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October 12, 2012

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The name is historical; the nearby rec center has had the name since before the latest project began. (Why they didn't rename it is a different question.)

According to the article I found, the U.S. government developed the area as temporary housing for WWII shipyard workers, and the name honors "...a South Pacific World War II battle of dubious distinction."

http://greensource.construction.com/green_building_projects/2011/1102_Tassafaronga_Village.asp

I helped build the Habitat for Humanity homes that are part of the project, so I had several years to get used to the name.

http://www.habitatebsv.org/Homes-for-Sale/Kinsell-Commons

Thanks, Gene!

Maybe the Juniper people will buy out this new app start-up: /2012/10/mobile-tampon-app-at-harvard

Karen: I dunno -- a deal like that could have strings attached.

Mobile tampon applicator?

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