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Latinos for Warren

October 12, 2012
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(Photo by Melvin Guante) Elizabeth Warren (center), the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, speaks as local state Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (left) and at-large Boston City Councilor Felix Arroyo (right), a JP resident, look on during a “Latinos for Elizabeth” event hosted by the two local officials in Roxbury on Sept. 18.

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Better Balance

October 12, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Seniors practice tai chi to improve their balance and mobility and reduce the risk of injury-causing falls on Sept. 21 at the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center in a workshop hosted by the JP senior services agency Ethos to mark National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. For more info, see ethocare.org.

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JP Kids: Mission Hill K-8 students share their lessons

October 12, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Teacher Brenda Lau’s first- and second- graders shared what they learned about optical illusions last week.

JP SOUTH—Every Friday morning, Jamaica Plain’s new school, the Mission Hill K-8, invites parents and community members in to see what the kids are learning in “Friday Share.” The whole school turns out to sing, watch and listen, along with teachers and about two dozen parents, usually, Principal Ayla Gavins said. “Coming together each...

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JP Kids: Children move to the music at yoga studio

October 12, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Evan Haller) Children play with the parachute during Kindermusik at Blissful Monkey Yoga Studio.

If you’re outside Blissful Monkey Yoga Studio at 663 Centre St. and hear children saying that can’t wait to play with the parachute, don’t be alarmed. They’re not going skydiving. They’re participating in Kindermusik. Kindermusik is an international program that started in Germany and combines music and movement. Evan Haller, who teaches the program...

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JP Kids: Parades, parties mark JP Halloween

October 12, 2012
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With Halloween only a few weeks away, Jamaica Plain is gearing up with family-friendly activities. The JP Business and Professional Association (BAPA) will, once again, offer treats to trick-or-treaters on Halloween, Wed., Oct. 31. Stores along Centre and South streets will open their doors to give out candy. Trick-or-treaters should look for posters welcoming...

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JP Kids: English High Sports: Football finds winning way

October 12, 2012
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Chris Boswell did not see many victories in his first two years coaching the English High School football team. In fact, the only mark in the win column was a single forfeit victory. Maybe the third year is a charm, as Boswell’s team has notched two triumphs so far this season, beating New Mission...

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JP Kids: Youth justice group to hold benefit race

October 12, 2012
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Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ), a youth rights organization, will hold a 5K walk/run benefit race on Sun., Oct. 14 at Jamaica Pond. The event marks National Youth Justice Awareness Month, which is observed by various youth rights advocacy organizations. CfJJ, headquartered downtown, advocates for policies that prevent juvenile delinquency and keeps young people...

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JP Kids: New video game is set in Colonial Boston

October 12, 2012
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Colonial Boston is the setting for the latest installment of the hit video game series “Assassin’s Creed,” slated for an Oct. 30 release. Like its predecessors, “Assassin’s Creed III” is a historical adventure about a member of a secret society fighting a vast conspiracy, this time set in the American Revolution era of the...

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JP Kids: How to avoid school sports injuries

October 12, 2012
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As kids gear up for the fun and teamwork of school sports, they are also at risk for preventable injuries, according to doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital. Nearly 50 percent of all football players sustain an injury each season, and there is an increasing frequency of head trauma and concussions in soccer players. With...

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JP Kids: BPL rolls out after-school program

October 12, 2012
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The Boston Public Library (BPL) has unveiled an after-school programming and it contains a retooled version of the popular homework tutor program. There were concerns last spring that the Homework Assistance Program might be canceled when BPL announced that it was being folded inside a much broader after-school program. “Homework help is one of...

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