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JP poet publishes collection

November 21, 2014
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JP poet publishes collection

Jamaica Pond Poets member and Gazette columnist Sandra Storey published her first collection of poems this month. The 114-page book, titled “Every State Has Its Own Light,” welcomes interactive interpretations, Storey said. “I invite people to join the creative process by writing the name of a state, geographical or otherwise, and describing its light...

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Coffee shop agrees to community benefits

November 21, 2014
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Coffee shop agrees to community benefits

Caffè Nero, a U.K.-based coffee franchise opening a location on Centre Street, has committed to to a “Good Community Business” agreement with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, according to Michael Reiskind of the JPNC and the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association. The agreement states that Caffè Nero will: participate in local JP businesses groups,...

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JPNDC brainstorms for affordable Heath St. project

November 21, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—Community members helped to brainstorm ideas for an affordable rental housing project proposed for 10 City-owned parcels along Heath Street at a Nov. 12 meeting organized by two nonprofit developers. The Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation (BOTH CDC) and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) will bid on 10 City-owned...

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Ex-councilor Tobin tells Menino anecdotes

November 21, 2014
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Following former Mayor Thomas Menino’s death on Oct. 30, former City Councilor John Tobin, now a Northeastern University vice president for community relations, posted several personal anecdotes about Menino on his Facebook page. Tobin represented Jamaica Plain on the City Council from 2002 to 2010 and got to know Menino well. His detailed, often...

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Driver in Arborway crash heads to trial

November 21, 2014
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Nikolas Papadopoulos, a 19-year-old West Roxbury resident who caused a two-vehicle crash on the Arborway last year that sent six people to the hospital, will go to trial in March to face a charge of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s (DA) Office. The trial will be...

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Soccer MVP

November 21, 2014
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Soccer MVP

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BLC director among 8 City managers forced out

November 21, 2014
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The City has ended the employment of eight high-ranking managers, including Boston Landmarks Commission Executive Director (BLC) Ellen Lipsey, a Jamaica Plain resident, according to Mayor’s Office spokesperson Kate Norton. The Boston Globe first reported the action. “As with any administration, there are a number of staff changes that take place at various points....

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Thanksgiving Football

November 21, 2014
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Thanksgiving Football

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Holidays in JP: Holiday tree-lightings in JP slated for Dec. 6

November 21, 2014
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Two holiday tree-lightings featuring Mayor Martin Walsh will take place in Jamaica Plain on Sat., Dec. 6, according to a City document provided to the Gazette by the Mayor’s Office. The events are being billed as part of the “Mayor’s Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lighting,” featuring music, treats and a visit from Santa....

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Holidays in JP: A Thanksgiving wine suggestion from JP’s Blanchards

November 21, 2014
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Holidays in JP: A Thanksgiving wine suggestion from JP’s Blanchards

Looking for the perfect wine to complement your Thanksgiving dinner? John Paul Kaminga, the wine manager at Jamaica Plain’s Blanchards Wines & Spirits, suggested bringing a lambrusco wine to Thanksgiving dinner this year. “It’s a bubbly, red Italian. It can vary from very, very sweet to bone dry. It’s a very refreshing wine,” he...

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