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BPS program provides summer meals for youths

July 6, 2012
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The Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) Summer Food Service Program is once again offering free breakfast and lunch to youngsters this summer. “It’s a great program that kids don’t have to be signed up for,” said Debra Korzec-Ramirez, the nutrition education coordinator for BPS and a JP resident. “They just go in and get the...

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Three lots in JP to remain open space

July 6, 2012
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EGLESTON SQ.—Three City-owned lots on Dalrymple and Boylston streets in Jamaica Plain will likely remain open space, according to Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) Director Evelyn Friedman. “The overwhelming response was for the sites to be used as open space,” Friedman said of the reaction at a community meeting held June 21 on proposals...

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JPNDC program helps out low-income families

July 6, 2012
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With many families still suffering effects from the Great Recession, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) is rolling out the Family Prosperity Initiative, a program aimed at teaching families how to manage their finances. “There are a lot of JP families who are low-income and struggling,” said Anna Waldron, director of programs for...

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Q Salon opens doors

July 6, 2012
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CENTRAL JP—Q Salon opened its doors in late May at 676 Centre St., the space formerly occupied by Jamaicaway Books. Q Salon, named after owner Jennifer Lydon’s middle name and grandmother’s maiden name, Quinlan—“We were very close,” she said—is currently offering hair services. Nail services are expected to start next week and spa services...

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BPL surveys parents for kids’ program

July 6, 2012
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Having surveyed city youths about what they would like to see in a new after-school program, the Boston Public Library (BPL) is moving on to collect their parents’ and caregivers’ input through an online survey. “This is our current phase,” said BPL spokesperson Gina Perille. “It covers a couple of key areas of input.”...

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Shelter Funds

July 6, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Nancy Owens Hess (left), executive director of the Elizbeth Stone House on Notre Dame Street in Jackson Square, joins Maryann Civitello of the law firm Mintz Levin at the firm’s downtown headquarters last month to offer thanks for a silent auction hosted there that raised more than $25,000 for the family shelter and community support center for survivors of domestic violence, substance abuse, mental health issue and homelessness.

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Asian wrap take-out restaurant opens

July 6, 2012
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MONUMENT SQ.—A new Asian wrap restaurant opened in Monument Square last week. Wrapmi, a “healthy, organic, on-the-go” Asian wrap restaurant opened on June 28 at 779 Centre St., replacing the short-lived Super Fusion Sushi. The menu offers wraps inspired by Chinese cuisine, Manager Sam Ho said. “When you’re eating Chinese food with chopsticks, you...

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Baseball Surprise

July 6, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (center) joins employees Araty Torres (left) and Joe Flynn (right), both JP residents, during a surprise visit to Sullivan Tire and Auto Service in Watertown on June 26. The visit was arranged as a company morale-booster.

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Walk for Kids

July 6, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Emily Spooner (second from left) poses at the Brookline stop of the Anna’s Walqueria half-marathon walk on June 16. The walk to various locations of the Anna’s Taqueria restaurants raised funds for the Home for Little Wanderers, a children’s service agency that has a JP location. Joining her are (from left) Julie Bartolomeo, Kerianne Okie, Sarah McGowan and Kimberly Reisman.

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Special Store

July 6, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) City Feed and Supply owners (from left) Kristine Kortese and David Warner accept an Outstanding Specialty Food Retailer award from Ron Tanner (right), vice president of the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on June 18. City Feed, a market that has two JP locations, was one of only five nationwide honorees and was noted for its local community involvement.

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