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JP Kids: Parades, parties mark JP Halloween

October 12, 2012
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With Halloween only a few weeks away, Jamaica Plain is gearing up with family-friendly activities. The JP Business and Professional Association (BAPA) will, once again, offer treats to trick-or-treaters on Halloween, Wed., Oct. 31. Stores along Centre and South streets will open their doors to give out candy. Trick-or-treaters should look for posters welcoming...

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JP Kids: English High Sports: Football finds winning way

October 12, 2012
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Chris Boswell did not see many victories in his first two years coaching the English High School football team. In fact, the only mark in the win column was a single forfeit victory. Maybe the third year is a charm, as Boswell’s team has notched two triumphs so far this season, beating New Mission...

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JP Kids: Youth justice group to hold benefit race

October 12, 2012
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Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ), a youth rights organization, will hold a 5K walk/run benefit race on Sun., Oct. 14 at Jamaica Pond. The event marks National Youth Justice Awareness Month, which is observed by various youth rights advocacy organizations. CfJJ, headquartered downtown, advocates for policies that prevent juvenile delinquency and keeps young people...

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JP Kids: New video game is set in Colonial Boston

October 12, 2012
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Colonial Boston is the setting for the latest installment of the hit video game series “Assassin’s Creed,” slated for an Oct. 30 release. Like its predecessors, “Assassin’s Creed III” is a historical adventure about a member of a secret society fighting a vast conspiracy, this time set in the American Revolution era of the...

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JP Kids: How to avoid school sports injuries

October 12, 2012
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As kids gear up for the fun and teamwork of school sports, they are also at risk for preventable injuries, according to doctors at Boston Children’s Hospital. Nearly 50 percent of all football players sustain an injury each season, and there is an increasing frequency of head trauma and concussions in soccer players. With...

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JP Kids: BPL rolls out after-school program

October 12, 2012
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The Boston Public Library (BPL) has unveiled an after-school programming and it contains a retooled version of the popular homework tutor program. There were concerns last spring that the Homework Assistance Program might be canceled when BPL announced that it was being folded inside a much broader after-school program. “Homework help is one of...

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Easy, cheap ways to cut heating bills

October 12, 2012
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With fall officially here and cooler weather on the way, Boston Building Resources (BBR) is offering some tips on do-it-yourself improvements that will make your home more energy-efficient. BBR is a Mission Hill co-op at 100 Terrace St. that sells new and slightly used construction materials. First, take steps to block drafts. That will...

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Anti-party vandal

October 12, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by John Ruch) “Two Sides, One Con,” reads an apparently handmade graffiti decal on an empty store at 668 Centre St. mocking the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant. JP was hit with another major-party-bashing street art campaign last month, as the Gazette previously reported.

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Officer Honored

October 12, 2012
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(Photo Courtesy Mayor’s Office) (from left) Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Mayor Thomas Menino and police Capt. Patrick Crossen unveil a memorial to Boston Police motorcycle officers killed in the line of duty at the unit’s Roxbury headquarters Sept. 16. Three of the six officers were killed in JP, where historical signs in their honor were decorated with memorial wreaths during a motorcycle tribute ride earlier in the day.

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Abandoned property heading to foreclosure

October 12, 2012
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The owner of an abandoned building at 52 Montebello Road owes the City $265,000 in unpaid taxes and is in danger of losing the six-unit property, according to City Collector of Taxes Meredith Weenick. The property has been abandoned for years, neighbor Kate Peppard told the Gazette, though it had been quiet for a...

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