Doctor helps the poor of Guatemala

April 27, 2012
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Jamaica Plain resident Dr. Peter Rohloff believes all interesting things happen as accidents. That certainly seems the case with how he founded Wuqu’ Kawoq, a nonprofit organization that provides health care to the indigenous people of Guatemala. Rohloff first started going to Guatemala in Central America 10 years ago to study tropical diseases, do...

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Tostado owner follows dreams

April 27, 2012
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Tony Tavarez, owner of the local Tostados sandwich bars, left a stable corporate job to make sandwiches for his neighborhood, and he’s not looking back. In the mid-aughts, Tavarez was working for Spanish-language network Telemundo in Houston and missing good Latin food. He was also miserable in his corporate marketing job, where he was...

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Library group claims BPL to end tutor program

April 27, 2012
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The Friends of the Connolly Branch Library co-President Fran Streeter believes the Boston Public Library (BPL) attempt to fold the popular Homework Assistance Program (HAP) inside a broader after-school program is actually a ploy to kill it. Streeter said she has no proof, but believes in her “heart of hearts” BPL has already decided...

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Police Spotlight: Late-night robber hits area

April 27, 2012
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Five street robberies in JP between April 8 and 18 have the local E-13 Police Station warning residents to be alert. Two of the robberies were unarmed, while the suspect used a gun in the last three crimes. One of the robberies was described as violent. The suspect is described as a black or...

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Sounding Great

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JP artist remembered with exhibit

April 27, 2012
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Robert A. “Bob” Raymond, a Jamaica Plain photographer and videographer who died on Feb. 27 after a short illness, is being remembered with an exhibit at Cambridge’s Mobius gallery through May 5. Raymond, 59, was involved for 30 years with the Mobius Artist Group, which was founded by his wife, Marilyn Arsem. He documented...

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Health Mobile

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Honored Activist

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Street Art

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Bad JP map fades from use

April 27, 2012
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A wildly incorrect official map of Jamaica Plain and other neighborhoods that tainted City of Boston programs for decades appears to be rapidly fading from use a year after it was corrected. The map still lingers in some long-running programs and studies, however. The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) created the deliberately incorrect map of...

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Web error puts Vegas casino in JP

April 27, 2012
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A major Las Vegas hotel and casino occupies the Jamaicaway Tower and a triple-decker on Child Street, according to an incorrect Google Maps listing that has spread across the web. The 111 Perkins St. condo tower is labeled as Nevada’s Venetian Resort Hotel Casino on the popular web mapping service. Another address behind the...

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Red Sox Nation’s First President

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Cops: Baby kidnapped from JP home

April 27, 2012
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EGLESTON SQ.—An Allston woman allegedly kidnapped an 8-month-old baby from a Jamaica Plain home on April 17, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The baby was recovered safely at 70 Weaver Court in Jackson Square’s Academy Homes housing development. Andrea K. Martin, 25, was arrested and charged with kidnapping. An unidentified caregiver was...

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Duck houses installed in park

April 27, 2012
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PONDSIDE—Boxes intended as homes for wood ducks have been installed in Olmsted Park in an attempt to help the colorful, formerly rare bird bounce back in the area. Two wooden boxes mounted atop poles were installed late last month, one in Ward’s Pond and one in Leverett Pond, by Jamaica Plain and Brookline park...

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Ross seeks Green Line traffic cameras

April 27, 2012
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City Councilor Mike Ross is attempting to apply the brakes to motorists who speed by the Green Line while passengers enter and exit the trolley. He has filed a home-rule petition in the City Council that would install trolley cameras intended to capture the law-breaking culprits. “This is such a public safety need,” said...

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Condo project talks continue

April 27, 2012
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SOUTH ST.—Attorney Peter Fenn aims to have an updated plan this summer to demolish his 71 South St. law office and replace it with a five-unit condo building, he told the Gazette. Some neighbors expressed concerns about the proposal’s density and parking when Fenn announced it in December 2011. The existing property includes a...

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Chef, author injured in bike crash

April 27, 2012
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CANARY SQ.—A Jamaica Plain chef and bestselling cookbook author was injured April 6 when her bicycle hit a car door at Centre and Moraine streets. Didi Emmons said she spent a night in the hospital with a concussion after the accident in a post on her Facebook page. She noted that she fell in...

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Editorial: Centers minus community?

April 27, 2012
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What is a community center without the community? We’re about to find out, as ludicrous, abrupt rental hikes at the Hennigan Community Center drive successful JP youth programs out of the neighborhood, and perhaps out of business. This looks like another way to balance the books on the backs of the disadvantaged, and it...

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Editorial: Leash your dogs

April 27, 2012
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People are roaming free in JP’s wealth of parkland with the arrival of spring. Unfortunately, so are off-leash pet dogs. Having a dog off-leash on the street or in a park is illegal. It’s illegal because it’s irresponsible, rude and dangerous. Dogs are not miniature people. They are animals that can and will bite....

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Letter: Casey Arborway is a cheap but bad solution

April 27, 2012
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Regarding the Casey Arborway project, it’s about the money. And don’t forget, the state, at the start, told the Working Advisory Group members this is not about money. So anytime I hear otherwise, I want to pick up my pen. This is an important bridge. The bridge keeps cross-town traffic out of a neighborhood...

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Letter: Give Valentine some love

April 27, 2012
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Sawx fans, the players and many in the sports media need to lighten up re: their new manager, Bobby Valentine. They’re acting like small-town hicks, suspicious of the newcomer because he has a slight attitude and edge to him, and, no doubt in this case, because his hometown of Stamford is closer to N.Y.C. than Boston....

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Letter: Apartment project should preserve, not demolish

April 27, 2012
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We read with alarm the announcement of plans to demolish the New England Home for Little Wanderers to make way for a new apartment building described as “huge” and “high-end” (“Apartment project plan is filed,” March 30). For over 100 years, the west side of S. Huntington Avenue has been home to a group...

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Letter: Developer’s work does not add to JP character

April 27, 2012
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“Life goes on. Things get built,” developer Pat McKenna is quoted as saying in John Ruch’s April 13 article “Housing developer stirs more debate.” I have lived in the Glenvale Park neighborhood since 1988, a few doors down from Mr. McKenna’s proposed demolition of 207 Chestnut Ave., a farmhouse that dates back to the...

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Letter: Don’t mock luxury residents-to-be

April 27, 2012
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I found your April 13 editorial (“S. Huntington luxuries) on the impending cuts to the Green Line insulting to the nth degree. Instead of discussing the ramifications of the proposed MBTA service cuts and how these could negatively impact our community, and perhaps even offering your readers a cogent solution to this dilemma, your first impulse is to...

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