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Jurassic Franklin Park

May 25, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) A life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex is part of “Zoorassic Park,” a robot dinosaur exhibit opening May 26 at Franklin Park Zoo. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Man arrested for drug-related murder

May 25, 2012
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A suspect has been charged with murder in the April 27 shooting death of a Jamaica Plain man inside his Hyde Park Avenue apartment, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The killing of Mariano Malave involved a drug deal gone bad, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Charles Reddicks, 18, of...

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Daycare founder charged with assaults

May 25, 2012
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Linda Chery-Valentin, founding director of Jamaica Plain’s Arc-En-Ciel Day Care Center and Montessori School, is facing felony charges after allegedly driving her car at a rector and a parishioner at Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church, where her daycare is located. The charges against Chery-Valentin are now under investigation by state child...

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O’Malley to address vets

May 25, 2012
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley will address veterans at the American Legion Post 076 as part of the post’s Memorial Day ceremony. The post, located at 280 South St., will also lay a wreath on its memorial stone to honor fallen service members, said spokesperson Marty Vardaro. The ceremony will be held at noon on...

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Driver’s Seat

May 25, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Twenty-month-old Muir Powell (center) lives the dream of sitting in the driver’s seat of a fire truck with help from mom Zena Harris and firefighter Alector Tavares at the Centre Street firehouse on May 11.

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Harvest bus stop will stay

May 25, 2012
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The Route 39 bus stop across from the Harvest Co-op Market will no longer be eliminated, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The South Street stop had been eliminated under an earlier version of the Route 39 bus renovation plan. “I think it is fantastic,” said Harvest Co-op spokesperson Chris Durkin when informed of...

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Community centers in ‘rebuilding phase’

May 25, 2012
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The 2010 consolidation of four local community centers down to two, and the year-long closing of Curtis Hall while it went underwent reconstruction last year, contributed to the Jamaica Plain Community Centers’ (JPCC) recent rate hikes, according to JPCC chair Kerry Costello. The rates were raised at Curtis Hall and the Hennigan Community Center...

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Walk around Jamaica Pond to benefit libraries

May 25, 2012
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A Jamaica Plain-centered Facebook group has organized a walk around Jamaica Pond to fund raise for the Jamaica Plain and Connolly branches of the Boston Public Library (BPL). The “I Grew Up in Jamaica Plain” Facebook group will be walking around Jamaica Pond on June 2 to “bring people into JP, into the local...

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T parcel unsold, but buyers are looking

May 25, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The MBTA received no bids on a surplus parcel south of the Forest Hills T Station on Hyde Park Avenue. The parcel is now open to offers from any interested buyers. “Despite concerted outreach efforts, which included bidder-friendly modifications to the requirements for submitting offers, no bids were received,” MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo...

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JP Heroes

May 25, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Art teacher Brian Barresi (left) shows Aimee Wang a “3-D mural” called “JP Heroes” made by children in the Home for Little Wanderers Voices & Visions Creative Writing and Art Exhibit last week at the Home on S. Huntington Avenue. The heroes included firefighters and the J.P. Licks ice cream store. The exhibit was on display May 17 and 18 at the Home and earlier this week at the Home’s downtown gala.

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