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Agreement reached on school bus traffic

October 26, 2012
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JP SOUTH—While the new school bus traffic on Carolina Avenue serving the Mission Hill K-8 School is improving, officials will shut down three local streets in the afternoon to keep things safe and smooth for buses, it was announced at an Oct. 16 meeting at the school. Neighbors who have criticized the surprise plan...

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Forum covers religious response to climate change

October 26, 2012
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The Jamaica Plain Forum will host climate change activist Bill McKibben, along with four clergy of different faiths, at an event geared to building a climate change plan this Sunday. “Bill McKibben may be the world’s foremost activist and scholar on global climate change,” Coordinator for the Jamaica Plain Forum Greg Buckland told the...

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JP victims added to homicide memorial

October 26, 2012
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The names of two Jamaica Plain homicide victims were added to a downtown memorial in a Sept. 20 ceremony. Brenda Pawlowski and Kenneth Soto were among 52 victims enshrined in the Garden of Peace memorial in the plaza at 100 Cambridge St. The memorial, which features names engraved on stones, already marked 691 lost...

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Art Appreciation

October 26, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) (from left) JP resident Alicia Herman, shown with daughters Luna Post and Solara Post, recently founded the “Bring Your Baby” program at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham. The program sets aside days for parents with young children to attend without worrying about disturbing others or having logistical problems. Herman recently had a paper called “Bringing New Families to the Museum One Baby at a Time” published in the “Journal of Museum Education.” For more info, see danforthmuseum.org.

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Yoga studio opens

October 26, 2012
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JP CENTER—JP Centre Yoga, a new yoga studio at 670 Centre St., opened its doors last week. Besides a variety of yoga classes and related services, the studio aims to movie and DJ nights in its large space, the former home of Temple Sound and Stage. It also has a large lobby with art...

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Hurricane may strike area; state offers tips

October 25, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy may strike the Boston area early next week as a major storm with heavy rain and strong winds. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says that residents should prepare now for possible power outages, flooding and property damage. MEMA offers the following tips: Make sure you have a well-stocked Family Disaster Kit...

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Jamaica Plain Citizen, historic newspaper, ceases publishing

October 25, 2012
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Jamaica Plain Citizen, historic newspaper, ceases publishing

The Jamaica Plain Citizen, the local newspaper of record from the 1940s into the 1980s before it faced competition from the Gazette, officially ceased publication this week along with several other papers in its parent company’s chain, according to an email from editor Alice O’Leary obtained by the Gazette. O’Leary of the South Boston-based...

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Report: Police spies called JP anti-war event ‘criminal’

October 18, 2012
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Report: Police spies called JP anti-war event ‘criminal’

A 2007 anti-war event at a Jamaica Plain church was labeled a possible “criminal act” by “extremists” in a secret Boston Police Department (BPD) file, according to a report that accuses BPD of illegal spying on peaceful protest groups for years. Speakers at the event included famed activist Cindy Sheehan as well as City...

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Coworker: Dookhan lied about degree, cut corners at prior lab job

October 17, 2012
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Disgraced state drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan lied about her degree and made a minor corner-cutting of procedure in her previous job at a vaccine-making lab, according to a former coworker, who called on authorities to check Dookhan’s work. The former coworker, who spoke to the Gazette on the condition of not being identified,...

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Sen. Brown rallies supporters in Hyde Square visit

October 16, 2012
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Sen. Brown rallies supporters in Hyde Square visit

HYDE SQ.—U.S. Sen. Scott Brown drew over 100 supporters–as well as Democratic Party opponents–to the grand opening of the new Republican Party campaign office at 370 Centre St. last night. The GOP has drawn attention for its decision to open the office in generally liberal Jamaica Plain and in Hyde Square, one of the...

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