Monthly Archives: April 2014

JP Kids: JP’s Bottom Line gets kids through college

April 25, 2014
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JP Kids: JP’s Bottom Line gets kids through college

Bottom Line, an organization based at 500 Amory St., is helping low-income and first-generation students graduate from college in droves. It’s founded on the belief that students are more likely to succeed in their education when paired with a mentor during their college applications and educations The program can last up to seven years,...

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JP Kids: Italian Home helps troubled children

April 25, 2014
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JP Kids: Italian Home helps troubled children

The Italian Home for Children (IHC), located at 1125 Centre St. for 95 years, helps the kids other organizations can’t. The residential and day-time facility treats severely abused and neglected at-risk children aged 4 to 14. Children who cycle through foster homes, have survived abuse or attempted suicide—the IHC works with troubled kids to...

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JP Kids: Tips for natural baby goods

April 25, 2014
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JP Kids: Tips for natural baby goods

Parents looking for all-natural items for babies can find a one-stop shop at Hatched, located at 5 Green St. in central JP. Hatched owner Liz Vittori Koch recently gave the Gazette her top five product recommendations for new parents. First on her list is a natural sheep skin manufactured by Kaiser Baby in Poland,...

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Musical Comedy

April 25, 2014
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Musical Comedy

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JP Agenda, April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 6 for the May 9 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Centre/Hyde/Jackson Design Projects community meeting, to discuss design issues such as sidewalk size, crosswalks, landscaping and traffic along Centre and South...

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JP-based site lets fans rate music fests

April 25, 2014
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A Jamaica Plain Internet business called Obfessed has created an online platform that allows attendees of music festivals to rate their experience and have a voice, according to founder Daniel Swain. “Our goal from the beginning has been to give festival fans a voice,” said Swain in an email to the Gazette. “The louder...

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Marathon Doc

April 25, 2014
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Marathon Doc

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New theater company opens in JP

April 25, 2014
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New theater company opens in JP

Jamaica Plain theater enthusiasts are set to have a new option to go to as the Open Theatre Project (OTP) is hosting a series of events at St. John’s Episcopal Church, kicking off with the “Henry and Vanessa Unbound.” The play, which starts today, April 25, is written by former JP resident Howard Zilber....

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Video store finds new home in Egleston Sq.

April 25, 2014
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EGLESTON SQ.—New Video Underground owner Kevin Koppes has found a new home for JP’s video rental store at 3203 Washington St. in Egleston Square. The store’s new doors will open May 15. “We’re very much looking forward to a fresh start in Egleston Square while maintain the connections to JP we’ve enjoyed over the...

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BTU student leads donation drive

April 25, 2014
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BTU student leads donation drive

With her five-member team seated around her, Boston Teacher Union (BTU) School eighth-grader Anne Jean had nothing but praise for her fellow students for helping her food-and-clothing drive for the nonprofit Cradles to Crayons. “I think everyone here is a leader. I didn’t want people who were fooling around,” said Jean during an interview...

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