Editorial: Thanks to the JPNDC

June 8, 2012
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Modern JP, with all its saleable diversity and economic energy, would not have arrived without the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, which is marking its 35th birthday. Far fewer seniors would live here. Fewer low- and middle-income people, too. No Samuel Adams Brewery and, more importantly, a lot less small-business start-up advice. The JPNDC...

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Family Service head wins award

June 8, 2012
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Family Service of Greater Boston (FSGB), based on Heath Street, has received a $40,000 grant from the Aramark corporation, and FSGB CEO Randal Rucker received the company’s Building Community Executive Leadership Award. The award and grant is one of three announced by Aramark last month. “By supporting breakthrough programs that prepare hard-to-employ individuals for...

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Flour Power

June 8, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Courtney Sacco) A bicyclist demonstrates a pedal-powered flour mill at the Bikes Not Bombs Green Roots Festival at the Stony Brook T Station on June 3.

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Hospital offers cancer tests for the uninsured

June 8, 2012
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Faulkner Hospital recently launched the Colorectal Health Care Access Program for local, uninsured men and women. Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum and is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States that affect both men and women. Patients accepted into the program at the 1153 Centre St....

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Salon wins Green Business Award

June 8, 2012
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Fresh Hair, a salon at 62 South St., in April was named one of the winners of Mayor Thomas Menino’s annual Green Business Awards. Fresh Hair Salon calls itself a “green salon.” Conventional hair, nail and skin care products can contain harmful chemicals. Fresh Hair’s policy is to use only products that come from...

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Letter: Thanks to Rozzie’s great businesses

June 8, 2012
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While we appreciate the special interest the mayor has taken in Roslindale since his days as city councilor, and all he has done to help our neighborhood, we shouldn’t forget about the Roslindale business owners who have worked hard to find success here (“Mayor Menino on what makes Rozzie great,” May 11). There are...

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Big Sister

June 8, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) JP resident Amanda Lopez (left) sits next to Nashaylah, a Hyde Park girl, whom she has mentored for a year through the Big Sister Association of Boston. The Big Sister program offers professionally supported volunteer mentors to girls facing adversity. For more info, see bigsister.org.

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Invitación, 6/8/12

June 8, 2012
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 19 de junio para la publicación del 22 de junio. Mandar a [email protected] Nota: hay que marcar 617 antes de los números que salen abajo, si no tiene otro número. Reuniones Reunión comunitaria de la ruta 39, para hablar de las mejoras y...

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Sights and Sounds, 6/8/12

June 8, 2012
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The deadline for listings is noon, June 19 for the June 22 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events JPNDC 35th anniversary celebration, Sat., June 9, Blessed Sacrament Campus, 365 Centre St. noon-2pm: Annual Meeting, 2-4pm: Community celebration with live...

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Agenda, 6/8/12

June 8, 2012
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The deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, June 19 for the June 22 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNDC annual meeting, Sat. June 9. Meeting noon-2pm, Community celebration 2-4pm. Blessed Sacrament campus, 365 Centre St. Info: jpndc.org. Bus...

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Boutique hotel aims to open this month

June 1, 2012
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A new “boutique” hotel, long in development at 81 S. Huntington Ave., is aiming to open for business on June 25, according to manager Trevor Cross. The 41-room hotel in a former nursing home was originally announced as a possible Comfort Inn. But now it will be EnVision Hotel Boston, an independent hotel with...

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Mayor: I would have kept Casey Overpass

May 25, 2012
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Calling the Casey Arborway project a “second Big Dig,” Mayor Thomas Menino told the Gazette he would have preferred to see the existing overpass remain there. Menino said sometimes people have to think outside the box and his vision would have the overpass being rebuilt with green space underneath it. That would connect Arnold...

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Apartment project faces delay, opposition

May 25, 2012
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S. HUNTINGTON—Eleven out of 13 members of the city-appointed Impact Advisory Group (IAG) for the proposed apartment building at 161 S. Huntington Ave. have signed a letter opposing the project. The opposition came on the heels of a Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) vote to delay demolition of the 1914 Knight Building and a Jamaica...

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Answering the Call

May 25, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) The famous Civil War statue “Citizen Soldier” is among the monuments and gravesites that will be on a May 27 Memorial Day history tour at Forest Hills Cemetery. See story.

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Dominican presidential race comes to JP

May 25, 2012
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You can take the voter out of the Dominican Republic, but you can’t take the Dominican Republic out of the voter. That’s why both candidates in this week’s Dominican presidential election campaigned in Jamaica Plain, which is home to a thriving Dominican immigrant community. The Kennedy Elementary School and English High School were two...

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JP dominicanos votan por presidente

May 25, 2012
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Se puede sacar al votante de la República Dominicana, pero no se puede sacar la República Dominicana del votante. Puede ser por eso que el Kennedy School y English High School fueran dos centros de votación para las elecciones generales de la República Dominicana el domingo, 20 de mayo. “Es una tradición,” dijo Tony...

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Casey group talks new park and parking

May 25, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—The Casey Arborway Design Advisory Group (DAG) brainstormed ideas for an acre of land to be added to the Southwest Corridor Park (SWCP) and other livability concerns at their May 16 meeting. Parking near the West Roxbury Courthouse was also brought up at the DAG meeting by community members as a concern. The...

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Jurassic Franklin Park

May 25, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) A life-size animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex is part of “Zoorassic Park,” a robot dinosaur exhibit opening May 26 at Franklin Park Zoo. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Man arrested for drug-related murder

May 25, 2012
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A suspect has been charged with murder in the April 27 shooting death of a Jamaica Plain man inside his Hyde Park Avenue apartment, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The killing of Mariano Malave involved a drug deal gone bad, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. Charles Reddicks, 18, of...

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Daycare founder charged with assaults

May 25, 2012
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Linda Chery-Valentin, founding director of Jamaica Plain’s Arc-En-Ciel Day Care Center and Montessori School, is facing felony charges after allegedly driving her car at a rector and a parishioner at Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church, where her daycare is located. The charges against Chery-Valentin are now under investigation by state child...

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O’Malley to address vets

May 25, 2012
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley will address veterans at the American Legion Post 076 as part of the post’s Memorial Day ceremony. The post, located at 280 South St., will also lay a wreath on its memorial stone to honor fallen service members, said spokesperson Marty Vardaro. The ceremony will be held at noon on...

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Driver’s Seat

May 25, 2012
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(Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira) Twenty-month-old Muir Powell (center) lives the dream of sitting in the driver’s seat of a fire truck with help from mom Zena Harris and firefighter Alector Tavares at the Centre Street firehouse on May 11.

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Harvest bus stop will stay

May 25, 2012
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The Route 39 bus stop across from the Harvest Co-op Market will no longer be eliminated, according to MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo. The South Street stop had been eliminated under an earlier version of the Route 39 bus renovation plan. “I think it is fantastic,” said Harvest Co-op spokesperson Chris Durkin when informed of...

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Community centers in ‘rebuilding phase’

May 25, 2012
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The 2010 consolidation of four local community centers down to two, and the year-long closing of Curtis Hall while it went underwent reconstruction last year, contributed to the Jamaica Plain Community Centers’ (JPCC) recent rate hikes, according to JPCC chair Kerry Costello. The rates were raised at Curtis Hall and the Hennigan Community Center...

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