Monthly Archives: February 2014

JP jazz musician releases 12th album

February 28, 2014
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JP jazz musician releases 12th album

Jazz guitarist and Jamaica Plain resident John Stein has released his 12th album, a tango-infused jazz album called “Emotion.” While he usually keeps to acoustic “mainstream” jazz, for this release he found an unexpected partner in drummer Matias Mingote German, an Argentine who lives in Spain. “It’s a jazz record with a lot of...

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Sandwich shop delivers the ‘Goods’ in Hyde Sq.

February 28, 2014
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Sandwich shop delivers the ‘Goods’ in Hyde Sq.

HYDE SQ.—A new sandwich shop has opened at the former home of Slice o’ Pie pizzeria at 378 Centre St. Owner Beth Troisi opened The Goods JP, offering sandwiches, pizzas and sides, in the last week of September. Troisi had always wanted to own her own restaurant, she told the Gazette last week. After...

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Video Underground to close

February 28, 2014
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Video Underground to close

After providing JP with movies for 12 years, Video Underground at 358 Centre St. will close, likely late next month, owner Josiah Simmons told the Gazette. “It’s that time of the century, I guess,” Simmons told the Gazette last week. “I can’t afford to be open, based on the sales that we’re doing.” Simmons...

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Invitación, Feb. 28, 2014

February 28, 2014
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La entrega para la lista de Invitación es al mediodía, el 11 de marzo para la publicación del 14 de marzo. Manda a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marca el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones JPNC Public Service Committee, martes, 4 marzo, 7pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: jpnc.org. CPCAY Arborway Yard...

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Felix D. Arroyo explains register run

February 28, 2014
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Felix D. Arroyo, a popular former Boston city councilor who retired to Uruguay a few years ago, recently explained to the Gazette his surprise return to run for Suffolk County register of probate and family court. He said he always kept a home in Roslindale, and was “energized” by working last fall on the...

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BPS questioned on how to achieve strategic goals

February 28, 2014
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The Boston School Committee held a roundtable session in Jamaica Plain on Feb. 24 for the Boston Public Schools’ (BPS) strategic vision. The meeting was planned to discuss the content of the vision’s goals and priorities, but attendees were mostly concerned with how those would be implemented. About 30 people attended English High School...

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Man injured in house fire

February 28, 2014
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Man injured in house fire

A two-alarm fire sent an elderly resident to the hospital after causing $400,000 of damages to a two-family home at 104 Bynner St. early on Feb. 22. Four people were displaced. The Boston Fire Department (BFD) twitter account (@BostonFire) documented the incident as it happened, starting at 1:48 a.m. Feb. 22, complete with pictures...

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Police seize drug cache in Egleston raid

February 28, 2014
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Boston Police officers seized over a pound of heroin as well as cocaine and drug-dealing equipment in a Feb. 12 raid on an Egleston Square apartment. An unidentified 22-year-old Boston man was arrested on charges of heroin and cocaine trafficking in the bust at 3037 Washington St. on the Roxbury side of Egleston Square,...

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Editorial: Awaiting an answer on mail delivery problems

February 28, 2014
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JP deserves a full explanation about the reasons behind the U.S. Postal Service’s recent delivery problems, and the specifics of a plan to halt them. Considering the large volume of mail and USPS’s endless budget problems, mail delivery in general is quite good. But the recent problems documented by the Gazette over large sections...

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Editorial: A boon to LGBTQ youths

February 28, 2014
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Congratulations to JP’s Katy Erker on her appointment to the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. It is great to see representation on the commission from Jamaica Plain, whose organizations are well-known for its effective LGBTQ activism, particularly on marriage equality and transgender rights. It is even better to see someone of Erker’s background on...

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