Magic, Acrobats, and More: 24th Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain on Nov. 14

More than 20 local restaurants and vendors are participating in the 24th Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain on Thursday. Plus, there will be a magician, juggler, acrobat, and more! Along with a variety of delicious food and beverages, there will be an auction with lots of great items, musical entertainment and lots of family fun, including Dozer and the Homewreckers, Jenny the Juggler, magician Sir Cedric Purcell, Bella Curva acrobat, and Spontaneous Celebrations stilt walkers. You can bid now on auction items at biddingforgood.com (search ESAC). Tickets include parking and entrance to the event.

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Doyle’s Memorabilia Being Auctioned Off Wednesday Morning

It's finally come to this -- Doyle's closed in October and now all of the great historical memorabilia that decorates the old pub will be auctioned on Wednesday morning. The good news? Well, you can own a piece of history of Doyle's. The auction is taking place on the premises at Doyle's (3484 Washington St.) on Wednesday, Nov. 6, starting at 11 am -- and it seems like everything must go!

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Community Servings Appoints Four to Board of Directors

Jamaica Plain's Community Servings, a nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services to individuals living with critical and chronic illnesses and their families, recently announced the appointment of four new members to the board of directors. The new board members are:

Lyzzette M. Bullock, Associate General Counsel of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Brian Lagarto, Chief People & Strategy Officer of SharkNinja Operating LLC
Sharon McNally, President of Camp Harbor View and Chief of Staff in the Connors Family Office
J. Kirk Smith, former Executive Vice President of Frontier Capital Management

“The new additions to our board have tremendous backgrounds in healthcare, business and philanthropic endeavors, and they share a passion for serving the community,” said David B. Waters, CEO of Community Servings, via press release. “We are thrilled to welcome them during this exciting time for our organization, as we near the completion of our expanded kitchen and new building that are designed to help us meet the growing demand for medically tailored meals.”

Bullock has years of experience as a litigation attorney and with healthcare-related legal issues. She currently serves as an associate general counsel at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Bullock is active in providing pro bono services through Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston University School of Law Clinics, Kids in Need of Defense and other legal defense organizations.

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Last Call: Time to Say Your Goodbyes to Doyle’s

If you haven't gone and paid your respects to Doyle's -- it's time to do so -- as the restaurant is expected to close by the end of October, if not sooner. While there hasn't been an official date announced, numerous employees told Jamaica Plain News that the restaurant, which has been open since 1882, would not be open in November. No special event is expected to celebrate the closing. It's also not clear what will happen to the Doyle's Road Race, which attracts hundreds of runners. "It’s heartbreaking.

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