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Landsmark BRA board appointment moving forward

September 12, 2014
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Jamaica Plain resident Ted Landsmark’s appointment to the board of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) appears to be moving forward after a delay. Mayor Martin Walsh appointed Landsmark to the BRA board earlier this summer. But that appointment was put on hold while Landsmark resolved his departure from the Boston Architectural College, where he...

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LIPSTICK Check

September 12, 2014
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LIPSTICK Check

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JP pub lets locals weigh in on Scottish independence

September 12, 2014
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JP pub lets locals weigh in on Scottish independence

HYDE SQ.–Following years of debate—some would say hundreds of years—Scotland is voting on whether to secede from the rest of the United Kingdom next week, and JP’s resident Scots contingent will have its showing. The Haven at 2 Perkins St., owned by Scottish-born Jason Waddleton, has its own unofficial ballot box for locals to...

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‘Angry’ men in kilts to march for charity

September 12, 2014
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A band of “angry” Scotsmen (and Irishmen) will be making its way down Centre and South streets and visiting several Celtic-themed pubs as part of a fundraiser on the afternoon of Sun., Sept. 13. The Angry Scotsman Kilt Crawl, scheduled in honor of the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn—a crucial Scottish victory...

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On Centre moves

September 12, 2014
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On Centre, a gift shop originally located at 636 Centre Street, recently moved down the street to the former Q Salon space located at 676 Centre Street, according to a press release. For more information about the store, see oncentrejp.com.

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Health Commission chief to step down

September 12, 2014
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Health Commission chief to step down

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, a Jamaica Plain resident who serves as executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission, recently announced she will resign effective Oct. 3. Ferrer, who has led BPHC since 2007, is leaving to take a job as chief strategy officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, a Michigan-based charitable fund. “Barbara Ferrer...

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Hennigan Help

September 12, 2014
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Hennigan Help

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BPS to serve more local food

September 12, 2014
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School meals in Boston Public Schools (BPS) will be healthier and more locally sourced this fall, as part of a new three-year food service contract awarded over the summer. Edith Murnane, the City’s Director of Food Initiatives and JP resident, told the Gazette that this “really exciting” move will help give BPS students a...

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The Guide to JP: Mayor Walsh: Arts and local businesses make JP special

September 12, 2014
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The Guide to JP: Mayor Walsh: Arts and local businesses make JP special

As a lifelong Boston resident, I know firsthand how important strong, diverse neighborhoods are to the strength of our city. Since becoming mayor, my team and I have been working on ways to celebrate the special character of each Boston neighborhood. So as the summer winds down and we welcome the new school year,...

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The Guide to JP: Best of JP 2014 Winners

September 12, 2014
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The following are the “Best of JP 2014” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the 14th annual Best of JP survey, hundreds of ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. Most categories had at least a dozen nominees. No fewer than 35 businesses were nominated as JP’s “friendliest.” The results were closer than ever...

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