The Day President Biden Met Jamaica Plain’s Former City Councilor John Tobin

Would you believe that President Joe Biden thinks that a city councilor has the toughest elected job in the country? That's what he told former District 6 City Councilor John Tobin.  

Tobin, currently the Vice President of City and Community Relations at Northeastern University, shared the story on his personal Facebook page. (Tobin gave permission to Jamaica Plain News to republish his post.)

Back in 2007, the late, great Larry Rasky hosted a meet and greet for US Senator Joe Biden who was running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. I was struck by what a relaxed and casual affair it was.

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The Promise of the Arnold Arboretum Each Year in Paintings of Anthony Apesos

The beauty of Arnold Arboretum is wonderfully captured by Jamaica Plain's Anthony Apesos in an online show available through February 7. All images are republished here with permission by the artist. The exhibit can be viewed on the Arnold Arboretum website. The Forest Hills resident, who can see the arboretum from his windows also teaches at Lesley University. "It is hard to say what inspires me.

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BPD Recovers 455 Grams of Cocaine from Armstrong Street Bust

Boston Police recovered 455 grams of cocaine and $260,000 in an investigation that led to a 33-year-old man being arrested. Boston Police District E-13 Drug Control unit officers arrested Osvaldo Medina, 33, of Jamaica Plain, on Jan. 14, on charges of Trafficking Class B Drugs (+200 Grams), Distribution of Class A and B Drugs (2nd and Subsequent) and Possession with Intent to Distribute Class D Drugs, according to BPDnews.com. The arrest was the result of a lengthy drug investigation in the area of 25 Armstrong Street in Jamaica Plain. Police placed Medina into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

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