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JP Pets: Photographer makes pet portraits

June 21, 2013
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Jamaica Plain-based photographer Jenn Alton knew she was barking up the right tree when she expanded her business to include pet portraits. “Pets are an extension of people’s families. They want to include them on portrait sessions of their engagement or family photos,” she said. “I’ve also had the clients where it’s their first...

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JP Pets: MSPCA waives fee for older cat adoption

June 21, 2013
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Sometimes older siblings are ignored by parents who are doting on the newborn baby. The same dilemma strikes when people go to adopt cats, picking young kitties over seniors. Because of that, the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) center on S. Huntington Avenue is waiving the adoption fee, which...

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JP Pets: Polka Dog provides niche spot in food market

June 21, 2013
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Some owners like to pamper their dogs with the finest of everything. If you fall under that category, you might want to check out Polka Dog Bakery at 42 South St., which sells high-grade food and a variety of unusual treats, such as pig hearts. “We are very special. We are very unique,” said...

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Patched-up Pup

June 21, 2013
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Judge explains why JPNC is not a gov’t body

June 21, 2013
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The written opinion tossing out the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) lawsuit includes a point-by-point demolition of its claim to be a government body. The May 16 ruling appears to clarify the status of other neighborhood councils around the city as well. While destroying the JPNC’s argument, Justice Linda Giles’s May 16 opinion also...

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Developer: Norbert School gets ISD OK

June 21, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The plan to turn the Norbert School building into 21 apartments has moved back to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) after the Inspectional Services Department (ISD) issued a “revised ruling” on variances needed for the project, according to project manager Dave Traggorth. BRA review is still pending for the project, but it is...

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Acorn Awards

June 21, 2013
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Red Sox Scholar

June 21, 2013
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Bromley-Heath residents pick new advisory board

June 21, 2013
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Residents of the Bromley-Heath housing development went to the polls May 30 and picked a new eight-member Local Tenant Organization, an advisory board that will report to the Boston Housing Authority (BHA). The board replaces the Tenant Management Corporation (TMC), which was the tenant group for many years and had a rocky relationship with...

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Sorella’s celebrates 30 years in Hyde Sq.

June 21, 2013
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HYDE SQ.— Known for their expansive and unusual menu ingredients and long brunch lines, Jamaica Plain landmark Sorella’s is celebrating 30 years of serving up omelets and pancakes to hungry neighbors. Ellie and Antoinette “Toni” Elias, sisters and owners of Sorella’s restaurant at 388 Centre St., opened their doors in 1983. Sorella’s, Italian for...

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