50 min 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

50 min 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

50 min 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

50 min 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

50 min 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

50 min 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

50 min 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

50 min 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

50 min 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

50 min 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

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7 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
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7 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
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11 hours ago

School shootings have increased calls to put ...

School shootings have increased calls to put God in public schools, but does this school district go too far? (via Shreveport Patch)

    Jesus Mad At Non-Christians, Louisiana Students Told: Lawsuit
    BOSSIER PARISH, LA - Elementary, middle and high school students in a Louisiana school district are required to memorize sectarian prayers; are told that to be good people, they must be Christians; and get special favors from teachers and administrators if they practice Christianity, all in violation of the Establishment Clause of the Constitution according to a lawsuit filed by a religious liberty watchdog group.
    https://patch.com

13 hours ago

Take a moonlit stroll around the Courtyard an...

Take a moonlit stroll around the Courtyard and witness the Gardner Museum sparkling under the stars! We’re open until 9 pm every Thursday. 💫


14 hours ago

Fear at school, commitment to change: A Florida student on her new reality

Originally a Facebook post, Sarah Jenkins, a 17-year-old student at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Fla., has allowed us to share her thoughts in the wake of Valentine's Day's school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

    Fear at school, commitment to change: A Florida student on her new reality
    Originally a Facebook post, Sarah Jenkins, a 17-year-old student at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Fla., has allowed us to share her thoughts in the wake of Valentine's Day's school shooting in Parkland, Fla. You've read a million of these posts I'm sure, but please read this one.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

15 hours ago

Gubernatorial candidate Setti Warren: 'Enough is enough' after MBTA derailment

Using the latest Red Line derailment on Wednesday morning as evidence, Democrat Setti Warren blamed Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday for a failed strategy to improve MBTA service that has led to declining MBTA ridership, worsening traffic in and around Boston.The last car of a six-car train derailed during the morning commute Wednesday as it approached Andrew Station, causing major headaches for commuters who had to be bused to their destinations. On social media, Red Line passengers [...]

    Gubernatorial candidate Setti Warren: 'Enough is enough' after MBTA derailment
    Using the latest Red Line derailment on Wednesday morning as evidence, Democrat Setti Warren blamed Gov. Charlie Baker on Wednesday for a failed strategy to improve MBTA service that has led to declining MBTA ridership, worsening traffic in and around Boston.The last car of a six-car train derailed during the morning commute Wednesday as it approached Andrew Station, causing major headaches for commuters who had to be bused to their destinations.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

17 hours ago

#ThrowbackThursday A huge fan of opera, Isabe...

#ThrowbackThursday A huge fan of opera, Isabella treasured this autographed platinum print of Japanese opera singer Tamaki Miura, who performed as Cio-Cio-san in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. Image: Victor George, Tamaki Miura, 1915, platinum print.


17 hours ago

There's got to be an easier way to make money...

There's got to be an easier way to make money than paying Michael Myers to beat you.

    MBTA Operator Paid 'Michael Myers' To Beat Him: Prosecutors
    There's got to be a better way to make money than conspiring with Michael Myers to attack you. But that's just what an MBTA trolley operator is accused of doing. Thomas Lucey, 46, of Saugus was charged Wednesday with two counts of insurance fraud and single counts of workers' compensation fraud, misleading a police investigation, and perjury.
    https://patch.com

17 hours ago

Wicked Local Reader Photo of the Day, 2-22-18

Check out Peachy Scene 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, 2-22-18
    Check out Peachy Scene 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.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

18 hours ago

Police in Quincy got a call about a man down....

Police in Quincy got a call about a man down. It ended up being a Batman down.

    The Dark Knight Sits: Man Down Report Ends Up Being Batman
    QUINCY, MA - Police were surprised to see a slumped over superhero during a call Thursday for a man down. The call from a person passing the corner of Beale Street and Newport Avenue resulted in an officer working a nearby detail to rush over to the area, only to find a Batman doll sitting on a step.
    https://patch.com

19 hours ago

Today’s the day! Join us for the opening of o...

Today’s the day! Join us for the opening of our incredible exhibition, Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth.✨ Reunited at last, Fra Angelico’s four jewel-like reliquaries tell the story of the Virgin Mary’s life. Read on: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE Painting: Fra Angelico, The Dormition of the Virgin (detail), 1431-1435, on panel. Museo di San Marco, Florence – Polo Museale della Toscana.


19 hours ago

Wow - congratulations!

Wow - congratulations!

    MA Hockey Players Now Olympic Gold Medalists
    GANGNEUNG, SK - Three Massachusetts players helped the United States win its first medal in women's hockey since 1998, defeating Canada, 3-2, in a shootout final. Burlington's Kali Flanagan, Danvers' Meghan Duggan, and Westfield's Kacey Bellamy are now gold medalists.
    https://patch.com

22 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

22 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

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32 hours 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

32 hours 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

35 hours ago

This sustainable cabin is so far off the grid...

This sustainable cabin is so far off the grid no one will find you — or take your food. (via Anchorage Patch)

    Alaska Doomsday Cabin Perfect To Wait Out The End Of Days
    We're not saying the world is ending soon, though end-of-days predictions do loom large, whether because nuclear scientists moved the doomsday clock ahead 30 seconds or something the French physician, astrologer and seer Nostradamus supposedly predicted during the Medieval period.
    https://patch.com

35 hours ago

Branching off her head like butterfly antenna...

Branching off her head like butterfly antennae, Isabella crowned herself with two diamonds the size of walnuts for the Copley Hall dance in 1886. 💎 #ShineBrightLikeADiamond


35 hours ago

Ohio student who shot self dies; motive remains unclear

Keith Simons died of what police said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

    Ohio student who shot self dies; motive remains unclear
    Keith Simons died of what police said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A 13-year-old Jackson Memorial Middle School student died Wednesday afternoon at Akron Children's Hospital, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner. Keith Simons died of what police said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

37 hours ago

Maybe they'll get it right someday...

Maybe they'll get it right someday...

    Red Line Train Derails; Service Still Suspended
    Service remains suspended on a section of the Red Line following a derailment Wednesday morning. Officials said the back car of a six-car northbound train derailed on its way to Andrew Station at about 9:30 a.m. The train then "re-railed" itself as it entered Andrew Station, allowing passengers to get off safely but sending smoke through the station.
    https://patch.com

37 hours ago

Visit the Gardner Museum for Fra Angelico: He...

Visit the Gardner Museum for Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth, starting February 22. ✨ This exhibition highlights the stunning color, detail, and depth of Fra Angelico’s masterpieces. Why wait, see it now: http://bit.ly/2sfXnBE


39 hours 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

41 hours ago

See which school systems are the safest in th...

See which school systems are the safest in the Bay State.

    100 Safest School Districts In Massachusetts: Niche
    How safe is your child's school? Recent national events have put student safety at the forefront, and one website has revealed which Massachusetts school districts rank highest in this category. Niche.com released its list of the Safest School Districts for 2018. The list was created using information from the U.S.
    https://patch.com

41 hours ago

Medical visionary, Harlem Renaissance writer among famed black Brookline residents

Dr. Cornelius N. GarlandFounder of Plymouth Hospital and Nurses Training School, Dr. Cornelius N. Garland was a visionary and a Brookline resident. Garland opened the small bi-racial hospital in the early 1900s, with the intention of expanding it to serve the area’s African-American community.The hospital and training school, Garland believed, would fill a gap in the medicine world. At the time, hospitals and medical centers would not [...]

    Medical visionary, Harlem Renaissance writer among famed black Brookline residents
    Dr. Cornelius N. GarlandFounder of Plymouth Hospital and Nurses Training School, Dr. Cornelius N. Garland was a visionary and a Brookline resident. Garland opened the small bi-racial hospital in the early 1900s, with the intention of expanding it to serve the area's African-American community.The hospital and training school, Garland believed, would fill a gap in the medicine world.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

41 hours ago

Recycling Corner: Who are these people?

Have you ever wondered: “Who are these people who volunteer for the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)?” Since trash and recycling are part of everyday life, you might as well know who is advising the Select Board. Right? Can you match the name with the description? Answers below. 1. Deane Coady2. Mary Litterst3. Kathleen O’Connell4. Clint Richmond5. Susan Rittling6. John Shreffler7. John [...]

    Recycling Corner: Who are these people?
    Have you ever wondered: "Who are these people who volunteer for the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC)?" Since trash and recycling are part of everyday life, you might as well know who is advising the Select Board. Right? Can you match the name with the description? Answers below. 1. Deane Coady2.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

41 hours ago

Commentary: Two proposals for the town’s budget problem and improving education

Pretty much every government, at every level, is facing rising costs, budget shortfalls and difficulty meeting education standards. And if you had asked the Override Study Committee in 2014 what they could do about them, they didn’t have much confidence, saying “there is little that Brookline can do about the state of the economy.”The fact that they’ve submitted to this line of defeatist policy-making, however, doesn’t actually mean the only way to [...]

    Commentary: Two proposals for the town's budget problem and improving education
    Pretty much every government, at every level, is facing rising costs, budget shortfalls and difficulty meeting education standards.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

42 hours ago

Last chance! This Saturday, Feb. 24, is the l...

Last chance! This Saturday, Feb. 24, is the last Saturday Open Studio featuring visiting artist Stephen Hamilton’s iconography-inspired workshop. Bring a friend or the family to create a portrait inspired by his work. Mark your calendar: http://bit.ly/2sFwK9x

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Last chance! This Saturday, Feb. 24, is the last Saturday Open Studio featuring visiting artist Stephen Hamilton's iconography-inspired workshop. Bring a friend or the family to create a portrait...
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