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Gun Education

March 14, 2014
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Senior Life: Senior chorus hits high note, seeks funds

March 14, 2014
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A Jamaica Plain senior chorus founded a year ago as a short-term class has grown into a an organization in its own right. Now JP Jubilee, formerly called Singing for Seniors, is looking for financial support. Longtime voice teacher and JP resident Elizabeth Anker originally only found enough funding to teach a nine-week singing...

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Senior Life: Sherrill House CEO appointed to state board

March 14, 2014
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Senior Life: Sherrill House CEO appointed to state board

Patrick J. Stapleton, chief executive officer of Sherrill House Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 135 South Huntington Ave., was appointed to the Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators on Feb. 12 by Gov. Deval Patrick. Board members are charged with the task of ensuring that nursing home administrators in the state are...

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Senior Life: ESAC leadership changes

March 14, 2014
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The Ecumenical Social Action Committee, Inc. (ESAC) has a new Interim Executive Director, Emily Morris Litonjua, following the resignation of Bill Minkle. Meanwhile, its work on funding Egleston Square’s Peace Garden redesign continues. Founded nearly 50 years ago in Egleston Square, ESAC sponsors a wide array of social service programs and is known for...

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Senior Life: Grassroots senior services group is halfway to goal

March 14, 2014
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JP@Home, a grassroots membership group with the mission of keeping aging residents at home as long as possible, is halfway to its goal of having 100 pledges to join. The group, which is partnering with Jamaica Plain-based Ethos, was created last fall. It lets members join in a group purchase of such services as...

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Senior Life: City conducts BHA senior/disabled survey

March 14, 2014
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Senior Life: City conducts BHA senior/disabled survey

Responding to staffing and budget cuts at the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) last year, the Walsh administration is conducting a survey called “Making Connections” to see what services BHA seniors and disabled residents need. “In May of last year, the BHA eliminated its resident services program for elderly/disabled residents as a result of deep...

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ESL for business class sees first grads

March 14, 2014
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ESL for business class sees first grads

EGLESTON SQ.—The state’s first-ever class in business English for speakers of other languages (ESL), a collaboration between Egleston Square Main Street (ESMS) and Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street (HJSMS), graduated six small business owners last month. “I’ve been able to have English-speaking clients,” Rosana Rivera, of Latino Beauty Salon in Egleston Square, told the Gazette....

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Parks Farewell

March 14, 2014
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State of JP focuses on equity

March 14, 2014
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The fourth annual State of Our Neighborhood forum took place on Feb. 27, focusing on the theme of racial justice and equity in Jamaica Plain. According to JP Forum coordinator Greg Buckland, the event, which drew over 300 attendees, “was definitely one of the best yet.” Breakout topics included food justice, affordable housing, disaster...

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MHC: Shea Circle won’t be preserved

March 14, 2014
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The historic Shea Circle rotary will not be preserved for the Casey Arborway project, leaving an intersection or highly modified rotary as the alternatives under discussion, according to an audio recording of a Jan. 31 Massachusetts Historic Commission (MHC) meeting. The fate of Shea Circle has delayed the Casey Arborway for months as the...

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