Melissa Ferrick to play Emerald Necklace summer series

June 9, 2017
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Grammy-nominated artist Melissa Ferrick will be performing at a free concert in Jamaica Plain this summer. The event is part of the Emerald Necklace Conservancy summer series, which is hosted by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, a private nonprofit organization that advocates for the six Emerald Necklace parks. The series includes free yoga and six...

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Vigil

June 9, 2017
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Vigil

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Poetry installations brighten rainy days

June 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette On gloomy, rainy days, one usually doesn’t want to venture outside. But one art installation program is aiming to make those miserable days a little bit brighter. In a partnership between the City of Boston’s Office of Arts and Culture, the Mayor’s Mural Crew, the Boston Art...

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Instalaciones de poesía iluminan días de lluvia

June 9, 2017
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De Beth Treffeisen Especial a Gazette En los días lluviosos, a veces a uno ni se le ocurre salir de la casa. Pero un nuevo programa de arte quiere iluminar esos días grises. Debido a una colaboración entre la oficina de artes y cultura de la Ciudad, el equipo de murales del alcalde, Boston...

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Youth voting on capital budget thru June 16

June 9, 2017
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Voting booths across the city will be available through June 16 for youth residents to vote on how the City of Boston spends $1 million of the capital budget, according to a press release. This is the fourth year in a row that “Youth Lead the Change” has been an active in the budgeting...

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New burger place to open at Jackson Square

June 9, 2017
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A new restaurant called Mooyah Burgers will soon be opening in Jamaica Plain in Jackson Square across from the Jackson Square T Stop. The restaurant at 225 Centre St. opens to the public on June 19 and will be serving cheeseburgers, fries, milkshakes, and hot dogs. All menu items will be made with fresh...

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Tea bar to celebrate one-year anniversary

June 9, 2017
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Tea Bar by Evy, a cold brew tea bar located at 253 Amory St., will host a one-year anniversary event on June 17. The event, which will go from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will also feature the launch of a new mobile tea bar, which is a converted 1976 Airstream. “It is so...

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Sights and Sounds, June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 20 for the June 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Yard Sale & Raffle Fundraiser.  Benefit for The New Garden Society. Sun. June 11 10am-2pm. Lawn at the First Baptist...

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Q. and A. with local musician Maria Finkelmeier

June 9, 2017
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Jamaica Plain resident Maria Finkelmeier, who is an internationally-recognized percussion performer, was recently selected by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to be the next Polly Thayer Starr Artist Series guest artist. The program supports artists in the Boston area by providing them with opportunities to develop artistic experiences and to run workshops for visitors at...

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Invitacion, June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017
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Plazo para calendario de eventos: 20 de junio para la edición del 23 de junio. Mande eventos a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Código de área es 617, a menos que haya otro. Reuniones Policía del Distrito E-13, reunión del comité de consejos, martes, 20 jun, 6.30pm, 3347 Washington St. Reunión mensual, jueves, 6 jul, 7pm, 20 South...

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La Rana Rossa closing its doors

June 9, 2017
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A little over a year after opening, La Rana Rossa at 154 Green St. has announced that it will shut its doors on June 16. The pizza restaurant across the street from Green Street T station made its announcement on Facebook on June 2. “We have loved being part of your community,” the Facebook...

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JPAA SPRING MEMBERS SHOW

June 9, 2017
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JPAA SPRING MEMBERS SHOW

The Jamaica Plain Artists Association (JPAA) is having its “Spring Members Show” currently in Eliot Hall at the Footlight Club through June 23. Jessica Burko of JPAA said that the exhibition features a wide variety of exhibits, including photography, painting, assembly, encaustic, and sculptures. “It’s the strongest group show in a long time,” said...

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CPA committee still in the works

June 9, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette More work has yet to be done to make the Community Preservation Committee (CPC), which will designate the funds put forth by the Community Preservation Act (CPA), a reality. After back and forth between the advocate group Yes for a Better Boston and business groups, City Council...

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New City funds available to support individual artists

June 9, 2017
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The Mayor’s Office of Arts in Culture has recently announced a new artist fellowship program, providing Boston artists with a new opportunity for professional funding, according to the press release. The Artist Fellowship Award is a pilot program designed to invest in artists living in Boston. The program offers five fellowship awards of $10,000...

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TRI-STATE TREK

June 9, 2017
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TRI-STATE TREK

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JP Agenda, June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 20 for the June 23 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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INSIDE OUT SIDEWALK SALE

June 9, 2017
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INSIDE OUT SIDEWALK SALE

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ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

June 9, 2017
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ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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Women’s hike for charity open for registration

June 9, 2017
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Women from all over New England are invited to participate in a 3-day Wilderness Heals pledge hike to raise awareness and funds for Egleston Square-based Elizabeth Stone House, an agency which provides shelter, case management, classes, and support to survivors of domestic abuse, according to a press release. The organization, founded in 1974, aims...

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Letters:

June 9, 2017
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A note from JPNDC If you traveled back in time to the 1970s, you might not recognize JP. More people were leaving than moving in. If you wanted to buy a home, you probably needed cash because in most of the neighborhood, banks wouldn’t approve a mortgage. It seemed like fire sirens could be...

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Op-Ed: How we’re making Boston an age-friendly city

June 9, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh What does it mean to be an age-friendly city? It means a city that adapts its structures and services to provide accessibility and inclusion to residents of all ages and abilities. That’s why we’ve created the Age-Friendly Boston Action Plan to serve as our City’s blueprint to make Boston the...

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Concerns voiced over parking, traffic at meeting for 125 Amory St. redevelopment

May 26, 2017
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Residents of the Amory Street area expressed their concerns about parking and traffic at a May 16 community meeting that was held on an initial design proposal for the 125 Amory St. redevelopment project. Boston Housing Authority (BHA) owns the mid-rise building at 125 Amory St., which is federally subsidized and provides about 200...

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Residents demand slower, safer streets

May 26, 2017
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By Beth Treffeisen Special to the Gazette Residents packed the City Council chamber on May 10 during a budget hearing for the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) to demand slower and safer streets in the city. In the crowd, residents sported bicycle t-shirts and some still wore their bike helmets after attending a memorial for...

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Two local residents open up JP brewery

May 26, 2017
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Two local residents are hearkening back to Jamaica Plain’s past and are opening up a brewery in the neighborhood called Turtle Swamp Brewing at 3377 Washington St. When the Gazette asked Nicholas Walther, who is co-owner of the brewery with John Lincecum, what prompted them to start the venture in JP, he kidded, “Insanity....

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