Solstice Celebration

December 5, 2014
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Solstice Celebration

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Thanksgiving Help

December 5, 2014
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Thanksgiving Help

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Mixed-use project proposed for Washington St.

December 5, 2014
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A developer plans to turn 3383-3389 Washington St. into a mixed-use development that has 21 residential units and more than 2,000 square feet of retail space, according to a Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) document. The BRA was scheduled to hold a community meeting for the project on Dec. 4, after the Gazette deadline. The...

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Obituary: Bishop Joseph F. Maguire, former JP vicar

December 5, 2014
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Obituary: Bishop Joseph F. Maguire, former JP vicar

Retired Bishop of Springfield Joseph F. Maguire died on Nov. 30 at the rectory of St. Michael’s Cathedral in Springfield. He was 95 and almost 70 years a priest. He was born in Roxbury in the Mission Church Parish on Sept. 4, 1919. At St. Columbkille High School in Brighton and at Boston College,...

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Group home permitting status is in dispute

December 5, 2014
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A landlord and City officials differ on whether the proposed group home at 221 Chestnut Ave. needs a zoning variance and community review. It also remains unclear exactly what kind of group home is being proposed, which would affect the permitting, with even its proposed operating organization expressing confusion. Neighbors, meanwhile, have retained a...

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BLC leadership shake-up still a mystery

December 5, 2014
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Why did Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) Executive Director Ellen Lipsey leave office as part of a leadership shake-up in Mayor Martin Walsh’s new administration? The Mayor’s Office will only say that it will act quickly to find a replacement for her, and that the BLC will continue to play a crucial role. Lipsey, a...

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Kelly Rink may open this month

December 5, 2014
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Unlike other state-run ice skating rinks, Kelly Rink at 1 Marbury Terrace has not yet opened. All other Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) rinks opened the day before Thanksgiving. Because it is an outdoor rink and therefore impacted by the weather, DCR spokesperson Bill Hickey told the Gazette, it is more likely that...

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JP Jubilee

December 5, 2014
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Improv theater opens on South St.

December 5, 2014
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Improv theater opens on South St.

Along with plenty of galleries, orchestras and choruses, Jamaica Plain has added an improv theater to its repertoire. Riot Theater, started by Boston Latin teacher and JP resident Joseph Gels, moved into a shared space with A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra at 146A South St. in August, after several months of brainstorming, Gels told...

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Church seeks school tenant

December 5, 2014
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FOREST HILLS—Bethel AME Church is looking for a new tenant to take over the space at 86 Wachusetts St. after the MATCH Community Day School moves out at the end of the school year, Bethel officials announced at a community meeting last month. Nancy Dickerson, the interim operations officer at Bethel, told the Gazette...

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New dog parks not high on Open Space plan priorities

December 5, 2014
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Dog parks have long been on the wishlist of JP park and animal advocates. But the recently released rough draft of the City’s 2015-2021 Open Space Plan shows that dog parks rank in the middle of the pack among priorities for citywide park users. Meanwhile, the draft plan also shows that JP is mostly...

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Museum VP

December 5, 2014
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Museum VP

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JP Agenda, Dec. 5, 2014

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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Dec. 16 for the Dec. 19 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JPNC Environment, Parks & Energy committee, Mon., Dec. 8, 6pm, JFK School, 7 Bolster St. Info: jpnc.org. Stonybrook Neighborhood Association, Holiday...

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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

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Sights and Sounds, Dec. 5, 2014

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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Dec. 16 for the Dec. 19 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Jamaica Plain Enchanted Trolley Tour & Tree Lightings, music, refreshments and toys, Sat., Dec. 6, 1:30pm: JP Monument tree lighting....

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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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Invitacion, Dec. 5, 2014

December 5, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 16 de diciembre al mediodía para la publicación del 19 de diciembre. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones JPNC Comité de ambiente, parques y energía, lunes, 8 diciembre, 6pm, JFK School, 7 Bolster St. Info: jpnc.org....

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