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A Taste of Ireland

July 22, 2011
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A Taste of Ireland

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Soldier’s Monument will be rededicated September 17

July 22, 2011
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MONUMENT SQ.—The Soldier’s Monument will be rededicated on Sept. 17 in a ceremony being planned by the Jamaica Pond Association (JPA). In another honor, last year’s cleaning of the historic Monument at Centre and South streets was named last week as a Boston Preservation Alliance Preservation Achievement Award winner. The dramatic 1871 Monument memorializes...

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Softball Champs

July 22, 2011
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Softball Champs

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461 Walnut Ave. has its day in court

July 22, 2011
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The lawsuit over the proposed respite care and homeless housing facility at 461 Walnut Ave. may be drawing to a close next month. A judge will hear arguments at an Aug. 2 hearing, said Daniel Wilson, the attorney for the plaintiffs. “This will probably be the last hearing,” said Kyle Robidoux, community organizing assistant...

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Security cameras coming to Jackson Sq.

July 22, 2011
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JACKSON SQ.—Responding to community concerns about 12 reported assaults on the Southwest Corridor near Jackson Square T Station this summer, the MBTA plans to install security cameras around the T station. State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez announced the security camera plans in a July 15 public letter. Sánchez told the Gazette he requested that the...

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Man charged with indecent assault following incident at MBTA station

July 22, 2011
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A man was charged with indecent assault and battery for allegedly grabbing a woman’s buttocks at the Forest Hills MBTA Station July 2. Gary Maggiacomo, 46, of 170 Morton St., was arrested after the alleged victim pointed him out across the street from the station. Maggiacomo had turned his shirt inside out, but the...

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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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