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JP resident wins Grammy

March 2, 2012
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A JP resident brought home a Grammy award after last month’s music industry ceremony. Jesse Lewis was the mastering engineer on Robert Aldridge’s opera “Elmer Gantry.” He shared the Grammy for best-engineered classical album along with recording engineers John Newton and Byeong-Joon Hwang. “This was a huge opera project and really fun to work...

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Market raided for drug-dealing

March 2, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—Workers at a Hyde Park Avenue market were dealing drugs from behind the counter, according the Boston Police Department (BPD), which arrested three employees and another woman in a Feb. 21 raid. Heroin, oxycodone pills and over $10,000 in cash were found behind the counter of the D&R Supermarket at 180 Hyde Park...

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Kelly Rink offers accessible ice-skating

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Director of DCR’s Universal Access Program Tom McCarthy and Alejandra Taco take advantage of the accessibility options on the Kelly Rink last winter.

EGLESTON SQ.—A state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) program gives people of limited mobility a chance to do what many take for granted: have fun ice skating at the Kelly Rink. The Universal Access Program (UAP) creates opportunities for the physically handicapped to take advantage of expert assistance and alternate equipment to enjoy...

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3 charged with anti-gay hate crime

March 2, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—Three women are charged with a hate crime after allegedly beating a man while shouting homophobic slurs at the Forest Hills T Station on Feb. 19. The incident began when the victim brushed against one of the women while walking on a T station stairway. The woman began shouting slurs, and all three...

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BPS bus system sparks confusion

March 2, 2012
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While Boston Public Schools (BPS) has been fixing problems with late-school buses, the bus system can still be confusing. One Jamaica Plain mother recently encountered a giant headache with a combination of public and private buses and slow-moving paperwork when she attempted to find transportation for her son. Michelle Otterson, who has a son...

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Hyde/Jackson Main Street investigation continues

March 2, 2012
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HYDE SQ.—The investigation into missing money from Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS) appears to be ongoing. Meanwhile, the organization seems dormant with no holiday programs last December and a lack of activity in general. Last summer, HJSMS Executive Director Carlos Schillaci left the organization amid accusations that $20,000 that was intended for the Jamaica...

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Skating Along

March 2, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Chris Alspach) Paul Henry tries out a new skateboard he just bought at Got Sole at 617 Centre St. on Feb. 20.

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No bids on T parcel, deadline shifts

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Illustration) Parcel U is the long rectangle at the center of the map.

FOREST HILLS—The MBTA has not received any bids in its third attempt to sell a surplus parcel south of the Forest Hills T Station on Hyde Park Avenue. The bidding deadline was extended to this week. The parcel was offered at a reduced price, MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo previously told the Gazette. Bidding documentation...

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Music enriches lives at Sherrill House

March 2, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Music therapist Dianne Tow leads residents in playing a large drum at Sherrill House.

Some write songs. Others listen to classical music. Some meet one-on-one, while others join in groups. Music helps some regain physical skills, and others to sharpen their memory. Music therapy comes in many forms at Sherrill House, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center at 135 S. Huntington Ave. that has a rare in-house program....

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JP senior population declines

March 2, 2012
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If you have trouble finding a gray-haired person for advice, that might be because Jamaica Plain’s senior population dipped nearly 12 percent the past decade. From 2000 to 2010, the number of JP residents 65 years or older dropped by 535, according to U.S. Census data. “That does not surprise me at all,” said...

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