7 hours ago

Opinion column from Boston Public Schools Sup...

Opinion column from Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang: BPS budget invests in our students to provide a better education for all

    Opinion: BPS Budget Invests in Our Students to Provide a Better Education for All
    At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools for all our students. Through the BPS budget, we prioritize investing in every individual learner throughout their academic career. We must ensure that all students
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

16 hours ago

Opinion: BPS Budget Invests in Our Students to Provide a Better Education for All

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/23/opinion-bps-budget-invests-in-our-students-to-provide-a-better-education-for-all/30833)

    Opinion: BPS Budget Invests in Our Students to Provide a Better Education for All
    At the Boston Public Schools, we believe that our budget is a values statement, reflecting our commitment to creating the best schools for all our students. Through the BPS budget, we prioritize investing in every individual learner throughout their academic career. We must ensure that all students
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

18 hours ago

HURRICANE MARIA IN PUERTO RICO EXHIBIT

Millennium Restaurant at 3094 Washington Street recently announced that it is showing an exhibit titled “101 días / 101 days: photographs by Federico Cintrón Moscoso and Luis Edgardo Cotto” about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. According to a released statement, with team member Teresa Peña Jordán, the photographers worked together to bring more than 1,400 solar lamps to the mountains of Puerto Rico, in addition to water filters and solar panels. Teresa and Federico are professors at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras and Luis Cotto is the Executive Director of Egleston Square Main Street. The exhibit will run through March 18.

    HURRICANE MARIA IN PUERTO RICO EXHIBIT
    Millennium Restaurant at 3094 Washington Street recently announced that it is showing an exhibit titled "101 días / 101 days: photographs by Federico Cintrón Moscoso and Luis Edgardo Cotto" about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

18 hours ago

Sights and Sounds, Feb. 23, 2018

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Mar. 6 for the Mar. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

    Sights and Sounds, Feb. 23, 2018
    The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Mar. 6 for the Mar. 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events City Councilor O'Malley to Host Dominican Flag Raising, Fri. Feb. 23, Piemonte Room (5 th Floor) of Boston City Hall, 11am.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

18 hours ago

JP Observer: We need to learn specifics about Russian propaganda

Everyone on Facebook can check to see if they unknowingly interacted with a post from a Russian agency trying to influence the presidential race and American politics in general during the 2016 campaign. Facebook (FB) estimated before Congress in the fall that 126 million users were exposed to those posts and ads.

    JP Observer: We need to learn specifics about Russian propaganda
    Everyone on Facebook can check to see if they unknowingly interacted with a post from a Russian agency trying to influence the presidential race and American politics in general during the 2016 campaign. Facebook (FB) estimated before Congress in the fall that 126 million users were exposed to those posts and ads.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

18 hours ago

Residents, local organizations weigh-in on short-term rentals while City Council begins work on regulating them

By Beth Treffeisen and Emily Resnevic

    Residents, local organizations weigh-in on short-term rentals while City Council begins work on regulating them
    By Beth Treffeisen and Emily Resnevic Last month, Mayor Walsh announced intentions to better track and regulate short-term rentals in Boston and assign annual fees to operators of different types of rentals. That has residents, local elected officials, and neighborhood organizations debating how best to deal with short-term rentals and how they impact the City's housing crisis.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

18 hours ago

Next Generation

Lindsa McIntyre, headmaster, Jeremiah Burke High School, leads fellow performers and community leaders in the Grand Finale song “Inner-City Energy: An Ode to Inner-city Hopes and Dreams” at the Portraits of Purpose: NEXT GENERATION event at Boston City Hall on February 8. The event evolved from the book Portraits of Purpose: A Tribute to Leadership by Jamaica Plain resident Don West and Pulitzer-winner Kenneth J. Cooper. (l-r) Wyatt Jackson, Bobby Tynes, Lindsa McIntyre, State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry, Naheem Garcia, Frieda Garcia, Dr. J. Keith Motley, Trinidad Ramkissoon.

    Next Generation
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

18 hours ago

Cineasta local hace documental sobre Midway Café

El residente local Billy Squire está creando un documental sobre el Midway Café para fomentar la conciencia sobre el beneficio de Midway y otras sedes para la comunidad.

    Cineasta local hace documental sobre Midway Café
    El residente local Billy Squire está creando un documental sobre el Midway Café para fomentar la conciencia sobre el beneficio de Midway y otras sedes para la comunidad. El cineasta está invitando a residentes a una grabación y concierto para la producción de su documental el mes que viene.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

18 hours ago

BPDA approves 125 Amory St. dev.; project receives City affordable-housing funds

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Feb. 8 meeting approved the 125 Amory St.

    BPDA approves 125 Amory St. dev.; project receives City affordable-housing funds
    The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) board during its Feb. 8 meeting approved the 125 Amory St. Meanwhile, the City announced that a portion of the project will receive affordable-housing funds. The 125 Amory St. redevelopment project is proposed by Amory Street Partners, LLC, which is a partnership between The Community Builders, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Urban Edge.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

18 hours ago

Rockumentary about Midway Café in the works

Local resident Billy Squire is creating a rockumentary about the Midway Café, raising awareness of what an asset the café is for the community at a time when similar venues are being closed across the area to make way for new developments.

    Rockumentary about Midway Café in the works
    Local resident Billy Squire is creating a rockumentary about the Midway Café, raising awareness of what an asset the café is for the community at a time when similar venues are being closed across the area to make way for new developments.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

18 hours ago

BPDA delays Plan: JP/Rox, pending transportation plan

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is delaying the zoning review process of the Plan: JP/Rox until after a transportation plan for that area is completed, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin.

    BPDA delays Plan: JP/Rox, pending transportation plan
    The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) is delaying the zoning review process of the Plan: JP/Rox until after a transportation plan for that area is completed, according to BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The head of a local neighborhood organization is raising concern over that delay.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

18 hours ago

‘Resist” art series comes to the city

Hoopla Productions, the producers of Jamaica Plain Porchfest, are bringing several arts events to JP and the city this spring as part of the ResistARTS series with a mission to build community across the divides of race, class, culture and immigrant status.

    'Resist" art series comes to the city
    Hoopla Productions, the producers of Jamaica Plain Porchfest, are bringing several arts events to JP and the city this spring as part of the ResistARTS series with a mission to build community across the divides of race, class, culture and immigrant status.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

22 hours ago

25 hours ago

Simply ridiculous and brilliant. #scotland #m...

Simply ridiculous and brilliant. #scotland #music #indie #frabbits

    The Haven JP
    Simply ridiculous and brilliant. #scotland #music #indie #frabbits
    http://www.facebook.com

25 hours ago

@frabbits as epic as ever and making all some...

@frabbits as epic as ever and making all somehow right in the world despite EVERYTHING

    The Haven JP
    @frabbits as epic as ever and making all somehow right in the world despite EVERYTHING
    http://www.facebook.com

35 hours ago

Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing

Case: BOA-756999, Address: 71-73 Brookley Road  , Ward 11  Applicant: Laura Sylvan

Case: BOA-780322, Address: 55 McBride Street   Ward:11 , Applicant: Mark Collins

This article has 40 other Boston locations (Show)

Case: BOA-792717, Address: 262 Commonwealth Avenue   , Ward 5  Applicant: Adam Gilmore

Case: BOA-772648, Address: 46 Hichborn Street  , Ward  22 Applicant: Hichborn Partners LLC

Case: BOA-777271, Address: 606 Cambridge Street  , Ward 21  Applicant: Nicholas Bouritsas

Case: BOA-792532, Address: 23-25 Chestnut Square   , Ward 19  Applicant: Wim Dekok and Andrew Schiff

...condition of change of use of premises. Half of the Parking area, is located on 19-21 Chestnut Square and this relief has been granted by the Board of appeal October 4, 2016, BOA606476...

Case: BOA-786872, Address: 53 Orchardfield Street  , Ward  15  Applicant: Kim Nguyen

Case: BOA-787985, Address: 12 Carson Street   , Ward  13  Applicant: Ace One Investments, LLC by Eric Zachrison

Case: BOA-793541 Address: 21 Peverell Street  , Ward 13   Applicant: Matthew St Peter

Case: BOA-781676, Address: 1027 Tremont Street  , Ward 9  Applicant: Daniel Toscano

Case: BOA-781815, Address: 50 Clapp Street  , Ward 7  Applicant: NS AJO Holdings, Inc.

Case: BOA-787244, Address: 1410 Columbia Road   , Ward 7  Applicant: 5528-1410 Columbia Road Boston LLC

Case: BOA-778326, Address: 8 Deady's Ln   , Ward 7  Applicant: Timothy Johnson

Case: BOA-786275, Address: 53 G Street  , Ward 7  Applicant: Douglas Drohan

Case: BOA-774880, Address: 123 G Street  , Ward  7 Applicant: David Arrowsmith

Case: BOA-779357, Address:29-31 Ward Street   , Ward 7  Applicant: 29-31 Ward Street LLC

Case: BOA-768730, Address: 844-846 East Third Street  , Ward 6  Applicant: Patrick Mahoney, Esq

Case: BOA-782775, Address: 28 F Street  , Ward 6  Applicant: Douglas Stefanov

Case: BOA-692075, Address: 37 Farragut Road  , Ward 6  Applicant: George Morancy, Esq

Case: BOA-754380, Address: 55-57 Brimmer Street  , Ward  5 Applicant: John Pulgini

Case: BOA-754388, Address: 63-69 Brimmer Street   , Ward 5  Applicant: John Pulgini

Case: BOA-754021, Address: 13 Concord Square  , Ward 4  Applicant: Kamer Minassian

Case: BOA-791476, Address: 91-99 Causeway Street   , Ward  3 Applicant: Smitesh Patel

Case: BOA-784142, Address: 283-285 Hanover Street  , Ward  3 Applicant: Daniel Toscano

Case: BOA-773964, Address: 145 Corey Street   Ward: 20 , Applicant: Kevin Dowd

Case: BOA-786629,  Address: 40 Westmoreland Street,   Ward 16 Applicant: Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation

Case: BOA-683450, Address: 15 Woolson Street  , Ward 14   Applicant: Cecil Hansel

Case: BOA-617813, Address: 173 Humboldt Avenue, Ward  12 Applicant: John Samaan

Case: BOA-698906, Address: 9 Chelsea Street , Ward 1   Applicant: Linear Retail #18, LLC

Case: BOA-780523, Address: 28 Brier Road   Ward: 20, Applicant: Ivan Hernandez

Case: BOA-777937, Address: 62 Durnell Avenue   Ward: 20, Applicant: Charles Donovan

Case: BOA784868-, Address: 10 Newburg Street   Ward: 20, Applicant: Michael Forde

Case: BOA-773840, Address: 25 Alaric Street   Ward: 20, Applicant: Jack Rojas

Case: BOA-719810, Address: 874 East Sixth Street , Ward 6   Applicant: George Morancy

Case: BOA-732946, Address: 38 P Street, Ward 6 Applicant: Nick Zaferakis

Case: BOA-787555, Address: 1300-1304 Hyde Park Avenue   Ward: 18, Applicant: Toward Independent Learning and Living, Inc

Case: BOA-785316, Address: 19 Burard Street   Ward: 20, Applicant: Anthony Debenedictis

Case: BOA-794683, Address: 15 Gilmore Terrace   Ward: 20, Applicant: Jay Walsh

Case: BOA-787403, Address: 15 Macullar Road   Ward: 20, Applicant: Robert Wall

Case: BOA-790013, Address: 31 Willers Street   Ward: 20, Applicant: Marc Joseph

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    Zoning Board of Appeal Hearing
    The Boston Zoning Code has information on the Articles and definitions of terms in this agenda.
    https://www.boston.gov

39 hours ago

There are a lot of local Little Free Librarie...

There are a lot of local Little Free Libraries in Jamaica Plain. There's a handy map that lets you know where they're located.

    Map of Local Little Free Libraries Created by JP Resident (Who's a Librarian, Of Course!)
    Jamaica Plain loves it's Little Free Libraries and a local JP resident created a Google Map pinpointing where many of the free book depositories are located around the neighborhood. People are also welcome to add locations of Little Free Libraries not shown on the map.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

40 hours ago

Map of Local Little Free Libraries Created by JP Resident (Who’s a Librarian, Of Course!)

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/22/map-of-local-little-free-libraries-created-by-jp-resident-whos-a-librarian-of-course/30857)

    Map of Local Little Free Libraries Created by JP Resident (Who's a Librarian, Of Course!)
    Jamaica Plain loves it's Little Free Libraries and a local JP resident created a Google Map pinpointing where many of the free book depositories are located around the neighborhood. People are also welcome to add locations of Little Free Libraries not shown on the map.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

46 hours ago

46 hours ago

2 days ago

This dog will live a happy and healthy life t...

This dog will live a happy and healthy life thanks to reconstructive surgery at MSPCA-Angell after being shot in the face in Lebanon

    Homeless Dog in Beirut Survives Gun Blast to the Face, Undergoes Reconstructive Surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center
    A stray dog from Beirut, Lebanon is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the face at close range and rescued from the streets by volunteers from Animals Lebanon before being flown to the U.S. on Jan. 31, where he was taken in by Sweet Paws Rescue in Groveland, Mass.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Homeless Dog in Beirut Survives Gun Blast to the Face, Undergoes Reconstructive Surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/21/homeless-dog-in-beirut-survives-gun-blast-to-the-face-undergoes-reconstructive-surgery-at-angell-animal-medical-center/30883)

    Homeless Dog in Beirut Survives Gun Blast to the Face, Undergoes Reconstructive Surgery at Angell Animal Medical Center
    A stray dog from Beirut, Lebanon is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the face at close range and rescued from the streets by volunteers from Animals Lebanon before being flown to the U.S. on Jan. 31, where he was taken in by Sweet Paws Rescue in Groveland, Mass.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Check out a new wildlife photography exhibit ...

Check out a new wildlife photography exhibit by a JP resident at the Mass Audubon Boston Nature Center

    JP Resident's Photography Show Highlights New England Wildlife
    New England's wildlife is the theme of an upcoming photography exhibit at the Audubon Society's Boston Nature Center by a Jamaica Plain resident. Local Jamaica Plain photographer and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ben Achtenberg's images offer a close-up look at some of the beasts and birds
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

JP Resident’s Photography Show Highlights New England Wildlife

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/21/jp-residents-photography-show-highlights-new-england-wildlife/30611)

    JP Resident's Photography Show Highlights New England Wildlife
    New England's wildlife is the theme of an upcoming photography exhibit at the Audubon Society's Boston Nature Center by a Jamaica Plain resident. Local Jamaica Plain photographer and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ben Achtenberg's images offer a close-up look at some of the beasts and birds
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley Not Seeking Reelection

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/20/suffolk-county-district-attorney-dan-conley-not-seeking-reelection/30873)

    Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley Not Seeking Reelection
    After 16 years as the Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley is choosing to not seek reelection, and intends to finish out the remainder of his term. Conley, a West Roxbury resident, was previously a Boston City Councilor, before being appointed as Suffolk Country District Attorney in Febr
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley n...

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley not seeking reelection after 16 years

    Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley Not Seeking Reelection
    After 16 years as the Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley is choosing to not seek reelection, and intends to finish out the remainder of his term. Conley, a West Roxbury resident, was previously a Boston City Councilor, before being appointed as Suffolk Country District Attorney in Febr
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

Enjoy slam poetry, music and more to benefit ...

Enjoy slam poetry, music and more to benefit several good causes

    Resist & Rejoice! with Poetry Slam Champion and Music on Feb. 26th
    Enjoy a night of slam poetry and music to benefit services to LGBTQ and youth of color in the Boston area, and an immigrant youth-led organization on Feb. 26th. Hoopla Productions produces year-round events, building on the success of Jamaica Plain Porchfest, always with the same mission
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

Resist & Rejoice! with Poetry Slam Champion and Music on Feb. 26th

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/20/resist-rejoice/30600)

    Resist & Rejoice! with Poetry Slam Champion and Music on Feb. 26th
    Enjoy a night of slam poetry and music to benefit services to LGBTQ and youth of color in the Boston area, and an immigrant youth-led organization on Feb. 26th. Hoopla Productions produces year-round events, building on the success of Jamaica Plain Porchfest, always with the same mission
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

4 days ago

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

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at The Bowditch School building, Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to the left of the main stairs).  Agenda includes: (1) Approval of letter from JPNC and community groups to MassDOT requesting that funding for Arborway Yard improvements be included in MassDOT’s Capital Improvement Plan; (2) Jamaica Plain NDC presentation of their project on Call Street and Carolina Avenue (former MassDOT parcels); (3) Short term leasing and the proposal before the City Council to regulate short term rentals – presentation by Rich Giordano, Director of Policy & Community Planning, Fenway CDC; and, (4) Good Jobs Standards – review of draft guidelines for construction and permanent jobs.

    February 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)
    Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at The Bowditch School building, Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to the left of the main stairs).
    http://www.jpnc.org

6 days ago

6 days ago

Feb 16

A new photo exhibit by Egleston Square Main S...

A new photo exhibit by Egleston Square Main Street's executive director shows Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

    '101 Días /101 Days' by Egleston Main Street Ex. Director Shows Puerto Rico Post Hurricane Maria
    In October, Egleston Main Street's Executive Director Luis Edgar Cotto visited Puerto Rico to bring relief items after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Photos he took to document his trip and the destruction wrought by the hurricane are now on exhibit in a local restaurant.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Feb 16

‘101 Días /101 Days’ by Egleston Main Street Ex. Director Shows Puerto Rico Post Hurricane Maria

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/02/16/101-dias-101-days-by-egleston-main-street-ex-director-shows-puerto-rico-post-hurricane-maria/30800)

    '101 Días /101 Days' by Egleston Main Street Ex. Director Shows Puerto Rico Post Hurricane Maria
    In October, Egleston Main Street's Executive Director Luis Edgar Cotto visited Puerto Rico to bring relief items after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Photos he took to document his trip and the destruction wrought by the hurricane are now on exhibit in a local restaurant.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Feb 15

Protect your dog from the canine version of t...

Protect your dog from the canine version of the flu. Learn more about it from the MSPCA-Angell:

    Angell Animal Medical Center: Protect Dogs Against Canine Version of Flu Virus
    Flu season is well underway in Massachusetts-and with it the body aches, congestion, fatigue and other ills associated with our collective seasonal misery. Now veterinarians at the MSPCA's Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston are concerned about a second category of potential victims: dogs.
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Feb 15

Have you tried floating tank therapy? Cloud-9...

Have you tried floating tank therapy? Cloud-9, a new business in JP, offers it as well as other therapeutic healing options

    Cloud-9 Brings Floating Tank Therapy to South Street
    Basketball star Stephen Curry, celebrity Joe Rogan and a host of many other people say that flotation tank therapy helps them recover faster, improve mental and physical performance and guide self-improvement. Now you can experience the benefits of this uncommon therapy at Cloud-9, which recently op
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

Feb 15

The Haven JP shared a link.

    DRAM NIGHT AT THE HAVEN
    Since September we have hosted Dram night - a great way to share our love of Scotch with you in an informal manner. Whether you join us for dinner beforehand or dessert after dinner elsewhere, Dram Night is a great way to round off or ramp up your evening.
    https://us1.campaign-archive.com

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