Monthly Archives: July 2011

Charter school finds home at church

July 22, 2011
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Starting Sept. 6, the First Baptist Church at 633 Centre St. will have 72 new tenants, not counting teachers. The church will serve as the temporary home of the new Bridge Boston Charter School for the 2011-2012 school year, First Baptist pastor Ashlee Wiest-Laird told the Gazette. “It really helps a lot financially,” to...

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JP streets: The orderly and the ugly

July 22, 2011
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Here in Jamaica Plain, where the shopping districts consist of long corridors, the extended buffer between pedestrians and vehicles makes an important first impression. As soon as the City of Boston put down the bike lanes and related lines on the South/Centre/S. Huntington corridors last year, the business districts seemed to improve. Sure, it...

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Taking note

July 22, 2011
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Taking note

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Eliot School gets $25K donation

July 22, 2011
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Eliot School gets $25K donation

PONDSIDE—An anonymous $25,000 donation from a Jamaica Plain family to the Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts is the basis for a new scholarship fund for low-income students. The 24 Eliot St. art school, which specializes in such handicrafts as woodworking, is now seeking matching donations for the fund, according to Director Abigail...

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New life for bridesmaid dresses

July 22, 2011
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Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a huge honor. It’s also a huge pain in the wallet. Looking to make the process a little less draining, Hyde Square resident Kathryn House founded Bridesmaid Trade, an online bridesmaid’s dress consignment shop. It brings former bridesmaids and their never-to-be-worn-again garments with soon-to-be-bridesmaids and their need...

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Ex-food truck puts down stakes in JP

July 22, 2011
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Fill Belly’s—formerly a food truck—reopened as a brick-and-mortar restaurant June 6 at 3381 Washington St. Restaurant proprietor Boswell “Chef Bos” Scott said the small, six-table restaurant is allowing him to expand on what he described as his “funky…urban cultural cuisine”—experimental variations and mixes from different culinary traditions. He serves a variety of “Bosolitos”—Latin American...

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‘Comfort shoes’ store opens

July 22, 2011
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A new shoe store off Centre Street wants to put a new pep in JP’s step. Millipede Shoes, at 7 Pond St., is offering “comfort shoes,” like clogs, in owner’s Rio Tutcik’s first small business venture. It was slated to have a “soft opening” by sometime this week. “Hopefully we can provide comfort shoes...

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Dame closes its doors

July 22, 2011
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On July 31, vintage clothing store Dame, at 68 South St., will close its Jamaica Plain doors. While the storefront is going away, Dame will return to open-air markets and other venues, owner Dany Pearson said on the store’s blog. “The current economic climate just has not been friendly enough to us to maintain...

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Major project’s advisory group named

July 22, 2011
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STONYBROOK—In preparation for the community process about a proposed major development on the corner of Washington and McBride streets, an Impact Advisory Group (IAG) has been selected. The first, unpublicized meeting of the IAG took place July 13. The 11 members of the IAG were nominated by residents and elected officials and appointed by...

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A Taste of Ireland

July 22, 2011
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A Taste of Ireland

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