The following Jamaica Plain individuals, businesses and organizations have received recognition.

Chrystal Kornegay was appointed to the Board of Directors of Urban Edge Housing.

Vernette Allen ran a ABCD Financial Futures Iniciative conference to aid low and moderate-income community residents.

Harvest Co-op raised $3,400 to feed the hungry over the holiday season.

Jamaica Plain was named one of the “Best Places to Live” by Boston magazine.

Courtney Grey has been selected as a 2009 Boston neighborhood Fellow in recognition to his outstanding service to the community.

Sarah Keenan participated in a 3,110 mile bike ride to raise awareness of partner abuse and funds for The Network/La Red.

Ensuring Stability through Action in our Community (ESAC) received funds to provide individuals and families with emergency assistance for food, heat and other basic needs.

Kathy Ball-Toncic and Ashley Shaffer ran in the Boston Marathon, as part of the 20th running of the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge, raising a minimum of $3,000 each.

Ernie Chang, Jennifer McNamara, and Tim McQuade ran the Boston Marathon to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston.

Robyn Ochs was honored with the Susan J. Hyde Activism Award for longevity in the LGBT movement.

Ellen Grubert has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle Award.

Rosalba Solis and Connie Bigony both won fellowships from Teachers as Artists, allowing them to study in Hawaii and Mexico.

Jennifer Bowman Joshua Das, Charles Hernick and Adam Klauber participated in the Run of the Charles Canoe and Kayak Race.

The Astra Zeneca Hope Lodge Center is a 2009 Preservation Achievement Award winner, in the category of significant rehabilitation/restoration.

Alan Michael is a national finalist for Cable’s Leaders in Learning Award.

Edward B. Rugemer has received the 2009 Avery O. Craven Award, presented to the most original book on the Civil War era by the Organization of American Historians.

Steve Meacham and City Life / Vida Urbana, a community organization that focuses on affordable housing and tenants’ rights was honored by the National Lawyers Guild.

Michael Aaron Lambert, Medical Director of the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center has received the Thomas H. Lee, MD, Award for excellence in primary care.

Forest Hills Educational Trust received a $3,000 grant to identify and research African American buried at Forest Hills and incorporate the findings into a walking tour.

Studio G Architects, a firm dedicated to designing environmentally and socially conscious buildings, celebrated its 16th anniversary.

Bob Watson received the Robert F. Kennedy children’s Action Corp’s Embracing the Legacy Award for three decades of championing children, including over 700 blood platelet donations.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was named by AARP Magazine as one of the top cancer hospitals in America.

Joseph Pocelli and Dan Goldsbury, from The Mug Project, won the Waste Reduction Award and City Feed and supply and Studio G Architects were honored as green businesses at the Mayor’s 3rd annual Green Awards.

John Hancock Financial Services had eight participants in the Boston Marathon, raising $24,000 for Community Servings.

Adam B. Duby, Army Sgt., has graduated from basic combat training at Ft Jackson, Columbia, SC.

Susan Alves joined the Bulfinch Group as financial specialist.

Community Servings, Inc. was nominated as a semi-finalist for the New England Innovation Awards, presented by the Smaller Business Association of New England.

Brett Simon, MD, PhD joined Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as Chair of the Dept of Anesthesiology.

Dimock Center recognized by the American Dental Association as a model for Community-based dental education.

Gretchen Grozier was honored as an Unsung Heroine by the Massachusettts Commission on the Status of Women for her efforts to help others and make her city a better place to live and work.

Sterling French, dining room chef at Rosie’s Place, along with founder Kip Tiernan, celebrated the work of the organization at the annual Safe and Sound gala, which raised $335,000 for poor and homeless women.

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