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Holidays in JP: Expert: Holidays are opportunity for interfaith couples

December 7, 2012
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Holidays can be a stressful time of year, even more so for some interfaith couples. But Paula Brody of Reform Jewish Outreach Boston, which is based in Newton and has a JP program, said the holidays are not a problem for interfaith couples, but an opening. “Holidays are opportunity for interfaith couples to really...

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Holidays in JP: Secret Recipes: Chef Elvis’s Dominican Pork Roast

December 7, 2012
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The Gazette asked various JP people and institutions to share their favorite holiday recipes. Whole Foods Market at 413 Centre St. offered the following: Chef Elvis Torres began his Whole Foods Market career as a part of the opening team at the Jamaica Plain store in October 2011. From the Dominican Republic, Elvis was...

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Holidays in JP: Secret Recipes: Sara Beth’s Tofu Turkey

December 7, 2012
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The Gazette asked various JP people and institutions to share their favorite holiday recipes. City Feed and Supply at 672 Centre St. and 66a Boylston St. offered the following: Please vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike with this tofu turkey recipe! This tried-and-true recipe was created City Feed’s Sara Beth. All local ingredients listed in the...

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Holidays in JP: Gift drive moves from S. Huntington site

December 7, 2012
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The Home for Little Wanderers is holding its annual Big Wishes gift drive again this season through Dec. 21. But it is alerting generous Jamaica Plain residents that its recently closed 161 S. Huntington Ave. location and its traditional “Toy Room” is no longer a drop-off spot. Instead, a new “Toy Room” drop-off is...

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Holidays in JP: Volunteers deliver 20 years of ‘Pie’

December 7, 2012
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Community Servings’ annual Thanksgiving fund-raiser, “Pie in the Sky,” celebrated its 20th anniversary this year in large part because of volunteers like Craig Albano. The Jamaica Plain-based organization has been selling $25 Thanksgiving pies every fall since 1993 to fund its mission to provide food for those to ill to provide for themselves. The...

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Housing Excellence

December 7, 2012
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Orchestra returns from Europe, set to play local concerts

December 7, 2012
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A Far Cry, a self-directed orchestra that rehearses in a storefront on South Street, recently returned from a European tour and has two upcoming local concerts. “It was phenomenal,” Sarah Darling, A Far Cry violinist, said about the European tour. The tour, which was A Far Cry’s fifth visit to Europe, lasted two weeks...

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Family Dollar won’t open at JP site

December 7, 2012
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WASHINGTON ST.—Family Dollar, a national discount-goods chain, is giving up a potential Jamaica Plain location at 3383-3389 Washington St. because of community opposition. “The development team is trying to figure out what we can do with that property that isn’t offensive to the neighborhood,” developer Peter McLoughlin of Boston Property Development LLC told the...

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Soldier completes Army training

December 7, 2012
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Army National Guard Pvt. Angel L. Ortiz of Jamaica Plain recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. Ortiz is a 2008 graduate of Madison Park Technical Vocational High School and this year earned an associate’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Boston. From press materials.

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National Grid warns of bill pay scam

December 7, 2012
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The utility company National Grid is warning its customers of a bill-payment telephone scam being operated by criminals in the New England area. The scammers call a customer and ask them to purchase a Green Dot MoneyPak pre-paid credit card to pay a balance or pay for replacing a faulty meter. The scammer then...

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