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Stop & Shop introduces bilingual signs

September 9, 2011
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As of early August, Stop & Shop is inviting customers to Parar i Comprar with their new bilingual aisle signage. “We’ve implemented bilingual signage in a few of our markets just in order to better serve our customers,” said Suzi Robinson, a Stop & Shop spokesperson. The new signs list what can be found...

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Capuano: No slashing our way out of crisis

September 9, 2011
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Congressman Mike Capuano, who represents most of Jamaica Plain, offered his thoughts on the economy, the wars and other national issues in recent phone and in-person interviews with Josh Resnek, vice-president and executive editor at the Independent Newspaper Group, which publishes the Gazette. Gazette: Your feeling about the economy today—are we in a tailspin?...

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Capuano skips Senate run

September 9, 2011
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U.S. Rep. Mike Capuano, who represents most of Jamaica Plain in Congress, announced last week that he will not run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2012. Capuano, a Democrat, ran in 2010 for the seat eventually won by Republican Scott Brown. “There are several good candidates currently in the race and I am...

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Whole Foods to sell local food

September 9, 2011
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When Whole Foods moves to Hyde Square this fall, the store’s staff will include a “local forager” responsible for identifying local products for sale at the Jamaica Plain location. Whole Foods spokesperson Heather McCready told the Gazette that no one has yet been hired for the position, and she did not respond to Gazette...

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Art Planner

September 9, 2011
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Art Planner

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Hennigan School to open late

September 9, 2011
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Students attending the Hennigan Elementary School will start school a few days late this year instead of being bused to the now-closed Agassiz School while the Hennigan is being repainted. School will start for Hennigan Elementary and West Zone Early Learning Center students on Sept. 12 instead of Sept. 8. Boston Public Schools officials previously...

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Public Service

September 9, 2011
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Public Service

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Woman shot in Bromley-Heath

September 9, 2011
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A woman was shot on the street in the Bromley-Heath Housing development Aug. 29. She was taken to Boston Medical Center where her injury was declared to be non-life-threatening. Boston police (BPD) has not made any arrests. BPD spokesperson Eddy Chrispin told the Gazette that there is no indication of gang involvement in the...

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14 JP priests on sex abuser list

September 9, 2011
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A total of 14 priests from all Jamaica Plain parishes appear on a long-awaited list of 159 Boston Catholic clergy convicted or accused of child sexual abuse released Aug. 25 by the Archdiocese of Boston. They include John Geoghan, the notorious child molestor whose crimes at St. Andrew the Apostle in Forest Hills were...

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VA hospital systems could merge

September 9, 2011
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Veteran Affairs (VA) Boston Healthcare System and Bedford VA Medical Center are investigating the possibility of unifying their programs into one large regional system. Under the current proposal, no facilities—like the VA hospital at 150 S. Huntington Ave.—would close, no jobs would be lost and no changes would be made to any pay rates....

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