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Q. and A. with ‘hot sauce man’

January 12, 2018
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Jamaica Plain resident Rohan Sookraj, who is known as “the hot sauce man” and ‘the pepper guy’, grew up in South Oropouche, Trinidad. He came to the United States in the late 1980s and for the past 26 years has worked as a materials supply assistant lead at the Boston Medical Center. Several years...

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Sights and Sounds, Jan. 12, 2018

January 12, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 23 for the Jan. 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Celebration of Jamaica Pond Park, Thurs. Jan. 18, 7pm, free. First Church UU, JP. Centre St. and Eliot St. Wheelchair...

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Invitacion, Jan. 12, 2018

January 12, 2018
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: martes, 23 enero para la edición del 26 ene. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Para los números abajo, el código de área es 617. Reuniones Progresistas de JP (JPP), conversaciones con candidatos, martes, 16 ene, Doyle’s Café, 6pm-6.45pm: Jay Gonzalez, candidato a gobernador. 7-8pm: formación de caucus/discusión comunitaria sobre el...

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JP Agenda, Jan. 12, 2018

January 12, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 23 for the Jan. 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Neighbor Open House with the Architects of the Eliot School Space Feasibility Study, Sunday, January 28, 2-4pm. At Farnsworth House, 90...

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Emerald Necklace Conservancy celebrates 20 years

January 12, 2018
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The Emerald Necklace Conservancy is reflecting on its past accomplishments and future goals as it celebrates 20 years in existence. The organization restores and improves the Emerald Necklace park system, which includes 1,100 acres of parkland from Boston’s Back Bay through Brookline and Jamaica Plain to Franklin Park in Dorchester. Over the past 20...

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Op-eds

January 12, 2018
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A remembrance for Christine By Gerry Wright Christine Cooper was the heart, mind, and soul of the restoration at Jamaica Pond park during the last 25 years of the 20th century.  When we began our work, the park was filled with trash and people were afraid to walk around the path to enjoy the...

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Letters:

January 12, 2018
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On Joe Timilty’s passing As someone who loved politics and worked with many of Boston’s elected officials, I always thought highly of Joe Timilty and was saddened to hear of his passing. I remember when he ran and was elected to the Boston City Council in 1967 and considered him a new and fresh face in...

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Council President Campbell ready to continue transparency, access at Council

January 12, 2018
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By Seth Daniel Special to the Gazette Growing up in the South End and attending schools in East Boston, it was clear upon hearing the life story of new Council President Andrea Campbell that she had far more in common with the disenfranchised voices in the city than the voices that would typically be...

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Obituary: Christine C. Cooper

January 2, 2018
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Obituary: Christine C. Cooper

COOPER, CHRISTINE C. of Jamaica Plain, surrounded by her loving family died on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Beloved daughter of the late Patrick E. and Mary A. Cooper formerly of Jamaica Plain. Loving mother of Angela Frontiera Carey and her husband John of Roslindale. Sister of Theresa Veno, Gerry Donlan and her husband William...

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Parents unhappy over BPS new start times

December 22, 2017
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Boston Public Schools (BPS) has released new start and end times for 105 of the 125 schools in the system for the next school year and the reaction from parents and the community has been a smattering of applause and a chorus of boos. BPS said it had an 18-month, 17-meeting community outreach effort...

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