Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Hope everyone had a great Christmas break, now it's time to look forward to New Years.
1. Jamaica Plain Patch hopes everyone had a great Christmas break. Now it's time to look forward to New Years. 2. Just before everyone left for the holiday, one Jamaica Plain resident was sending prayers to Newtown, CT. 3. It is the season of giving, and two lucky pets got great gifts this year. 4. Now that you're back, be sure to sign up for our newsletter for breaking news alerts. 5. Also, follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
All subway, bus and commuter rail lines will be free after 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Library branch renovation talks have begun.
1. The Jamaica Plain branch library held its first public meeting in six years regarding renovations last night. Stay tuned for updates. 2. Ferris Wheels bike shop is offering a free winter riding clinic tonight at 7. 3. Head to Barron Chiropractic today at 10 a.m. for a free Shiatsu Meridian evaluation. 4. As is tradition in Boston, shoppers will enjoy two free hours of metered parking at all City parking meters starting on consecutive Saturdays through Dec. 29. While meters will be free on these days, a two-hour time limit will be enforced by the Boston Transportation Department to accommodate as many visitors as possible in shopping districts. 5. The Egleston Holiday Celebration is happening Dec. 1, 1:30 p.m., Egleston YMCA and Peace …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The holiday season is headed to JP.
1. The Egleston Holiday Celebration is happening Dec. 1 at 1:30 p.m. at the Egleston YMCA and Peace Garden. And it's free! 2. As is tradition in Boston, shoppers will enjoy two free hours of metered parking at all City parking meters starting for the next five consecutive Saturdays (through Dec. 29). While meters will be free on these days, a two-hour time limit will be enforced by the Boston Transportation Department to accommodate as many visitors as possible in shopping districts. 3. The Writers’ Room of Boston, an urban writers’ colony providing 24/7 workspace for serious writers, is currently accepting applications for the 2013 Emerging Writer Fellowships. Located at 111 State Street, in the heart of downtown Boston (convenient to …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sometimes I just want to shout, "Not everyone celebrates Christmas, you know!"
Growing up I loved and looked forward to the eight nights each December when my family celebrated Hanukkah. We'd light our menorah, fry up latkes, sing songs, play driedle and exchange small gifts. Sometimes on those same wintry evenings, I'd peek out my bedroom window late at night (or what seemed late at the time) and look out at all the blinking happy lights in the neighborhood. I loved how they looked. Although I grew up in an area with many Jewish families, we lived in a part of town where few others celebrated Hanukkah. By the age of seven or so, I began to feel a little sad about our unadorned house. I also worried that everyone would know we were Jewish, which somehow felt wrong or bad in this particular neighborhood, where we…
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Relax. You’ll find everything you need for the holiday right here in the ‘hood.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Kate Mason
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday of November, yet despite being armed with this knowledge since childhood, we'll inevitably still find ourselves overwhelmed and scrambling at the last minute to get everything we need for the big day. But whether on the hunt for the perfect turkey, pie or centerpiece, local libations or kitchen equipment must-haves, it's good to know that we can find everything we need — much of it locally produced — at our favorite neighborhood spots. TURKEY UP: City Feed and Supply (672 Centre St. & 66a Boylston St.) is currently taking orders for pasture-raised turkey from Misty Knoll Farms (New Haven, Vt.) and heritage heirloom turkey from Koch Farms (Tamaqua, Penn.). Prices are $4.99/lb, and $4.59/lb, …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Restaurants and supermarkets will be open on the holiday.
Columbus Day is observed on Monday, Oct. 10. Here's a handy list of what's open (and closed) during the holiday: Also, click here for traffic advisories issued for Columbus Day by the City of Boston.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Love it or hate it,Labor Day marks the end of summer and time for the kids to head back-to-school.
Labor Day originated over a hundred years ago as a “national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country,” according to the US Department of Labor. These days, Labor Day weekend typically brings cookouts, family gatherings, visits to the seashores and last pilgrimages to seasonal ice cream spots (Five Seas or Sundae School anyone?). Generally, more attention is paid to the food and fun than the contributions of workers to the well-being of our country. But I digress. For parents, Labor Day is a time of transition. It is a clear demarcation between summer and fall (even though autumn doesn’t officially begin until the third week of September). It also marks, at least on the …