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Egleston farmers market a hit, expands to summer

February 15, 2013
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The Egleston Square Farmers Market, originally intended as a winter-only market, is such a hit that it will now run every season except the spring. The winter farmers market, which takes place indoors at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Parish Hall at 45 Brookside Ave., had its debut Nov. 10. Kate Peppard, a JP...

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studio opens in Hyde Sq.

February 15, 2013
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HYDE SQ.— Mass Bay Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a new martial arts studio, focusing on Brazilian-style Jiu Jitsu and self-defense, opened on the Blessed Sacrament campus last month. Brazilian-style Jiu Jitsu differs from its more well-known Japanese cousin in that, according to instructor Lucy Montgomery, is it more fluid and dynamic than the more “static”...

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Decision on school-choice plan delayed

February 15, 2013
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The External Advisory Committee (EAC), a group put together to help form a new school-assignment system, will wait to make a decision on recommending a new plan until the end of the month, according to a Boston Public Schools (BPS) official. Matt Wilder, spokesperson for BPS, said EAC had received a letter from Mayor...

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JPNDC receives funds for projects

February 15, 2013
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The Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) announced Jan. 17 the commitment of almost $1 million to build three affordable housing developments, including two projects by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), according to a press release. CEDAC, a private-public community development finance institution, will loan $450,550 to JPNDC, a nonprofit community development...

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New members selected for JPNC

February 15, 2013
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Five new interim members have been selected to serve on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) until full elections take place this summer. Personal chef and small business owner Jen Rogers was selected by sitting JPNC members as the new Area A representative at the Jan. 29 meeting held at the Julia Martin House...

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Cops: Man fends off kidnappers

February 15, 2013
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JAMAICA HILLS—Three would-be kidnappers in ski masks attacked a man and hit him in the face with a pistol before he escaped on Feb. 5 at the Springhouse Retirement Community at 44 Allandale St., according to a Boston Police Department report obtained by the Gazette. Springhouse Executive Director Kathy Foley said the victim of...

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Church reuses would cost millions

February 15, 2013
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A consultant has found high costs for renovating the former Blessed Sacrament church building into either a performance/community center or affordable housing, it was announced during a community meeting Feb. 6. Meanwhile, Jason Hutchinson and the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) presented proposals to turn the church building into a performance/community center, but neither...

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‘Honk!’ If You Like Musicals

February 15, 2013
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Political Notes: Capuano wants Social Security numbers secret

February 15, 2013
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Local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano is expected to file legislation to prevent Social Security numbers of deceased people from being publicly available, according to a press release. Social Security numbers can be used for identity theft. The Social Security Administration currently publishes the Death Master File (DMF), which includes the full name, Social Security...

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The Blizzard of 2013

February 15, 2013
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