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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 5, 2014

December 5, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Dec. 16 for the Dec. 19 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Jamaica Plain Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lightings, music, refreshments and toys, Sat., Dec. 6, 1:30pm: JP Monument tree lighting....

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Holidays in JP: Secret Recipes: Chef Phil’s Sweet Potato Pancakes

December 5, 2014
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Holidays in JP: Secret Recipes: Chef Phil’s Sweet Potato Pancakes

  The Gazette asked various JP people and institutions to share their favorite holiday recipes. Whole Foods Market at 413 Centre St. offered the following: A Jamaica Plain resident since 2004, Phil Donahue has always been passionate about food. As a child, Phil preferred watching instructional culinary television shows and learned how to cook...

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Football Loss

December 5, 2014
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Football Loss

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Invitacion, Dec. 5, 2014

December 5, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 16 de diciembre al mediodía para la publicación del 19 de diciembre. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones JPNC Comité de ambiente, parques y energía, lunes, 8 diciembre, 6pm, JFK School, 7 Bolster St. Info: jpnc.org....

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Editorial: Thanks to JP’s Olympic protesters

December 5, 2014
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Thanks to the JP activists who have begun sticking up for our parks and all Boston residents against an out-of-control, secret Olympics plan. That they held the first community meeting about a Boston Olympics—and the only one prior to bid submission—speaks volumes about the validity of this scheme. In combination with community reporting by...

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Editorial: JP’s living tradition of activism

December 5, 2014
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It is impressive to see JP continue to be a font of high-profile political activism, with First Baptist Church serving as a home base to the local Black Lives Matter movement, and one of its ministers organizing peaceful demonstration tactics in Ferguson. JP has a long tradition of effective, sometimes historic, activism. That goes...

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Editorial: Shopping local

December 5, 2014
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This is a good season to shop local—and to appreciate what JP has to offer. The variety of unusual and wonderful goods available for local purchase is remarkable, as the Gazette discusses in this issue. And the business community is ever-active, whether it be a holiday decoration contest or shops teaming up to donate...

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Letter: Thanks for Connolly Halloween support

December 5, 2014
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The Connolly Branch Library and the Hyde Square community celebrated their 7th annual Halloween Party and Parade on Oct. 31. Over 100 children and adults enjoyed a costume party with food and fun activities at the library, before parading through Hyde Square and ending at the Blessed Sacrament Plaza. There, the Hyde Square Task...

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Op-Ed: A gentrifier’s guide to being a good neighbor

December 5, 2014
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By Susan Naimark The super-hot housing market in Jamaica Plain is a scourge to some and a goldmine to others.  If you’ve been around the neighborhood long enough, you know this isn’t the first round of gentrification, but the latest in a series of heat waves in the local real estate market. With condos...

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Letter: There’s no money for those JP T fixes

December 5, 2014
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It is all very well and good to ask for more service on the MBTA Route 38. (“JP Observer: Two for T: JP needs better service from The Ride and 38 bus,” Nov. 21.) The MBTA does not have enough money to maintain the current fleet. The voters in their infinite wisdom voted against...

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