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Day of the Dead dies as cemetery cuts arts

November 4, 2011
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Another cultural event mainstay at Forest Hills Cemetery has been killed off as the Forest Hills Educational Trust (FHET) continues its mysterious cutbacks. La Piñata’s yearly Day of the Dead celebration, held at Forest Hills Cemetery for almost a decade, is the latest victim of FHET’s suspension of programming, in place since January. “They...

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Cemetery Life

November 4, 2011
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Cemetery Life

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Election Day is Nov. 8

November 4, 2011
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JP residents will go to the polls Nov. 8 to elect four new At-Large City Councilors and new district councilors. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 pm. Voters who normally cast their ballots at Curtis Hall will once again be voting at the Agassiz School building at 20 Childs St....

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Arroyo: The campaign never stops

November 4, 2011
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Arroyo: The campaign never stops

At-Large City Councilor and Jamaica Plain resident Felix Arroyo barely broke stride walking past the E-13 Police Station on Washington Street, Oct. 24. “It never stopped!” he shouted with a wry grin, responding to a police officer in the parking lot who asked how his re-election campaign is going. Elected in 2009, Arroyo is...

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City Council candidates make their stands

November 4, 2011
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Candidates for the At-Large and District 7 City Council seats staked out positions aon many issues at two recent Jamaica Plain forums All seven At-Large candidates—Felix Arroyo, John Connolly, William Dorcena, Michael Flaherty, Stephen Murphy, Ayanna Pressley and Sean Ryan—appeared at a forum hosted by the Wards 10, 11 and 19 Democratic Committees Oct....

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Golf for a Cure

November 4, 2011
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Golf for a Cure

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The Revolution lives on for local re-enactor

November 4, 2011
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The Revolution lives on for local re-enactor

For JP resident Edward Roche, the American Revolution is still alive and well. As a historical re-enactor, he gets to bring moments of 1775 Boston back to life as a member of the Gardner’s Regiment reenactment group. “When you dress up like that and walk down the street, you meet people from all corners,”...

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VA, VFW offer Veterans Day events

November 4, 2011
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JP veterans will have their choice of activities on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Many will be showing their colors at the yearly parade in downtown Boston. The American Legion Post 76 at 280 South St. will welcome any veteran after the parade for an informal get-together. The VA hospital at 150 S. Huntington Ave....

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2 men charged with murder in Feb. killing

November 4, 2011
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HYDE SQ.—Two Mattapan men were charged with murder last month in the February shooting death of Brenda Pawlowski behind 21 Kenney St. Christopher Howard and Larry Pack, both 29, allegedly picked up Pawlowski from her Roxbury home on Feb. 8 and drove her to the Kenney Street address, then shot her once in the...

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Few changes in state redistricting plan

November 4, 2011
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A plan to redraw state legislative districts—including those in Jamaica Plain—was slated to be signed by Gov. Deval Patrick by today, Nov. 4. State Rep. Liz Malia’s 11th Suffolk District stands to pick up a couple of Jamaica Plain precincts from state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez’s  15th Suffolk District, under the redistricting plan released Oct....

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