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Artist’s Eye

June 24, 2011
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Councilors may run as slate

June 24, 2011
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Faced with a challenge from former City Councilor Michael Flaherty, who quit the council in 2009 to run for mayor, the four incumbent at-large city councilors may run as a slate, At-Large City Councilor John Connolly told the Gazette. Three of the incumbents—Felix Arroyo, Connolly and City Council President Stephen Murphy—appeared together as part...

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Grocer answers lingering questions

June 24, 2011
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Whole Foods Markets’ June 2 community meeting on its controversial plans to open a store in Hyde Square ended early when police shut it down, but company officials answered some leftover questions this week. One issue that was not addressed in the meeting was mitigating potential traffic congestion in the square when the store...

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Protesters claim local roots

June 24, 2011
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Suggestions that anti-Whole Foods activists are agitators from outside the community are false, members of the group Whose Foods? Whose Community? The Coalition for an Affordable and Diverse JP told the Gazette. In an email, Whose Foods member Helen Matthews told the Gazette that 92 percent of the 40 people active in the group...

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How whole are those foods?

June 24, 2011
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In an what she says was an accidental piece of topical marketing, Faulkner Hospital nutritionist Nancy Oliveira is advertising her June 30 workshop “Be Supermarket Savvy,” with a nod to the most-talked-about grocery store chain in Jamaica Plain. “What are the pros and cons of shopping at Shaw’s versus Whole Foods?” says the workshop...

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Ad Hoc Committee to finish report

June 24, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s Ad Hoc Whole Foods Committee planned at a June 22 meeting to put the finishing touches on a report about the potential effects of Whole Foods Market’s planned move to Hyde Square. The final report is scheduled to be reviewed at the June 28 meeting of the JPNC. The...

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Ready to Roll

June 24, 2011
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Ready to Roll

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Housing Success

June 24, 2011
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Housing Success

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JP Shopping Spree returns

June 24, 2011
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The JP Shopping Spree, a local shopping fest that debuted in April, was so successful that it is returning as a five-day event July 6-10. “So many folks, business owners and participants alike, asked for it to be longer,” said Betsy Cowan, executive director of Egleston Square Main Streets, one of the fest’s organizers....

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Treating eyes of seeing-eye dogs

June 24, 2011
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Treating eyes of seeing-eye dogs

What good would a blind seeing-eye dog do? Veterinary ophthalmologists—eye doctors—at the Angell Animal Medical Center examined 22 dogs, free of charge, during the month of May as part of a nationwide effort to treat service animals. “Service dogs are pivotal in assisting people throughout the world,” said Dr. Daniel Biros, one of the...

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