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JP Indian Center: Warren should visit us

May 11, 2012
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U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, who is embroiled in a controversy over her claims of American Indian ethnicity, has never visited the local North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB), despite her many campaign stops in Jamaica Plain, according to the center’s head. “We’ve never heard from Elizabeth Warren, unfortunately,” said NAICOB Executive Director...

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Jackson Square redevelopment starts

May 11, 2012
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The first phase of the $250 million redevelopment of Jackson Square will kick off Saturday, May 12 with a groundbreaking ceremony for the 225 Centre St. project. “I think the community has been so involved in setting the vision for the Jackson Square redevelopment that it is a real exciting day to reach the...

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Literary Lights

May 11, 2012
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(Photo by Roger Farrington) Amy Chua, author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” poses with JP’s Larry DiCara (left) and Teresa Spillaine (right) and their daughters Flora and Sophia at the Associates of the Boston Public Library’s Literary Lights Dinner at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel downtown on April 15.

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Casey plan features Shea Square, parking changes

May 11, 2012
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The design phase of the Casey Arborway project began with a discussion on parking, bus traffic, street names and the announcement of Shea Circle’s future: a standard intersection to be named Shea Square. While the design has been assumed to be future of the rotary for months, it was finally announced as the state...

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Running for a Cause

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo)  JP resident Jennifer Stewart (right) joins National Braille Press board member David Kennedy (left) in the Back Bay on April 15, where they ran in the Blindfold Challenge following the Boston Marathon. Stewart was tethered to the blindfolded Kennedy as they ran the Boston Athletic Association 5K race as a fund-raiser for nonprofits that support blind and visually impaired people.

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New Catholic pastor takes over; parishioners concerned

May 11, 2012
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The pastor of Jamaica Plain’s three Roman Catholic parishes is leaving after only 13 months on the job and will be replaced on June 5, according to the St. Thomas Aquinas Church bulletin. The pending replacement of Rev. Alonso Macias by Rev. Carlos Flor has stirred concern in local congregations, with the May 6...

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English High headmaster will not return in fall

May 11, 2012
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English High School Headmaster Sito Narcisse announced this week that he will not be returning to the school next fall. Narcisse is leaving English, located on McBride Street, because he was offered a “leadership position in a school district outside Massachusetts,” Boston Public Schools (BPS) spokesperson Lee Maguire told the Gazette. Narcisse was not...

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Gail’s Café opens

May 11, 2012
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JACKSON SQ.—Gail’s Café and Grille, a new restaurant at 268 Centre St., opened late last month. The restaurant serves a wide variety of food, from fish to rotisserie barbecue to baked and deli-style goods. It is being managed by Bill Jordan, a Jamaica Plain resident who previously managed Hyde Square’s former Hi-Lo grocery store,...

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Stonybrook Crash

May 11, 2012
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(Photo by Jonathan McCurdy) A damaged SUV sits on Rossmore Road in front of the Rossmore-Stedman Park tot lot following a two-vehicle accident on April 10 that sent one person to the hospital with neck and back pain, according to the Boston Fire Department. Resident Jonathan McCurdy said that the rear-ender accident highlights a growing problem of cut-through traffic speeding and running stop signs in the Stonybrook neighborhood between Forest Hills and Washington streets.

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Church organ rescued by movers

May 11, 2012
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A moving and storage company will give First Baptist Church’s historic organ a free home for as long it takes for the church to raise funds and install it. Mark Silverman of Westborough’s Mark’s Moving & Storage also donated a free semi truck to move the gigantic organ from its longtime space in a...

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