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New JPNC quiet on Whole Foods

October 7, 2011
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By Rebeca Oliviera and David Taber Little discussion about Whole Foods took place at the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) first meeting Sept. 27, despite the fact that at least two of the newly elected council members are vocal opponents of the grocer’s planned move to Hyde Square. A report from a JPNC committee...

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Lasting honor

October 7, 2011
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Lasting honor

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Whole Foods hosts job fairs

September 30, 2011
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In preparation for opening the new Jamaica Plain store, Whole Foods Market will be hosting a series of three job fairs at the JP Branch Library. The job fairs will be held  Oct. 1 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.;  Oct. 3 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and  Oct. 4 from 1 p.m....

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Dist. 7 candidates selected

September 28, 2011
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Incumbent Tito Jackson and political newcomer Shaneal Parker will be the District 7 candidates for City Councilor 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 8.8...

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New Neighborhood Council elected

September 26, 2011
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Updated 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. The Council seats 20 members: five from each of three “areas” of the neighborhood and five at-large, or neighborhood-wide, members. There were not enough candidates to...

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District 7 votes Sept. 27

September 23, 2011
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The preliminary City Council election for District 7 will be held Sept. 27. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. In that race, the only preliminary vote being held in JP this year, incumbent Tito Jackson is facing three challengers, Althea Garrison, Roy Owens and Sheneal Parker. District 7 is mostly...

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JPNC election is Sept. 24

September 23, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council election will be held Sat., Sept. 24, with polling places at: the Forest Hills T Station (3700 Washington St.); J.P. Licks (659 Centre St.); and Stop & Shop (301 Centre St.). Polls will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Any JP resident 16 or older can vote and...

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Conozca a su vecino para JPNC

September 23, 2011
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La señora Doris no sabe que hay elecciones este sábado 24. Al igual que ella hay un grupo, bastante grande, que también no conoce lo que es el consejo del vecindario y que hay 18 candidatos que buscan un sitio en un proceso que tiene características muy especiales donde no se requiere ser ciudadano...

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Civil War Remembrance

September 23, 2011
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Civil War Remembrance

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Feminist icon moves to JP

September 23, 2011
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Feminist icon moves to JP

Jessica Valenti, the founder of feministing.com and the face of 21st century feminism, has joined the ranks of Jamaica Plain residents. Leaving her life-long home of New York a few weeks ago was the cap on an already busy year. Valenti and husband Andrew had time to plan the move, she told the Gazette...

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