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Sights and Sounds, 10/7/11

October 7, 2011
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The final, last-minute deadline for listings is noon, Oct. 18 for the Oct. 21 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 Extreme Esteem Awards,...

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Dist. 7 candidates selected

September 28, 2011
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Incumbent Tito Jackson and political newcomer Shaneal Parker will be the District 7 candidates for City Councilor 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 8.8...

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Feminist icon moves to JP

September 23, 2011
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Feminist icon moves to JP

Jessica Valenti, the founder of feministing.com and the face of 21st century feminism, has joined the ranks of Jamaica Plain residents. Leaving her life-long home of New York a few weeks ago was the cap on an already busy year. Valenti and husband Andrew had time to plan the move, she told the Gazette...

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JP Open Studios returns this weekend

September 23, 2011
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This weekend, Jamaica Plain artists will open their doors in the 18th annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS). The free event showcases the artwork of over 230 artists at 52 sites including artists’ studios, the historic Eliot School on Eliot Street, the Sam Adams brewery complex on Amory Street, and the Arnold Arboretum. This...

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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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