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October 24, 2014
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Zoo receives anonymous $1m gift

October 24, 2014
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Franklin Park Zoo received an anonymous gift of $1 million to support construction of Nature’s Neighborhoods at the new George Robert White Fund Children’s Zoo on Oct. 10. This gift is the single largest individual gift given in the Zoo’s history. “I think this is indicative of the kind of support we will receive...

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JP orchestra aims to soothe mental woes

October 24, 2014
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A new Jamaica Plain ensemble called Me2/Orchestra aims to give people who suffer from mental illnesses a musical respite from any stigma they might endure elsewhere. “People living with mental health issues face stigma on a daily basis,” said Me2/Orchestra executive director Caroline Whiddon. “One day, they might face discrimination from an employer or...

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New Mural

October 24, 2014
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Hair salon doubles as piano lounge

October 24, 2014
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Three years after adding its chairs to Centre Street’s Soleil Salon, We Are Hair is expanding into the entertainment business with regular Thursday piano and open mic nights. Owner Richard Repetta told the Gazette that the expansion stemmed from his own long history as an actor, singer and director in the Boston area—and the...

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Armed robbers strike at Jamaica Pond

October 10, 2014
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By John Ruch and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff Three recent armed robberies at Jamaica Pond sparked fear as well as concerns in the Boston Police Department notifying the public about them. Meanwhile, police arrested two suspects in a brutal Franklin Park armed robbery and indicated they are being looked at suspects in two of the...

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Mayor Menino’s new book touches on JP issues

October 10, 2014
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Mayor Menino’s new book touches on JP issues

Former Mayor Thomas Menino has penned a memoir about his unprecedented five terms in office, “Mayor for a New America,” that frequently mentions Jamaica Plain and its issues. Due out Oct. 14, the book covers Menino’s service as a Hyde Park city councilor and his mayoral tenure, which ran from 1993 to early this...

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Baby Giraffe

October 10, 2014
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New beetle infestation will be ‘contained’

October 10, 2014
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New beetle infestation will be ‘contained’

Officials aim to contain, rather than eliminate, the tree-killing emerald ash borer beetle (EAB) that appeared in Jamaica Plain this summer. The tactics will include a ban on moving scrap wood, and the introduction of other insects that prey on the EAB, officials said at a Sept. 23 community meeting at Arnold Arboretum. “The...

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Ladrones armados en Jamaica Pond

October 10, 2014
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De John Ruch y Peter Shanley/Personal de Gazette Tres robos recientes a mano armada en Jamaica Pond invitaron miedo pero también preocupación sobre la notificación al público por la policía de Boston (BPD). Mientras tanto, la policía arrestaron dos sospechosos en un robo a mano armada brutal en Franklin Park y indicó que son...

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