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We Are Hair grows in to new home

January 20, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Christina Durant has her hair blow-dried at We Are Hair’s newly-decorated premises.

Six months after opening its doors at Soleil Salon, We Are Hair is settling into its space with bold paint colors and regular patronage. The walls have been painted and festooned with hair-related movie posters—titles such as “The Beautician and the Beast,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “Tangled”...

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JP History: Franklin Park Zoo turns 100

January 20, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection) Two grizzly bears splash around one of the pools in the now-abandoned bear dens in Franklin Park, 1929.

This year, Franklin Park Zoo celebrates a milestone that many through its history never thought it never would: its centennial. “We look forward to welcoming and introducing a whole new generation of people to the wonders of our natural world and will continue to create fun and lasting memories for visitors of all ages,”...

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New Arboretum map shows 15k plants

January 20, 2012
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A new online map of Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum can pinpoint each of 15,000 plants, including planting date and cultivar name, on the 265-acre property. “The Arboretum has been disseminating information about its plants for over a century, and Collection Researcher is the latest,” Curator of Living Collections Michael Dosmann told the Gazette. The new...

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Cemetery misses annual report filings

January 20, 2012
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Forest Hills Cemetery has never filed a mandatory yearly report, according to the Secretary of State’s Office website. It is also apparently based out of a nonexistent address, according to city tax records. As of 1985, cemeteries, along with all other nonprofits, are required to file an annual report with the Secretary of State’s...

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Website gives voice to street harassment victims

January 20, 2012
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Two women with long ties to Jamaica Plain are barking back at catcallers with a new website, boston.ihollaback.org. Hollaback! Boston aims to combat alleged street harassment by providing a forum for women and LGBT victims of catcalls, rude gestures and uninvited touching to share their stories, often including pictures of the alleged harassers. “For...

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Sights and Sounds, 1/20

January 20, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, Jan. 31 for the Feb. 3 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Accessible ice-skating at Kelly Rink, for wheelchairs, ice-sleds and conventional skates. Wed. Feb. 1, Kelly Rink, 1 Marbury Ter. Info: 413-527-8980....

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Agenda, 1/20

January 20, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Jan. 31 for the Feb. 3 issue. Send listings to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jackson Sq. Recreational Center meeting, discussing updates and next steps. Jan. 24, 6pm, Anna Mae Cole Community Center, 10 Lamartine...

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E-13 Police Report, 1/3-1/16

January 20, 2012
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1/3 1:12pm, 279 Centre St. Robbery. 4:00pm, 3347 Washington St. Drugs. 4:29pm, Boylston St. A Dorchester man and a Boston man arrested for possession of class A drugs. 6:00pm, 11 Creighton St. Threats. 11:03pm, 9 Newbern St. A Roslindale man arrested for assault and battery. 12:00pm, 50 Bickford St. Larceny.   1/4 12:01am, 155...

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Overpass announcement delayed

January 17, 2012
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The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) may reach a decision on the future of the Casey Overpass in private this week, but it will not immediately hold a public meeting to announce the decision. MassDOT previously said the decision would be made this week. “Usually we publicize meetings for two weeks, and we haven’t...

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No overpass decision yet

January 6, 2012
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By Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch, Gazette Staff The Massachusetts Department of Transportation plans to announce its decision on a Casey Overpass replacement project the week of Jan. 16, spokesperson Michael Verseckes told the Gazette this week. No community meetings have been scheduled. The aging bridge over the Forest Hills T Station area must...

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