Historical Society Leading (Real Life) Walking Tours of Stony Brook, Hyde Square, Jamaica Pond and More

The Jamaica Plain Historical Society is leading four real life walking tours during the next four weekends. The hourlong tours are on Saturdays . The tour schedule is as follows: Stony Brook; Hyde Square; Green Street; and Jamaica Pond. JPHS has had to adapt their tours to modern pandemic times. "Luckily, the tours are all outside and that also makes things safer.

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Brewery’s Landlord Sues to Stop Pine Street Inn Supportive Housing, Brewery Owners Have ‘Concerns’

The landlord of Turtle Swamp Brewery is suing to stop a supportive housing development that the city has allotted millions to help create. In November 2019, Mayor Marty Walsh celebrated the Boston Planning & Development Agency Board of Directors voting in support of the Pine Street Inn's and Community Builders project at 3368 Washington St. The new project will be the city's largest supportive housing development. In total there will be 202 income-restricted units in the five-story, mixed-use building. There will be 140 units designated as supportive housing for individuals served by Pine Street Inn, and another 62 units will be available for low- and moderate-income households.

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Virtual Senate and Congressional Candidates Forum on August 12

Six Boston Democratic Ward Committees are sponsoring a virtual candidates forum for two Congressional Districts and U.S. Senate on August 12. The candidate forum begins at 5:30 pm, and will be available to the public through Zoom and sponsored by the Democratic Committees of Wards 8, 9, 10, 11, 19, and 20. Tanisha Sullivan, President of the Boston Chapter of the NAACP, will moderate the forum. The forum will include Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-8th, and his Democratic Party challenger Robbie Goldstein, who has positioned himself as less conservative than Lynch. U.S. Senator Ed Markey and his Democratic Party challenger Congressman Joe Kennedy, will also address the forum.

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JP Resident Crowned Mrs. Massachusetts United States 2020

Jamaica Plain resident Alexandra Kahveci recently won the Mrs. Massachusetts United States 2020 contest. This year's contest had an interesting wrinkle -- due to the Coronavirus there were no in person contest, it was all Zoom meetings. Kahveci answered questions from Jamaica Plain News about why she wanted to be Mrs. Massachusetts, competing in the future for Mrs. United States, and more. Q: You were recently crowned Mrs. Massachusetts United States 2020. When did it happen and what was the process like?

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Rose JP Consignment Closing Centre Street Store, Going Fully Online

The proprietors of the Rose JP Consignment store announced that they are closing their Centre Street brick and mortar business due to the affects of the Coronavirus. In a the glass is half full attitude Instagram post, co-owners and married couple Carina Lopez and John Peña explained why they are closing their store that just debuted in November 2019. "As you have seen many small businesses and big corporations are closing left and right in our communities..." said Lopez. "But as you all know, people are doing a lot more online shopping than going into a store physically," she said.

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