17 hours ago

What are you doing this weekend? Volunteers a...

What are you doing this weekend? Volunteers are wanted for 4 neighborhood cleanups.

    Volunteers Wanted for Multiple JP Neighborhood Cleanups on April 21st
    Help the community looking good this Saturday as there will be cleanups in four different neighborhoods. Volunteers are wanted and there will be various things to do, so if you can't do heavy lifting -- that's fine! Tools and gloves will be provided, just be ready to get down and dirty for JP.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

21 hours ago

Volunteers Wanted for Multiple JP Neighborhood Cleanups on April 21st

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/18/volunteers-wanted-for-multiple-jp-neighborhood-cleanups-on-april-21st)

    Volunteers Wanted for Multiple JP Neighborhood Cleanups on April 21st
    Help the community looking good this Saturday as there will be cleanups in four different neighborhoods. Volunteers are wanted and there will be various things to do, so if you can't do heavy lifting -- that's fine! Tools and gloves will be provided, just be ready to get down and dirty for JP.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

23 hours ago

The Bread and Puppet Theater returns to Spont...

The Bread and Puppet Theater returns to Spontaneous Celebrations with "The Basic Bye-Bye Show" opening on April 19th

    Bread & Puppet's Play 'The Basic Bye-Bye Show' Opens in JP on April 19th
    Bread & Puppet Theater returns for four shows starting April 19th at Spontaneous Celebrations with its new play, "The Basic Bye-Bye Show." The play is a manifesto inspired by Albrecht Dürer's apocalyptic woodcuts and the daily news. "The Basic Bye-Bye Show originally set out to define and illuminate the need for basic bye-byes in our [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

23 hours ago

JP’s JFK STEM Innovation School’s Pilot Program Honored by Non-Profit EdVestors

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/18/jps-jfk-stem-innovation-schools-pilot-program-recognized-by-non-profit-edvestors)

    JP's JFK STEM Innovation School's Pilot Program Honored by Non-Profit EdVestors
    The John F. Kennedy STEM Innovation School was honored at non-profit EdVestor's 16th Annual Urban Education Showcase on April 10th. The JFK STEM Innovation School, located on Bolster Street in JP, was one of 10 Boston school-based projects recognized at the showcase that previously received seed investments of $10,000 each from EdVestors' School Solutions Seed Fund.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

47 hours ago

Bread & Puppet’s Play ‘The Basic Bye-Bye Show’ Opens in JP on April 19th

Business

    Bread & Puppet's Play 'The Basic Bye-Bye Show' Opens in JP on April 19th
    Bread & Puppet Theater returns for four shows starting April 19th at Spontaneous Celebrations with its new play, "The Basic Bye-Bye Show." The play is a manifesto inspired by Albrecht Dürer's apocalyptic woodcuts and the daily news. "The Basic Bye-Bye Show originally set out to define and illuminate the need for basic bye-byes in our [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Centre Street is getting specialty store, Cac...

Centre Street is getting specialty store, Cacao, which will serve chocolate, freshly roasted nuts and more. Sounds tasty!

    New Business Alert: Cacao - Will Be Serving Up Chocolate and Nuts on Centre Street
    Attention chocolate lovers! You're going to be excited about a new business coming to Centre Street. Cacao will be opening later this spring and offering up delicious chocolate treats, freshly roasted nuts and more. "It's a nut and chocolate shop," said Cacao's owner Leo Baez to Jamaica Plain News.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

ISO Volunteers! The Egleston Farmers Market i...

ISO Volunteers! The Egleston Farmers Market is a great opportunity for people who care about local food, the local economy, and bringing our community together to pitch in. We are recruiting volunteers to join the team for the 2018 season with a range of activities from the market-day street team to managing social media and calendars. Interested? Submit the form linked below to learn more.

    Volunteer Interest Form
    Egleston Square Farmers Market is a vendor-managed, volunteer and community-led initiative to make fresh, locally-grown food accessible to residents of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury, while supporting the local economy. The Egleston Farmers Market is a great opportunity for people who care about local food, the local economy, and bringing our community together to pitch in.
    http://docs.google.com

2 days ago

New Business Alert: Cacao — Will Be Serving Up Chocolate and Nuts on Centre Street

Business

    New Business Alert: Cacao - Will Be Serving Up Chocolate and Nuts on Centre Street
    Attention chocolate lovers! You're going to be excited about a new business coming to Centre Street. Cacao will be opening later this spring and offering up delicious chocolate treats, freshly roasted nuts and more. "It's a nut and chocolate shop," said Cacao's owner Leo Baez to Jamaica Plain News.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

The Haven is hiring for front of house positi...

The Haven is hiring for front of house positions. Part time and Full time. Experience preferred. Contact: thehavenjp@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

4 days ago

Who was the Best James Bond? Answers below pl...

Who was the Best James Bond? Answers below please..... #bond #connery #moore #dalton #craig #lazenby #brosnan #niven

    The Haven JP
    Who was the Best James Bond? Answers below please..... #bond #connery #moore #dalton #craig #lazenby #brosnan #niven
    http://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Support the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center wi...

Support the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center with a night of games at Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge

    Game Night, Fundraising Tourney for Boston Area Rape Crisis Center at Bella Luna on April 16th
    Do you like vintage video games? Do you like giant Jenga? Do you like helping a good cause? Then you'll want to attend the Game Night and Fundraising Tournament for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) at Bella Luna on April 16th. Come face off in a classic NES video game or Jenga tournament [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 days ago

The Footlight Club's "Heathers The Musical" o...

The Footlight Club's "Heathers The Musical" opens tonight!

    Footlight Club's 'Heathers The Musical' Opens April 13th
    The Footlight Club's "Heathers The Musical" is based on the cult classic 1980s movie starring Christian Slater, Winona Ryder and Shannen Doherty. That trio are not in the local show, but that's probably for the best as the drama will remain on stage and not behind the scenes in the Footlight's version opening April 13th.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 days ago

JP Progressives is hosting a conversation wit...

JP Progressives is hosting a conversation with At-Large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley about her candidacy for Congress and more

    Congressional Candidate Conversation with Ayanna Pressley in JP on April 16th
    Local organization JP Progressives will be hosting At-Large City Councilor and Congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley on April 16th. Pressley is challenging longtime Congressman Mike Capuano, D-7th, and previously spoke with Jamaica Plain News about why she decided to run, why she's qualified for the position and what her goals will be if elected.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 days ago

Game Night, Fundraising Tourney for Boston Area Rape Crisis Center at Bella Luna on April 16th

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/13/game-night-fundraising-tourney-for-boston-area-rape-crisis-center-at-bella-luna-on-april-16th)

    Game Night, Fundraising Tourney for Boston Area Rape Crisis Center at Bella Luna on April 16th
    Do you like vintage video games? Do you like giant Jenga? Do you like helping a good cause? Then you'll want to attend the Game Night and Fundraising Tournament for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) at Bella Luna on April 16th. Come face off in a classic NES video game or Jenga tournament [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 days ago

Footlight Club’s ‘Heathers The Musical’ Opens April 13th

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/13/footlight-clubs-heathers-the-musical-opens-april-13th)

    Footlight Club's 'Heathers The Musical' Opens April 13th
    The Footlight Club's "Heathers The Musical" is based on the cult classic 1980s movie starring Christian Slater, Winona Ryder and Shannen Doherty. That trio are not in the local show, but that's probably for the best as the drama will remain on stage and not behind the scenes in the Footlight's version opening April 13th.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 days ago

Residents weigh-in on CPA funds during forum

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) organized a forum for residents to discuss their ideas about what should be done with the $20 million per year that will be raised by the newly adopted Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds.

    Residents weigh-in on CPA funds during forum
    The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) organized a forum for residents to discuss their ideas about what should be done with the $20 million per year that will be raised by the newly adopted Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

6 days ago

Sights and Sounds, April 13, 2018

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 24 for the Apr. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

    Sights and Sounds, April 13, 2018
    The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 24 for the Apr. 27 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events A Centre Street mini-cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00am to 12:00noon.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

6 days ago

SuperTeens in Jamaica Plain

The SuperTeens leadership program for youth will be operated at two BCYF centers in Jamaica Plain this summer: BCYF Curtis Hall for girls only, and BCYF Hennigan Community Center, according to a press release.

    SuperTeens in Jamaica Plain
    The SuperTeens leadership program for youth will be operated at two BCYF centers in Jamaica Plain this summer: BCYF Curtis Hall for girls only, and BCYF Hennigan Community Center, according to a press release.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

6 days ago

Traffic calming, main street spruce-up discussed at transportation meeting

The City held its second JP/Rox transportation meeting on March 22 at English High School with residents mingling with City officials and transportation analysts and discussing their priorities, which included traffic calming, creating more connections across the Orange Line track, and making the main streets more attractive and inviting.

    Traffic calming, main street spruce-up discussed at transportation meeting
    The City held its second JP/Rox transportation meeting on March 22 at English High School with residents mingling with City officials and transportation analysts and discussing their priorities, which included traffic calming, creating more connections across the Orange Line track, and making the main streets more attractive and inviting.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

6 days ago

RIBBON CUTTING

Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined students, faculty and staff of the Rafael Hernandez K-8 Dual Language School on March 29 for a ribbon cutting celebration of their new playground. The playground features a new synthetic turf field, permeable paving that will reduce stormwater runoff, and site improvements.

    RIBBON CUTTING
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

6 days ago

City reopens JP/Rox process for transportation plan

La Cuidad presentó la segunda reunión sobre la transportación de JP/Rox, parte del proceso de planificación de la línea naranja entre Forest Hills y Jackson Square. La reunión pidió que los asistentes hablaran en pequeños grupos—residentes con oficiales electos y analistas—sobre sus prioridades, incluidos el tráfico, la creación de más conexiones, y el embellecimiento de las calles principales.

    City reopens JP/Rox process for transportation plan
    La Cuidad presentó la segunda reunión sobre la transportación de JP/Rox, parte del proceso de planificación de la línea naranja entre Forest Hills y Jackson Square. La reunión pidió que los asistentes hablaran en pequeños grupos-residentes con oficiales electos y analistas-sobre sus prioridades, incluidos el tráfico, la creación de más conexiones, y el embellecimiento de las calles principales.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

6 days ago

Obituary: John Rowse, longtime JP resident, dies

John Rowse, a JP resident, died.

    Obituary: John Rowse, longtime JP resident, dies
    John Rowse, JP resident for more than 40 years, died on March 29 after an extended battle with cancer. John, 74, died peacefully, at home, surrounded by his wife and three children. John and his wife, Susan Naimark, lived in the same Paul Gore Street home since 1977, which they bought abandoned for $300 and fixed up over the course of many years.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

6 days ago

JP resident chronicles challenges of women in construction

The cover of Susan Eisenberg’s book titled “Stanley’s Girl.”

    JP resident chronicles challenges of women in construction
    Susan Eisenberg, a Jamaica Plain resident since 1974, has written two books from her own and other women's experiences in the construction industry. She will present her books at various events in the Boston area this month. Stanley's Girl is Eisenberg's fifth book of poetry, which will be published by Cornell University Press.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

6 days ago

District Attorney forum covers criminal justice reform, leadership abilities

With Suffolk County District Attorney (DA) Dan Conley announcing earlier this year that he will not seek re-election after leading the office for more than 15 years, a healthy field of candidates have emerged so far in the race to replace him.

    District Attorney forum covers criminal justice reform, leadership abilities
    With Suffolk County District Attorney (DA) Dan Conley announcing earlier this year that he will not seek re-election after leading the office for more than 15 years, a healthy field of candidates have emerged so far in the race to replace him.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

6 days ago

Here’s Looking at You, JP: JP Pandhandlers, part 2—Who are we?

By Gustaf Berger / Special to the Gazette

    Here's Looking at You, JP: JP Pandhandlers, part 2-Who are we?
    By Gustaf Berger / Special to the Gazette After I interviewed 12 panhandlers for my article last month, I talked with JP residents, store managers, policemen, and others around the country to find out their perspectives on panhandling. I asked 200 people, "Do you give to panhandlers?" Over 60 percent said yes.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

6 days ago

Q. and A. with co-founders of the Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society band

The Jamaica Plain-based band Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society has been performing an annual benefit concert for the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library for decades. Last year, a member of the band released a documentary about the band. The Gazette recently conducted a question-and-answer session through email with co-founders David Rosen and Owen Hartford about the band, the documentary, and the annual benefit concert. For more information about the band, visit hornpipe.org. (The session has been edited. Rosen and Hartford jointly answered the questions in third person.)

    Q. and A. with co-founders of the Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society band
    The Jamaica Plain-based band Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society has been performing an annual benefit concert for the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library for decades. Last year, a member of the band released a documentary about the band.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

6 days ago

Old School Single Malt “educational” trip acr...

Old School Single Malt “educational” trip across the pond. Thanks to @norwegianair for a great flight! Stay tuned for our petition to keep the flight open!


6 days ago

Jamaica Plain is known for its food -- and no...

Jamaica Plain is known for its food -- and now there's a food tour of the neighborhood!

    Calling All Gourmands: New Tour Highlights Jamaica Plain Food
    A new tour with a Jamaica Plain foodie focus is making its way through the neighborhood while encompassing history, dessert, beer and delicious food. "We truly believe JP has the freshest, yummiest food in town," said Lizzie Bell, co-owner of Off The Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

6 days ago

Legendary painting on the wall at The Haven. ...

Legendary painting on the wall at The Haven. Anyone name the artist?


6 days ago

Congressional Candidate Conversation with Ayanna Pressley in JP on April 16th

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/12/congressional-candidate-conversation-with-ayanna-pressley-in-jp-on-april-16th)

    Congressional Candidate Conversation with Ayanna Pressley in JP on April 16th
    Local organization JP Progressives will be hosting At-Large City Councilor and Congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley on April 16th. Pressley is challenging longtime Congressman Mike Capuano, D-7th, and previously spoke with Jamaica Plain News about why she decided to run, why she's qualified for the position and what her goals will be if elected.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

6 days ago

Calling All Gourmands: New Tour Highlights Jamaica Plain Food

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/12/calling-all-gourmands-new-tour-highlights-jamaica-plain-food)

    Calling All Gourmands: New Tour Highlights Jamaica Plain Food
    A new tour with a Jamaica Plain foodie focus is making its way through the neighborhood while encompassing history, dessert, beer and delicious food. "We truly believe JP has the freshest, yummiest food in town," said Lizzie Bell, co-owner of Off The Beaten Path Food Tours and Experiences.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Apr 11

The Jamaica Plain Artists Association Spring ...

The Jamaica Plain Artists Association Spring Members Show is debuting at Eliot Hall the same night the The Footlight Club's new musical "Heathers" is opening. Winona Ryder is not expected to be in attendance. Nor is Christian Slater...

    Jamaica Plain Artists Association Spring Members Show Opens April 13
    America's oldest community theater is teaming up with the Jamaica Plain Artists Association to debut the Footlight Club's "Heathers: The Musical" and the association's Spring Members Show on April 13th. The Jamaica Plain Artists Association (JPAA) Spring Members Show will feature more than 25 artists exhibiting original paintings, photography, encaustic art, mixed-media, sculpture and more.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Apr 11

Jamaica Plain Artists Association Spring Members Show Opens April 13

Business

    Jamaica Plain Artists Association Spring Members Show Opens April 13
    America's oldest community theater is teaming up with the Jamaica Plain Artists Association to debut the Footlight Club's "Heathers: The Musical" and the association's Spring Members Show on April 13th. The Jamaica Plain Artists Association (JPAA) Spring Members Show will feature more than 25 artists exhibiting original paintings, photography, encaustic art, mixed-media, sculpture and more.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Apr 11

Apr 10

The Centre Street Cafe JP is going to change ...

The Centre Street Cafe JP is going to change its name and style and become an all day diner with a 'celestial' theme.

    Centre Street Cafe Becoming 'Celestial' All Day Diner
    The seemingly popular Centre Street Cafe will be changing its name in the coming weeks and becoming an all day diner with a celestial name. The diner will be called Little Dipper and have a space theme, according to Boston Magazine. The current ownership of the cafe purchased it in 2015 and changed it to [...]
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Apr 10

Centre Street Cafe Becoming ‘Celestial’ All Day Diner

Business

    Centre Street Cafe Becoming 'Celestial' All Day Diner
    The seemingly popular Centre Street Cafe will be changing its name in the coming weeks and becoming an all day diner with a celestial name. The diner will be called Little Dipper and have a space theme, according to Boston Magazine. The current ownership of the cafe purchased it in 2015 and changed it to [...]
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Apr 10

Apr 09

Inpatient beds at the Shattuck Hospital will ...

Inpatient beds at the Shattuck Hospital will be relocated, housing for the homeless will be added and more

    Shattuck Hospital Relocating Inpatient Beds, Adding Housing for Homeless: Public Meetings April 12th & 26th
    The Shattuck Hospital campus will see a bunch of changes in the coming months and years. The state is planning to relocate 260 inpatient beds and other programs from Jamaica Plain to the South End in 2021, while also recently approving a 99-year lease for two acres of housing for chronically homeless individuals.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Apr 09

You don't have to be a solo runner. A group o...

You don't have to be a solo runner. A group of folks are running a 5K every Saturday at Jamaica Pond. It's free to participate.

    Running with Friends: 5K Jamaica Pond Parkrun Every Saturday
    Do you want to run but don't want to get out there alone? Then the free Jamaica Pond Parkrun happening every Saturday morning is for you. Rose Penfield and Laura Cornelissen created the organized 5K run that starts at 9 am every Saturday from the Pinebank Promontory.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Apr 09

Mass legislators have until April 15 to move ...

Mass legislators have until April 15 to move on a bill that enables the removal of weapons from individuals deemed dangerous to themselves or to others and is a critical way to reduce gun violence.

    Letter to the Editor: Life, Liberty and Gun Sense
    Seven weeks have passed since the horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida sparked a national conversation about community safety. In Massachusetts, we are lucky. Our state is one of the safest, with 3.5 gun deaths per 100,000, but a gap in our laws could enable a Parkland style shooting here leading representatives in the Massachusetts State [...]
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Apr 09

Shattuck Hospital Relocating Inpatient Beds, Adding Housing for Homeless: Public Meetings April 12th & 26th

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/09/shattuck-hospital-relocating-inpatient-beds-public-meeting-to-discuss-plan-on-april-12th)

    Shattuck Hospital Relocating Inpatient Beds, Adding Housing for Homeless: Public Meetings April 12th & 26th
    The Shattuck Hospital campus will see a bunch of changes in the coming months and years. The state is planning to relocate 260 inpatient beds and other programs from Jamaica Plain to the South End in 2021, while also recently approving a 99-year lease for two acres of housing for chronically homeless individuals.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Apr 09

The spring season is upon us and FOCUS Real E...

The spring season is upon us and FOCUS Real Estate is providing advice on how to prioritize home improvements (Sponsored Content)

    How to Prioritize Home Improvements
    Sponsored by Focus Real Estate Any time of year is an excellent time for homeowners to take a look at their house or condo and decide if there are home improvement projects they want to undertake. There are no hard-and-fast rules about where to start home improvements -- the highest floor, the basement, or outside [...]
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Apr 09

How to Prioritize Home Improvements

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/09/how-to-prioritize-home-improvements)

    How to Prioritize Home Improvements
    Sponsored by Focus Real Estate Any time of year is an excellent time for homeowners to take a look at their house or condo and decide if there are home improvement projects they want to undertake. There are no hard-and-fast rules about where to start home improvements -- the highest floor, the basement, or outside [...]
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Apr 09

Letter to the Editor: Life, Liberty and Gun Sense

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/09/letter-to-the-editor-life-liberty-and-gun-sense)

    Letter to the Editor: Life, Liberty and Gun Sense
    Seven weeks have passed since the horrific shooting in Parkland, Florida sparked a national conversation about community safety. In Massachusetts, we are lucky. Our state is one of the safest, with 3.5 gun deaths per 100,000, but a gap in our laws could enable a Parkland style shooting here leading representatives in the Massachusetts State [...]
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Apr 06

Running with Friends: 5K Jamaica Pond Parkrun Every Saturday

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/04/06/running-with-friends-5k-jamaica-pond-parkrun-every-saturday)

    Running with Friends: 5K Jamaica Pond Parkrun Every Saturday
    Do you want to run but don't want to get out there alone? Then the free Jamaica Pond Parkrun happening every Saturday morning is for you. Rose Penfield and Laura Cornelissen created the organized 5K run that starts at 9 am every Saturday from the Pinebank Promontory.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

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