Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A change to the main entrance and 700 square feet of additional space are possibilities.
Options are becoming clearer for Jamaica Plain’s library branch. The Jamaica Plain Gazette reported Jan. 18 two options that would add 700 square feet to the branch, part of the Boston Public Library system, that would extend out on the South Street side. A third option would build out the Curtis Hall side, the newspaper reported. Plans were discussed at a Jan. 10 meeting, according to the Gazette. All new options for the 103-year-old building – which “remains largely unchanged from its original state,” according to the newspaper – would replace the main Sedgwick Street entrance with the South Street side entrance. There will be another meeting Feb. 7.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
At a budget roundtable on Friday, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said "Whole Foods is great for the neighborhood," according to the JP Gazette.
According the JP Gazette, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has taken a firm stand in favor of Whole Foods coming to Jamaica Plain. “I think Whole Foods is great for the neighborhood," the mayor said during a Friday press conference on budget matters. "They have done a lot to work with the neighborhood." The mayor said opposition to the store is the work of “a few [people] trying to make it an issue,” according to the Gazette. His remarks came a day after three opponents of the grocer were arrested for disturbing a public meeting held by Whole Foods at the Curley School. The mayor joked about protesters coming from outside Boston. “We are trying to figure out if they are from Philadelphia, Chicago [or] Washington D.C.,” he said, according to the …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Sandra "Sandee" Storey retired after 20 years of service to the neighborhood.
Many crowds have gathered for many different reasons at the renowned Doyle’s Café, but last Saturday it was to honor Sandra “Sandee” Storey. “I personal stand in awe of what Sandee Storey has done and created for Jamaica Plain,” Frank Stone said to the audience. “In my view, she created a journalistic masterpiece.” That “journalistic masterpiece” is the Jamaica Plain Gazette, which Storey founded 20 years ago and has been the editor and publisher of until she announced her retirement in February. (She also founded the Mission Hill Gazette in 1993.) “It feels very strange,” Storey said about leaving the industry. “But I am enjoying now reading the Gazette just as a reader not having had put it together.” Storey was presented with a …