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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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Shattuck Partners aims to raise $50K for local hospital

November 12, 2013
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A friends group aims to raise $50,000 to improve patients’ experience at the local Lemuel Shattuck Hospital with a Nov. 14 fundraiser. Shattuck Partners is a volunteer-run nonprofit that provides service the state hospital’s budget does not, ranging from art therapy to ethnic foods to TVs. “All hospitals have televisions,” said Frieda Cohen, chairperson...

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JPNC votes to settle S. Huntington lawsuit

November 8, 2013
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By Emily Resnevic and John Ruch/Gazette Staff The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted to settle its controversial lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. redevelopment at its Oct. 29 meeting. The vote, conducted privately in an executive session, was unanimous, according to JPNC chair Benjamin Day, the lawsuit’s plaintiff. The JPNC voted “to...

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JP authors write Orange Line history book

November 8, 2013
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JP authors write Orange Line history book

The MBTA’s Orange Line, one of Jamaica Plain’s defining features and the product of its early political activism, is the subject of a new book by JP residents Jeremy Fox and Andrew Elder. Their “Images of Rail: Boston’s Orange Line” is a photojournalism history of what is now a subway and light rail line....

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JPNC seeks to fill vacant seats

November 8, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is seeking new members to fill the eight seats still vacant following the council’s Oct. 19 election. The 20-seat JPNC, a neighborhood group that advises the City about various issues, only had 12 candidates for its election. Any Jamaica Plain resident 16 or older is eligible to serve on...

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JPNC votes to settle S. Huntington lawsuit

November 1, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted to settle its controversial lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. redevelopment at its Oct. 29 meeting. The vote, conducted privately in an executive session, was unanimous, according to JPNC chair Benjamin Day, the lawsuit’s plaintiff. The JPNC voted “to support in principle a settlement,” Day later...

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Pulitzer-winning author Díaz to visit JP today

October 25, 2013
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Pulitzer-winning author Díaz to visit JP today

Junot Díaz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Drown,” “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” and “This is How You Lose Her,” will speak at the Footlight Club today, Fri., Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. as part of the JP Reads event. “I started coming to JP because an ex-girlfriend of mine is a...

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36 units planned for Brookley Road lot

October 25, 2013
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STONYBROOK—A developer is planning 36 condo units—12 three-family buildings—at the long-vacant lot at 101 Brookley Road. “We’re working with the community, and they seem very happy with our plans so far,” said Yan Schecter, manager of Buildex Real Estate Ventures LLC, which recent bought the lot. “We’re in touch by phone and email, and...

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JP Makers aims to create collaborative craft space

October 25, 2013
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JP Makers, a group started by two local residents, aims to create a shared workspace for artisans and handicrafters somewhere in Jamaica Plain. Dominic Burdick and Eileen McMahon, who started the group this summer, call the concept a “makerspace.” Like an artists’ co-op, members would share a rented space. The difference is that it focuses...

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New JPNC is elected

October 25, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) held its bi-annual election on Oct. 19. Twelve candidates were elected to the JPNC’s 20 seats and are to take their places at the next council meeting on Oct. 29. The eight seats still vacant will be filled by the JPNC by appointment. Anyone interested in being appointed...

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