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New members selected for JPNC

February 15, 2013
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Five new interim members have been selected to serve on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) until full elections take place this summer. Personal chef and small business owner Jen Rogers was selected by sitting JPNC members as the new Area A representative at the Jan. 29 meeting held at the Julia Martin House...

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Cops: Man fends off kidnappers

February 15, 2013
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JAMAICA HILLS—Three would-be kidnappers in ski masks attacked a man and hit him in the face with a pistol before he escaped on Feb. 5 at the Springhouse Retirement Community at 44 Allandale St., according to a Boston Police Department report obtained by the Gazette. Springhouse Executive Director Kathy Foley said the victim of...

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Church reuses would cost millions

February 15, 2013
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A consultant has found high costs for renovating the former Blessed Sacrament church building into either a performance/community center or affordable housing, it was announced during a community meeting Feb. 6. Meanwhile, Jason Hutchinson and the Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF) presented proposals to turn the church building into a performance/community center, but neither...

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‘Honk!’ If You Like Musicals

February 15, 2013
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Political Notes: Capuano wants Social Security numbers secret

February 15, 2013
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Local U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano is expected to file legislation to prevent Social Security numbers of deceased people from being publicly available, according to a press release. Social Security numbers can be used for identity theft. The Social Security Administration currently publishes the Death Master File (DMF), which includes the full name, Social Security...

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The Blizzard of 2013

February 15, 2013
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JP Poets

February 15, 2013
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No State Lab response on critical report

February 15, 2013
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It is unclear what, if any, actions have been taken to correct management issues a report from a lab oversight agency found at the William A. Hinton State Laboratory Institute in Jamaica Plain. The state Department of Public Health (DPH), which oversees the Hinton Institute, did not respond to a request for comment. Local...

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Health Investigators

February 15, 2013
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JP has a hand in puppet comedy videos

February 15, 2013
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Ben Green does not have a drinking problem, no matter what his online comedy videos show. Ben Green can’t have a drinking problem. Ben is a puppet created by Jamaica Plain resident Pam Severns. Puppet Ben Green and his buddy and roommate Eric explore Jamaica Plain’s bars and galleries, celebrate Christmas at the Monument...

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