Monday, December 17, 2012
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will meet Tuesday.
Interested in local politics? You have a chance to get involved. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is looking to fill five council vacancies. The council asks those who are interested attend the council’s next monthly meeting, which is tomorrow, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Several turned out to the council’s November meeting expressing interest in joining. “If you are a JP resident, own a business in JP, or direct a non-profit organization in the neighborhood, a great way to get more involved with the neighborhood is by attending the meeting on the 18th and applying for one of the open seats!” Benjamin Day, council chair, wrote in an e-mail. At the previous meeting, the council drafted an open letter to the Boston …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Occupy Walmart Friday.
1. Author Al Norman will be discussing his new book "Occupy Walmart" Friday at First Church courtesy of Jamaica Plain Forum. 2. The Boston Redevelopment Authority is hosting its first meeting with neighbors regarding development on South Huntington Street tonight at 6:30 in the Hennigan School cafeteria. 3. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council will have its final meeting of the year Dec. 18 at First Baptist Church at 7 p.m. 4. JPNC has five vacancies. Head to the meeting the Dec. 18 to apply. 5. The Casey Overpass walkthrough begins tomorrow at 3 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Everyone is welcome to observe counting of ballots in yesterday's JPNC election.
Counting of the ballots from yesterday's JPNC election will start at 1:00 p.m. It will take place at the North American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB), 105 South Huntington Ave. Counting will be overseen by the Ombuds Board. It will be open to the public. Candidates are encouraged to attend or send an observer.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Grocer says it will give to the community as it does in the rest of its stores across the country.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The following is a press release from Heather W. McCready, Public Relations Manager for Whole Foods Market, North Atlantic Region: Whole Foods Market has a long history as responsible community partners, not only through our deeply rooted involvement with local programs and committees, but also through our extensive give-back programs. We are committed to having a dedicated community market liaison at each store location whose job is to work with local community groups and non-profit organizations. Since January, 2011, Whole Foods Market has donated or promised more than $36,000 in monetary and food donations to JP community groups, schools and non-profit organizations, and this is just the beginning of our efforts as we are open to …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Streetcar Liquors pitches posh package store plan at Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council meeting.
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, former distributor Michael Dupuy pitched a proposal to open an upscale wine and beer store at 488 Centre Street, across the street from the Curley School. The building, which is currently undergoing renovations, previously housed a chiropractor’s office. Dupuy broke the ice with the council by noting that Streetcar Liquors was named in honor of the trolleys that once travelled up and down JP’s main street. “That’s something that you are familiar with,” he joked, referring to the long-simmering controversy following the cessation of train service in the 1980s. Dupuy told the council that he does not intend to sell hard liquor, and only plans to sell beer and wine made by …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
In addition to up to five JP Neighborhood Council members, the committee may have up to 10 other residents. If interested, email the JPNC or come to the committee's April 12 meeting.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The following is a letter from Steve Laferriere of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council. As chair of the new Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Ad-Hoc Whole Foods Committee, I would like to inform you about what the Committee will be doing and invite your continued participation. As many people are aware, after hosting two community forums, receiving numerous emails and website comments, and debating at a special meeting on March 8, the JPNC voted 9-8 to approve a motion stating in part that “based on what we know now, we are concerned that Whole Foods is not a good fit for Hyde Square. The JPNC concurrently passed a motion to form an Ad-hoc Committee to continue to continue to gather information and to reflect the community’s voice …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The Blue Nile will re-emerge in Hyde Square as a small 20 seat Ethiopian restaurant, a world away from its original life as a nightclub. Plus other news from last night's JP Neighborhood Council committee meeting.
In a small but well attended monthly meeting of the JP Neighborhood Council's Public Service Committee, five people spoke in favor and none against the petition by Ellena Haile of Marathon Food, LLC, to open a small Ethiopian restaurant. Haile seeks a seven-day common victualers license that will include beer and wine, as well as an entertainment license for non-live performance, specifically a TV and recorded music. She has leased the vacant space and plans seating for twenty with no bar at 389 Centre St., the former location of Velouria Espresso. She will go before the Boston Licensing Board a week from today with the unanimous support of the committee. The new restaurant will be known as The Blue Nile, the same name as Haile’s …
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The council plans to provide a platform to discuss Whole Foods recent acquisition of the Hi-Lo Foods property.
The recent news that the national chain Whole Foods will replace the local Hi-Lo Foods has spawned a profound debate within the Jamaica Plain community. That discussion will be given a platform Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. when the JP Neighborhood Council hosts a community meeting. The tentative location is the Kennedy Elementary School. “This is a meeting for the community,” said council member Dave Baron. The meeting will be bilingual, with interpreters available, organizers said. After the initial meeting, the council plans to have another one that has representatives from Whole Foods. In other news from Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the board, held at First Baptist Church:
Friday, November 19, 2010
Day care facility at 125A Amory Street for elderly approved by JPNC.
The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council approved letting the Boston Housing Authority expand at the agency's 125A Amory St. location. The unused building is behind the agency's housing for the elderly at 125 Amory St. Kate Bennett of the BHA explained the need for programs the renovation could provide. "Our elders are living longer and do not have the services they need to live alone," she said. The proposed renovations and expansions would increase the area from 10,000 square feet to 16,700, adding two day rooms and enlarging an upper floor for BHA offices. The expanded facility would participate in PACE, or Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly. With PACE, this day-time facility would provide a social venue and support for elderly…