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Centre/South Main Streets regains nonprofit status, hires interim director

February 15, 2013
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Jamaica Plain’s Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS), a business promotion organization, has regained its status as a nonprofit corporation and has hired an interim executive director, according to a CSMS board member. CSMS has also reacquired its former office space over City Feed and Supply at 670 Centre St. The organization had moved to shared...

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Equality Event

February 15, 2013
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Ideas floated for Casey parkland

February 15, 2013
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Community members stated a preference for better Emerald Necklace connections and a dog park in the new acre to be added to Southwest Corridor Park (SWCP) as a side effect of the Casey Arborway project. As a result of demolishing the Casey Overpass and replacing it with a new Casey Arborway surface street, the...

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Nonprofit educates women about buying, storing guns

February 15, 2013
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Citizens for Safety (CFS), a nonprofit located at 31 Heath St., is looking for more than a cosmetic solution to gun violence with a program called LIPSTICK. “LIPSTICK,” or “Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killing,” is a workshop run by CFS. Nancy Robinson, executive director of CFS, said research shows that...

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Shared-use kitchen expanding to Grove Hall

February 15, 2013
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CropCircle Kitchen (CCK), a nonprofit, shared-use industrial kitchen at the Brewery Complex in Jamaica Plain, is expanding operations to a facility in Grove Hall, according Jen Faigel, a development consultant and board chair of CCK. The facility at 196 Quincy St. is the former Pearl Meat Factory in Grove Hall, which is on the...

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JP woman footballer: ‘It’s not flag football’

February 15, 2013
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When Jamaica Plain resident Nelli Ruotsalainen tells people she plays football, they assume it’s not of the tackle variety. Ruotsalainen, who is a running back for the New England Intensity professional women’s football team, wants to change that. “I want people to know women are playing football and it’s not flag football,” she said...

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Bank robber charged with rapes

February 15, 2013
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EGLESTON SQ.—A convicted bank robber who just got out of prison last year was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with two sexual assaults days before on the Roxbury side of Egleston Square. Tikee Jaun Beverly, 37, of Roxbury is facing three charges of rape, according to the Boston Police Department. In the sexual assaults...

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Egleston farmers market a hit, expands to summer

February 15, 2013
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The Egleston Square Farmers Market, originally intended as a winter-only market, is such a hit that it will now run every season except the spring. The winter farmers market, which takes place indoors at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Parish Hall at 45 Brookside Ave., had its debut Nov. 10. Kate Peppard, a JP...

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studio opens in Hyde Sq.

February 15, 2013
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HYDE SQ.— Mass Bay Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a new martial arts studio, focusing on Brazilian-style Jiu Jitsu and self-defense, opened on the Blessed Sacrament campus last month. Brazilian-style Jiu Jitsu differs from its more well-known Japanese cousin in that, according to instructor Lucy Montgomery, is it more fluid and dynamic than the more “static”...

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Decision on school-choice plan delayed

February 15, 2013
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The External Advisory Committee (EAC), a group put together to help form a new school-assignment system, will wait to make a decision on recommending a new plan until the end of the month, according to a Boston Public Schools (BPS) official. Matt Wilder, spokesperson for BPS, said EAC had received a letter from Mayor...

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