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Pet grooming comes to South St.

September 23, 2011
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A new pet grooming service, Pups ‘n Paradise, has opened its doors at 142B South St. First-time business owner Jeniffer Mitchell is no novice to cat and dog grooming, starting the trade at Norfolk County Agricultural High School while only 15. “It seems like a very dog-friendly area,” Mitchell told the Gazette. Mitchell is...

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Sights and Sounds, 9/23

September 23, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for listings is noon, Oct. 4 for the Oct. 7 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 Jamaica Plain Open...

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Overpass project threatened by funding loss

September 9, 2011
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Construction of the Casey Overpass replacement could be jeopardized if national transportation funding is not extended this year. The planning study and preliminary design are already funded and would continue regardless, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) spokesperson Michael Verseckes said. Construction currently is scheduled to begin in 2013. “While the Casey Overpass project is...

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Martial arts master adopts JP

September 9, 2011
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Martial arts master adopts JP

When In Kwon Jang—Master Jang to his students at JP Taekwondo at 670 Centre St.—first lived in Boston nine years ago, to train the Harvard taekwondo team, he knew he’d come back to  Jamaica Plain, where he lived at the time, from his home in Korea. “For nine years, JP was in my mind…I...

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Washington St. project gets bigger

September 9, 2011
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(Courtesy illustration) A drawing of the proposed development at Washington and McBride streets.

STONYBROOK—The plan for a mixed-use development at the corner of Washington and McBride streets just got bigger, boosting its condo component from 30 to 42 units. The design team increased the number of housing units after changing the configuration of housing from several smaller buildings to one larger building. “Doing it as one building...

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New bilingual school named for JP principal

September 9, 2011
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A planned Boston Public Schools (BPS) academy will be named after Margarita Muñiz, the founder and longtime principal of JP’s Rafael Hernandez K-8 School. The Muñiz Academy, proposed to open for the 2012 school year, would be the first bilingual high school in the BPS system. “I believe it’s terrific. It’s very needed,” Muñiz...

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Stop & Shop introduces bilingual signs

September 9, 2011
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As of early August, Stop & Shop is inviting customers to Parar i Comprar with their new bilingual aisle signage. “We’ve implemented bilingual signage in a few of our markets just in order to better serve our customers,” said Suzi Robinson, a Stop & Shop spokesperson. The new signs list what can be found...

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DJ spins records, whites and darks

September 9, 2011
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One half of Jam’n 94.5’s “The Ramiro & Pebbles Morning Show” has an unusual connection to Jamaica Plain: a laundromat. Ramiro Torres, a local and national radio DJ, bought Clean Getaway Laundry, at 546 Centre St., just over a year ago. “Why not own a laundromat?” he asked. “Everyone needs something on the side…You...

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Woman shot in Bromley-Heath

September 9, 2011
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A woman was shot on the street in the Bromley-Heath Housing development Aug. 29. She was taken to Boston Medical Center where her injury was declared to be non-life-threatening. Boston police (BPD) has not made any arrests. BPD spokesperson Eddy Chrispin told the Gazette that there is no indication of gang involvement in the...

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VA hospital systems could merge

September 9, 2011
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Veteran Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System and Bedford VA Medical Center are investigating the possibility of unifying their programs into one large regional system. Under the current proposal, no facilities—like the VA hospital at 150 S. Huntington Ave.—would close, no jobs would be lost and no changes would be made to any pay rates....

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