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Assault case against youth center head dismissed by judge

November 4, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—A judge dismissed a case of child assault against the former Hennigan Community Center program director in September after the alleged victim and witnesses failed to show up in court, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Robert L. Platt, a longtime Jamaica Plain activist who headed the city community center at...

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JPNC revives Whole Foods Committee

November 4, 2011
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council voted to revive its Ad Hoc Whole Foods Negotiating Committee at its Oct. 25 meeting, where it also selected anti-Whole Foods activist Ben Day to chair the council for the upcoming session. The meeting also featured a spirited conversation about whether the council should support Streetcar Wine and Beer’s...

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Trick or Treat

November 4, 2011
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Trick or Treat

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Tacos El Charro reopens

November 4, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—After an unplanned eight-month closure, Tacos El Charro at 349 Centre St. reopened last month. The popular Mexican restaurant, located between Hyde and Jackson squares, closed last December for what owner Aida Navarro expected to be a couple of weeks because of “personal and financial troubles.” But by the time she was ready...

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Let There Be Lights

November 4, 2011
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Let There Be Lights

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Wish Comes True

November 4, 2011
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Wish Comes True

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Bank Breakfast

November 4, 2011
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Bank Breakfast

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Rising Star

November 4, 2011
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Rising Star

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Talking more than turkey

November 4, 2011
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Plant expert looks at Thanksgiving dinner University of Colorado and Harvard Professor Pamela Diggle will present an up-close and personal look at squash, potatoes, cranberries and other traditional Thanksgiving produce in her lecture “The Botany of Thanksgiving” at Arnold Arboretum’s Weld Hill Research Building Nov. 16. The lecture “grew out of a class I...

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Name links Rozzie to conspiracies, clones

November 4, 2011
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Roslindale is named for a Scottish village that has since become famous for conspiracy theories and cloning experiments. Rozzie took its name from Roslin (earlier known as Roslyn or Rosslyn), Scotland, according to the book “Roslindale: Then & Now” by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco. Roslin is famous today for Rosslyn Chapel, an elaborately decorated church...

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