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Art Appreciation

October 26, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) JP resident Alicia Herman, shown with daughters Luna Post and Solara Post, recently founded the “Bring Your Baby” program at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham. The program sets aside days for parents with young children to attend without worrying about disturbing others or having logistical problems. Herman recently had a paper called “Bringing New Families to the Museum One Baby at a Time” published in the “Journal of Museum Education.” For more info, see danforthmuseum.org.

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Yoga studio opens

October 26, 2012
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JP CENTER—JP Centre Yoga, a new yoga studio at 670 Centre St., opened its doors last week. Besides a variety of yoga classes and related services, the studio aims to movie and DJ nights in its large space, the former home of Temple Sound and Stage. It also has a large lobby with art...

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Hurricane may strike area; state offers tips

October 25, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy may strike the Boston area early next week as a major storm with heavy rain and strong winds. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says that residents should prepare now for possible power outages, flooding and property damage. MEMA offers the following tips: Make sure you have a well-stocked Family Disaster Kit...

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Jamaica Plain Citizen, historic newspaper, ceases publishing

October 25, 2012
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Jamaica Plain Citizen, historic newspaper, ceases publishing

The Jamaica Plain Citizen, the local newspaper of record from the 1940s into the 1980s before it faced competition from the Gazette, officially ceased publication this week along with several other papers in its parent company’s chain, according to an email from editor Alice O’Leary obtained by the Gazette. O’Leary of the South Boston-based...

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Report: Police spies called JP anti-war event ‘criminal’

October 18, 2012
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Report: Police spies called JP anti-war event ‘criminal’

A 2007 anti-war event at a Jamaica Plain church was labeled a possible “criminal act” by “extremists” in a secret Boston Police Department (BPD) file, according to a report that accuses BPD of illegal spying on peaceful protest groups for years. Speakers at the event included famed activist Cindy Sheehan as well as City...

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Coworker: Dookhan lied about degree, cut corners at prior lab job

October 17, 2012
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Disgraced state drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan lied about her degree and made a minor corner-cutting of procedure in her previous job at a vaccine-making lab, according to a former coworker, who called on authorities to check Dookhan’s work. The former coworker, who spoke to the Gazette on the condition of not being identified,...

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Sen. Brown rallies supporters in Hyde Square visit

October 16, 2012
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Sen. Brown rallies supporters in Hyde Square visit

HYDE SQ.—U.S. Sen. Scott Brown drew over 100 supporters–as well as Democratic Party opponents–to the grand opening of the new Republican Party campaign office at 370 Centre St. last night. The GOP has drawn attention for its decision to open the office in generally liberal Jamaica Plain and in Hyde Square, one of the...

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Former Main Street director charged with larceny

October 16, 2012
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Carlos Schillaci, former executive director of Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), has been indicted by a grand jury on larceny charges for allegedly stealing nearly $20,000 from the nonprofit, according to Suffolk County District Attorney spokesperson Jake Wark. Schillaci left HJSMS in summer 2011 amid accusations that money that was intended for the Jamaica...

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1 wounded in Bromley-Heath shooting

October 15, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—A man was shot in the leg in a burst of gunfire that also hit six vehicles in the Bromley-Heath housing development on the night of Oct. 11, according to a Boston Police Department (BPD) report. Police officers patrolling Parker Street around 8 p.m. saw the unidentified victim, aged 18 or 19, running...

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Obituary: Marjorie A. Hennigan; mother of prominent JP family

October 15, 2012
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Obituary: Marjorie A. Hennigan; mother of prominent JP family

Marjorie A. (Murphy) Hennigan of Jamaica Plain, formerly of West Roxbury, passed away Oct. 12, 2012. Beloved wife of former state Sen. James W. Hennigan Jr. Loving mother of Maura Hennigan, clerk magistrate and former Boston city councilor; Deirdre Donovan of New York City; James W. Hennigan III and his wife Jude of West...

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