3 hours ago

A spirited child, Isabella Stewart Gardner on...

A spirited child, Isabella Stewart Gardner once ran off to watch the circus and came home in tears after being retrieved by a caregiver. #WildChild

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    A spirited child, Isabella Stewart Gardner once ran off to watch the circus and came home in tears after being retrieved by a caregiver. #WildChild
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6 hours ago

When Isabella visited Italy, she knew she wan...

When Isabella visited Italy, she knew she wanted her Museum to be modeled on a 15th century palazzo. By having the exterior facades turned inward around a central courtyard, she was able to blend the outdoors with the indoors—the best of both worlds!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    When Isabella visited Italy, she knew she wanted her Museum to be modeled on a 15th century palazzo. By having the exterior facades turned inward around a central courtyard, she was able to blend the...
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7 hours ago

A JP resident was named Massachusetts element...

A JP resident was named Massachusetts elementary school 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 [...]
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15 hours ago

30 hours ago

Who would have thought that a box could be su...

Who would have thought that a box could be such a showstopper? Made in Japan, this golden container features a coiled dragon on top and curly clouds on the sides. What would you store in a box this cool? Object: Japanese, Circular Box with Dragon, 19th century, lacquered wood with gold decoration.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Who would have thought that a box could be such a showstopper? Made in Japan, this golden container features a coiled dragon on top and curly clouds on the sides. What would you store in a box this...
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39 hours ago

46 hours ago

Martha Washington geraniums, also known as re...

Martha Washington geraniums, also known as regal geraniums, have a very stately presence thanks to their richly colored blooms and velvety petals. Makes perfect sense that Isabella would want them in her Palace. 👑

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Martha Washington geraniums, also known as regal geraniums, have a very stately presence thanks to their richly colored blooms and velvety petals. Makes perfect sense that Isabella would want them in...
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2 days ago

Egleston Farmers Market posted 2 photos.

Tomorrow @kosharima is bringing the vegan Egyptian goodness to market. Stop by 10AM- 2PM and answer this question: what is koshari? Full roster: @brookfordfarm @citycompost (new!) @covinature (new!) #foxborocheese @elcolombianocoffee @justhummus.boston @massholedonuts @mrtamole @onepinedayco (new!) @polkadogbakery (new!) @redsbest @theneighborhoodfarm @urbansoaper @ Egleston Farmers Market

    Egleston Farmers Market
    Egleston Farmers Market added a new photo.
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2 days ago

While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on...

While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on the people’s stylish dress: “as it is winter, delicious soft cashmere shawls are wound about them over their muslins and silks.”

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on the people's stylish dress: "as it is winter, delicious soft cashmere shawls are wound about them over their muslins and silks."
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2 days 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
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2 days 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.
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2 days 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.
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2 days 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.
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2 days 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
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2 days 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.
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2 days 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.
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2 days 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.
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2 days 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.
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2 days 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.
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2 days 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 [...]
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2 days 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 [...]
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2 days ago

2 days ago

#TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guita...

#TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and civil rights activist, Odetta, performed in the Tapestry Room. Often referred to as “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement,” she was deemed the queen of American folk music by Martin Luther King Jr. ✊

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and civil rights activist, Odetta, performed in the Tapestry Room. Often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement," she...
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3 days 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.
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3 days 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

3 days 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 [...]
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