 dolls adorned with protest signs are arranged around a tree at the Home for Little Wanderers at 161 S. Huntington Ave., an effort carried out by a new Occupy JP-affiliated group called Babies Against Boondoggles, according to an Occupy JP member. The display is...

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