Blog Archives

New life for bridesmaid dresses

July 22, 2011
By

Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a huge honor. It’s also a huge pain in the wallet. Looking to make the process a little less draining, Hyde Square resident Kathryn House founded Bridesmaid Trade, an online bridesmaid’s dress consignment shop. It brings former bridesmaids and their never-to-be-worn-again garments with soon-to-be-bridesmaids and their need...

Read more »

‘Comfort shoes’ store opens

July 22, 2011
By

A new shoe store off Centre Street wants to put a new pep in JP’s step. Millipede Shoes, at 7 Pond St., is offering “comfort shoes,” like clogs, in owner’s Rio Tutcik’s first small business venture. It was slated to have a “soft opening” by sometime this week. “Hopefully we can provide comfort shoes...

Read more »

Dame closes its doors

July 22, 2011
By

On July 31, vintage clothing store Dame, at 68 South St., will close its Jamaica Plain doors. While the storefront is going away, Dame will return to open-air markets and other venues, owner Dany Pearson said on the store’s blog. “The current economic climate just has not been friendly enough to us to maintain...

Read more »

Major project’s advisory group named

July 22, 2011
By

STONYBROOK—In preparation for the community process about a proposed major development on the corner of Washington and McBride streets, an Impact Advisory Group (IAG) has been selected. The first, unpublicized meeting of the IAG took place July 13. The 11 members of the IAG were nominated by residents and elected officials and appointed by...

Read more »

461 Walnut Ave. has its day in court

July 22, 2011
By

The lawsuit over the proposed respite care and homeless housing facility at 461 Walnut Ave. may be drawing to a close next month. A judge will hear arguments at an Aug. 2 hearing, said Daniel Wilson, the attorney for the plaintiffs. “This will probably be the last hearing,” said Kyle Robidoux, community organizing assistant...

Read more »

Man charged with indecent assault following incident at MBTA station

July 22, 2011
By

A man was charged with indecent assault and battery for allegedly grabbing a woman’s buttocks at the Forest Hills MBTA Station July 2. Gary Maggiacomo, 46, of 170 Morton St., was arrested after the alleged victim pointed him out across the street from the station. Maggiacomo had turned his shirt inside out, but the...

Read more »

75 years of ‘wash and set’ for salon regulars

July 22, 2011
By
75 years of ‘wash and set’ for salon regulars

Every Saturday morning, Laura Dembski and her employees know to have Miss Laura’s at Cla-Mar Beauty Culture open and ready by 8:30. The regulars start showing up about then. Anne Puleo, 81, is the first. She gets her hair washed and set and is usually on her way out the door by 9:30, just...

Read more »

Mentalist to take over Doyle’s

July 22, 2011
By
Mentalist to take over Doyle’s

Christopher Bolter is more Sherlock Holmes than Miss Cleo. He’s also heard “‘Number 23’ meets ‘Rain Man.” The magician and mentalist—“not psychic,” he is quick to clarify—performs sleight of hand and card tricks. But he is most impressive when applying the latter half of his skills, as he will be at Doyle’s Café on...

Read more »

Agenda, 7/22

July 22, 2011
By

The final, last-minute deadline for JP Agenda listings is noon, Aug. 9 for the Aug. 12  issue. Send listings to news@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. Meetings JPNC Special Meeting, Tues., July...

Read more »

Happenings, 7/22

July 22, 2011
By

The final, last-minute deadline for Happenings listings is noon, Aug. 9 for the Aug. 12 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 The Grill...

Read more »