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Sights and sounds, 11/4/11

November 4, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for listings is noon, Nov. 15 for the Nov. 18 issue. Send arts and entertainment listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events JP Grazing Spree,...

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Warren talks jobs, Wall Street

October 21, 2011
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Warren talks jobs, Wall Street

EGLESTON SQ.—Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said she was “astonished” at Congress’s failure to pass the American Jobs Act after a campaign house party in JP on Oct. 12. “People across this country, across this state, are hurting. I don’t understand how anyone could vote against the jobs bill,” Warren told the Gazette....

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Salon to replace former bookstore

October 21, 2011
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Q Salon and Spa will open in late fall at 676 Centre St., in the space formerly occupied by Jamaicaway Books. It will offer massage services and other spa services like facials along with nail services, owner Jennifer Lydon told the Gazette. “It will be a Newbury Street type of salon with JP service,”...

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JP Moms creates a virtual village

October 21, 2011
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JP Moms, a group of moms, dads and caretakers in and around JP make daily use of a powerful resource—each other. “Our kids don’t come with how-to handbooks,” said Divya Kumar, one of JP Moms’ moderators. “We’re here to offer guidance, support and a listening ear to each other.” The listserv group was created...

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Halloween activities around JP

October 21, 2011
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Jamaica Plain is working up a fright for Halloween. If parties and bothering the neighbors are no longer enough entertainment, these JP events should do the trick. The Dog Parade and Fashion Show, organized by the JP Business and Professional Association and JP Centre/South Main Streets, is the place for Rex to show off...

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Furniture designers find a home on South St.

October 21, 2011
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Furniture designers find a home on South St.

Inside Room 68, South Street’s latest addition, there is a bench made of Lucite and repurposed industrial-looking legs. The Lucite top is semi-translucent and looks like something from the future. The industrial base has layers of peeling paint and looks like it has seen decades of hard work. And that bench is part of...

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First Thursday expands to year-round

October 21, 2011
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JP CENTER—Starting next month, the popular community art event First Thursday will run year-round. Previously, First Thursday only took place May through September, with a special holiday December date. The evening, scheduled for the first Thursday in each month, features art openings, musical performances, shopping and dining in Centre and South street businesses. “The...

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Sights and Sounds, 10/21/11

October 21, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for listings is noon, Nov. 1 for the Nov. 4 issue. Send arts and entertainment listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Halloween Dog Parade and Fashion...

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District 7 candidates selected

October 7, 2011
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EGLESTON SQ.—Incumbent Tito Jackson and political newcomer Sheneal Parker will be the District 7 candidates for city council following their first- and second- place finishes in the district preliminary election Sept. 27. Jackson received 76 percent of the 2,467 votes cast. Parker got 11.1 percent. The other candidates, Althea Garrison and Roy Owens, won...

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Convicts turn a new leaf

October 7, 2011
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Convicts turn a new leaf

By Rebeca Oliveira and Benjamin Colb Four days a week in the Emerald Necklace—the 1,100-acre chain of parks connecting Jamaica Plain to Brookline and the Back Bay—two crews of eight convicts from the Boston Pre-Release Center on Morton Street do landscaping and horticultural work. The Emerald Necklace Maintenance Collaborative (ENMC) program provides work experience...

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