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May 24, 2013
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Alzheimer’s Advocacy

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Charges dropped against day care director

May 24, 2013
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The felony charges against Linda Chery-Valentin, who is the founding directing of a day care center in Jamaica Plain, have been dismissed, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. The facility used to be called the Arc-En-Ciel Day Care Center and Montessori School, but has since changed its name to the Bilingual...

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Sign honors officer killed in Dot

May 24, 2013
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A street signed honoring a Boston Police officer killed in the line of duty in 1988 was erected in Canary Square this month. Detective Sherman Griffiths actually died in a drug raid in Dorchester, but the sign was erected May 11 in Jamaica Plain at his family’s request, because he and his wife met...

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JP residents honored as park heroes

May 24, 2013
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Three Jamaica Plain residents are among the “Emerald Necklace Parks Champions” honored by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy (ENC) at a May 14 ceremony in the Fenway. Christine Cooper, Sarah Freeman and John Iappini are being recognized as “unsung heroes” by the ENC, a nonprofit organization. “These individuals have been in it for the long...

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Food Delivery

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Deadline passes for entering city election

May 24, 2013
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The deadline has passed to pull nomination papers for the municipal elections, with 24 candidates entering the mayoral race. One Jamaica Plain resident—At-Large City Councilor Felix Arroyo—has pulled papers for that race. For the At-Large City Councilor race, 27 candidates have thrown their hats into ring, including JPers Julie Ann Larson, George John Rigas...

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Owners of rotting homes take fix-up deal

May 24, 2013
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Owners of Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC)-constructed homes on the Back of the Hill that were considering legal action against the developers have decided to take the JPNDC’s offer of repairs. Homeowner Sergio Morales told the Gazette that the homeowners have decided to accept the JPNDC’s offer to replace the substandard wood trim...

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School buses could pose danger on South St.

May 24, 2013
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FOREST HILLS—Boston Public School (BPS) and private school buses might be taking a dangerous route home on South Street along the Arnold Arboretum. During one hour of afternoon observation on May 16, the Gazette saw 17 public and private school buses use South Street between Washington and Bussey streets. Three of those buses nearly...

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