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Mount Pleasant gets state-of-the-art rehab

July 22, 2011
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Mount Pleasant gets state-of-the-art rehab

After over a decade of planning and construction residents at Mount Pleasant Home, an elder housing facility at 301 S. Huntington Ave. last month stepped out the 1920s-era facility’s former back door and into the twenty-first century. One of the new addition’s most striking architectural features of the buildings new 30,390-square-foot, four-story addition is...

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Missing woman found in Mexico

July 22, 2011
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A Jamaica Plain woman who disappeared on June 21 has been found in Mexico, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Amber DeVoe, 28, was the subject of a citywide search, with her face appearing on flyers around JP. DeVoe was found on July 12 in Mexico City, BPD said in a brief press...

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75 years of ‘wash and set’ for salon regulars

July 22, 2011
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75 years of ‘wash and set’ for salon regulars

Every Saturday morning, Laura Dembski and her employees know to have Miss Laura’s at Cla-Mar Beauty Culture open and ready by 8:30. The regulars start showing up about then. Anne Puleo, 81, is the first. She gets her hair washed and set and is usually on her way out the door by 9:30, just...

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Peace Drums unite teens and elders

July 22, 2011
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By Rishi Sidhu, Special to the Gazette The Peace Drum Project began in 2000 when Susan Porter’s 85-year-old mother-in-law commented on the baggy jeans and brazen attitudes of teenagers she observed on the bus. Porter, a JP resident and senior program developer at JP-based Cooperative Artists Institute, says she realized that her mother-in-law wasn’t...

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Top Performer

July 22, 2011
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Top Performer

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Looking Peachy

July 22, 2011
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Looking Peachy

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Top Grads

July 22, 2011
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Top Grads

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Kids christen new Jamaica Pond fleet

July 22, 2011
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Kids christen new Jamaica Pond fleet

Built their own boats with JP group PONDSIDE—Swimzilla, Piranha, The Rider, The Great Ebony Blanca Shark—those are the names emblazoned on the backs of four rowboats that were christened with Poland Springs sparkling water and launched on Jamaica Pond June 15 by about 40 fifth-graders. The students, from the Haley Pilot School in Roslindale,...

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Flaherty eager for another term

July 22, 2011
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Flaherty eager for another term

Two years after challenging Mayor Thomas Menino in one of the closest races the mayor has ever faced, former At-Large City Councilor Michael Flaherty wants his old job back. “It was never an option for me to take my ball and go home. I am not interested in sitting in the bleachers,” Flaherty said...

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Muddy River rehab to roll this year

July 22, 2011
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After years of delays, an Army Corps of Engineers-led project aimed at rehabilitating the Muddy River is getting started this fall, city and federal officials told the Gazette this month. For Jamaica Plain, that means the final engineering designs for dredging the river—which flows from Jamaica Pond through Ward’s, Willow and Leverett ponds along...

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