Blog Archives

Buy a pie, feed those in need

November 18, 2011
By

In possibly the largest bake sale in the city’s calendar, Jamaica Plain’s Community Servings is selling Thanksgiving pies to fund its food distribution program, and JP businesses are lending a hand. “Everybody needs a pie at Thanksgiving, everybody needs to feel like they’re connected to their community,” said Tim Leahy, a Community Servings spokesperson....

Read more »

Wines and spirits that won’t break the bank

November 18, 2011
By
lagavulin

The gift of a quality bottle of wine or liquor doesn’t need to break the bank to please the palate, Blanchard’s General Manager Mike Denson told the Gazette. “The two weeks before Christmas, we’ll see people asking for the most expensive bottle of Scotch,” he said, pointing out a $500 bottle to the Gazette....

Read more »

JP author takes votes on book title

November 18, 2011
By

Jamaica Plain resident and activist Chuck Collins is letting the people decide the title for his new book, due out in February. The book, which will examine inequality and the “99 percent” movement, will be published by Berrett-Koehler. Possible titles include “How the 1% Won the Class War and How the 99% Can Recover”...

Read more »

First Thursday bags pedestrian award

November 18, 2011
By

Jamaica Plain Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS)has been given a Walkers’ Choice award from WalkBoston for its First Thursday arts nights. WalkBoston chose CSMS and First Thursdays “because it was a great way to connect the community, make people linger and spend time outside and meet their neighbors,” said WalkBoston spokesperson Hillary Borcheding....

Read more »

Sights and sounds, 11/18/11

November 18, 2011
By
Sights and sounds, 11/18/11

The final, last-minute deadline for listings is noon, Nov. 29 for the Dec. 2 issue. Send arts and entertainment listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursdays, Dec....

Read more »

JP eateries hooked for mislabeled fish

November 4, 2011
By

JP restaurant El Oriental de Cuba confirmed selling intentionally mislabeled fish after a Boston Globe investigation was published last month. JP Seafood Café owner Phil Paik told the Gazette it’s a common practice. Doyle’s Café, at 3484 Washington St., and El Oriental de Cuba, at 416 Centre St., were both named as serving a...

Read more »

UK reporter tells JP how to end Afghanistan war

November 4, 2011
By
UK reporter tells JP how to end Afghanistan war

Jonathan Steele, a reporter for the Guardian newspaper in the U.K. who has been covering Afghanistan for over 30 years, told a small but rapt audience Jamaica Plain audience exactly what to do to end conflict in Kabul. That means not only ending the U.S. war, but also solving the country’s internal conflicts. “If...

Read more »

Arborway Yard grant is denied

November 4, 2011
By

Project still on hold The Arborway Yard was not approved for a much-hoped-for federal grant, keeping the project on hold until the MBTA finds the projected $170 million to $220 million needed for construction. The Arborway bus yard, located at Washington Street and the Arborway, was built as a temporary facility eight years ago...

Read more »

Overpass team tackles traffic

November 4, 2011
By

FOREST HILLS—The Casey Overpass replacement project’s planners said at the last Working Advisory Group (WAG) meeting on Oct. 25 that either replacement option will handle future traffic better than the current configuration. A single-bridge alternative and a surface street-only alternative underwent extensive traffic projections to see how they would each cope with projected 2035...

Read more »

Day of the Dead dies as cemetery cuts arts

November 4, 2011
By

Another cultural event mainstay at Forest Hills Cemetery has been killed off as the Forest Hills Educational Trust (FHET) continues its mysterious cutbacks. La Piñata’s yearly Day of the Dead celebration, held at Forest Hills Cemetery for almost a decade, is the latest victim of FHET’s suspension of programming, in place since January. “They...

Read more »