Thursday, May 9, 2013
Water in Jamaica Plain.
1. Weather: Have your allergies been acting up this year? Well here comes a hopeful reprieve. 2. Arboretum: Lilac Sunday 3. 5K: Horizons for Homeless Children has raised over half its $50,000 goal toward its May 18 5K run/walk in JP. 4. Rosé Tasting: Spend this Saturday at The Urban Grape (303 Columbus Ave.) for a grand rosé tasting, from 2-5 p.m. Over a dozen rosés from around the world will be open at each store to sample, for free. A 15% discount on mixed or full cases of rosé will be available for those making a purchase. Kitchensurfing will be on hand sampling food. See here for more information. 5. Screenwriting workshop: Ever wanted to learn more about screenwriting for movies? The Boston Neighborhood Network is offering two …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Menino in JP.
1. Mayor's Coffee Hours: Mayor Thomas Menino will be in Jamaica Plain this morning as part of his "Coffee Hours" series. 2. 225 Centre: @JP_02130 tweeted a link to some photos of ongoing construction at 225 Centre St. in Jackson Square yesterday. 3. Googlemaps Street View in JP: Google Streetviews may have been in Jamaica Plain yesterday, according to @franharrington. 4. Screenwriting Workshop: Ever wanted to learn more about screenwriting for movies? The Boston Neighborhood Network is offering two workshops on the subject, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 7-23, from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturdays, June 1-29, from 12:30-3 p.m. Cost is $100 for BNN-TV members and $150 for non-members. Register online at bnntv.org. 5. More Writing: Are you a …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Mayor is in the neighborhood this week.
1. Menino in JP: Mayor Thomas Menino will hold his coffee hours tomorrow morning in JP. 2. O'Malley: District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley will host a campaign kickoff event at Doyle's June 4 with special guest Gov. Deval Patrick. 3. Candidates' Forum: There was a candidates' forum for Mayoral candidates last night in JP. 4. Screenwriting Workshop: Ever wanted to learn more about screenwriting for movies? The Boston Neighborhood Network is offering two workshops on the subject, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 7-23, from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturdays, June 1-29, from 12:30-3 p.m. Cost is $100 for BNN-TV members and $150 for non-members. Register online at bnntv.org. 5. One Fund: The second community meeting for families looking to get more …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The earth has woken up.
1. WUTE Photos: Did you go to Wake Up The Earth this weekend? 2. Calling All Writers: Are you a writer looking to finish your children's book project? Apply for the Associates of the Boston Public Library's 10th annual Children's Writer-in-Residence competition, a program that provides an emerging children's writer with the financial support and quiet space needed to complete a literary work within a nine-month period. The fellowship provides each author with a "room of his/her own" in the Central Library in Copley Square and a $20,000 stipend, from October 2013 through June 2014. Learn more and apply at writer-in-residence.org. Applications are due on Friday, May 24. 3. Mayor Menino: Mayor Thomas Menino will be in JP Wednesday to hold one…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Where we're all spontaneously celebrating a warm weekend.
1. Wake Up The Earth: The festivities are in their 35th year. They begin throughout JP tomorrow morning. 2. Parades: There will be three parades this year during Saturday's events: Centre Street, Egleston Square and Dudley Square in Roxbury are the routes. They'll meet on Lamartine Street. 3. Bike Week: Boston Bike Week is May 11 to 19. 4. Hubway: They've said they'll build a bike network through JP toward the end of the summer. 5. Weather: We're looking at perfect parade weather for tomorrow.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Bomb squad in JP.
1. Bomb Squad: Yesterday at around 6 p.m., police and the bomb squad investigated a suspicious package near 703 Centre St. Patch will report details as we get them. 2. Wake Up The Earth: The festival in JP is this Saturday. 3. Jackson Square: Subway sandwich shop is headed to Jackson Square. 4. Stonybrook: Soil in an area of Stonybrook is contaminated. 5. Boston Marathon Bombings: Three more were arrested yesterday in relation to the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The earth will wake up Saturday.
1. Wake Up The Earth: Jamaica Plain's annual spring parade and festival is on for this Saturday. 2. JP Stabbing Sentencing: Two men convicted of the 2011 stabbing death of Kenneth Soto, 19, in Jamaica Plain will be sentenced today. 3. Muddy River: The three loud bangs at the Muddy River construction site scheduled for April 30 were postponed. They will likely take place today. 4. Weather: Yes, it's going to stay sunny all week and into the weekend. 5. Walgreens on Centre: What are your thoughts?
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
1. Election: The U.S. Senate Special Election to fill the seat vacated by now Secretary of State John Kerry is on today. 2. Muddy River: If you live in the South Huntington Corridor or near the Heath Street T stop, there's a slight chance you will hear three loud bangs coming from the Muddy River project in the Fenway area today. They're part of the construction happening there. 3. JPNC Meeting: The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will meet tonight at 7 at First Baptist Church. 4. Menino in JP: Mayor Thomas Menino announced coffee hours throughout Boston for the month of May. He'll stop by Brewer Burroughs Playground May 8 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 5. Weather: Things are really looking good for this week.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The U.S. Senate primary is this week.
1. Primary Election: The U.S. Senate primary election is tomorrow. The seat was recently vacated by John Kerry, who was appointed U.S. Secretary of State. 2. Glenn Close in JP: Actess Glenn Close was at Canary Square Sunday. 3. Arboretum: The cherry blossoms were in bloom this weekend at Arnold Arboretum. 4. Hot Weather and Dogs: Be sure to mind your dogs during hot weather months. 5. Weather: Speaking of heat, looks like JP is in for a warm week.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Day No. 2 of a beer and wine tasting festival is today.
1. Beer & Wine: Blanchards will hold its second day of a three day beer and wine tasting festival this afternoon. 2. Jamaica Pond: The pond now has 1,250 more trout, thanks to officials and students in JP Thursday morning. 3. New GED Rules: Roxbury Community College wants to inform those interested that new GED rules go into effect Jan. 1, 2014. 4. Weather: It got back to being chilly Thursday, but here's what's in store for the weekend. 5. DCR Art Contest: The Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking artists to paint wildlife and landscape scenes on 99 Iron Rangers, the narrow metal contribution containers located in parks across the state. Donations placed in the Iron Rangers directly benefit the state parks. Artists' …