News

Norbert School building plan filed

October 26, 2012
By

The Norbert School Associates, who have plans to develop the Norbert School building on the Blessed Sacrament campus into 21 market-rate apartments, recently filed the project with the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The Norbert, a historic, 14,865-square-foot building, will be rehabilitated and the facade restored to a standard approved by the Boston Landmarks Commission,...

Read more »

Good Reading

October 26, 2012
By
(Photo by Roger Farrington) JP resident and Winsor School student Victoria Onteverios (third from left) holds up a copy of “The Wednesday Wars” to be autographed by author Gary Schmidt (far right) at the Literary Lights for Children event at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square Sept. 30. Joining her are fellow students (from left) Eve Driver, Chae Chun, Abigail Simon, Nazanene Vatan and Rachel Marandett.

Read more »

The Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade

October 26, 2012
By
(Photo by Daniella Rascón) NIGHT LIGHT A child gazes at the lights at the annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 21.

Children and adults alike welcomed autumn with the annual Lantern Parade around Jamaica Pond on Oct. 20 and 21, sponsored by Jamaica Plain’s Spontaneous Celebrations. Parade-goers carried handmade, candlelit lanterns around the pond while enjoying live music, fresh-pressed apple cider and more. These photos were taken on Oct. 21. (Photos by Daniella Rascón)  

Read more »

Agreement reached on school bus traffic

October 26, 2012
By

JP SOUTH—While the new school bus traffic on Carolina Avenue serving the Mission Hill K-8 School is improving, officials will shut down three local streets in the afternoon to keep things safe and smooth for buses, it was announced at an Oct. 16 meeting at the school. Neighbors who have criticized the surprise plan...

Read more »

Forum covers religious response to climate change

October 26, 2012
By

The Jamaica Plain Forum will host climate change activist Bill McKibben, along with four clergy of different faiths, at an event geared to building a climate change plan this Sunday. “Bill McKibben may be the world’s foremost activist and scholar on global climate change,” Coordinator for the Jamaica Plain Forum Greg Buckland told the...

Read more »

JP victims added to homicide memorial

October 26, 2012
By

The names of two Jamaica Plain homicide victims were added to a downtown memorial in a Sept. 20 ceremony. Brenda Pawlowski and Kenneth Soto were among 52 victims enshrined in the Garden of Peace memorial in the plaza at 100 Cambridge St. The memorial, which features names engraved on stones, already marked 691 lost...

Read more »

Art Appreciation

October 26, 2012
By
(Courtesy Photo) (from left) JP resident Alicia Herman, shown with daughters Luna Post and Solara Post, recently founded the “Bring Your Baby” program at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham. The program sets aside days for parents with young children to attend without worrying about disturbing others or having logistical problems. Herman recently had a paper called “Bringing New Families to the Museum One Baby at a Time” published in the “Journal of Museum Education.” For more info, see danforthmuseum.org.

Read more »

Yoga studio opens

October 26, 2012
By

JP CENTER—JP Centre Yoga, a new yoga studio at 670 Centre St., opened its doors last week. Besides a variety of yoga classes and related services, the studio aims to movie and DJ nights in its large space, the former home of Temple Sound and Stage. It also has a large lobby with art...

Read more »

Hurricane may strike area; state offers tips

October 25, 2012
By

Hurricane Sandy may strike the Boston area early next week as a major storm with heavy rain and strong winds. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) says that residents should prepare now for possible power outages, flooding and property damage. MEMA offers the following tips: Make sure you have a well-stocked Family Disaster Kit...

Read more »

Jamaica Plain Citizen, historic newspaper, ceases publishing

October 25, 2012
By
Jamaica Plain Citizen, historic newspaper, ceases publishing

The Jamaica Plain Citizen, the local newspaper of record from the 1940s into the 1980s before it faced competition from the Gazette, officially ceased publication this week along with several other papers in its parent company’s chain, according to an email from editor Alice O’Leary obtained by the Gazette. O’Leary of the South Boston-based...

Read more »

Archives