Monthly Archives: May 2015

JP Observer: Construction back-up beepers need to be changed

May 22, 2015
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It’s spring. We can hear the big trucks chirping outside. (Oh, yes, and birds, too, if we listen closely enough.) With so much construction already going on in the streets and lots of JP and just starting big-time in Forest Hills, the loud back-up beepers on construction vehicles are beeping regularly and widely. The...

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Historic letters spur JP resident to write book

May 22, 2015
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Historic letters spur JP resident to write book

An accidental discovery of letters penned by her great-great-grandfather led Jamaica Plain resident Anne D. Emerson to write a book titled “Letters from Erastus” about the importance of generational values. Emerson said she came across the 22 letters from Erastus Hopkins—a former state senator—to his daughters “completely by accident” while reviewing materials during a...

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Homeless Housing

May 22, 2015
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Homeless Housing

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Urban Edge files Egleston housing plans

May 22, 2015
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Urban Edge files Egleston housing plans

Urban Edge, a community development corporation located in Jackson Square, recently filed plans for its 49-unit affordable housing project in Egleston Square, according to documents filed with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The Walker Park Apartments at 67 and 80 Walnut Park are named for longtime local resident and community organizer Delphine Walker. The 49...

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Time to Fish

May 22, 2015
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Time to Fish

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Sights and Sounds, May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 2 19 for the June 5 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special  Interest 28th Annual Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon, Sun., June 7 (rain date June 21), rides leave in morning; festival goes...

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Doctors Honored

May 22, 2015
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Doctors Honored

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JP Agenda, May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 2 for the June 5 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, agenda includes nominations for one JPNC vacancy in Area A, Tues., May 26, 7pm, Farnsworth House, 90...

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Tres Gatos team plans new Mexican restaurant

May 22, 2015
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Restaurateur David Doyle and his business team, who are behind Tres Gatos and Centre Street Café, are looking to further diversify the Jamaica Plain food scene, as they will be opening up a Mexican restaurant called Casa Verde. The new restaurant will replace Ghazal Indian Cuisine at 711 Centre St. “My wife (Maricely Perez-Alers),...

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Dig checks for artifacts at park playground site

May 22, 2015
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A team of volunteer archaeologists has been digging in Franklin Park to make sure a playground project doesn’t disturb unknown historical sites. The dig at the American Legion Highway Playground began May 11 and was slated to wrap up this week. It had not found anything of significance by the Gazette’s deadline. “It’s just...

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