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Lesbian wedding study seeks JP couples

June 8, 2012
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A college student is seeking Jamaica Plain participants for a study of lesbian wedding ceremonies. Molly Wexler-Romig, an anthropology student at New York State’s Bard College, recently posted a request for participants in Centre Street’s Purple Cactus restaurant, among other locations. “I know that Jamaica Plain is an epicenter of queer life in the...

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Graduation Day

June 8, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) JP resident Ingrid M. Hernandez poses in her cap and gown during her graduation at Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Brighton on May 23.

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City Champs

June 8, 2012
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(Photo by Patrick E. O’Connor) The English High School boys baseball team poses with trophy plaques after winning the City League championship on their home field on Memorial Day, May 28. The team beat Latin Academy 5-3 for the crown. Also pictured are Headmaster Sito Narcisse (far left rear), Coach Modesto Gomez (far left front) and Athletic Director Barry Robinson (second from left rear).

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City Life receives justice award

June 8, 2012
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The Salem Award Foundation announces that City Life/Vida Urbana, a Jamaica Plain housing rights organization, received the 20th annual Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice on May 11 at a ceremony in Salem. City Life was recognized for helping to save the homes of those who have suffered mortgage abuses in the...

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Family Service head wins award

June 8, 2012
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Family Service of Greater Boston (FSGB), based on Heath Street, has received a $40,000 grant from the Aramark corporation, and FSGB CEO Randal Rucker received the company’s Building Community Executive Leadership Award. The award and grant is one of three announced by Aramark last month. “By supporting breakthrough programs that prepare hard-to-employ individuals for...

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Flour Power

June 8, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Courtney Sacco) A bicyclist demonstrates a pedal-powered flour mill at the Bikes Not Bombs Green Roots Festival at the Stony Brook T Station on June 3.

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Hospital offers cancer tests for the uninsured

June 8, 2012
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Faulkner Hospital recently launched the Colorectal Health Care Access Program for local, uninsured men and women. Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum and is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States that affect both men and women. Patients accepted into the program at the 1153 Centre St....

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Salon wins Green Business Award

June 8, 2012
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Fresh Hair, a salon at 62 South St., in April was named one of the winners of Mayor Thomas Menino’s annual Green Business Awards. Fresh Hair Salon calls itself a “green salon.” Conventional hair, nail and skin care products can contain harmful chemicals. Fresh Hair’s policy is to use only products that come from...

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Big Sister

June 8, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Amanda Lopez (left) sits next to Nashaylah, a Hyde Park girl, whom she has mentored for a year through the Big Sister Association of Boston. The Big Sister program offers professionally supported volunteer mentors to girls facing adversity. For more info, see bigsister.org.

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Boutique hotel aims to open this month

June 1, 2012
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A new “boutique” hotel, long in development at 81 S. Huntington Ave., is aiming to open for business on June 25, according to manager Trevor Cross. The 41-room hotel in a former nursing home was originally announced as a possible Comfort Inn. But now it will be EnVision Hotel Boston, an independent hotel with...

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