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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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Jackson Sq. Playground delayed again

November 4, 2011
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A playground designed by members of the community planned for Jackson Square has been delayed a second time. Project organizers told the Gazette construction has been re-scheduled for spring of next year. The postponement is due to unexpected but required legal processes between state and non-state agencies. “Any time a non-state agency wants to...

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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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