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Storm fells trees

September 9, 2011
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(Photo by Jonathan McCurdy) Neighbors examine an uprooted street tree that crushed a minivan and another vehicle at 132 Williams St. in Stonybrook during tropical storm Irene on Aug. 28.

Tropical storm Irene downed trees around Jamaica Plain on Aug. 28 as the former hurricane blew through town with winds up to 65 mph. Large trees were reported down in local parks, including Jamaica Pond, Franklin Park and the Southwest Corridor. Several streets were blocked by fallen trees and parts of Jamaica Hills suffered...

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Day at the Beach

September 9, 2011
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Day at the Beach

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Stop & Shop introduces bilingual signs

September 9, 2011
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As of early August, Stop & Shop is inviting customers to Parar i Comprar with their new bilingual aisle signage. “We’ve implemented bilingual signage in a few of our markets just in order to better serve our customers,” said Suzi Robinson, a Stop & Shop spokesperson. The new signs list what can be found...

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Capuano: No slashing our way out of crisis

September 9, 2011
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Congressman Mike Capuano, who represents most of Jamaica Plain, offered his thoughts on the economy, the wars and other national issues in recent phone and in-person interviews with Josh Resnek, vice-president and executive editor at the Independent Newspaper Group, which publishes the Gazette. Gazette: Your feeling about the economy today—are we in a tailspin?...

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Capuano skips Senate run

September 9, 2011
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U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano, who represents most of Jamaica Plain in Congress, announced last week that he will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2012. Capuano, a Democrat, ran in 2010 for the seat eventually won by Republican Scott Brown. “There are several good candidates currently in the race and I am...

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Whole Foods to sell local food

September 9, 2011
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When Whole Foods moves to Hyde Square this fall, the store’s staff will include a “local forager” responsible for identifying local products for sale at the Jamaica Plain location. Whole Foods spokesperson Heather McCready told the Gazette that no one has yet been hired for the position, and she did not respond to Gazette...

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Art Planner

September 9, 2011
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Art Planner

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Hennigan School to open late

September 9, 2011
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Students attending the Hennigan Elementary School will start school a few days late this year instead of being bused to the now-closed Agassiz School while the Hennigan is being repainted. School will start for Hennigan Elementary and West Zone Early Learning Center students on Sept. 12 instead of Sept. 8. Boston Public Schools officials previously...

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Public Service

September 9, 2011
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Public Service

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Woman shot in Bromley-Heath

September 9, 2011
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A woman was shot on the street in the Bromley-Heath Housing development Aug. 29. She was taken to Boston Medical Center where her injury was declared to be non-life-threatening. Boston police (BPD) has not made any arrests. BPD spokesperson Eddy Chrispin told the Gazette that there is no indication of gang involvement in the...

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