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Massages come to JP

May 11, 2012
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JP’s Massage Therapy Center opened last week at 398 Centre St., where it shares space with Center & Spring Acupuncture. The business is run by JP resident Andres Gutierrez, who told the Gazette that he aims to keep massages affordable. “It’s like a tune-up for the body,” he said of massage. “Every machine needs...

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Dog Ride

May 11, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Ron Cassidy and his dog, Gizmo, go for a walk and ride on April 25.

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First Thursday

May 11, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Rick Berlin and the Nickel and Dime Band perform inside City Feed on Centre Street during First Thursday on May 3.

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Police debut missing person tracker

May 11, 2012
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A new Boston Police Department (BPD) program called North Star aims to make it easier to track missing children and people with such conditions as autism and Alzheimer’s disease. The free, voluntary program allows information about such people to be distributed to the authorities, and possibly the public, if they go missing. Named for...

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Experts offer advice on how to run meetings

May 10, 2012
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The community meeting sometimes seems to be Jamaica Plain’s favorite pastime. But the enthusiasm is not always matched by expertise in running an effective meeting. The meeting experts at the state chapter of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) hope to help out by holding their biannual conference on May 12 in JP. “I...

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New Catholic pastor takes over; parishioners concerned

May 8, 2012
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The pastor of Jamaica Plain’s three Roman Catholic parishes is leaving after only 13 months on the job and will be replaced on June 5, according to the St. Thomas Aquinas Church bulletin. The pending replacement of Rev. Alonso Macias by Rev. Carlos Flor has stirred concern in local congregations, with the May 6...

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JP Indian Center: Warren should visit us

May 4, 2012
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U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, who is embroiled in a controversy over her claims of American Indian ethnicity, has never visited the local North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB), despite her many campaign stops in Jamaica Plain, according to the center’s head. “We’ve never heard from Elizabeth Warren, unfortunately,” said NAICOB Executive Director...

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Church organ rescued by movers

May 3, 2012
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A moving and storage company will give First Baptist Church’s historic organ a free home for as long it takes for the church to raise funds and install it. Mark Silverman of Westborough’s Mark’s Moving & Storage also donated a free semi truck to move the gigantic organ from its longtime space in a...

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Slain man was local resident

May 3, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The man shot to death last week in a Hyde Park Avenue apartment was a resident of the building, according to property owner Bridget Lacey. “He was a nice guy,” Lacey said in a Gazette interview about Mariano Malave, the man slain at 132 Hyde Park Ave. on April 27. “He had a...

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Man shot to death in home

April 28, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—A man was shot to death inside a home at 132 Hyde Park Ave. on the evening of April 27, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The victim was identified as Mariano Malave, 25, of Boston. BPD could not immediately clarify whether Malave resided at the address where he was killed. Police...

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