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T station gallery changes hands

September 14, 2012
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CENTRAL JP—The art gallery in the Green Street T Station has been taken over by the Jamaica Plain-based organization Boston Cyberarts following the end of its former owner, Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media. The new Boston Cyberarts Gallery will hold its first show in November, according to Boston Cyberarts Director George Fifield....

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Campaign Dog

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Archie the dog, owned by local Maura Hennigan campaign volunteer Tammy Lewis, is outfitted with signs for a neighborhood tour on Election Day, Sept. 6. Hennigan won re-election as the clerk of Suffolk County’s criminal court system.

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BPS: Quality schools may not be local

September 14, 2012
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The new school choice plan currently under development by the Boston Public School (BPS) system will focus on quality schools close to home, but during a meeting last month, members of the External Advisory Committee (EAC) did not address Jamaica Plain’s recent school shake-up. Following the closure of the Agassiz School on Child Street,...

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JP Open Studios: Many paths to see art

September 14, 2012
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(Photo by Danielle Shamlian) Glass artist Jay Roberts shows off his work at last year’s Jamaica Plain Open Studios.

The annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), a celebration of the arts in JP that invites the public into local artists’ studios and group shows, is returning next weekend, Sept. 22 and 23. Maps and detailed viewing information will be available at venues and are already available at jpopenstudios.com. But with over 50 JPOS...

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Bike Breakfast

September 14, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Jeffrey Ferris (left) prepares pancakes outside his Ferris Wheels Bike Shop at 66 South St. as James O’Brien looks on as part of a free breakfast for bike commuters and others on Aug. 31. The breakfast was one of a series around the city sponsored by the JP-based Boston Cyclists Union.

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Condo Facelift

September 14, 2012
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Photos Courtesy Andrew Hatcher CONDO FACELIFT  The old front porches (left) on the Huntington Hill West Condominium at 321 S. Huntington Ave. looked shabby and went unused for years until a recent facelift enclosed them with Tudor/Jacobean Revival-style windows (right). Resident Andrew Hatcher, who led the renovation plan, said the design was partly inspired...

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DA ‘appalled’ by drug lab scandal

September 14, 2012
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The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office has received a list of over 60,000 drug samples that were tested by the former chemist whose mishandling of samples caused the recent closure of the Jamaica Plain state drug laboratory. District Attorney Dan Conley said he was “stunned and appalled” about the case. Gov. Deval Patrick ordered...

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Theater Scene

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Bevin Ayers (right) joins Rosemary DiGregorio of North Reading in the cast of Wakefield Repertory Theatre’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie” this month. For info, see wakefieldrep.org.

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JP man opens downtown eatery

September 14, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) Mayor Thomas Menino, Chef Paul Sussman, owner Brad Fredericks and Cake-ology store owner Victoria Donnelly cut a grill-shaped cake to celebrate the opening of the Back Deck on July 23.

Jamaica Plain resident Brad Fredericks is part of the revitalization of Downtown Crossing, recently opening a new charcoal grilling restaurant called the Back Deck. “The premise is simple. I’ve always liked food cooked over a charcoal grill,” said Fredericks. He picked up a taste for grilling while living in Texas and does his own...

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Senator’s Snack

September 14, 2012
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(Photo by Felix Brown/Brown campaign) U.S. Sen. Scott Brown reveals his pro-jimmies, anti-cone stance while enjoying an ice cream at J.P. Licks at 659 Centre St. during a JP visit on Aug. 16. The Republican incumbent is running for re-election this year and is opposed by Democrat Elizabeth Warren.

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