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Name links Rozzie to conspiracies, clones

November 4, 2011
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Roslindale is named for a Scottish village that has since become famous for conspiracy theories and cloning experiments. Rozzie took its name from Roslin (earlier known as Roslyn or Rosslyn), Scotland, according to the book “Roslindale: Then & Now” by Anthony Mitchell Sammarco. Roslin is famous today for Rosslyn Chapel, an elaborately decorated church...

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Hardware store still kicking after 123 years

November 4, 2011
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(Courtesy Photo) The original Roslindale Hardware building next to Adams Park in Roslindale Village.

Roslindale Ace Hardware at 4407 Washington St.—one of the oldest businesses in the City of Boston—has been operating since 1888. “There are not a lot of businesses that have been around that many decades,” owner Joseph Porteleki said in an interview with the Gazette last week. Porteleki, the stores third owner, has been running...

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Children of Nepal focus of JP artist at Open Studios

November 4, 2011
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Children of Nepal focus of JP artist at Open Studios

By Janice Williams, Special to the Gazette   Artists create work that reflects the human spirit. The mediums they use are many. Some create with paper, canvas, paint, pencils or clay. Others use objects or a photographic process. The end result, whether realistic or abstract, always tells a story that begins in the artist’s...

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Ethos offers care to Rozzie seniors

November 4, 2011
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Ethos, an elderly support non-profit based in Jamaica Plain and serving Roslindale, is offering new programs to Rozzie seniors. Ethos provides supportive services to elders and their care-givers to keep elders in their own homes. Among other new programs, Ethos has started an “Out to Brunch” event on Saturdays at Roslindale House at 120...

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Holiday events will brighten the Village

November 4, 2011
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The Tree Lighting and the Holiday Wander are among the holiday events that will brighten the central business district in coming weeks thanks to Roslindale Village Main Street. On Sat., Nov. 26 from 3 to 5 p.m., hundreds will gather for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Adams Park, Roslindale’s village green at the...

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Santa to visit model train museum

November 4, 2011
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Santa to visit model train museum

The annual Holiday Train Show—including a visit from Santa—returns Dec. 4 to the Bay State Model Railroad Museum at 760 South St. Founded in 1968, the museum is a unique permanent home for a model railroad club. Its holiday show includes model trains running through miniature landscapes. The show will run 11 a.m. to...

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Jackson Sq. Playground delayed again

November 4, 2011
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A playground designed by members of the community planned for Jackson Square has been delayed a second time. Project organizers told the Gazette construction has been re-scheduled for spring of next year. The postponement is due to unexpected but required legal processes between state and non-state agencies. “Any time a non-state agency wants to...

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Urban Edge scrambles to help fire victims

November 4, 2011
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Urban Edge scrambles to help fire victims

EGLESTON SQ.—Urban Edge is still scrambling to help households displaced by a massive fire that damaged 24 units of affordable housing at Wardman Road and Westminster Avenue on Oct. 17. “It’s not easy. No one plans for this,” said Chrystal Kornegay, the president of the Jackson Square-based affordable housing non-profit. A visiting Medford man...

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Local writer visits White House kitchen, garden

November 4, 2011
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Local writer visits White House kitchen, garden

A local writer toured the White House garden and kitchens on Oct. 5 after winning a contest promoting First Lady Michelle Obama’s childhood health program. Lisa Eisenbud, the founder of the online girls’ magazine “go GIRL global,” was one of 15 people nationwide to win a Twitter contest and score a White House invite....

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JP runners tops in pond 5K

November 4, 2011
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Several Jamaica Plain runners topped the fields in the CfJJ on the Run 5K fund-raiser race at Jamaica Pond on Oct. 16. The men’s and women’s overall winners—Peter Kilkelly and Elaine Scales—are both JP residents. Other JP winners included: Carroll Blake (men’s 60-plus); Isaac Gilman (male 13-19); Caleb Ping (men’s 20-39); and Johmiya Pryor...

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