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Man sought in stroller assault case

December 16, 2011
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(Image Courtesy Boston Police Department) A sketch of the man sought in the stroller assault case.

The Boston Police Department has released a sketch of a man being sought in connection with a Nov. 28 sexual assault in Franklin Park. The man is described as Hispanic; in his mid-20s; 5-feet-8-inches tall; medium build; and wearing a black hat and a black jacket or long-sleeved shirt. The sketch appears to show...

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Walkers’ Choice

December 16, 2011
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(Photo by Gloria Carrigg) Mary Hannon (left), board member of JP Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS) holds WalkBoston’s Walkers’ Choice Award as CSMS Executive Director Randace Moore (center) and WalkBoston Executive Director Wendy Landman (right) look on at Centre Street’s UForge Gallery on Dec. 1. CSMS won the award for its pedestrian-friendly First Thursday monthly art events.

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Protesters to sing against Whole Foods

December 16, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—An anti-Whole Foods Market group is attempting to boycott the grocer and will sing Christmas carol parodies against it in a Dec. 21 demonstration. Whose Foods? Whose Community? aims to get the grocer to sign a community benefits agreement (CBA) with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC), even though the council has abandoned...

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Going For Baroque

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) Ensemble 44 performs music by women composers of the French and Italian Baroque era Jan. 8 at the Loring-Greenough House. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Forest Hills pub nears opening

December 16, 2011
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FOREST HILLS—Napper Tandy’s at 3700 Washington St. will to open in early 2012 after a year of delays and challenges. Napper Tandy’s owner, John Jacobs, told the Gazette in a phone interview that the process is finally moving along. The proposed Irish pub/bistro is under construction, he said, and he is hoping to open...

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Hennigan seeks 2nd court clerk term

December 16, 2011
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Maura Hennigan, a Jamaica Plain resident and the clerk of the Suffolk County Superior Court for Criminal Business, will seek a second six-year term in office in 2012. Hennigan kicked off the campaign and celebrated her 60th birthday at a West Roxbury party earlier this month. She has no announced challengers. The clerk oversees...

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Community Scholar

December 16, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Melissa Catherine Tineo, one of 17 recipients of Wheelock College’s Passion for Action scholarships, was recognized at an award dinner on Nov. 16 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester. Tineo, a freshman who is studying juvenile justice and youth advocacy, received the scholarship for her commitment to community service.

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Ross might run for Congress

December 16, 2011
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City Councilor Mike Ross is considering a run to replace retiring Congressman Barney Frank.  That could see him moving out of Boston and into the 4th Congressional District. “People asked me if I was looking at it and I said, ‘Yeah, I am looking at it,’” Ross said of recent media reports that he...

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State finances go online

December 16, 2011
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What is the state spending on your street and on local leaders’ salaries? A new website called the “Massachusetts Open Checkbook” reveals all the details of state spending. The site, run by the state, includes searchable spending information by departments, vendors and various categories. It also includes the state payroll and pensions. The site...

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Washington St. ‘livability’ discussed

December 16, 2011
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STONYBROOK—Residents and businesses are coming together to brainstorm a plan to revitalize lower Washington Street. Members of the Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) and other nearby residents are brewing a plan to improve the half-mile stretch of Washington Street between Green Street and Forest Hills by implementing traffic-calming measures and brainstorming for a “21st century...

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