29 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

32 hours ago

West Roxbury Main Streets added 4 new photos....

West Roxbury Library has great events mark your calendars! West Roxbury Patch Friends of the West Roxbury Library West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library


34 hours ago

West Roxbury Main Streets shared Habitat Bost...

    Habitat Boston ReStore
    SALE Now Thru Saturday, February 24 Dining Room Furniture is 25% OFF MUST be taken at time of purchase. NO exceptions. May not be combined with any other discounts Qualifying items: dining tables,...
    http://www.facebook.com

34 hours ago

West Roxbury Main Streets shared Body Mind Sy...

    Body Mind Systems Martial Arts Center
    Free self-defense seminar for kids!
    http://www.facebook.com

38 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

40 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

40 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

40 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

40 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

40 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

40 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

40 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

40 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

40 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

40 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

46 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

46 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

2 days ago

Follow City Councils updates & meetings, http...

Follow City Councils updates & meetings, http://ow.ly/Ulng30iynCV today a hearing at 12:30pm to discuss a Medical Marijuana Dispensary 1524 VFW Parkway #WestRoxbury The public are invited to attend, testify, or watch at: boston.gov/city-council-tv City Councilor Matt O'Malley


2 days ago

West Roxbury Main Streets added 3 new photos....

Get your Bulletin today and check out articles on the neighborhood, coupon to a new local resturant, & upcoming events! #westroxbury Boston Bulletin Local 338 Bagels & Coffee City Councilor Matt O'Malley


2 days 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

2 days 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

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

3 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

3 days ago

West Roxbury Main Streets shared a post.

    Welcome
    Produced and Directed for Mayyim Hayyim by Jen Kaplan. Thank you to Temple Hillel B'nai Torah for the use of the space in filming portions of this film. Forbes Graham and his family are members of Temple Hillel B'nai Torah led by Rabbi Barbara Penzner.
    http://www.templehbt.org

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 days ago

West Roxbury Main Streets shared Chefs Table ...

    2nd Annual Champagne Charity Brunch
    Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, winning 34 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. Nationally bestselling...
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

West Roxbury Main Streets shared Human Harmon...

    Tai Chi and Chocolate! (West Roxbury location)
    https://www.facebook.com

4 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

5 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

5 days ago

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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

Harvard at odds with Roslindale neighbors over solar panel proposal

The university had planned to erect an approximately 1-acre solar panel field on a grassy meadow at the intersection of Weld and Centre streets, an auxiliary of the Arboretum that borders Jamaica Plain.

    Harvard at odds with Roslindale neighbors over solar panel proposal - The Boston Globe
    Harvard University is once again at odds with its neighbors in Boston about development plans, this time in Roslindale. At the Arnold Arboretum. About solar panels. The university had planned to erect an approximately 1-acre solar panel field on a grassy meadow at the intersection of Weld and Centre streets, an auxiliary of the Arboretum that borders Jamaica Plain.
    https://www.bostonglobe.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 16

Feb 15

West Roxbury Main Streets added an event.

    WR Weddings & Events Network
    https://www.facebook.com

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