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Top Grads

July 22, 2011
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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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Forest Hills Trust may lose funding

July 8, 2011
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If the Forest Hills Educational Trust (FHET), known for the yearly Lantern Festival at Forest Hills Cemetery, does not maintain last year’s level of cultural programming, it could lose its steady funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), the Gazette has learned. FHET programming was abruptly suspended in January, as the Gazette reported at...

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Medical clinic to open

July 8, 2011
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S. HUNTINGTON AVE.—A major new medical clinic is aiming to open next month inside Mount Pleasant Home’s new building. Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care, South Huntington at 301 S. Huntington Ave. will have a total of six doctors and up to 35 other staff members, according to Dr. Joseph Frolkis, the director of...

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Bright Idea

July 8, 2011
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Bright Idea

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New life planned for Curley House

July 8, 2011
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New life planned for Curley House

A group seeking to take over operations at the city-owned former home of legendary Boston politician James Michael Curley introduced itself to the neighborhood at a meeting at the 350 Jamaicaway house June 27. The Friends of the James Michael Curley House’s plan is to bring in regular events and exhibits, focused on Curley...

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Battle against rising food costs discussed

July 8, 2011
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WEB EXCLUSIVE By Benjamin Colb “Supply stations” for urban gardeners was among several ideas for combating the rising costs of food and fuel suggested at a May 26 forum held by JP’s New Economy Transition (JP NET). About 30 people attended the forum, held at First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist. By a...

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Changing JP, one house meeting at a time

July 8, 2011
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Changing JP, one house meeting at a time

WEB EXCLUSIVE HYDE SQ.—Alison Yoos lives in a house full of graduate students that get together and talk about all sorts of things. Unlike most graduate students, however, Yoos and her housemates then get up and take action. The housemates all study different things—there are students of journalism, public health, social work, philosophy, international...

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