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SWCP skate park moves forward

May 11, 2012
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Young organizers are moving ahead with reclaiming a disused area of the Southwest Corridor Park (SWCP) by transforming it into a skate park. The organizers have presented a proposal to the SWCP Parkland Management Advisory Committee (PMAC), along with a model of the proposed changes to the area just south of Minton Street. PMAC...

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Sounding Great

May 11, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (center), a JP resident, presents an official state Senate citation to officials from JP’s Soundmirror Studios for their achievement in being awarded a Grammy this year for mixing work on the opera “Elmer Gantry” at the State House on April 12. Accepting the award were (from left) Frank Kelley, John Newton, Blanton Alspaugh and Jesse Lewis.

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Franklin Park moves closer to repairs

May 11, 2012
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Franklin Park is a step closer to renovated pathways and entrances after the Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) received a receptive response to its plan at a community meeting April 30. “I think there is interest from the community for us to do more work like this,” said Margaret Dyson, director of historic...

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Creating Together

May 11, 2012
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(Photo by Susan Kooperstein) Ed Pazzanese (center), program director of Families Creating Together (FTC), joins neighborhood residents at an event to recruit new advisory board members for the multicultural arts program focused on families with children who have disabilities on March 28 at Curtis Hall on South Street. FTC recently moved into the new Family Resource Center in Jackson Square. For more info, call 617-522-1018.

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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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