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Stained-glass window to be preserved

October 26, 2012
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The fate of the historic building at 161 S. Huntington Ave., the former site of the Home for Little Wanderers, is still undecided. But even if the 1914 building is cleared away for luxury apartments, one piece of history will not be destroyed. A Tiffany & Co. stained-glass window that depicts Jesus Christ blessing...

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Former Main Street director charged with larceny

October 26, 2012
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Carlos Schillaci, former executive director of Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), was arraigned on Oct. 17 on larceny charges for allegedly stealing nearly $20,000 from the nonprofit, according to a press release. Schillaci left HJSMS in summer 2011 amid accusations that money that was intended for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) had...

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Nov. 6 election to decide president, Senate races

October 26, 2012
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The days are dwindling away to the Nov. 6 election, where Jamaica Plain residents will have four different candidates to choose from for the U.S. presidency. JP residents will also help decide a U.S. Senate race and several ballot questions. U.S. President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are the candidates for...

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Coworker: Dookhan lied, cut corners at prior lab job

October 26, 2012
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Disgraced state drug lab chemist Annie Dookhan lied about her degree and made a minor corner-cutting of procedure in her previous job at a vaccine-making lab, according to a former coworker, who called on authorities to check Dookhan’s work. The former coworker, who spoke to the Gazette on the condition of not being identified,...

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Sen. Brown rallies JP supporters

October 26, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—U.S. Sen. Scott Brown drew over 100 supporters–as well as Democratic Party opponents–to the grand opening of the new Republican Party campaign office at 370 Centre St. on Oct. 15. The GOP has drawn attention for its decision to open the office in generally liberal Jamaica Plain and in Hyde Square, one of...

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Church owners give financial details

October 26, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—Owners of the Blessed Sacrament complex released financial numbers on the site amid controversy about their plan to have expensive housing built at two buildings on the campus. They reiterated they will go forward with their plan, but are open to other options that are financially feasible. The numbers were released by the...

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Crisis Management

October 26, 2012
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Latino businesses honored at City Hall

October 26, 2012
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By Laura Plummer, Special to the Gazette Four of Hyde Square’s landmark Latino-owned businesses were among 11 honored at City Hall Oct. 15 as part of at-large City Councilor Felix Arroyo’s Latino Heritage Month Celebration. “I decided to honor small businesses this year because…70 percent of all Americans work for a small business,” said...

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Senate race involves JP Latino community

October 26, 2012
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With the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Scott Brown (Republican) and Elizabeth Warren (Democrat) being a nail-biter, the Latino community could play a pivotal role in deciding the winner. Elizabeth Warren, who stopped by Doyle’s Cafe in Jamaica Plain on Oct. 23, said she expects to have a lot of support from the Latino...

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1 wounded in Egleston shooting

October 26, 2012
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EGLESTON SQ.—A shooting at 1 Miles St. on Oct. 16 left a male victim with a wound to his upper chest, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). BPD did not identify the victim of the early evening shooting or give his age or medical condition. No suspects were announced.

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