Monthly Archives: December 2012

Holidays in JP: Secret Recipes: Chef Elvis’s Dominican Pork Roast

December 7, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Chef Elvis Torres of JP’s Whole Foods Market.

The Gazette asked various JP people and institutions to share their favorite holiday recipes. Whole Foods Market at 413 Centre St. offered the following: Chef Elvis Torres began his Whole Foods Market career as a part of the opening team at the Jamaica Plain store in October 2011. From the Dominican Republic, Elvis was...

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Holidays in JP: Secret Recipes: Sara Beth’s Tofu Turkey

December 7, 2012
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The Gazette asked various JP people and institutions to share their favorite holiday recipes. City Feed and Supply at 672 Centre St. and 66a Boylston St. offered the following: Please vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike with this tofu turkey recipe! This tried-and-true recipe was created City Feed’s Sara Beth. All local ingredients listed in the...

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Holidays in JP: Gift drive moves from S. Huntington site

December 7, 2012
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The Home for Little Wanderers is holding its annual Big Wishes gift drive again this season through Dec. 21. But it is alerting generous Jamaica Plain residents that its recently closed 161 S. Huntington Ave. location and its traditional “Toy Room” is no longer a drop-off spot. Instead, a new “Toy Room” drop-off is...

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Holidays in JP: Volunteers deliver 20 years of ‘Pie’

December 7, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Community Servings CEO David Waters (left) picks up pies for Community Servings’ 2005 Pie in the Sky fund-raiser from Harvard chefs and volunteers.

Community Servings’ annual Thanksgiving fund-raiser, “Pie in the Sky,” celebrated its 20th anniversary this year in large part because of volunteers like Craig Albano. The Jamaica Plain-based organization has been selling $25 Thanksgiving pies every fall since 1993 to fund its mission to provide food for those to ill to provide for themselves. The...

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Housing Excellence

December 7, 2012
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(Courtesy Photo) Jamie Seagle (second from left), president of Rogerson Communities, accepts the MetLife Foundation’s Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing for recent renovation and green retrofits at its Farnsworth House at 90 South St. during the senior housing building’s 30th anniversary on Nov 15. Joining Seagle are (from left) Scott Batey of Bay State Financial on behalf of MetLife; Rogerson’s Laurie Trilling; and Enterprise Community Partners’ Victoria Shire.

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Orchestra returns from Europe, set to play local concerts

December 7, 2012
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A Far Cry, a self-directed orchestra that rehearses in a storefront on South Street, recently returned from a European tour and has two upcoming local concerts. “It was phenomenal,” Sarah Darling, A Far Cry violinist, said about the European tour. The tour, which was A Far Cry’s fifth visit to Europe, lasted two weeks...

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Editorial: When ‘affordable’ isn’t

December 7, 2012
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With Boston housing costs at truly obscene levels, any foothold of affordability is welcome. The community’s recent success at gaining affordable units at 161 S. Huntington and the new pressure for them at the Norbert School are meaningful. However, we should not assume that “affordable” is affordable. In fact, it is often still quite...

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Editorial: Thanks for bus stop move

December 7, 2012
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The MBTA deserves thanks for putting aside red tape and relocating a dangerous Monument Square bus stop. As we noted in September, the stop was illegally placed across crosswalks, blocked the view of traffic lights, and prevented pedestrians and drivers from seeing each other. Instead of delaying for months or years more, the MBTA...

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Editorial: Welcome back, Mr. Mayor

December 7, 2012
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It is good to hear that Mayor Thomas Menino is out of his recent major hospitalization and rehabbing in preparation for returning home. We wish the mayor well and look forward to seeing him in JP again soon. The mayor has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a serious, chronic disease requiring lifestyle changes....

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Letter: Thanks for supporting Taste of JP

December 7, 2012
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We are writing on behalf of ESAC (Ecumenical Social Action Committee, Inc.) Board of Directors and staff to thank all who were responsible for making ESAC’s 17thAnnual Taste of JP such a successful event. This was an important event for us as we also celebrate our 47 years of serving the community. The event...

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