Monthly Archives: November 2013

JP workshop offers artists space, classes

November 22, 2013
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Sculptures stand outside Stonybrook Fine Arts. (Gazette Photo by Emily Resnevic)

BROOKSIDE—The Stonybrook Fine Arts (SFA) workshop is a resource to learn and develop skills in metalwork, sculpting and jewelry-making. The small workshop tucked next to the Samuel Adams brewery at 24 Porter St. in Jamaica Plain provides classes, workshops, commissions and open studios, among other services. “Our mission is to expose people to the...

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40 Years of Elder Care

November 22, 2013
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40 Years of Elder Care

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Volleyball Champs

November 22, 2013
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Volleyball Champs

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Tuskegee Airman

November 22, 2013
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Tuskegee Airman

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Editorial: The nonprofit move-outs

November 22, 2013
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ESAC’s move out of Jamaica Plain apparently will not undermine its key organizing role in Egleston Square. But when the annual “Taste of JP” event will now be staged by a Dorchester-based organization, it’s time to take stock of where JP’s nonprofit sector is headed. Boston’s gentrification crisis in residential housing was finally, and...

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Editorial: Good luck to Main Streets head

November 22, 2013
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In another big change for Egleston Square, JP resident Betsy Cowan is leaving her job as director of the area’s Main Streets nonprofit to take a City business development position. Cowan has been an extraordinarily productive leader for a sub-neighborhood that needs strong support. Her business boosterism was made credible by her honesty about...

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Editorial: Giving thanks

November 22, 2013
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This is the time of year to count blessings. Ours is the privilege of serving the great residents of a great neighborhood in a great city. The Gazette works not only for JP, but with JP. Many of our stories happen because of readers who love the neighborhood and contribute mightily to this paper...

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Letter: Thanks for Connolly Library Halloween support

November 22, 2013
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The 6th annual Halloween Party and Parade at the Connolly Branch Library and Hyde Square community was a spectacular success! Over 250 children and adults enjoyed a costume party with food, face-painting and pumpkin-decorating at the library before parading through Hyde Square. Led by drummers of the Heartbeat Collective, our little ghouls and goblins...

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JP resident pens ‘ethical traveling’ book

November 22, 2013
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JP resident pens ‘ethical traveling’ book

Alden Jones, a Jamaica Plain resident and Emerson College writing teacher, spent her early twenties roaming the world. Now she has penned a book about ethical dilemmas in travel and tourism titled “The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler’s Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia.” One of her adventures took her to a year-long teaching assignment...

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Tree-lightings, Trolley Tour coming

November 22, 2013
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Three holiday events will take place in Jamaica Plain on Dec. 7, according to a City document. Egleston Square will host a tree-lighting event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., while the Mayor’s Trolley Tour will stop at Monument Square and Hyde Square at 2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m., respectively. Previous years’ Trolley Tours...

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