4 hours ago

"I was reluctant to return to work because I ...

"I was reluctant to return to work because I was afraid that I would feel uncomfortable after my concerns became so highly publicized and controversial. But I recognize that I would not have been in danger by returning," wrote Officer Z who settled with the town over alleged racial discrimination in Brookline MA Police Department

    Brookline Settles With Police Officer On Racial Discrimination
    BROOKLINE, MA - Brookline and one of the town's former police officers who filed a racial discrimination complaint against the police department quietly reached a settlement last year, the Patch confirmed. The Boston Globe reported that the town of Brookline will pay the former officer, Estifanos Zerai-Misgun, $135,000.
    https://patch.com

5 hours ago

Looking like a scene out of Bambi, this Chine...

Looking like a scene out of Bambi, this Chinese snuff bottle measures only three inches high! #DetailsOnPoint Object: Chinese, Snuff Bottle, 1736-1795, enameled porcelain.


6 hours ago

A woman passed away earlier today after a #MA...

A woman passed away earlier today after a #MA man allegedly stabbed her in a library in Winchester this morning. An elderly man, who attempted to assist, was also injured in the incident: https://trib.al/mzFUR0A

    Women Dies After Being Stabbed At Winchester Library
    WINCHESTER - A 22-year-old woman was stabbed and later died Saturday in an incident at the Winchester Public Library, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Winchester Chief of Police Peter MacDonnell. The suspect, Jeffrey Yao, 24, of Winchester, was placed into custody at the library in connection with this incident.
    https://patch.com

7 hours ago

The latest on the two officers who filed disc...

The latest on the two officers who filed discrimination against the Police Department in recent years? Officer Z quietly settled with the town last year.

    Brookline Settles With Police Officer On Racial Discrimination
    BROOKLINE, MA - Brookline and one of the town's former police officers who filed a racial discrimination complaint against the police department quietly reached a settlement last year, the Patch confirmed. The Boston Globe reported that the town of Brookline will pay the former officer, Estifanos Zerai-Misgun, $135,000.
    https://patch.com

8 hours ago

What will they think of next? It's easy to se...

What will they think of next? It's easy to see why you might fall for this.

    IRS Tax Scam Deposits Refund Before You File In New Twist
    The IRS is warning taxpayers and tax preparers of a quickly growing, tricky new scam the agency says involves erroneous tax refunds being deposited into bank accounts. The IRS said that after issuing an initial alert on Feb.
    https://patch.com

9 hours ago

On Sunday, March 4, Boston-based pianist, Din...

On Sunday, March 4, Boston-based pianist, Dina Vainshtein and New England Conservatory alumnus cellist Brannon Cho team up for a program that spans musical periods and styles. 🎶 Get tickets: http://bit.ly/2CDyqQz


10 hours ago

If you love the people, places and events tha...

If you love the people, places and events that make your community unique, you might make a good Patch Mayor.

    Love Your Town? Volunteer To Be A 'Patch Mayor'
    If you want to celebrate your hometown, consider volunteering as a Patch Mayor. You could play a leading role in civic life as a Patch Mayor by sharing information about your town's people, places and events. Promote new businesses. Celebrate local awards and accomplishments. Share news about people who need help.
    https://patch.com

11 hours ago

You'll want to tackle these home projects bef...

You'll want to tackle these home projects before March 20 rolls around.

    Spring Tasks To Do While You Hibernate
    Spring is almost here. And when warmer weather arrives, you're going to want to get outside and enjoy it. That's why now is the time to get those springtime tasks squared away. Looking for a place to start? These are the home projects we recommend tackling before the end of hibernation season.
    https://patch.com

25 hours ago

What are kids saying in your school about gun...

What are kids saying in your school about gun violence and school shootings? (via Washington, D.C. Patch)

    Protest March Over Gun Violence Could Draw 500K To Washington, DC
    WASHINGTON, DC - Organizers of the "March for Our Lives" event planned for March 24 in Washington, D.C., are expecting half a million attendees, according to The Washington Post. The rally's purpose is to force politicians, namely President Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov.
    https://patch.com

28 hours ago

ROUNDUP: Kansas district says fearful student took gun, knife to elementary school

Schools across the country Friday continued to deal with threats, student reaction in wake of Parkland shooting

    ROUNDUP: Kansas district says fearful student took gun, knife to elementary school
    Schools across the country Friday continued to deal with threats, student reaction in wake of Parkland shooting A student in Salina, Kansas, brought a gun and knife to an elementary school Friday after being scared by a viral Facebook post that promised violence at an out-of-state school.
    http://brookline.wickedlocal.com

28 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

29 hours ago

Fresh squeezed 🍊 . Orange trees are populatin...

Fresh squeezed 🍊 . Orange trees are populating our onsite greenhouse, giving it some punchy, citrus flair! #FloridaInFebruary


30 hours ago

On the way to a funeral, these three #MA trav...

On the way to a funeral, these three #MA travelers perished: https://trib.al/nnWaSr5

    3 MA Residents Killed In NY Crash On Way To Funeral
    FALL RIVER, MA - Three Massachusetts residents killed in a rollover crash in New York Wednesday were driving to a funeral, relatives told WJAR-TV. New York State Police responded to the crash around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday morning on the Thruway westbound in Verona, NY, according to reports.
    https://patch.com

33 hours ago

You may know Fra Angelico for his shimmering ...

You may know Fra Angelico for his shimmering golds, but The Boston Globe is even more dazzled by his heavenly color palette! Read on to learn more about our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition’s incredible masterpieces: http://bit.ly/2ELxhMB


34 hours ago

Spike, a retired greyhound racing dog, is get...

Spike, a retired greyhound racing dog, is getting the respect he deserves. (via Saint Paul Patch)

    Sad Library Dog May Be Minnesota's Most Popular Pooch: Photos
    WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN - Sting, the sad, forlorn looking dog none of the kids wanted to read to earlier this month at a library event that promotes literacy, may now be the most popular dog in Minnesota.
    https://patch.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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

44 hours ago

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

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

2 days 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. 💫


2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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.


2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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.


2 days 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

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

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