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Clerk candidates debate safety, skills

June 22, 2012
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The two candidates for the clerk of the criminal division of the Suffolk County Superior Court are ensuring the campaign is one of the more contentious local races by slinging accusations against each other. Current office-holder Maura Hennigan, a JP resident, is accusing her opponent’s supporters of jeopardizing public safety, while Robert Dello Russo,...

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Vacant lot draws fines

June 22, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) The collapsed fence at 101 Brookley Road revealed car parts, broken furniture and other refuse on the property during a Gazette visit on June 14.

STONYBROOK—A controversial property at 101 Brookley Road is garnering fines over its unkempt state. Since October, the city’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) has cited the owner eight times for improper trash storage and overgrown weeds. Six of those fines, ranging from $25 to $65, have been issued since April. They remain unpaid, according to...

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First Communion

June 22, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) Young worshipers celebrate their First Communion at the Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic church on Brookside Avenue on June 3. Retired pastor Monsignor Charles Bourque (left rear) celebrated the Mass for the occasion.

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Orchard, other lots to be sold

June 22, 2012
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The fate of three City-owned lots on Dalrymple and Boylston streets in Jamaica Plain are up for debate. Egleston Community Orchard (ECO) currently occupies one of the lots. ECO has grown an orchard and garden there that boasts tomatoes, a composting area, basil, flowers, chard, kale, a path, an arbor for grapes, blueberries, raspberries,...

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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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