City Names Lindsey Santana New Neighborhood Liaison for Jamaica Plain

The city recently named Lindsey Santana as the new neighborhood liaison for Jamaica Plain. “I am very excited to be appointed as the Jamaica Plain liaison by Mayor Walsh,” said Santana via press release. “We are both passionate about helping people and I cannot think of a better way to help the people of Jamaica Plain than by serving as their neighborhood liaison. Their sense of community and dedication to making the city a better place is what drives them and I look forward to working with them.”

The neighborhood liaison serves as the primary contact for constituents and businesses looking to connect with the Mayor's Office. The liaison facilitates services in collaboration with city departments.

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Equal Exchange to Buy City Feed, Create Worker-Owned Co-op Under Proposed Deal

A proposed deal would transfer City Feed and Supply's alcohol license to Equal Exchange, which would also purchase both locations of the popular neighborhood market. City Feed and Supply's owners Kristine Cortese and David Warner sent an email to its customers providing some details of the possible sale:

"Over the course of this year we have been in conversation with Equal Exchange, discussing the possibility of Equal Exchange purchasing City Feed and Supply. The deal is not yet complete but is progressing towards completion and we wanted to let you all know before you hear it elsewhere. We will start meeting with neighborhood groups to seek approval for transferring licensing, so the word will be getting out." City Feed appeared at Wednesday's Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association meeting to discuss its request to transferring its beer and wine package store license at its business located at 672 Centre St. City Feed's store at 66 Boylston St.

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Check Out The Improvements to Jamaica Pond Thanks to The Pathways Project

The city is celebrating the $4.7 million in improvements to the pathways and perimeter to Jamaica Pond on Nov. 23 -- and if you haven't seen it yet -- check out the photos. Mayor Marty Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will be celebrating the culmination of the Jamaica Pond Pathways Project at noontime. The improvements include increased accessibility, new benches, new trees, new exercise equipment, upgrades to pathways and entrances, as well as improved drainage to protect water quality. During the ceremony the Jamaica Pond Boathouse will be named in honor of Christine Cooper.

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See Arnold Arboretum’s Beautiful Fall Thanks to Drone

Strolling through the Arnold Arboretum this fall, or any autumn for that matter, is beautiful. Trees turn beautiful hues of the rainbow -- but you've probably never seen it from above the trees. Set to the music Emily Shepard's Wet Teapot, Noah Selsby let's us see what the Arnold Arboretum looked like this fall from high above via drone. This was first reported by Universalhub.com, who got a tip from Peter Cheung.

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Cervone Deegan & Associates Raised $1,000 for Community Servings’ Pie In The Sky

Local company Cervone Deegan & Associates went from selling real estate to pies this past weekend at City Feed for a good cause. In total, $1,100 was raised for local Jamaica Plain nonprofit Community Servings. Thirty-six pies were sold, and several donations were provided to Community Servings' Pie In The Sky 27th Annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale. Every year restaurants, bakeries, caterers, and hotels donate thousands of pies that 500 volunteers such as Cervone, Deegan & Associates then sell to family, friends, neighbors and colleagues. The money goes to provide thousands of medically tailored, made-from-scratch meals for individuals and families who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves from Community Servings.

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