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Greener Repairs

June 24, 2011
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Greener Repairs

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Malia’s cookout to feature Whole Foods turkey dogs

June 22, 2011
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Providing what staffers from state Rep. Liz Malia’s office described as a “healthy spin” on a long-standing tradition, Whole Foods Market will be serving up turkey dogs at this years Summer Hot Dog Nights on South Street. Malia has been sponsoring cookouts for South Street housing development residents and neighbors for 15 years. “In...

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Whole Foods issues community letter

June 21, 2011
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Whole Foods Market today released the following letter (in English and Spanish) to the Jamaica Plain community. For more on Whole Foods and the neighborhood, see the June 24 Gazette.   Dear Jamaica Plain Residents, I want to thank you for being so engaged in the discussion around our new Jamaica Plain Whole Foods...

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‘SoMo’: A South St. nickname is born

June 10, 2011
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“SoMo”—short for “south of the Monument”—is a new name for South Street’s burgeoning business district being pitched to early success by the local McCormack & Scanlan Real Estate office. “As a lifelong JP resident, kind of faded into the background,” said Karen McCormack, the real estate firm’s co-owner. “SoMo” came out...

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Three arrested at Whole Foods meeting

June 10, 2011
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(Photo by Vered Meir) A protest banner hangs over the June 2 Whole Foods meeting. Police took it down minutes later and arrested two people who hung it.

Three protesters were arrested at Whole Food’s first face-to-face conversation with Jamaica Plain residents June 2. The meeting was abruptly ended by police after an action-packed hour, filled with protest chants, impassioned comments and a banner-drop. The meeting at the Curley School at 493 Centre St. was attended by over 200 people, many of...

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Grocer gives some answers

June 10, 2011
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Before a Whole Foods-hosted community meeting was cut short by police June 2, officials from the grocery store chain managed to deliver some news about parking, hiring and products at the new store set to move into Hyde Square. The meeting, Whole Foods’ first face-to-face with the community, comes six months after the Gazette...

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Food trucks roll into JP

June 10, 2011
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Food trucks roll into JP

CENTRAL JP—Like pioneer wagons—only full of cupcakes, fancy burritos and Vietnamese delicacies—food trucks have come to JP and circled in the Loring-Greenough House parking lot. These are not construction-site sandwich-slingers or blaring ice-cream trucks. They are part of a new movement where restaurant-quality food is sold by budding entrepreneurs out of mobile kitchens. “It’s...

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Young ‘witches’ conjure up restaurant

June 10, 2011
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Young ‘witches’ conjure up restaurant

“Vampire’s Meals” served up by witches was on the menu of Sandwitch, a one-day restaurant operated by five JP home-schoolers. The girls—Iris Schellenberg, 12; Violet Maxfield, 11; Colette Schien, 11; and Lucie and Annie Tremblay, 11— picked out the recipes, created the menus, sewed the servers’ aprons, cooked the food, decorated the dining room...

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O’Malley still pushing for Arborway Yard

June 10, 2011
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City Councilor Matt O’Malley will host a City Council hearing on June 13 to assess the environmental impact of the current temporary Arborway Yard bus facility on Washington Street and to discuss the MBTA’s decision to not fund a planned new permanent facility. “We want a definitive timeframe and to hold the powers that...

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BPL plans for reduced budget

June 10, 2011
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The Boston Public Library (BPL) asked Jamaica Plain residents to rank goals for its “Compass” strategic plan at its roundtable discussion at the Connolly Library on June 6. The BPL Compass plan is “designed to serve as the roadmap for the future of the library,” said BPL spokesperson Gina Perille. Work and service plans,...

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