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Park Cleanup

October 21, 2011
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Park Cleanup

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Dental firm gets wall permit

October 21, 2011
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Bicon Dental Implants, was almost immediately issued a permit this month after it was cited by the city Inspectional Services Department (ISD) for building a patio wall without a permit at its office building at 500 The Arborway. Bicon was issued the permit on Oct. 4. The stop-work order from ISD had been issued...

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Play your part

October 21, 2011
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Play your part

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Court: Council is OK on transparency

October 21, 2011
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The Boston City Council has changed its ways in the years since a 2005 lawsuit caught it holding illegal secret meetings, a judge ruled last month, declining to keep the council under court monitoring. Council President Steve Murphy said the decision “vindicates” the council. Co-plaintiff Shirley Kressel called it “surprising,” and said citizens will...

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Volunteers rehab vet’s home

October 21, 2011
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A local veteran’s house was rehabbed on Oct. 10 by volunteers and Jamaica Plain-based Rebuilding Together Boston as part of a nationwide program. The Sigourney Street home of the U.S. Marine Reserves veteran of Vietnam was rehabbed as part of the Heroes at Home program of the national Rebuilding Together organization. Since 2007, Heroes...

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Honoring Latino educators

October 21, 2011
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(Courtesy Photos) Gov. Deval Patrick (right) and state Secretary of Education Paul Reville (left) honored Latino educators at an Oct. 6 State House ceremony during Hispanic Heritage Month. Local educators honored included Margarita Muñiz (center left), the founder and principal of Egleston Square’s Rafael Hernandez School; and Rosa Roque (center right), a preschool teacher at Sumner Hill’s Mosaic School.

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New Neighborhood Council elected

October 7, 2011
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Casting close to 800 votes—more than twice as many as in the last election in 2009—Jamaica Plain residents elected a new Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Sept. 24. Andrea Howley, who chaired the neighborhood council during its last two-year session, praised the high turnout. “I definitely think the turnout was a validation that, to many...

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District 7 candidates selected

October 7, 2011
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EGLESTON SQ.—Incumbent Tito Jackson and political newcomer Sheneal Parker will be the District 7 candidates for city council following their first- and second- place finishes in the district preliminary election Sept. 27. Jackson received 76 percent of the 2,467 votes cast. Parker got 11.1 percent. The other candidates, Althea Garrison and Roy Owens, won...

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Convicts turn a new leaf

October 7, 2011
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Convicts turn a new leaf

By Rebeca Oliveira and Benjamin Colb Four days a week in the Emerald Necklace—the 1,100-acre chain of parks connecting Jamaica Plain to Brookline and the Back Bay—two crews of eight convicts from the Boston Pre-Release Center on Morton Street do landscaping and horticultural work. The Emerald Necklace Maintenance Collaborative (ENMC) program provides work experience...

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El voto at-large muy disputado

October 7, 2011
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“¡Tiene que ser momento de elecciones ya!’ nos dice un asiduo a los negocios de Jackson Square, destacando la presencia casi permanente de políticos municipales en las últimas semanas. “Compran frutas, disfrutan de jugos y hasta ordenan platos de chicharrones”, menciona, destacando que le hablan familiarmente o le dan sus nombres, tarjetas o flyers...

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