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  1. Ain't No Scandal Like an Online Parenting Forum ScandalRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Boston.com

    This weekend, I experienced first-hand what it means to be the most hated mom on the playground. The most hated mom in the neighborhood.

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  2. Ahead of Ferguson decision, an education in nonviolenceRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Boston.com

    Some wait in prayer, while others wait with anxious anticipation for a grand jury decision that could set the course of history here. And then there are those who have already plunged into protest.

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  3. 30-year volunteer Edna Heeg shares her spirit with great-grandsonRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

    NORTH EASTHAM Edna Heeg, 93, has her ideas about keeping a family together. One idea is to host a family dinner every Sunday evening at her house.

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  4. Citizen complaint of the day: Tortured Jamaicaway artist just isn't very goodRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Universal Hub

    You can't be a tortured artist if you don't have talent. This person is tagging the whole neighborhood and it's really becoming a problem.

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  5. Roxbury school aide charged with molesting childRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Universal Hub

    Boston Police report arresting Charles Ramsey, 85, on a charge of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 for an incident at the Higginson/Lewis School earlier this month. Police say Ramsey has resigned from his position at the school.

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  6. Teacher's aide charged with sexual assault of student at Roxbury schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Boston.com

    An 85-year-old teacher's aide was arrested on Friday for allegedly indecently assaulting a student at a Roxbury school last week, officials said. Following an investigation by the Boston police sexual assault unit, Charles Ramsey, of Boston, was charged with indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 years of age, according to authorities.

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  7. Ain't No Scandal Like an Online Parenting Forum ScandalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Boston.com

    JPMoms , the 11-year-old online forum for moms with questions about nannies, summer camp, schools, vaccines, yeast infections, repairmen, orthodontists, post partum depression, nursing bras, and everything in between, announced a decision to trim its 3,229 members to a significantly smaller group. The site's moderators posted a statement that indicated plans to limit membership to Jamaica Plain and a small set of surrounding neighborhoods: "JP Moms has grown to over 3000 members Due to members who have moved away and out-of-area parents joining JP Moms, we have found that the community connection is being lost.

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  8. Calling All Jamaica Plain Small Businesses: Tell Us Your StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | Patch.com

    Small Business Saturday is designed to celebrate and call attention to the wonderful local businesses that make up the fabric of our communities. This year, consumers are asked to "Shop Small" on Saturday, Nov. 29. We're looking for Jamaica Plain small businesses that will be participating in Small Business Saturday.

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  9. Mass. ranks third best in addressing child homelessnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 | The Daily Free Press

    A Monday report by the National Center on Family Homelessness determined that 1 in 30 children nationwide are experiencing homelessness, an epidemic that has reached a historic high. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF The National Center on Family Homelessness reported Monday that Massachusetts ranks third best in the nation in addressing child homelessness, an epidemic that reached a historic high nationwide.

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  10. Gluten-free trend incites app startups, expects increased market value in coming yearsRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 20 | The Daily Free Press

    Gluten, the protein composite that everyone loves to hate, has proven to be lucrative for businesses as more restaurants offer food that excludes wheat, barley, rye and wheat-rye hybrid triticale. Businesses directly addressing the gluten-free diet have spawned from consumer demand for all things gluten-free.

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  11. Methuen girl collects 430 pairs of shoes for charityRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | WHDH

    An 8-year-old girl in Methuen is paying it forwards with an act of generosity. Instead of asking for birthday presents this year Kailey Moras asked people to donate shoes.

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  12. Milford student suspended for making hand gun gestureRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | WHDH

    A fifth grade student in Milford was suspended because according to school officials he made his hand into the shape of a gun and pointed it at other students. School officials said the 10-year-old's actions indicated a threat, but his family didn't agree.

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  13. Woman falls through ceiling during court escape attemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | WHDH

    A Brockton woman was in court for a bail hearing on drug related charges when she tried to escape, but not everything went according to plan. Court officers say 29-year-old Jacqueline Cordaro had been denied a request to lower her bail when she tried to escape through the ceiling.

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  14. Arctic Blast: 12 Tips to Heat Your Home SafelyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Patch.com

    Winter isn't willing to wait this year, as Jamaica Plain and other areas throughout the Northeast are facing record cold temperatures this week. Here are 12 tips on how to heat your home safely , according to the Centers for Disease Control and Ready.gov.

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  15. Officers honored at annual George Hanna AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | WHDH

    A group of 25 officers received the state's highest honor Tuesday during the annual George Hanna Awards. The recipients included Officer Dic Donohue, who was wounded in the hunt for the accused Boston Marathon bombers.

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  16. Report lays out opportunity gaps for black and Latino boys in city schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Dorchester Reporter, Dorchester MA

    State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez , right, spoke during an event at City Year last week in which a new report detailing disparities for black and Latino boys was released.

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  17. Attacks Possibly Connected to Brigham and Women's BreachRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Patch.com

    A string of attacks in Jamaica Plain may be connected to a robbery that left hundreds of patient records at Brigham and Women's Hospital at risk. WHDH reported that armed robbers stole a laptop and cellphone from a doctor in September.

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  18. Downtown School Night Reveals Numerous OptionsRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 19 | Beacon Hill Times

    The volunteer parent organization Downtown Schools for Boston sponsored its second annual "Downtown Schools Night" at 74 Joy St. on Thursday, allowing parents of prospective students to learn more about nearby public elementary-, middle- and high-school options. The evening began as a panel of parents of students attending the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain, the Harvard-Kent Elementary School in Charlestown, the Hurley K-8 School in the South End, the Josiah Quincy School in Chinatown and the Harvard-Ken Elementary School in Charlestown discussed their respective schools and fielded questions ranging from transportation to and from school for students to extracurricular activities.

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  19. Rollover accident in Avon causes delaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | WHDH

    A rollover accident on Route 24 in Avon caused delays in the area Wednesday morning. Crews worked to remove the car from the highway, but delays remained after the scene was cleared.

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  20. Dive teams to return to Lynn in search for missing motherRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | WHDH

    State Police dive teams will return to a Lynn pond Wednesday as they search for any sign of a missing mother from Swampscott. Eight divers scoured the floating bridge pond yesterday, hoping to find clues in the disappearance of 25-year-old Jaimee Mendez.

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