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The Haven JP shared their post.

Scottish Fiddles tomorrow at Brunch! Christmas tunes!!!

12 min ago

ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, Dec. 11-14

Your picture could be the next reader photo featured! Just email photos with detailed captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com. Follow wickedlocalpix on Instagram where you can also share photos using #wickedlocal.

    ICYMI: Wicked Local Reader Photos of the Day, Dec. 11-14
    Your picture could be the next reader photo featured! Just email photos with detailed captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com. Follow wickedlocalpix on Instagram where you can also share photos using #wickedlocal.
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42 min ago

This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family ...

This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family escutcheon (coat of arms). It was purchased by the actor Henry Irving (known inspiring Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula) in 1882 and then given by Irving to Isabella Stewart Gardner in 1902. The coat of arms is normally in the Museum’s Long Gallery, but is currently in our conservation labs being researched and restored.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family escutcheon (coat of arms). It was purchased by the actor Henry Irving (known inspiring Bram Stoker's Count Dracula) in 1882 and then given by Irving to...
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1 hour ago

Your favorite store may be closing next year....

Your favorite store may be closing next year.

    Retailers Closing Stores In 2018: List
    In 2017, retailers in the United States announced plans to shutter close to 7,000 stores, a whopping 224 percent increase in announced store closures compared to 2016. The numbers were compiled by the think tank Fung Global Retail & Tech, which tracks store openings and closures in the U.S.
    https://patch.com

2 hours ago

This is the last weekend for members to doubl...

This is the last weekend for members to double their discount at Gift at the Gardner! Members enjoy 20% off all regularly priced merchandise during Member Shopping Days. Join now and find the perfect holiday gift today: http://bit.ly/2ndCswG

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This is the last weekend for members to double their discount at Gift at the Gardner! Members enjoy 20% off all regularly priced merchandise during Member Shopping Days. Join now and find the perfect...
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4 hours ago

They're arguably the hardest people on your l...

They're arguably the hardest people on your list to shop for. But we're here to help. (via Patch Deals)

    Holiday 2017: The Best Gifts For Teenagers
    Shopping for teens can be tricky. If you don't know what's hot RN (that's teen speak for right now), there's a good chance you'll end up giving a gift that's dated, dorky or just generally unwanted. Not to worry, though, folks: That's where we come in.
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December 2017 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)

Zoning Committee: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street. Agenda includes: (1) 606-610 Centre Street (Fancy Schmancy dog daycare applying to amend occupancy from retail, nail salon, laundry, and doggie day care with accessory retail to nail salon, laundry, and doggie day care with accessory retail – dog day care to take over retail space; new space will function as play space for dogs, all dog washing to remain in existing space), (2)  the return of 31-33 Woodlawn Street (modify existing building to create 3-family residence with exterior decks; construct second 3-family residence; total of 6 residential units with 6 parking spaces on site); and, (3)  the return of  8 Wyman Street (confirm occupancy as a single-family, change to two-family residential dwelling).   To review materials submitted to the committee for these projects, click here.

    December 2017 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)
    Zoning Committee: Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.
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21 hours ago

Need a Christmas date idea? Here are four no-...

Need a Christmas date idea? Here are four no-brainers if you don't mind dressing up for a night out. (We'll be at Fuddruckers if you need us.)

    4 Massachusetts Restaurants Make Nation's Top 100: OpenTable
    Looking to take your loved one a Christmas date to the city, but you don't know where to get a fancy meal that is actually worth going to? Well the people at OpenTable know what they are talking about, and they just released a list of the top 100 restaurants in America.
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21 hours ago

The jades (Crassula argentea) in the courtyar...

The jades (Crassula argentea) in the courtyard have been raised in the Museum’s greenhouse for many years. The largest of them, with trunks five to six inches in diameter, are over 60 years old! Their small starry white flowers cover their large spreading branches over three feet high.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The jades (Crassula argentea) in the courtyard have been raised in the Museum's greenhouse for many years. The largest of them, with trunks five to six inches in diameter, are over 60 years old!...
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22 hours ago

Brookline looking years ahead with Major Parcel Study

Brookline schools aren’t the only ones in need of more space--several town departments are running short as well. In an effort to take a look at the bigger picture, the town's Department of Planning and Community Development is overseeing two planning studies of the town’s needs and resources. In the spring the department launched a Strategic Asset Plan (SAP) and a Major Parcel Study (MPS). [...]

    Brookline looking years ahead with Major Parcel Study
    Brookline schools aren't the only ones in need of more space--several town departments are running short as well. In an effort to take a look at the bigger picture, the town's Department of Planning and Community Development is overseeing two planning studies of the town's needs and resources.
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23 hours ago

"But I have chosen to forgive you. I have lea...

"But I have chosen to forgive you. I have learned that the decision to forgive is ours and ours alone."

    Boston, Brussels Terror Victim Forgives Attackers
    BOSTON, MA - A man who survived two terror attacks has a message for the assailants: I forgive you. Mason Wells was a short distance from one of the two bombs that exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013, killing three spectators and wounding 260 others.
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24 hours ago

Eat, sleep, poop, sniff for bombs. (via Chica...

Eat, sleep, poop, sniff for bombs. (via Chicago Patch)

    Rookie Bomb Sniffing Dog Keeps Pooping In Terminals At Midway
    CHICAGO, IL - A rookie bomb-sniffing dog for the Transportation Security Administration at Midway International Airport has been having some bowel control issues while at work. A 2-year-old German Shepherd has been dropping her own packages around the terminals and concourses of the airport since she started on the job, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
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26 hours ago

A 16-year-veteran of the DOJ was confirmed by...

A 16-year-veteran of the DOJ was confirmed by the Senate Thursday.

    Sharon's Andrew Lelling Confirmed As Mass. U.S. Attorney
    SHARON, MA - The United States Senate on Thursday confirmed Sharon resident Andrew Lelling as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, the USAO said. Lelling, a 16-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Justice, served first in the Civil Rights Division and then as an assistant U.S.
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28 hours ago

A few inches of snow could accompany you on y...

A few inches of snow could accompany you on your commute home.

    MA Weather: Friday Burst Of Snow On Deck
    More snow tonight? You better believe it. For the first third of fourth time since last weekend (depending on where you live) you'll see some snow. Tonight's snowfall - looking like it'll come in time for the evening commute - will be more a nuisance than a weekend-altering event.
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28 hours ago

Three roaring fires cut through the bitter co...

Three roaring fires cut through the bitter cold night, and one person died as a result.

    1 Dead In 3 Overnight Blazes
    One person was killed in Oxford, where firefighters fought one of three large blazes overnight as temperatures got close to single digits. The victim in the Oxford three-alarm was not identified Friday morning. WBZ reports a woman in her 90s and her two dogs perished in the flames.
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28 hours ago

This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family ...

This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family escutcheon (coat of arms). It was purchased by the actor Henry Irving (known inspiring Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula) in 1882 and then given by Irving to Isabella Stewart Gardner in 1902. The coat of arms is normally in the Museum’s Long Gallery, but is currently in our conservation labs being researched and restored.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    This is the 17th century, Brandenburg family escutcheon (coat of arms). It was purchased by the actor Henry Irving (known inspiring Bram Stoker's Count Dracula) in 1882 and then given by Irving to...
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29 hours ago

Brookline seeking public input on recreational marijuana regs

With the state expected to start accepting applications for recreational marijuana licenses in April, Brookline is seeking public input on potential regulations, starting with a survey. According to Economic Development & Long-term Planner Francisco Torres, the town is hoping to bring local regulation by-laws to Town Meeting in May, meaning the town has to finalize any warrant articles by March when the warrant closes. “It’s kind of a tight deadline,” [...]

    Brookline seeking public input on recreational marijuana regs
    With the state expected to start accepting applications for recreational marijuana licenses in April, Brookline is seeking public input on potential regulations, starting with a survey. According to Economic Development & Long-term Planner Francisco Torres, the town is hoping to bring local regulation by-laws to Town Meeting in May, meaning the town has to finalize any warrant articles by March when the warrant closes.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

30 hours ago

JP Resident Tells Tale of Income Inequality in ‘Living Between Stories’

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2017/12/15/jp-resident-tells-tale-of-income-inequality-in-living-between-stories/29477)

    JP Resident Tells Tale of Income Inequality in 'Living Between Stories'
    Jamaica Plain's Chuck Collins has spent the last three decades examining trends of income and wealth inequality. In the new film, "Living Between Stories," Collins tackles the topic with personal stories while reframing historical analysis. "We are living between stories, as Charles Eisenstein
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

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38 hours ago

If Instagram existed 10yrs ago you would all ...

If Instagram existed 10yrs ago you would all have known this band. #publichouse

    The Haven JP
    If Instagram existed 10yrs ago you would all have known this band. #publichouse
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39 hours ago

The Haven JP was live.

    The Haven JP
    The Haven JP, Jamaica Plain, MA. 3.9K likes. Welcome to New England's only Scottish Restaurant and Bar. We have a Scottish menu made from scratch with love. A Scotch list of over 30 Single Malts and...
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41 hours ago

He's worth about $50 million, so you know it'...

He's worth about $50 million, so you know it's nice.

    Uno's Pizzeria Former CEO To Sell Newton Mansion For $2 Million
    NEWTON, MA -The former owner of Unos Pizzeria is selling his Newton mansion - the home where he and his family have lived since the 1970s. Arron Spencer, founded Uno Restaurant Holdings Corp. was the CEO until he sold the company in 2011. He happens to also own a piece of undeveloped land in Newton.
    https://patch.com

42 hours ago

Police in one Massachusetts city got some kin...

Police in one Massachusetts city got some kind of score in this bust.

    MA Police Seize 23,000+ Bags Of Heroin
    SPRINGFIELD, MA - Police seized thousands of bags of heroin during a raid of a Springfield home Wednesday afternoon. Police allegedly found approximately 23,750 bags of heroin, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia and nearly $13,000 at the Gresham Street home. Two residents, 23-year-old Brian Santiago and 46-year-old Javier Torres, were arrested.
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45 hours ago

You don't need to be Santa to make someone's ...

You don't need to be Santa to make someone's Christmas.

    MA Toddler Battling Leukemia Wants Cards For Christmas
    MILTON, MA - On Monday, 2 1/2-year-old Hannah Serpa received a Christmas card from her great aunt. The inside popped up when she opened it. Delighted, she moved on to the one sent to her sister, 1-year-old Blaire. She didn't stop there. She went through the rest of the Serpas' mail, tearing open cards and bills.
    https://patch.com

46 hours ago

Long week? We hear ya! Stop by the Gardner an...

Long week? We hear ya! Stop by the Gardner and soak up the galleries and courtyard after work today. We’re open until 9 pm.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Long week? We hear ya! Stop by the Gardner and soak up the galleries and courtyard after work today. We're open until 9 pm.
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46 hours ago

Library events: Dec. 21–28

Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information. All libraries in Brookline will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.Hello Ryan Brennan!Hello Brookline! My name is Ryan Brennan, and I’ve recently taken over as the branch supervisor at the Coolidge Corner Library. As I’ve started to get acclimated to this great library and wonderful neighborhood we want to put in a concerted effort to bring you more library programming for adults. [...]

    Library events: Dec. 21-28
    Visit http://brooklinelibrary.org for more information. All libraries in Brookline will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1.Hello Ryan Brennan!Hello Brookline! My name is Ryan Brennan, and I've recently taken over as the branch supervisor at the Coolidge Corner Library.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

46 hours ago

John and Geraldine Magee were found shot to d...

John and Geraldine Magee were found shot to death in their home. One night before, their vehicle was found on fire in Boston.

    6 Years Later, Andover Murders Still A Mystery
    ANDOVER, MA - Six years ago today, John and Geraldine Magee were found shot to death in their Orchard Crossing home. One night before, their Lexus SUV was found on fire on Prince Street in Boston. Today, Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe and Essex County District attorney Jonathan Blodgett are renewing a plea for anyone with information on their murders to come forth.
    https://patch.com

46 hours ago

On Saturday, December 16, drop by the Educati...

On Saturday, December 16, drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm for a hands-on art activity. Consider the iconic portraits throughout the Museum and create your own project inspired by them: http://bit.ly/2zch7HR

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    On Saturday, December 16, drop by the Education Studio between 11 am and 4:30 pm for a hands-on art activity. Consider the iconic portraits throughout the Museum and create your own project inspired...
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47 hours ago

It lasted for about 30 minutes near St. Mary'...

It lasted for about 30 minutes near St. Mary's church... but what was it about? Do you know? Did you see it? Let us know.

    Possible Strike in Brookline Village: Reports
    BROOKLINE, MA - Patch is getting some reports of a individuals out and about in Brookline Village shouting that they're on strike. We're following up. In the mean time, if you're part of the group or know someone who is, email jenna.fisher@Patch.com and let's talk. This is a breaking news update.
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2 days ago

Nearly 6 million views since yesterday: Have ...

Nearly 6 million views since yesterday: Have you seen it?

    Teen's Harvard University Acceptance Video Goes Viral
    CAMBRIDGE, MA - A Louisiana teenager's video of his acceptance to Harvard University has gone viral, drawing more than 5.7 million times since it was posted yesterday. The video shows Ayrton Little, a resident of Breaux Bridge, LA, wearing a Harvard sweater and surrounded by classmates at TM Landry College Preparatory while he checks his admission status online.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 12-14-17

Check out Holiday Reflections and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com.

    Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 12-14-17
    Check out Holiday Reflections and other great reader photos by following wickedlocalpix on Instagram. Your amazing image could be our next Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day. Email pictures with captions to readerpix@wickedlocal.com. We're always asking our readers to share their photos with us.
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2 days ago

SPECIAL REPORT: Is it time for a change in alcohol licensing in the commonwealth?

The Issue: The sale of liquor in Massachsuetts is governed by an 84-year-old system of state regulations, sharing jurisdiction with cities and towns. Why it matters: Liquor licenses can fuel economic growth and prosperity as restaurants open, but that prosperity must be balanced with the public safety and health concerns.

    SPECIAL REPORT: Is it time for a change in alcohol licensing in the commonwealth?
    The Issue: The sale of liquor in Massachsuetts is governed by an 84-year-old system of state regulations, sharing jurisdiction with cities and towns. Why it matters: Liquor licenses can fuel economic growth and prosperity as restaurants open, but that prosperity must be balanced with the public safety and health concerns.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: A per capita look at on- and off-premise liquor licenses

What do you the number of liquor licenses issued to business in your town - and how do they compare to other towns?This visualization shows the retail and on-site liquor licenses issued in each community looked at by Wicked Local. Use the arrows to scroll between visualization and use filters to narrow the data views and isolate specific town data. Mix and match. Mouse over the charts for data.Data caveats: This database shows the liquor licenses per community as it was [...]

    INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: A per capita look at on- and off-premise liquor licenses
    What do you the number of liquor licenses issued to business in your town - and how do they compare to other towns?This visualization shows the retail and on-site liquor licenses issued in each community looked at by Wicked Local. Use the arrows to scroll between visualization and use filters to narrow the data views and isolate specific town data.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

It's usually not the case, but we might get l...

It's usually not the case, but we might get luck this year.

    White Christmas In Massachusetts? We've Got A Shot
    Christmas is 11 days away. It's too early to say it will or won't snow on Dec. 25, but it's not too early to look at the facts and see what our odds are. In a vacuum, the odds aren't great.
    https://patch.com

2 days ago

Special event licenses, home delivery: marijuana restrictions debated

The first day of policy debate among state marijuana regulators indicated that the Cannabis Control Commission is working towards industry regulations that would give consumers more options for how they obtain marijuana and where they will be able to use it.The commission on Monday worked through policies dealing with home delivery of marijuana products and social consumption of marijuana, among others. The policies, some of which were agreed to Monday, will be enshrined into [...]

    Special event licenses, home delivery: marijuana restrictions debated
    The first day of policy debate among state marijuana regulators indicated that the Cannabis Control Commission is working towards industry regulations that would give consumers more options for how they obtain marijuana and where they will be able to use it.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

2 days ago

Led By JP Resident, ESC Celebrates 35 Years of Helping Nonprofits

(http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2017/12/14/led-by-jp-resident-esc-celebrates-35-years-of-helping-nonprofits/29773)

    Led By JP Resident, ESC Celebrates 35 Years of Helping Nonprofits
    Empower Success Corps (ESC) - an organization dedicated to helping nonprofits in New England succeed - recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with an event at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline. Julie Crockford, a Jamaica Plain resident and ESC's executive director for the pas
    http://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

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