18 hours 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

22 hours 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

28 hours ago

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36 hours 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

40 hours 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

45 hours ago

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

46 hours ago

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

47 hours ago

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

2 days ago

2 days ago

Rosie's Place names JP's Mari Pérez-Alers to ...

Rosie's Place names JP's Mari Pérez-Alers to Board of Directors. Rosie's Place is a wonderful organization that helps a lot of people!

    Rosie's Place Names JP's Mari Pérez-Alers to Board of Directors
    Rosie's Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, recently named Jamaica Plain resident Mari Pérez-Alers, DPT to its board of directors. Pérez-Alers is a senior project manager for PACE, a national organization whose mission is to allow adults with chronic ailments, age 55 and older to remain living safely, and as independently as possible [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

JP Progressives are hosting a candidate's for...

JP Progressives are hosting a candidate's forum with Congressman Mike Capuano on May 20. What are your questions for him?

    JP Candidate's Forum with Congressman Capuano on May 20
    Congressman Michael Capuano will be in Jamaica Plain this Sunday to participate in a JP Progressives' candidate forum at Doyle's Cafe. Capuano was first elected to Congress for the 8th District in 1999, and after redistricting he was elected to represent the 7th District in 2013.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

JP Candidate’s Forum with Congressman Capuano on May 20

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    JP Candidate's Forum with Congressman Capuano on May 20
    Congressman Michael Capuano will be in Jamaica Plain this Sunday to participate in a JP Progressives' candidate forum at Doyle's Cafe. Capuano was first elected to Congress for the 8th District in 1999, and after redistricting he was elected to represent the 7th District in 2013.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Rosie’s Place Names JP’s Mari Pérez-Alers to Board of Directors

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/05/17/rosies-place-names-jps-mari-perez-alers-to-board-of-directors)

    Rosie's Place Names JP's Mari Pérez-Alers to Board of Directors
    Rosie's Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, recently named Jamaica Plain resident Mari Pérez-Alers, DPT to its board of directors. Pérez-Alers is a senior project manager for PACE, a national organization whose mission is to allow adults with chronic ailments, age 55 and older to remain living safely, and as independently as possible [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation honors...

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation honors JP resident with Community Spirit Leader Award

    JP's Sam Potter Receives Community Spirit Leader Award from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation
    The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation recently honored four individuals, including a Jamaica Plain resident, and nonprofits for their volunteer contributions to their communities at the annual Community Spirit Awards. Held in Quincy on May 2, Jamaica Plain's Sam Potter, a training specialist for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute was honored as a Community Spirit [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?...

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out the 4th Annual Inside Out Sidewalk Sale along Centre Street presented by Hyde Jackson Square Main Street,

    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

3 days ago

45+ Bizs Participating in 4th Annual Inside Out Sidewalk Sale Along Centre Street on May 19

Police & Fire

    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

3 days ago

JP’s Sam Potter Receives Community Spirit Leader Award from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

Police & Fire

    JP's Sam Potter Receives Community Spirit Leader Award from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation
    The Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation recently honored four individuals, including a Jamaica Plain resident, and nonprofits for their volunteer contributions to their communities at the annual Community Spirit Awards. Held in Quincy on May 2, Jamaica Plain's Sam Potter, a training specialist for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute was honored as a Community Spirit [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

4 days ago

15+ Surveillance Cameras Captured Alleged Murderer To and From Shootings

Business

    15+ Surveillance Cameras Captured Alleged Murderer To and From Shootings
    A Dorchester man accused of shooting and killing two innocent bystanders on May 4th was arraigned on Monday and held without bail. Wilvin Guity, 28, was charged with two counts of murder and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm at Roxbury Municipal Court on Monday.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

4 days ago

More than a dozen surveillance cameras record...

More than a dozen surveillance cameras recorded the shooting suspect on his way to and from the Jackson Square murders. He was held without bail on Monday.

    15+ Surveillance Cameras Captured Alleged Murderer To and From Shootings
    A Dorchester man accused of shooting and killing two innocent bystanders on May 4th was arraigned on Monday and held without bail. Wilvin Guity, 28, was charged with two counts of murder and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm at Roxbury Municipal Court on Monday.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

4 days ago

Do you have clutter and need help getting rid...

Do you have clutter and need help getting rid of it? The Clutter Queen is here to help you!

    The Clutter Queen is Here to Help You
    Rhea Becker has worn many hats. She's been a published journalist in publications including People magazine and the Boston Globe. She was the president of the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. And she's also the Clutter Queen -- as in she will help you get rid of your clutter.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

4 days ago

Multiple JP school students and staff are run...

Multiple JP school students and staff are running in the Playworks Run for Recess 5K and 1-Mile Run Run -- and you can, too!

    JP Students, Staff Running in Playworks Run for Recess 5K on May 19th
    This Saturday students and staff members from four Jamaica Plain schools, and anyone else wanting to participate, are running in the 9th Annual Playworks Run for Recess 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. Taking place on Franklin Park's cross country course adjacent to the zoo, funds raised will go to support play and physical activity in [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

4 days ago

The Clutter Queen is Here to Help You

Business

    The Clutter Queen is Here to Help You
    Rhea Becker has worn many hats. She's been a published journalist in publications including People magazine and the Boston Globe. She was the president of the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. And she's also the Clutter Queen -- as in she will help you get rid of your clutter.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 days ago

May 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 1)_

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, Green Street, (enter at sidewalk level to left of main stairs). Agenda: TBA.

    May 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 1)_
    Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, Green Street, (enter at sidewalk level to left of main stairs). Agenda: TBA. Zoning Committee: Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.
    http://www.jpnc.org

5 days ago

JP Students, Staff Running in Playworks Run for Recess 5K on May 19th

Police & Fire

    JP Students, Staff Running in Playworks Run for Recess 5K on May 19th
    This Saturday students and staff members from four Jamaica Plain schools, and anyone else wanting to participate, are running in the 9th Annual Playworks Run for Recess 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. Taking place on Franklin Park's cross country course adjacent to the zoo, funds raised will go to support play and physical activity in [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

6 days ago

May 13

May 13

Boston Police Charge Dorchester Man with Centre Street Double Homicide

Police & Fire

    Boston Police Charge Dorchester Man with Centre Street Double Homicide
    Boston Police have arrested and charged a Dorchester man with two counts of murder for shooting two men dead at 277 Centre Street on the night of May 4. After eight days from the murders, BPD homicide detectives arrested Wilvin Guity, 28, for allegedly shooting and killing Christopher Joyce, 23, and Clayborn Blair, 58.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

May 12

A 28-year-old Dorchester man has been arreste...

A 28-year-old Dorchester man has been arrested on two counts of murder for allegedly shooting two men dead on May 4 outside of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in JP. The two victims "did absolutely nothing wrong and most certainly deserved better fates," said Commissioner Evans.

    Boston Police Charge Dorchester Man with Centre Street Double Homicide
    Boston Police have arrested and charged a Dorchester man with two counts of murder for shooting two men dead at 277 Centre Street on the night of May 4. After eight days from the murders, BPD homicide detectives arrested Wilvin Guity, 28, for allegedly shooting and killing Christopher Joyce, 23, and Clayborn Blair, 58.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

May 12

Community Meeting to Discuss Redesign of Centre/South Streets on May 14

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/05/12/community-meeting-to-discuss-redesign-of-centre-south-streets-on-may-14/43713)

    Community Meeting to Discuss Redesign of Centre/South Streets on May 14
    The Boston Transportation Department is holding a meeting on May 14 to discuss the redesigning of Centre and South streets streetscape. At the meeting the city would like to hear the community's "streetscape improvement priorities" for Jackson Square to Forest Hills along Centre and South streets.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

May 12

May 12

May 11

Learn more about Jamaica Plain neighborhoods ...

Learn more about Jamaica Plain neighborhoods through the free Jamaica Plain Historical Society walking tour series.

    JP Historical Society Launches Walking Neighborhood Tour Series
    Twenty-three years ago the then president of the Jamaica Plain Historical Society, Rhea Becker, had an idea. Why not conduct a series of walking tours during the summer months as a way to highlight the rich history of JP for people? The JPHS has been conducting historic walking tours of Jamaica Plain tours ever since.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

May 11

WAKE UP THE EARTH PARADE AND FESTIVAL

The 40th annual Wake Up The Earth Parade begins.

    WAKE UP THE EARTH PARADE AND FESTIVAL
    The start of May saw the 40th annual Wake Up The Earth Parade and Festival in Jamaica Plain, organized by Spontaneous Celebrations. The event began in 1979 and celebrates the defeat of the proposed I-95 extension, which began razing neighborhoods and threatened to level many more.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

May 11

Battle continues between City Realty, Washington St. business

The battle is continuing between El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, which is located at 3371 Washington St., and its landlord, City Realty, over lease negotiations.

    Battle continues between City Realty, Washington St. business
    The battle is continuing between El Embajador Dominican Restaurant, which is located at 3371 Washington St., and its landlord, City Realty, over lease negotiations. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) is saying that City Realty is attempting to "flip" the property, by selling for a 80 percent profit on what City Realty originally paid for the property and going back on a promise to help the business relocate.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

May 11

JPNC election results

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council held its election on April 28 when 293 valid ballots were cast. Below are the results (via Pam Bender).

    JPNC election results
    The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council held its election on April 28 when 293 valid ballots were cast. Below are the results (via Pam Bender).
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

May 11

WAKE UP THE EARTH

Lucie Tremblay (18), John Glasczok (19), Sophie Diets (18), and Annie

    WAKE UP THE EARTH
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

May 11

Bike fest coming to JP

Several local bike organizations will be putting on “JP Bike Week Festival” from May 13 to May 19, according to a press release.

    Bike fest coming to JP
    Several local bike organizations will be putting on "JP Bike Week Festival" from May 13 to May 19, according to a press release. The events, which are being held by Ferris Wheels Bike Shop with Revolution Bicycle Repair and Bikes Not Bombs, will include bike rides, bike maintenance training, kids skills rodeo, and movie night.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

May 11

Punto muerto acerca del proyecto de 106 Forest Hills Street

Miembros del Comité de Urbanización y vecinos se enfrentaron en una reunión de JPNC el 2 de mayo respecto al propuesto desarrollo de un edificio residencial de 1.200 metros cuadrados en 106 Forest Hills St.

    Punto muerto acerca del proyecto de 106 Forest Hills Street
    Miembros del Comité de Urbanización y vecinos se enfrentaron en una reunión de JPNC el 2 de mayo respecto al propuesto desarrollo de un edificio residencial de 1.200 metros cuadrados en 106 Forest Hills St. El propuesto proyecto demuele un edificio existente para construir uno nuevo con nueve unidades residenciales y 10 lugares de estacionamiento.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

May 11

Zoning Committee deadlocks on 106 Forest Hills St. development

Abutters were angry and committee members were divided at a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) Zoning Committee meeting on May 2 regarding a proposed development of a 13,000-square-foot residential building at 106 Forest Hills St.

    Zoning Committee deadlocks on 106 Forest Hills St. development
    Abutters were angry and committee members were divided at a Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's (JPNC) Zoning Committee meeting on May 2 regarding a proposed development of a 13,000-square-foot residential building at 106 Forest Hills St. The proposed project would demolish an existing building to build a new one with nine residential units and 10 parking spaces.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

May 11

Two men fatally shot in Jackson Square

Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to shots fired in the area of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments on May 4 and found two men—23-year-old Christopher Joyce and 58-year-old Clayborn Blair—suffering from gunshot wounds that turned out to be fatal.

    Two men fatally shot in Jackson Square
    Boston Police Department (BPD) officers responded to shots fired in the area of the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments on May 4 and found two men-23-year-old Christopher Joyce and 58-year-old Clayborn Blair-suffering from gunshot wounds that turned out to be fatal. The police activity continued the next day with officers arresting three suspects in the area of the Mildred C.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

May 11

Sights and Sounds, May 11, 2018

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 22 for the May 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

    Sights and Sounds, May 11, 2018
    The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. May 22 for the May 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events City Life/Vida Urbana, a Jamaica Plain based housing justice organization, is celebrating 45 years.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

May 11

City to host meeting on Centre/South improvement project

The City will be hosting a community meeting on the Centre/South streets improvement project May 14 at Curtis Hall.

    City to host meeting on Centre/South improvement project
    The City will be hosting a community meeting on the Centre/South streets improvement project May 14 at Curtis Hall. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. The improvement project will be based off the Centre and South Streets Streetscape and Transportation Action Plan, which was a process that began in 2009.
    http://jamaicaplaingazette.com

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