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JP club’s costumes highlight Caribbean carnival

August 17, 2012
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JP club’s costumes highlight Caribbean carnival

The annual Caribbean festival returns to Franklin Park next week, and dazzling costumes made by a Jamaica Plain club will be a big part of the fun. The Trinidad & Tobago Social Club at 16 Glen Road makes hundreds of bikini-style costumes bedecked in sequins and colorful feathers. The club has won top performer...

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JP Branch Library to add community mosaic

August 17, 2012
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JP Branch Library to add community mosaic

SUMNER HILL—A community-wide art collaboration is under way to create mosaic art for the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library. A collaboration between ceramic artist and sculptor Bette Ann Libby and the community will result in a piece of ceramic artwork that will make its home in the library’s downstairs auditorium. The...

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Solar Power

August 17, 2012
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Solar Power

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105A S. Huntington project draws praise, concerns

August 17, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—Community feedback for the proposed luxury apartments and retail space in a 130-foot-tall building at 105A S. Huntington Ave., named “The Serenity,” is split between support for the developer and criticisms over the appearance of the project. At a community meeting on July 31 at Back of the Hill Apartments, the developer was...

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Hyde/Jackson Main Street gets new head

August 17, 2012
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Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) reportedly has a new executive director, though the chair of the business promotion organization’s board did not respond to requests for confirmation. A man identifying himself as HJSMS’s new executive director contacted the Gazette in late July, but declined to speak about the position on the record pending an...

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Rescue Me

August 17, 2012
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Rescue Me

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Criminal complaints dropped in pizzeria dispute

August 17, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—All criminal complaints have been dropped in the heated dispute over the former Slice o’ Pie pizzeria at 378 Centre St., according to landlord John Meehan. An Aug. 1 court hearing where Meehan faced a charge of making threats in the dispute ended with no criminal charges filed, according to a West Roxbury...

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JP’s Gentleman Farmer

August 17, 2012
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Some people switch careers with the changing of the wind. Not Jim Buckle. He’s a farmer for life. “It’s a good, clean way to make a living,” said Buckle. “I love growing food. I’m never going to give this up. I’ll go broke before I do.” Buckle, who lives in Jamaica Plain, owns and...

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Hope Lodge offers support for patients, locals

August 17, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge at 125 S. Huntington Ave. wants to connect with the community while serving its mission to provide free housing for out-of-town cancer patients. By offering free community meeting space, encouraging volunteerism and hosting twice-yearly art openings for local and regional artists—many from Jamaica Plain—the Hope Lodge staff...

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Bromley-Heath police tactics protested

August 17, 2012
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Protesters at the Bromley-Heath housing development July 27 claimed the Boston Police Department (BPD) is using overly aggressive tactics, while BPD is saying it is targeting known troublemakers. Other residents support the increased BPD presence. One Bromley-Heath resident questioned the police tactics in a recent phone interview with the Gazette. “Violence is everywhere, but...

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