58 min ago

Residentes quieren aceras más anchas, intersecciones más seguras en Centre y South

En una reunión pública presentada por el Departamento de Transporte de Boston (BTD) el 14 de mayo, aproximadamente 30 residentes congregaron para aprender sobre el horario de diseño y contribuir ideas y quejas sobre el proyecto de Centre y South Streets entre Jackson Square y Forest Hills.

    Residentes quieren aceras más anchas, intersecciones más seguras en Centre y South
    En una reunión pública presentada por el Departamento de Transporte de Boston (BTD) el 14 de mayo, aproximadamente 30 residentes congregaron para aprender sobre el horario de diseño y contribuir ideas y quejas sobre el proyecto de Centre y South Streets entre Jackson Square y Forest Hills.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

58 min ago

JP Observer: What’s in a name? When it comes to public schools, we need some new ones

Riding a wave of new awareness that women and people of color have been unjustly ignored by prominent institutions, the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail (BWHT) is advocating that some schools in the Boston school system be renamed for accomplished women and/or people of color.

    JP Observer: What's in a name? When it comes to public schools, we need some new ones
    Riding a wave of new awareness that women and people of color have been unjustly ignored by prominent institutions, the Boston Women's Heritage Trail (BWHT) is advocating that some schools in the Boston school system be renamed for accomplished women and/or people of color.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

58 min ago

Boston gang member pleads guilty to distributing crack cocaine at Mildred Hailey Apartments

In a federal court, Jarrod “Rizz” Simmons, 21, pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine at Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, according to a press release.

    Boston gang member pleads guilty to distributing crack cocaine at Mildred Hailey Apartments
    In a federal court, Jarrod "Rizz" Simmons, 21, pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine at Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, according to a press release. Simmons will face sentencing on July 31, 2018. According to the press release, following a two-year investigation, Simmons and eight co-defendants were charged in January of 2018 in connection with illegal drug distribution and firearm possession.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

58 min ago

PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

Jamaica Plain resident Craig Martin, principal of the Michael J. Perkins Elementary School in South Boston, has been named the Thomas C. Passios Elementary Principal of the Year from the Massachusetts School Administrators’ Association (MSAA).

    PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

58 min ago

Community deeply divided about supportive housing at Shattuck Hospital campus

A deeply contentious public hearing about the proposal to put supportive housing on the Shattuck Campus led to conflicting priorities being expressed from the community.

    Community deeply divided about supportive housing at Shattuck Hospital campus
    A deeply contentious public hearing about the proposal to put supportive housing on the Shattuck Campus led to conflicting priorities being expressed from the community. Residents argued that the planning process for the land should be more inclusive of the community's concerns, that the Shattuck campus should be returned to parkland, or that supportive housing was necessary.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

58 min ago

Lack of participation in the City’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes program upsets City Council

By Beth Treffeisen

    Lack of participation in the City's Payment in Lieu of Taxes program upsets City Council
    By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette After seeing a decline in participation in the City's Payments in Lieu of Taxes PILOT agreement with tax-exempt institutions, Councilors Lydia Edwards and Annissa Essaibi-George filed a hearing order during a May 9 City Council meeting to give a nudge to these institutions to contribute more to the City of Boston.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

58 min ago

Residents want wider sidewalks, safer intersections for Centre/South streets project

About 30 residents congregated at a public meeting held by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) on May 14 to learn about the design planning schedule and contribute ideas and concerns about the Centre/South streetscape project from Jackson Square to Forest Hills.          Residents generally felt strongly about increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and overall seemed most interested in seeing wider sidewalks and safer intersections and crosswalks.

    Residents want wider sidewalks, safer intersections for Centre/South streets project
    About 30 residents congregated at a public meeting held by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) on May 14 to learn about the design planning schedule and contribute ideas and concerns about the Centre/South streetscape project from Jackson Square to Forest Hills.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

58 min ago

Q. and A. with co-founder of Omega Theater, which is celebrating 50 years

The Transpersonal Drama Therapy Training program: Sound Healing Meditation with musician/sound healer, Christopher Carbone teaching and playing.

    Q. and A. with co-founder of Omega Theater, which is celebrating 50 years
    Omega Theater (Theater Workshop Boston, Inc.) is a small, nonprofit organization founded 50 years ago to develop original plays and experiment with audience/actor relationships within the environmental theater genre of the time. The two founders and artistic directors wanted to create plays that would awaken their audiences to important socio-political issues about which they were passionate.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

58 min ago

BIKE ROLL

The 10th annual JP Bikes Spring Roll came through the neighborhood on May 13.

    BIKE ROLL
    385 Broadway, Suite 105 in the Citizens Bank Building, Revere, MA 02151 (781) 485-0588 | (781) 284-2400 | Fax (781) 485-1403 Copyright © 2018Jamaica Plain Gazette. All Rights Reserved. Powered byWordPress. - Designed and maintained by Boston Web Design - Sparkwire Solutions
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

58 min ago

Dorchester man arrested for double murder in Jackson Square

Wilvin Guity, a 28-year-old Dorchester man, has been charged with the shooting deaths of 23-year-old Christopher Joyce and 58-year-old Clayborn Blair on May 4 in Jackson Square, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office.

    Dorchester man arrested for double murder in Jackson Square
    Wilvin Guity, a 28-year-old Dorchester man, has been charged with the shooting deaths of 23-year-old Christopher Joyce and 58-year-old Clayborn Blair on May 4 in Jackson Square, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's (DA) Office. Joyce was a college student who would have graduated last weekend, while Blair was a father of three.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

1 hour ago

JP Resident Named Massachusetts Elementary Principal of the Year

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/05/25/jp-resident-named-massachusetts-elementary-principal-of-the-year)

    JP Resident Named Massachusetts Elementary Principal of the Year
    Jamaica Plain's Craig Martin has been named the Thomas C. Passios Elementary Principal of the Year from the Massachusetts School Administrators' Association. Martin has been the principal of the Michael J. Perkins School in South Boston since the 2013-14 school year, will also represent the Commonwealth in the National Distinguished Principal Program, sponsored by the National Association [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 hours ago

Jamaica Plain’s Mohammed Omar Receives ACE Program of Greater Boston Scholarship!

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/05/25/jamaica-plains-mohammed-omar-receives-ace-program-of-greater-boston-scholarship)

    Jamaica Plain's Mohammed Omar Receives ACE Program of Greater Boston Scholarship!
    With development in Boston at an all-time high, the need for professionals in the architecture, construction, and engineering fields is bigger than ever. A young Jamaica Plain resident received a scholarship that will help him get involved with the development industry. ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston, the non-profit organization which introduces high school students [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

10 hours ago

21 hours ago

Celebrate the Caribbean Coast at Stone Zoo

                   149 Pond Street,  Stoneham, MA 02180

    Celebrate the Caribbean Coast at Stone Zoo
    WHAT: Visitors to Stone Zoo will immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the Caribbean as we celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, the Caribbean Coast! The new entry habitat will feature a walk-through aviary with Caribbean flamingos, scarlet ibis, macaws and Jamaican iguanas, an exhibit featuring bush dogs, and fun, imaginative and interactive experiences.
    http://sampan.org

21 hours ago

Celebrate World Otter Day at Stone Zoo

                   149 Pond Street,  Stoneham, MA 02180

    Celebrate World Otter Day at Stone Zoo
    WHAT: Dive on otter to Stone Zoo, Wednesday, May 30 as we celebrate World Otter Day! Did you know that river otters are capable of reaching swimming speeds of seven miles per hour and can hold their breath for up to eight minutes under water?
    http://sampan.org

21 hours ago

The turtles are graduating

                   149 Pond Street, Stoneham, MA 02180

    The turtles are graduating
    W HAT: Join us on for an exciting evening for the send-off of our HATCH graduates with special animal encounters, a silent auction, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres. Through the HATCH program (Hatchling and Turtle Conservation Headstarting), Zoo New England's Grassroots Wildlife Conservation (GWC) protects local Blanding's turtle nests throughout the summer until the hatchlings are collected in the fall and then raised by students in local classrooms throughout the school year.
    http://sampan.org

24 hours ago

Casey Arborway nighttime paving starts May 28...

Casey Arborway nighttime paving starts May 28 and will last about 4 weeks

    Casey Arborway Nighttime Paving Starting May 28; To Last About 4 Weeks
    Nighttime paving for the Casey Arborway project is beginning the week of May 28h and is expected to last approximately four weeks. The MassDOT's contractor for the Casey Arborway Project, Barletta Heavy Division, will be paving project wide west (towards the Arnold Arboretum) of the West Roxbury District Courthouse.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

26 hours ago

Casey Arborway Nighttime Paving Starting May 28; To Last About 4 Weeks

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/05/24/casey-arborway-nighttime-paving-starting-may-28-to-last-about-4-weeks)

    Casey Arborway Nighttime Paving Starting May 28; To Last About 4 Weeks
    Nighttime paving for the Casey Arborway project is beginning the week of May 28h and is expected to last approximately four weeks. The MassDOT's contractor for the Casey Arborway Project, Barletta Heavy Division, will be paving project wide west (towards the Arnold Arboretum) of the West Roxbury District Courthouse.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

27 hours ago

Nurtury Announces $255,000 in New Grants, Celebrates 140 Years of Serving Children in Boston Area

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/05/24/nurtury-announces-255000-in-new-grants-celebrates-140-years-of-serving-children-in-boston-area)

    Nurtury Announces $255,000 in New Grants, Celebrates 140 Years of Serving Children in Boston Area
    Nurtury, New England's first early childhood care center and preschool in New England, is celebrating its 140th anniversary with the announcement of $255,000 in new grants. Funds will be disseminated to numerous Nurtury programs, including its JP location at 33 Bickford St. The grants have been awarded by The Mabel Louise Riley Foundation, The Liberty [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

34 hours ago

34 hours ago

38 hours ago

There are five candidates to be the next Suff...

There are five candidates to be the next Suffolk County District Attorney -- who's got the most campaign cash?

    Which Suffolk County DA Candidate Has The Most Campaign $$?
    Money isn't everything. But it's something. Especially when it comes to political campaigns. Candidates can reach a broader audience by using their campaign funds to repeatedly advertise, host events and more. So who's got the most money in the bank among the five Suffolk County District Attorney candidates?
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Who's excited for Saturday's Market!? We are ...

Who's excited for Saturday's Market!? We are looking forward to warm temps and wonderful vendors. Get to know our new vendor- City Compost! Visit their booth this Saturday to learn how you can help towards their goal of composting to help protect the environment from greenhouse gas emissions and conserve water when growing! http://www.eglestonfarmersmarket.org/blog-1/city-compost

    City Compost- Vendor Profile
    Owner: Adam Jankauskas Founded In: 2013 Tag Line: Food for Our Food What products/services does your business offer? Composting Services for Homes, Organizations, and Events. 100% of the material we pick up goes towards growing more fresh food and composting also helps protect
    http://www.eglestonfarmersmarket.org

2 days ago

MBTA shuttles will replace Orange Line servic...

MBTA shuttles will replace Orange Line service this weekend (May 26 & 27) between Jackson Square and Forest Hills

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2 days ago

Letter to the editor: Pass legislation that w...

Letter to the editor: Pass legislation that would make comprehensive sex education that is medically accurate, age-appropriate, and LGBTQ-inclusive, a reality for all public school students in Massachusetts.

    Letter to the Editor: Keep Young People Safe, Pass the Healthy Youth Act
    Every young person in Massachusetts deserves to know how to stay healthy and safe. Comprehensive sex education empowers youth by teaching them communication skills, consent, respect, and autonomy, while also relaying critically important information about pregnancy prevention and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In Jamaica Plain we are lucky to have strong and thoughtful leaders like [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Which Suffolk County DA Candidate Has The Most Campaign $$?

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/05/23/which-suffolk-county-da-candidate-has-the-most-campaign)

    Which Suffolk County DA Candidate Has The Most Campaign $$?
    Money isn't everything. But it's something. Especially when it comes to political campaigns. Candidates can reach a broader audience by using their campaign funds to repeatedly advertise, host events and more. So who's got the most money in the bank among the five Suffolk County District Attorney candidates?
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Letter to the Editor: Keep Young People Safe, Pass the Healthy Youth Act

Business

    Letter to the Editor: Keep Young People Safe, Pass the Healthy Youth Act
    Every young person in Massachusetts deserves to know how to stay healthy and safe. Comprehensive sex education empowers youth by teaching them communication skills, consent, respect, and autonomy, while also relaying critically important information about pregnancy prevention and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In Jamaica Plain we are lucky to have strong and thoughtful leaders like [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

The Haven is currently looking for new team m...

The Haven is currently looking for new team members in the kitchen. Flexible hours/schedule. We make our food from scratch and it’s a friendly, engaging environment. If you have an interest in the food industry and would like to learn more contact thehavenjp@gmail.com

    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

2 days ago

Harvest Co-op May Close by August Unless $300,000 is Raised

Business

    Harvest Co-op May Close by August Unless $300,000 is Raised
    The Harvest Co-op may close this summer unless members and patrons help raise $300,000 by following seven ways the market can be saved, according to board president Lydia Peabody. In an open letter to members and the community, Peabody said that 50 member-owners met in April and came up with a short-term plan to keep [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

The Harvest Co-op will close by August unless...

The Harvest Co-op will close by August unless $300K is raised. The board president outlined ways to save the market.

    Harvest Co-op May Close by August Unless $300,000 is Raised
    The Harvest Co-op may close this summer unless members and patrons help raise $300,000 by following seven ways the market can be saved, according to board president Lydia Peabody. In an open letter to members and the community, Peabody said that 50 member-owners met in April and came up with a short-term plan to keep [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Boston's Latin Quarter is receiving a $100,00...

Boston's Latin Quarter is receiving a $100,000 federal grant and will be designated a Massachusetts Cultural District. This is exciting news!

    Boston's Latin Quarter Receiving $100K National Endowment for the Arts Grant
    Jamaica Plain's Latin Quarter has some big news this week! First, it is being designated an official Massachusetts Cultural District. Second, a $100,000 federal grant was awarded to Boston, which will be used to produce a cultural district plan that will include artists in residence who will work with area youth and the community to [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

Jamaica Plain News shared Emerald Necklace Co...

Great aerial shot of Bussey Hill!

    Emerald Necklace Conservancy
    All the branches burst to bloom on Bussey Hill. || 📸: @greenleafykael || #EmeraldNecklaceParks
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Boston’s Latin Quarter Receiving $100K National Endowment for the Arts Grant

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/05/22/bostons-latin-quarter-receiving-100k-national-endowment-for-the-arts-grant)

    Boston's Latin Quarter Receiving $100K National Endowment for the Arts Grant
    Jamaica Plain's Latin Quarter has some big news this week! First, it is being designated an official Massachusetts Cultural District. Second, a $100,000 federal grant was awarded to Boston, which will be used to produce a cultural district plan that will include artists in residence who will work with area youth and the community to [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

There will be 3 pop-up spots this week for fo...

There will be 3 pop-up spots this week for folks to provide feedback to the Boston Transportation Department about the JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan.

    3 Pop-Ups to Discuss JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan This Week
    Jamaica Plain and Roxbury residents will have three opportunities this week at pop-ups to provide feedback to the city about the JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan. The JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan will guide future development and improvements along the corridor of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

4 days ago

Babkas and challahs and cookies, oh my! Check...

Babkas and challahs and cookies, oh my! Check out our Vendor Profile for The Sababa Kitchen.. Find them at the Egleston Market on Saturdays from 10-2! http://www.eglestonfarmersmarket.org/blog-1/thesababakitchen

    The Sababa Kitchen - Vendor Profile
    Origin of the Name: The word sababa means cool or great in Hebrew. It's a slang word that has become main stream in Israel. It's meant to shows enthusiasm for a subject - like food and its rich history - which is pretty sababa in our eyes.
    http://www.eglestonfarmersmarket.org

4 days ago

3 Pop-Ups to Discuss JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan This Week

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/05/21/3-pop-ups-to-discuss-jp-rox-transportation-action-plan-this-week)

    3 Pop-Ups to Discuss JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan This Week
    Jamaica Plain and Roxbury residents will have three opportunities this week at pop-ups to provide feedback to the city about the JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan. The JP/Rox Transportation Action Plan will guide future development and improvements along the corridor of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 days ago

May 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 2)

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council

    May 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 2)
    Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. To review the agenda for this meeting, click Agenda Environment, Parks & Energy Committee: Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 6:00pm, at JP Licks. Agenda: TBA.
    http://www.jpnc.org

6 days ago

How gorgeous are these 1st cut lettuce from @...

How gorgeous are these 1st cut lettuce from @theneighborhoodfarm ?? See for yourself today 10AM-2PM 31 Germania Street Jamaica Plain

    Egleston Farmers Market
    How gorgeous are these 1st cut lettuce from @theneighborhoodfarm ?? See for yourself today 10AM-2PM 31 Germania Street Jamaica Plain
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Spring has sprung. If ewe like Cider you’ll l...

Spring has sprung. If ewe like Cider you’ll love Thistly Cross Scottish Cider! It’s made from Scottish Apples (they have them) and is sooooo good. Only @thehavenjp

    The Haven JP
    Spring has sprung. If ewe like Cider you'll love Thistly Cross Scottish Cider! It's made from Scottish Apples (they have them) and is sooooo good. Only @thehavenjp
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

UPDATE: The Sidewalk Sale has been postponed ...

UPDATE: The Sidewalk Sale has been postponed until Sept. 8 due to projected inclement weather. Sorry. You can still go patronize the stores and restaurants!

    45+ Bizs Participating in 4th Annual Inside Out Sidewalk Sale Along Centre Street on May 19
    More than 45 businesses will turn their stores and restaurants inside out for you to stroll, shop and eat during the 4th Annual Inside Out Sidewalk Sale along Centre Street on May 19. The sale will be along Centre Street from Jackson Square to Hyde Square and beyond during the sidewalk sale being presented by [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

May 18

Crown Castle employees removed some of those ...

Crown Castle employees removed some of those annoying invasive species and did some other cleaning around Nira Rock

    Crown Castle Employees Remove Invasive Species and More at Nira Rock
    More than 32 Boston Crown Castle employees spent a recent day at Nira Rock in Jamaica Plain removing invasive species, weeding and cleaned up adjacent to the playground. On May 9th, Crown Castle hosted a day of service as part of its Connected by Good community parks initiative.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

May 18

Crown Castle Employees Remove Invasive Species and More at Nira Rock

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/05/18/crown-castle-employees-remove-invasive-species-and-more-at-nira-rock)

    Crown Castle Employees Remove Invasive Species and More at Nira Rock
    More than 32 Boston Crown Castle employees spent a recent day at Nira Rock in Jamaica Plain removing invasive species, weeding and cleaned up adjacent to the playground. On May 9th, Crown Castle hosted a day of service as part of its Connected by Good community parks initiative.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

May 18

Egleston Farmers Market posted 4 photos.

*New vendor alert* come rain or shine tomorrow to meet our new vendors this week: @justhummus.boston @thesababakitchen @adelanteshoeco @drinkwaku Full roster: @brookfordfarm @elcolombianocoffee #foxborocheese @mrtamole @redsbest @theneighborhoodfarm @thirdcliffbakery @urbansoaper @ Egleston Farmers Market

    Egleston Farmers Market
    Egleston Farmers Market added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

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