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Museum VP

December 5, 2014
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Museum VP

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New traffic lights coming to Centre St.

December 5, 2014
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New traffic lights coming to Centre St.

The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is installing new traffic signals at the intersection of Centre and Burroughs streets and updating the existing signals at Centre and Thomas streets, according to spokesperson Tracey Ganiatsos. The signals at Centre and Burroughs streets will not be overhead lights, but mounted lights on posts on the sidewalks, said...

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Good Works

December 5, 2014
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Good Works

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Holidays in JP: Specialty gift choices abound in JP

December 5, 2014
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Mayra Franco shows off one of the guayaberas available at Centre Fashion last week. (Gazette Photo by Rebeca Oliveira)

Shopping local for holiday gifts is a great way to sustain small businesses and find unusual items that don’t appear at the typical mall. Whether you’re shopping for a board-gaming biker or a sharp-dressing anarchist, here are some specialty gift items you can find right here in JP this season: Board-gamers Table-top and board...

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Holidays in JP: Secret Recipes: Chef Phil’s Sweet Potato Pancakes

December 5, 2014
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Holidays in JP: Secret Recipes: Chef Phil’s Sweet Potato Pancakes

  The Gazette asked various JP people and institutions to share their favorite holiday recipes. Whole Foods Market at 413 Centre St. offered the following: A Jamaica Plain resident since 2004, Phil Donahue has always been passionate about food. As a child, Phil preferred watching instructional culinary television shows and learned how to cook...

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Holidays in JP: Streetcar’s tips for holiday meal beer selections

December 5, 2014
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If you’re searching for an unusual beer to bring to holiday dinner with friends or serve at your own table, look no further than JP’s Streetcar Wine & Beer. Streetcar’s David Dougan suggested three options now in stock or soon available: Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project’s Our Finest Regards ($12 for a 22-oz...

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Holidays in JP: BAPA decoration contest starts Dec. 6

December 5, 2014
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The Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association (BAPA) is conducting its annual holiday window decoration contest beginning Dec. 6, according to BAPA secretary Michael Reiskind. He said judges will look at holiday decorations on commercial buildings from Arboretum Place in Forest Hills through Canary Square from Dec. 6 to Dec. 12. “Last year, 83...

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Holidays in JP: Liquor and wine gift suggestions

December 5, 2014
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With gift-giving holidays around the corner, Blanchards Wines & Spirits General Manager Mike Denson gave the Gazette his top three recommendations for grown-up gifts of the liquid variety. His top pick was a Glenlivet $42 gift pack that includes a full-sized bottle of the 12-year aged Scotch whisky, as well as drams of the...

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Holidays in JP: JP businesses to chip in for charity

December 5, 2014
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A group of Jamaica Plain businesses are getting into the holiday spirit and holding a Dec. 6 shopping initiative called “Shop w/a Cause” that will give up to 10 percent of all purchase prices to local nonprofits, according to a press release. The charitable event will take place on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m....

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Football Loss

December 5, 2014
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Football Loss

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