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JP eateries hooked for mislabeled fish

November 4, 2011
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JP restaurant El Oriental de Cuba confirmed selling intentionally mislabeled fish after a Boston Globe investigation was published last month. JP Seafood Café owner Phil Paik told the Gazette it’s a common practice. Doyle’s Café, at 3484 Washington St., and El Oriental de Cuba, at 416 Centre St., were both named as serving a...

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UK reporter tells JP how to end Afghanistan war

November 4, 2011
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UK reporter tells JP how to end Afghanistan war

Jonathan Steele, a reporter for the Guardian newspaper in the U.K. who has been covering Afghanistan for over 30 years, told a small but rapt audience Jamaica Plain audience exactly what to do to end conflict in Kabul. That means not only ending the U.S. war, but also solving the country’s internal conflicts. “If...

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Arborway Yard grant is denied

November 4, 2011
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Project still on hold The Arborway Yard was not approved for a much-hoped-for federal grant, keeping the project on hold until the MBTA finds the projected $170 million to $220 million needed for construction. The Arborway bus yard, located at Washington Street and the Arborway, was built as a temporary facility eight years ago...

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Overpass team tackles traffic

November 4, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—The Casey Overpass replacement project’s planners said at the last Working Advisory Group (WAG) meeting on Oct. 25 that either replacement option will handle future traffic better than the current configuration. A single-bridge alternative and a surface street-only alternative underwent extensive traffic projections to see how they would each cope with projected 2035...

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Day of the Dead dies as cemetery cuts arts

November 4, 2011
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Another cultural event mainstay at Forest Hills Cemetery has been killed off as the Forest Hills Educational Trust (FHET) continues its mysterious cutbacks. La Piñata’s yearly Day of the Dead celebration, held at Forest Hills Cemetery for almost a decade, is the latest victim of FHET’s suspension of programming, in place since January. “They...

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Cemetery Life

November 4, 2011
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Cemetery Life

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The Revolution lives on for local re-enactor

November 4, 2011
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The Revolution lives on for local re-enactor

For JP resident Edward Roche, the American Revolution is still alive and well. As a historical re-enactor, he gets to bring moments of 1775 Boston back to life as a member of the Gardner’s Regiment reenactment group. “When you dress up like that and walk down the street, you meet people from all corners,”...

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VA, VFW offer Veterans Day events

November 4, 2011
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JP veterans will have their choice of activities on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Many will be showing their colors at the yearly parade in downtown Boston. The American Legion Post 76 at 280 South St. will welcome any veteran after the parade for an informal get-together. The VA hospital at 150 S. Huntington Ave....

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Tacos El Charro reopens

November 4, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—After an unplanned eight-month closure, Tacos El Charro at 349 Centre St. reopened last month. The popular Mexican restaurant, located between Hyde and Jackson squares, closed last December for what owner Aida Navarro expected to be a couple of weeks because of “personal and financial troubles.” But by the time she was ready...

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Ethos offers care to Rozzie seniors

November 4, 2011
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Ethos, an elderly support non-profit based in Jamaica Plain and serving Roslindale, is offering new programs to Rozzie seniors. Ethos provides supportive services to elders and their care-givers to keep elders in their own homes. Among other new programs, Ethos has started an “Out to Brunch” event on Saturdays at Roslindale House at 120...

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