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JP restaurateur expands to Caribbean

June 22, 2012
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While most of Jamaica Plain was spending last winter inside, JP Seafood Café owner Phil Paik was commuting to the Caribbean to pull double duty at his second restaurant, The Ocean Club. The Ocean Club, open since October, is located on the small Caribbean island of St. Lucia, just northwest of Barbados. “It’s not...

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Indian Center regroups after funding loss

June 22, 2012
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The North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB) is fighting to get back on its feet after a major 2010 funding loss hampered its work with low-income Indians. “We’re in a tenuous situation right now,” said NAICOB Executive Director Joanne Dunn in a Gazette visit to the organization’s 105 S. Huntington Ave. headquarters last...

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Centre/South redesign plan to resume in fall

June 22, 2012
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The City’s long-stalled redesign plan for Centre and South streets—including major changes to Hyde and Monument Squares—is slated to resume this fall, nearly two years after the last community meeting. The Centre and South Streets Streetscape and Transportation Action Plan, led by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), aims...

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JP Tunes: New local music

June 22, 2012
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Jamaica Plain musicians recently released the following albums or singles: • Rick Berlin with the Nickel and Dime Band, “Always on Insane” (Whitehaus Family Record). Cdbaby.com/rickberlinwthenickeldime2. JP musicians can notify JP Tunes about new releases at [email protected]

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English All-Stars

June 22, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) English High School baseball players (from left) Jessey Valdez, Nelson Barreiro and Johamin Vicioso pose in Fenway Park, where they joined the South Side team in the Boston City League all-star game on June 10. The North Side team won the game, 11-4.

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Children’s Festival

June 22, 2012
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(Photo by Lauren Patrick/Boston Parks Dept.) Families watch a puppet show during the Jamaica Pond Children’s Festival, hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, on June 9 at Jamaica Pond Park.

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Group urges local rep. to support energy bill

June 22, 2012
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Environment Massachusetts, a local chapter of a national environmental advocacy organization, is going door to door in Jamaica Plain attempting to elicit support for a renewable energy bill. The group is urging residents to send state Reps. Liz Malia and Jeffrey Sánchez a postcard asking them to support the bill. “Sometimes it is hard...

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Faulkner docs publish book on migraines

June 22, 2012
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Two Faulkner Hospital doctors have written a book aimed at headache sufferers and their families. “The Migraine Solution,” written by doctors Elizabeth Loder and Paul Rizzoli, talks about migraine research and treatment, lifestyle issues and how to get help, as well as headache management. “The book tries to give a well-rounded understanding of the...

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Congratulations!

June 22, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) TOP GRAD: Laura Ochoa, the valedictorian of English High School’s Class of 2012, poses during the graduation ceremony at Boston University on June 9. The native of Colombia will attend Suffolk University in the fall. Among those addressing the class was local City Councilor Tito Jackson.

The following Jamaica Plain individuals and organizations are being congratulated for achievements in education: Augustus Lamb and Gregory Loukas achieved academic honors at Belmont Hill School. Gregory Loukas won an Independent School League All League Honorable Mention in Lacrosse at Belmont Hill School. Aaron Yemane completed the United States Institute of Peace’s course “Introduction...

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MBTA set for fare increases, service cuts

June 22, 2012
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The MBTA plan for fare increases and service cuts is slated to go into effect July 1. The MBTA is attempting to fill a $159 million budget gap. But if state legislators don’t act quickly, the service cuts might be deeper than expected. The current plan is for rates to increase 23 percent and...

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