1 hour ago

Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a...

Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a party room. Decorated with art from Isabella’s best friends, the informal environment served as a reception area for concert goers when they came to see performances in the old Music Room!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a party room. Decorated with art from Isabella's best friends, the informal environment served as a reception area for concert goers when they came to see...
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3 hours ago

Learn and support our local JP bizs! The JP L...

Learn and support our local JP bizs! The JP Local First Fair is Thursday as part of Thursdays at Loring-Greenough House. More than 50 bizs will be there + a bouncy house (for the kids!) and more!

    JP Local First Fair on Thursday: 50+ Bizs, Live Music, Food Trucks and Bouncy House
    What do more than 50 local businesses, poutine, Mexican street corn, a social media contest and a bouncy house have in common? They're all going to be at the 2nd Annual JP Local First Fair this Thursday at the Loring-Greenough House. The JP Local First Fair is a great way to support many of our [...]
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6 hours ago

JP Local First Fair on Thursday: 50+ Bizs, Live Music, Food Trucks and Bouncy House

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    JP Local First Fair on Thursday: 50+ Bizs, Live Music, Food Trucks and Bouncy House
    What do more than 50 local businesses, poutine, Mexican street corn, a social media contest and a bouncy house have in common? They're all going to be at the 2nd Annual JP Local First Fair this Thursday at the Loring-Greenough House. The JP Local First Fair is a great way to support many of our [...]
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12 hours ago

25 hours ago

Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the cons...

Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the construction site of her museum, which she saved for good luck! 🍀

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the construction site of her museum, which she saved for good luck! 🍀
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26 hours ago

Landscape architecture is a real art form, bu...

Landscape architecture is a real art form, but it wasn’t recognized as such until the early 1900s. Isabella, always ahead of the game, constructed her Museum and its lush Courtyard to be impeccably designed and aesthetically beautiful. 🌸

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Landscape architecture is a real art form, but it wasn't recognized as such until the early 1900s. Isabella, always ahead of the game, constructed her Museum and its lush Courtyard to be impeccably...
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27 hours ago

Happy Father’s Day! Show your dad how much he...

Happy Father’s Day! Show your dad how much he means to you by treating him to a day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break and enjoy this lovely day together. 💕

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy Father's Day! Show your dad how much he means to you by treating him to a day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break and enjoy this lovely day together. 💕
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38 hours ago

These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more l...

These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more like a Mondrian painting than Gothic stained glass! After being destroyed in WWI, an American ambulance driver collected some of the pieces and had them reset. He then gifted the glass to Isabella in 1919. Object: French, Fragments from Reims Cathedral, 18th century, stained glass.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more like a Mondrian painting than Gothic stained glass! After being destroyed in WWI, an American ambulance driver collected some of the pieces and had them...
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2 days ago

Egleston Farmers Market was live.

A beautiful day at the market! Come join us- open until 2PM!

    Egleston Farmers Market
    A beautiful day at the market! Come join us- open until 2PM!
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2 days ago

Does attending Boston Public Schools make a c...

Does attending Boston Public Schools make a child more interesting? Please discuss:

    Opinion: Boston Public Schools Make Your Kids Interesting
    Two friends, Kristin and Kieran, were in a coffee shop on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain with two of their friends. Both sets of friends had kids who were two or three years old, and the kids were running around unchecked. Nearby sat an older man, who was rustling his newspaper.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

120 women-owned small bizs were celebrated at...

120 women-owned small bizs were celebrated at Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge!

    120 Women-Owned Small Businesses Celebrated at Bella Luna
    Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George recently welcomed 120 women small business owners to Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge for an evening of networking and celebrating Boston's many thriving women-owned businesses. Bella Luna, a women-owned business, is also celebrating 26 years of being in business.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Ni...

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle! This free evening event is inspired by our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition and features music, dance, and art-making all night long. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2Jj61HP

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle! This free evening event is inspired by our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition and features music, dance, and art-making all night...
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2 days ago

June 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). Agenda includes: (1) Updates; (2) Committee membership and officers; (3) Summary of open issues before the committee; and, (4) Monitoring of current development projects.

    June 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)
    Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). Agenda includes: (1) Updates; (2) Committee membership and officers; (3) Summary of open issues before the committee; and, (4) Monitoring of current development projects.
    http://www.jpnc.org

3 days ago

It’s June, it’s hot out, the sun is always sh...

It’s June, it’s hot out, the sun is always shining—what better way to enjoy the summer than with a cactus?🌵 Don’t let this plant fool you, though. While it may look soft to the touch,this cactus is plenty prickly!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It's June, it's hot out, the sun is always shining-what better way to enjoy the summer than with a cactus?🌵 Don't let this plant fool you, though. While it may look soft to the touch,this cactus is...
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3 days ago

Opinion: Boston Public Schools Make Your Kids Interesting

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/06/15/opinion-boston-public-schools-makes-your-kids-interesting)

    Opinion: Boston Public Schools Make Your Kids Interesting
    Two friends, Kristin and Kieran, were in a coffee shop on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain with two of their friends. Both sets of friends had kids who were two or three years old, and the kids were running around unchecked. Nearby sat an older man, who was rustling his newspaper.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

120 Women-Owned Small Businesses Celebrated at Bella Luna

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    120 Women-Owned Small Businesses Celebrated at Bella Luna
    Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George recently welcomed 120 women small business owners to Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge for an evening of networking and celebrating Boston's many thriving women-owned businesses. Bella Luna, a women-owned business, is also celebrating 26 years of being in business.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

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

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). Agenda includes: (1) Updates; (2) Committee membership and officers; (3) Summary of open issues before the committee; and, (4) Monitoring of current development projects.

    June 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 2)
    Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). Agenda includes: (1) Updates; (2) Committee membership and officers; (3) Summary of open issues before the committee; and, (4) Monitoring of current development projects.
    http://www.jpnc.org

3 days ago

#CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M...

#CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M. Barrie made headlines after their stroll in London. You might not know Barrie on sight, but you definitely know his work—he’s the author of Peter Pan! 🧚‍♀️ #TBT Image: Unknown, Barrie and Henry James on a Street in London, 1910, ink on newspaper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M. Barrie made headlines after their stroll in London. You might not know Barrie on sight, but you definitely know his work-he's the author of Peter Pan!...
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4 days ago

Music? ✅ Free food? ✅ Custom Snapchat filter?...

Music? ✅ Free food? ✅ Custom Snapchat filter? ✅ Tons of fun? ✅ We’ve got it all at tonight’s Teen Takeover: Glow From Within! So what are you waiting for? Join us form 5:30 - 8pm for this awesome event. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2J5ADIh

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Music? ✅ Free food? ✅ Custom Snapchat filter? ✅ Tons of fun? ✅ We've got it all at tonight's Teen Takeover: Glow From Within! So what are you waiting for? Join us form 5:30 - 8pm for this awesome...
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4 days ago

Life, Death & Revelry is now open! For the fi...

Life, Death & Revelry is now open! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and be sure to experience this once in a lifetime show: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & Revelry! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and...
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4 days ago

Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & R...

Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & Revelry! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and be sure to experience this once in a lifetime show: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Today is the grand opening of Life, Death & Revelry! For the first time in over 100 years, our Farnese Sarcophagus is on full display. See the incredible effort it took to create this exhibition and...
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4 days ago

Leave it to a grey haired forty something Eng...

Leave it to a grey haired forty something Englishman to open the World Cup! Great job. #russia #angel #worldcup

    The Haven JP
    Leave it to a grey haired forty something Englishman to open the World Cup! Great job. #russia #angel #worldcup
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4 days ago

Can’t believe Morrissey opened the World Cup!...

Can’t believe Morrissey opened the World Cup! @thehavenjp is LOVING THE VIBE #RUSSIA

    The Haven JP
    Can't believe Morrissey opened the World Cup! @thehavenjp is LOVING THE VIBE #RUSSIA
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4 days ago

Check out this video of a fisher cat in Allan...

Check out this video of a fisher cat in Allandale Woods! (You have to click on the link to see the video)

    Video: Fisher Cat in Allandale Woods!
    A recent video taken in Allandale Woods captured amazing footage of a rarely seen fisher cat hanging out in a tree. Fisher cat in Allandale Woods from JamaicaPlainNews.com on Vimeo. "I was climbing up a hill in Allandale Woods with my big yellow lab mix dog Juno.
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4 days ago

Video: Fisher Cat in Allandale Woods!

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    Video: Fisher Cat in Allandale Woods!
    A recent video taken in Allandale Woods captured amazing footage of a rarely seen fisher cat hanging out in a tree. Fisher cat in Allandale Woods from JamaicaPlainNews.com on Vimeo. "I was climbing up a hill in Allandale Woods with my big yellow lab mix dog Juno.
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4 days ago

Cardamom Quartet Performing at JP Library This Saturday

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/06/14/cardamom-quartet-performing-at-jp-library-this-saturday)

    Cardamom Quartet Performing at JP Library This Saturday
    The Cardamom Quartet will perform a family-friendly concert at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library this Saturday. The concert starts at 11 am and the quartet is actually performing a second concert later in the night at 8 pm at the Cambridge Friends Meeting House. These programs will feature music by Ethel Smyth, Florence Price, Julia [...]
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4 days ago

A courtly couple decorate the center of this ...

A courtly couple decorate the center of this Iranian ceramic plate. The Naskhi inscription around them reads, “The heart is branded with the grief of your love on its soul; separation from you makes the world like a prison; that heart that has not the patience for union with you, alas that it can suffer through separation.” 💔 Image: Iranian, Ceramic Plate: A Courtly Couple, about 1208, fritware with overglaze-painted luster design and splashes of turquoise.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    A courtly couple decorate the center of this Iranian ceramic plate. The Naskhi inscription around them reads, "The heart is branded with the grief of your love on its soul; separation from you makes...
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4 days ago

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Exhibition Explores Origins of Farnese Sarcophagus

June 14-September 3, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, gardnermuseum.org.

    An Ancient Work Gets Digitized in a New Gardner Museum Exhibition
    The ancient work is on full display in Life, Death & Revelry, which also features a brand new digital reconstruction of the object. The origins of the Farnese Sarcophagus may date back to 225 C.E., but the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's latest exhibition provides a distinctly modern take on the ancient work.
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4 days ago

Ever visit the Gardner Museum feeling inspire...

Ever visit the Gardner Museum feeling inspired to create, but don’t know where to start? Join us for our upcoming Saturday Open Studio to get your creative energy out on paper! Plan your visit now: http://bit.ly/2JAI65N

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Ever visit the Gardner Museum feeling inspired to create, but don't know where to start? Join us for our upcoming Saturday Open Studio to get your creative energy out on paper! Plan your visit now:...
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5 days ago

Do you have a beautiful garden? Enter the cit...

Do you have a beautiful garden? Enter the city's 2018 Garden Contest and you may win the coveted Golden Trowel (it's not made from gold).

    Win the 'Golden Trowel' in Boston's 2018 Garden Contes​t​! Apply Today or Refer a Friend
    The city is alerting Boston's green thumbs that they have until July 11 to register for the 2018 Mayor's Garden Contest presented by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department with a grand prize provided by JetBlue. Now in its 22nd year, the contest recognizes gardeners who have landscaped, planted flowers, trees, and shrubs, and, in [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 days ago

Only one more day until the opening of Life, ...

Only one more day until the opening of Life, Death & Revelry! Join us tomorrow in Hostetter Gallery and take in the rich beauty and history of our Farnese Sarcophagus. A 3D video of the sarcophagus’ most intricate details won’t be something to miss. Tell your friends and be sure to visit our exhibition page to watch the Making of Maenads & Satyrs video: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Only one more day until the opening of Life, Death & Revelry! Join us tomorrow in Hostetter Gallery and take in the rich beauty and history of our Farnese Sarcophagus. A 3D video of the sarcophagus'...
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5 days ago

Celebrate the one year anniversary of the Jam...

Celebrate the one year anniversary of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library's renovations with a potluck this Saturday. Mayor Marty Walsh will attend -- no word on what he is bringing to the potluck.

    Summer Solstice Potluck to Celebrate 1st Anniversary of JP Branch Library Renovations
    Celebrate the one-year anniversary of the renovated Jamaica Plain Branch Library with Mayor Marty Walsh with a potluck on Saturday. The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library (30 South St.) are hosting the potluck on Saturday, June 16 from 12:30 to 2 pm. But come early at 11 am to hear a musical performance [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 days ago

Summer Solstice Potluck to Celebrate 1st Anniversary of JP Branch Library Renovations

Business

    Summer Solstice Potluck to Celebrate 1st Anniversary of JP Branch Library Renovations
    Celebrate the one-year anniversary of the renovated Jamaica Plain Branch Library with Mayor Marty Walsh with a potluck on Saturday. The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library (30 South St.) are hosting the potluck on Saturday, June 16 from 12:30 to 2 pm. But come early at 11 am to hear a musical performance [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 days ago

6 days ago

Life, Death & Revelry is only two days away! ...

Life, Death & Revelry is only two days away! Our Farnese Sarcophagus dates back two millennia and now it’s on full display for you to enjoy. Join us June 14 for the grand opening: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Life, Death & Revelry is only two days away! Our Farnese Sarcophagus dates back two millennia and now it's on full display for you to enjoy. Join us June 14 for the grand opening: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6
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6 days ago

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz is holding office...

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz is holding office hours across the district, and in JP on June 15

    State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz Neighborhood Office Hours: JP on June 15
    State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and her staff are holding neighborhood office hours this summer within each of the neighborhoods of the Second Suffolk District. State Sen. Chang-Díaz encourages residents and interested parties to attend and discuss any community, regional, or statewide issue of concern. Office hours will be held at the following times and locations.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

6 days ago

Ramen, pho and Thai noodle soup -- all under ...

Ramen, pho and Thai noodle soup -- all under one roof! The Soup Shack is opening June 18th! (Please try out your best 'Seinfeld' lines)

    Restaurant Opening Alert: Soup Shack Opening June 18
    The already varied and robust Jamaica Plain cuisine scene will soon get another fare to its lineup -- as the Soup Shack is scheduled to open on June 18. The Soup Shack has given itself a very impressive challenge by serving up three different Asian style soups: Thai noodle soup, pho and ramen.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

6 days ago

Restaurant Opening Alert: Soup Shack Opening June 18

Business

    Restaurant Opening Alert: Soup Shack Opening June 18
    The already varied and robust Jamaica Plain cuisine scene will soon get another fare to its lineup -- as the Soup Shack is scheduled to open on June 18. The Soup Shack has given itself a very impressive challenge by serving up three different Asian style soups: Thai noodle soup, pho and ramen.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

6 days ago

State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz Neighborhood Office Hours: JP on June 15

Business

    State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz Neighborhood Office Hours: JP on June 15
    State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and her staff are holding neighborhood office hours this summer within each of the neighborhoods of the Second Suffolk District. State Sen. Chang-Díaz encourages residents and interested parties to attend and discuss any community, regional, or statewide issue of concern. Office hours will be held at the following times and locations.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

6 days ago

A tremendous day out - and thanks to all the ...

A tremendous day out - and thanks to all the sponsors and golfers. Belhaven, St Killians, Baldor, Kinealey, Brendan Killian, Tres Gatos, Frogmore, Ardbeg,

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6 days ago

The Haven JP added 8 new photos.

Today was our FIFTH annual Golf Tournament. We saw new friends, walked on grass, sun shine, balls fly through the air, hawks soar.....a GREAT DAY OUT!

    The Haven JP
    The Haven JP added a new photo.
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6 days ago

Of all the rooms in the Museum, this one was ...

Of all the rooms in the Museum, this one was probably the last to be finalized by Isabella. The Little Salon came into its own when construction on the Spanish Cloister allowed the room to be expanded. She continued to fine-tune its arrangement into its current and final form.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Of all the rooms in the Museum, this one was probably the last to be finalized by Isabella. The Little Salon came into its own when construction on the Spanish Cloister allowed the room to be...
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Jun 11

Boston Scores, a nonprofit in Jamaica Plain, ...

Boston Scores, a nonprofit in Jamaica Plain, was awarded a $100,000 grant. Read about what they do and how they're going to use the $$.

    JP Nonprofit Boston Scores Awarded $100,000 Grant
    Jamaica Plain-based Boston Scores is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive a grant of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation's "$100K for 100" program. Thanks to the grant Boston Scores will be able to provide more students sports-based youth development programming. Boston Scores delivers sports-based youth development programs to economically disadvantaged Boston Public School students [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Jun 11

Only three more days until the opening of our...

Only three more days until the opening of our latest exhibition, Life, Death & Revelry! Join us on June 14 and see our Farnese Sarcophagus like never before. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Only three more days until the opening of our latest exhibition, Life, Death & Revelry! Join us on June 14 and see our Farnese Sarcophagus like never before. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6
    https://www.facebook.com

Jun 11

Poll: Should property owners have to pay a fe...

Poll: Should property owners have to pay a fee when storefronts are vacant? The City Council is holding a hearing on a City Councilor Matt O'Malley proposal tomorrow. Click on the link to take the poll!

    Poll: Should Commercial Property Owners Pay a Fee for Empty Storefronts?
    Should landlords pay a fee when their storefronts are vacant? That's the question that a Boston City Council hearing will tackle on Tuesday. District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley proposed a vacancy fee for landlords causing "high-end blight" in April. "When properties remain vacant year after year, they create holes in the fabric of our [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

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