Sociologists for Women in Society Name JP’s Fried as Feminist Activism Award Winner

The Sociologists for Women in Society Feminist Activism Award is presented annually to a member who has notably and consistently used sociology to improve conditions for women in society. The 2018 Feminist Activism Award Winner is Jamaica Plain's Mindy Fried. The following is from the Sociologists for Women in Society:

The award honors outstanding feminist advocacy efforts that embody the goal of service to women and that have identifiably improved women’s lives. Fried, M.S.W., Ph.D. is an applied sociologist with over 25 years of experience conducting research, teaching, and policy analysis on work and organizational issues. As Co-Principal of Arbor Consulting Partners, Mindy works collaboratively with nonprofit organizations and foundations to help them build their capacity and strengthen their programs and policies.


Q&A: Forde Believes She’ll Win Register of Deeds Election on Second Try

Katie Forde came in a close second in the Democratic Party primary to current Suffolk County Register of Deeds Stephen Murphy in 2016, and this year she believes she'll win. Forde answered questions from Jamaica Plain News about why this time is different, what she would do if elected and how she can help Suffolk County. Q: You ran for Suffolk County Register of Deeds in 2016 and lost to the incumbent. Why are you running again and why do you think you'll win this time? Forde: I am running to make a difference as an advocate for the homeowners and aspiring homeowners in Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop and Revere.


Smoothie and Juice Alert! Carrot Flower Opens on Centre Street

Carrot Flower, a new smoothie, salad and juice bar, opened this week. The new café took over and completely renovated the Centre Street space long occupied by antiques store Cobwebs. Smoothies ($8), which are all dairy- and gluten-free, read like a who's who of healthful ingredients. They include the Green Street Tea with pineapple, spinach, matcha, lemon and coconut water; the Monkey Gone to Heaven with blueberries, banana, peanut butter, honey and coconut milk; and Pear Ubu with pear, kale, banana, almond butter and almond milk. Fresh juices ($6 to $7.50) are similarly packed with healthful ingredients, such as the Kurious Oranj with orange, carrot, ginger and turmeric; the Serious Green with kale, spinach, celery, lemon, ginger and mint; and the Beet Happening with beet, apple, carrot and ginger.


Voehl: Why Jamaica Plain Should Vote for Me for Congress

Christopher Voehl is a Democratic Party candidate for the 8th Congressional District in Massachusetts. He provided the following column about why Jamaica Plain residents should vote for him. Recently, the voters in JP and the surrounding areas held a candidate forum. It was your chance to ask the candidates serious questions through WGBH. I showed up for you, but both Rep. Stephen Lynch and Brianna Wu stayed at home.


Endorsements: Organizations in Support of Sánchez and Elugardo

The Democratic Party primary for the 15th Suffolk District state representative seat is a live one! Incumbent Jeffrey Sánchez and his campaign team is out in the district working hard, as is his opponent Nika Elugardo and her team. And organizations are also paying attention to the race as both candidates have their fare share of endorsements. Here is a list of organizations that have endorsed both candidates. Mind you this is not a list of individuals who have endorsed the candidates, as several noted people have endorsed the candidates.