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Santa to visit model train museum

November 4, 2011
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Santa to visit model train museum

The annual Holiday Train Show—including a visit from Santa—returns Dec. 4 to the Bay State Model Railroad Museum at 760 South St. Founded in 1968, the museum is a unique permanent home for a model railroad club. Its holiday show includes model trains running through miniature landscapes. The show will run 11 a.m. to...

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Jackson Sq. Playground delayed again

November 4, 2011
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A playground designed by members of the community planned for Jackson Square has been delayed a second time. Project organizers told the Gazette construction has been re-scheduled for spring of next year. The postponement is due to unexpected but required legal processes between state and non-state agencies. “Any time a non-state agency wants to...

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Urban Edge scrambles to help fire victims

November 4, 2011
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Urban Edge scrambles to help fire victims

EGLESTON SQ.—Urban Edge is still scrambling to help households displaced by a massive fire that damaged 24 units of affordable housing at Wardman Road and Westminster Avenue on Oct. 17. “It’s not easy. No one plans for this,” said Chrystal Kornegay, the president of the Jackson Square-based affordable housing non-profit. A visiting Medford man...

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Local writer visits White House kitchen, garden

November 4, 2011
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Local writer visits White House kitchen, garden

A local writer toured the White House garden and kitchens on Oct. 5 after winning a contest promoting First Lady Michelle Obama’s childhood health program. Lisa Eisenbud, the founder of the online girls’ magazine “go GIRL global,” was one of 15 people nationwide to win a Twitter contest and score a White House invite....

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JP runners tops in pond 5K

November 4, 2011
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Several Jamaica Plain runners topped the fields in the CfJJ on the Run 5K fund-raiser race at Jamaica Pond on Oct. 16. The men’s and women’s overall winners—Peter Kilkelly and Elaine Scales—are both JP residents. Other JP winners included: Carroll Blake (men’s 60-plus); Isaac Gilman (male 13-19); Caleb Ping (men’s 20-39); and Johmiya Pryor...

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Whole Foods is open for business

October 25, 2011
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Whole Foods Market, originally scheduled to open Nov. 2, opened its doors on Oct. 31. “Thanks to the hard work of our team members, we were able to open the doors this morning; two days ahead of schedule,” Whole Foods spokesperson Heather McCready said in an email. The new store at 413 Centre St....

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New schools could move into Agassiz

October 25, 2011
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A proposal announced by Boston Public Schools (BPS) superintendent Carol Johnson this week would have a K-8 school and a new two-way bilingual high school moving into the former Agassiz School building at 20 Child St. next year. A community meeting to discuss some of the changes is scheduled for Oct. 26. Under the...

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Few changes in state redistricting plan

October 21, 2011
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State Rep. Liz Malia’s 11th Suffolk District stands to pick up a couple of Jamaica Plain precincts from state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez’s  15th Suffolk District, according to a proposed state legislative redistricting plan released Oct. 18. Under the plan, Malia would pick up two of Sánchez’s precincts: Ward 11, Precinct 6, which covers the...

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JP man killed in parking lot fight

October 21, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—Kenneth “Black” Soto, a 19-year-old Jamaica Plain resident who had been involved with the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) since he was 6, was stabbed to death in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven at 451 Centre St. on Oct. 16. Soto “was in the Task Force office last week, celebrating finishing high...

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Warren talks jobs, Wall Street

October 21, 2011
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Warren talks jobs, Wall Street

EGLESTON SQ.—Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren said she was “astonished” at Congress’s failure to pass the American Jobs Act after a campaign house party in JP on Oct. 12. “People across this country, across this state, are hurting. I don’t understand how anyone could vote against the jobs bill,” Warren told the Gazette....

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