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School honored for fitness

June 24, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—The John F. Kennedy Elementary School was among 275 schools nationwide honored last week for creating a program to combat childhood obesity. The Kennedy School’s Fitness Club, which offers such prizes as water bottles and book bags to students who engage in active exercise, won a Bronze Award from the Alliance for a...

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Fire Fight

June 24, 2011
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Fire Fight

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New President

June 24, 2011
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New President

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In the Line of Duty

June 24, 2011
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In the Line of Duty

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Affordable housing campaign launches

June 24, 2011
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An “educational campaign” about the benefits of affordable housing was slated to be launched this week in Jamaica Plain by the Boston Tenant Coalition (BTC) and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC). “The Faces and Places of Affordable Housing” will use “research, advertising, public relations and organizing” to boost public and government awareness...

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School art programs get boost

June 24, 2011
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Eight Boston schools—including JP’s English High and John F. Kennedy Elementary—will add art and music programs next year thanks to $81,500 in grants through the BPS Arts Expansion Initiative. The grants, announced on June 15, also will allow JP’s Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts to continue and expand its arts partnership with...

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Read and Dine

June 24, 2011
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Read and Dine

 

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Bromley Grown

June 24, 2011
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Bromley Grown

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Congratulations!

June 24, 2011
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) HEAD OF THE CLASS: Fatoumata Bah, valedictorian of English High School’s Class of 2011, celebrates graduation on June 11 at Boston University.

The following Jamaica Plain residents, businesses and organizations have received recognition in education: Tremana White was graduated from Connecticut College. Welbis Ortiz graduated from the Noble and Greenough School. William Matczynski graduated cum laude from Macalester College in Minnesota. Fernando A. Avila, Christopher Caulfield, Manoucheka Charlessaint, Katherine De la Cruz, Shynna Maliik Jackson-Pilet, Jaime...

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House demo put on hold

June 24, 2011
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GLENVALE PARK—The Boston Landmarks Commission last week slapped a 90-day delay on the demolition of a 130-year-old vacant Chestnut Avenue house in the hopes that the developer and the neighborhood could agree on an alternative plan. But Pat McKenna, who wants to turn 207 Chestnut Ave. into two new two-family houses, told the Gazette...

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