Monthly Archives: February 2013

Shared-use kitchen expanding to Grove Hall

February 15, 2013
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CropCircle Kitchen (CCK), a nonprofit, shared-use industrial kitchen at the Brewery Complex in Jamaica Plain, is expanding operations to a facility in Grove Hall, according Jen Faigel, a development consultant and board chair of CCK. The facility at 196 Quincy St. is the former Pearl Meat Factory in Grove Hall, which is on the...

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JP woman footballer: ‘It’s not flag football’

February 15, 2013
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When Jamaica Plain resident Nelli Ruotsalainen tells people she plays football, they assume it’s not of the tackle variety. Ruotsalainen, who is a running back for the New England Intensity professional women’s football team, wants to change that. “I want people to know women are playing football and it’s not flag football,” she said...

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Meditate on Art

February 15, 2013
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(Courtesy Photo) The painting “Meditate the Other” is among the works by Iraqi native Sinan Hussein of Worcester appearing in his exhibit “Ideology and Difference” through Feb. 28 at the Hallway Gallery, 66a South St. See Sights & Sounds listing.

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Bank robber charged with rapes

February 15, 2013
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(Photo Courtesy Boston Police Department) Tikee Jaun Beverly.

EGLESTON SQ.—A convicted bank robber who just got out of prison last year was arrested Feb. 5 and charged with two sexual assaults days before on the Roxbury side of Egleston Square. Tikee Jaun Beverly, 37, of Roxbury is facing three charges of rape, according to the Boston Police Department. In the sexual assaults...

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Egleston farmers market a hit, expands to summer

February 15, 2013
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The Egleston Square Farmers Market, originally intended as a winter-only market, is such a hit that it will now run every season except the spring. The winter farmers market, which takes place indoors at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Parish Hall at 45 Brookside Ave., had its debut Nov. 10. Kate Peppard, a JP...

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studio opens in Hyde Sq.

February 15, 2013
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HYDE SQ.— Mass Bay Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a new martial arts studio, focusing on Brazilian-style Jiu Jitsu and self-defense, opened on the Blessed Sacrament campus last month. Brazilian-style Jiu Jitsu differs from its more well-known Japanese cousin in that, according to instructor Lucy Montgomery, is it more fluid and dynamic than the more “static”...

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Decision on school-choice plan delayed

February 15, 2013
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The External Advisory Committee (EAC), a group put together to help form a new school-assignment system, will wait to make a decision on recommending a new plan until the end of the month, according to a Boston Public Schools (BPS) official. Matt Wilder, spokesperson for BPS, said EAC had received a letter from Mayor...

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JPNDC receives funds for projects

February 15, 2013
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The Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation (CEDAC) announced Jan. 17 the commitment of almost $1 million to build three affordable housing developments, including two projects by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), according to a press release. CEDAC, a private-public community development finance institution, will loan $450,550 to JPNDC, a nonprofit community development...

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New members selected for JPNC

February 15, 2013
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Five new interim members have been selected to serve on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) until full elections take place this summer. Personal chef and small business owner Jen Rogers was selected by sitting JPNC members as the new Area A representative at the Jan. 29 meeting held at the Julia Martin House...

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Cops: Man fends off kidnappers

February 15, 2013
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JAMAICA HILLS—Three would-be kidnappers in ski masks attacked a man and hit him in the face with a pistol before he escaped on Feb. 5 at the Springhouse Retirement Community at 44 Allandale St., according to a Boston Police Department report obtained by the Gazette. Springhouse Executive Director Kathy Foley said the victim of...

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