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Centre Street Cafe

November 7, 2014
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Centre Street Cafe

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Hyenas come to Franklin Park Zoo

November 7, 2014
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Hyenas come to Franklin Park Zoo

Spotted hyenas joined the roster at Franklin Park Zoo last month. Thika, age 15, and Kai, age 5, are settling in to their new home, the exhibit that was previously occupied by African painted dogs. Because African painted dogs are pack animals, the decision was made to relocate Brahma, the lone African painted dog...

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Loring-Greenough concerts turn 15

November 7, 2014
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Loring-Greenough concerts turn 15

The Sunday Afternoons at the Loring-Greenough House concert series is celebrating its 15th season this year with seven more dates through May. The historic house museum at 12 South St. in Monument Square has hosted the parlor concert series since its inception in 2000. Katharine Cipolla has organized them from the beginning. This year’s...

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Shattuck Award Winner

November 7, 2014
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Shattuck Award Winner

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Mayor cuts ribbon on new Curley field

November 7, 2014
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Mayor cuts ribbon on new Curley field

JP CENTER—With hundreds of kids, parents, elected officials—including Mayor Martin Walsh—and community members in attendance, the community-funded artificial turf field and track for the Curley K-8 School at 493 Centre St. celebrated its official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 28. “Our kids in the city deserve the best. The Curley is a model for us,”...

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HJSMS joins energy-saving pilot program

November 7, 2014
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HYDE/JACKSON— Hyde Jackson Square Main Streets (HJSMS) was recently selected by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Main Street Center as one of the first pilot communities to participate in America Saves! The new program, funded by a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, is designed to support...

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ZBA hearing delayed for Forest Hills project

November 7, 2014
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A Zoning Board of Appeals hearing for a proposed development at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. that was originally scheduled for last month has been delayed until Feb. 10. The developer of the project, City Realty Group, has stirred controversy in the neighborhood recently with attempting to evict tenants, including a popular local restaurant, in...

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Halloween Bike Ride

November 7, 2014
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Halloween Bike Ride

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Dog grooming business aims to replace botanica

November 7, 2014
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A dog-grooming business called Fancy Schmancy is looking to open in Central JP, according to Centre/South Main Streets board member Michael Reiskind. “The owner is Nancy Baxter,” Reiskind said in an email to the Gazette. “She wants to open a luxury dog day care, grooming, self wash and unique retail store at 610 Centre...

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DA’s Office considers streamlining JP prosecution work

November 7, 2014
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The Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office held on Sept. 22 a roundtable discussion in Jamaica Plain. Two topics discussed were expanding the boundaries covered by JP’s West Roxbury District Court and having an in-house assistant district attorney at JP’s District E-13 Police Station. Four people attended the meeting at the Nate Smith House....

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