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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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2 men charged with murder in Feb. killing

November 4, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—Two Mattapan men were charged with murder last month in the February shooting death of Brenda Pawlowski behind 21 Kenney St. Christopher Howard and Larry Pack, both 29, allegedly picked up Pawlowski from her Roxbury home on Feb. 8 and drove her to the Kenney Street address, then shot her once in the...

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Few changes in state redistricting plan

November 4, 2011
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A plan to redraw state legislative districts—including those in Jamaica Plain—was slated to be signed by Gov. Deval Patrick by today, Nov. 4. State Rep. Liz Malia’s 11th Suffolk District stands to pick up a couple of Jamaica Plain precincts from state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez’s  15th Suffolk District, under the redistricting plan released Oct....

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Home, Sweet Home

November 4, 2011
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Home, Sweet Home

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Assault case against youth center head dismissed by judge

November 4, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—A judge dismissed a case of child assault against the former Hennigan Community Center program director in September after the alleged victim and witnesses failed to show up in court, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Robert L. Platt, a longtime Jamaica Plain activist who headed the city community center at...

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JPNC revives Whole Foods Committee

November 4, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council voted to revive its Ad Hoc Whole Foods Negotiating Committee at its Oct. 25 meeting, where it also selected anti-Whole Foods activist Ben Day to chair the council for the upcoming session. The meeting also featured a spirited conversation about whether the council should support Streetcar Wine and Beer’s...

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Trick or Treat

November 4, 2011
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Trick or Treat

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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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Let There Be Lights

November 4, 2011
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Let There Be Lights

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Wish Comes True

November 4, 2011
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Wish Comes True

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