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Q Salon opens doors

July 6, 2012
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CENTRAL JP—Q Salon opened its doors in late May at 676 Centre St., the space formerly occupied by Jamaicaway Books. Q Salon, named after owner Jennifer Lydon’s middle name and grandmother’s maiden name, Quinlan—“We were very close,” she said—is currently offering hair services. Nail services are expected to start next week and spa services...

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Asian wrap take-out restaurant opens

July 6, 2012
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MONUMENT SQ.—A new Asian wrap restaurant opened in Monument Square last week. Wrapmi, a “healthy, organic, on-the-go” Asian wrap restaurant opened on June 28 at 779 Centre St., replacing the short-lived Super Fusion Sushi. The menu offers wraps inspired by Chinese cuisine, Manager Sam Ho said. “When you’re eating Chinese food with chopsticks, you...

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Turner unfairly ousted from City Council, court says

July 6, 2012
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Former City Councilor Chuck Turner was ousted from his position illegally in 2010, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) opined earlier this month. The June 15 opinion was requested by federal Judge Mark Wolf, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, who will make the final ruling, Chester Darling, Turner’s civil attorney,...

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Pet supply store coming to Hyde Square

July 6, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—A new doggie daycare and pet supply store will open in Hyde Square by summer’s end. Tails, which will serve cats and dogs, is expected to open at Fat Ram’s Pumpkin Tattoo’s old location at 380 Centre St. by the end of July, owner Yesse Feliz told the Gazette. “We serve people and...

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Food and art at Gail’s Café

July 6, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Gail’s looks out to Jackson Square from 268 Centre St.

JACKSON SQ.—A new eatery in Jackson Square is serving up comfort food for Jamaica Plain. Gail’s Café & Grille at 268 Centre St. just opened in April, and its menu includes such favorites as barbecue chicken and ribs, baked haddock, gyros, pulled pork sandwiches and cheeseburgers. Owner Lakis Vlahoulis told the Gazette that a...

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JP remains beetle-free

July 6, 2012
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Two years after Jamaica Plain first saw Asian longhorned beetles (ALB), the neighborhood remains free of any further sightings of the tree-killing beetle. JP can look forward to at least two more years of quarantine and possible pesticide treatments, despite the lack of new sightings since the Faulkner Hospital discovery two years ago this...

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JP counselor volunteers in Kenya slums

July 6, 2012
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Mark Blogier is not spending his summer break from Boston Latin relaxing. The guidance counselor and social worker is spending six weeks in the slums around Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, working to improve the lives of African teenagers. “The reality is, I don’t know exactly what I’m doing until I get there,” he told the...

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Staff meals foster restaurant family

July 6, 2012
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CENTRAL JP—Every day at 3:45 p.m., the staff at the Grass Fed burger restaurant stops working and sits down for their staff meal, a requirement and tradition in food service. Most staff meals—a legal benefit for most food service employees who work enough hours—are last night’s leftovers. Some staff meal menus can be unorthodox,...

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Sights and Sounds, 7/6/12

July 6, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, July 17 for the July 20 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Lantern Festival, Japanese festival to honor the dead, with dance performances and lantern designing, Thurs., July 12, 6-9pm, Forest Hills Cemetery...

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JP Agenda, 7/6/12

July 6, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, July 17 for the July 20 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Public Service Committee, agenda includes Tres Gatos adding liqueurs to its license, and to increase the seating on its...

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