Woodland Dog Park, Tennis Courts, BBQ, White Stadium Updates: Franklin Park Action Plan Summary

The following is a summary of the Franklin Park Action Plan that includes recommendations for particular locations. Keep in mind that the Franklin Park Coalition board "regards many of these recommendations favorably," according to the plan's summary. But it is not an endorsement. The board has submitted comments on the Franklin Park Action Plan, including both endorsements and objections, to the Parks and Recreation Department in a separate document which will be made available on the Franklin Park Coalition website. You can register for a virtual public meeting hosted by the coalition about the action plan on Feb.

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Ula Cafe Launching Evening Event Series Featuring Music, Comedy, Art and More

Ula Cafe is launching Ula After Dark, a series of after-hours events and gatherings throughout the month of February. The series will feature music, comedy, art, food and beverage after hours, and is being launched to provide more to do during this dark and cold time of the year. “We’re so excited for Ula After Dark,” said Beth Santos, Ula’s co-owner. “Ula has been such an important part of our family and community, and I know our customers have been asking for more events for a long time. I hope this can be just the beginning of the amazing collaborations we can offer at Ula for years to come.”

Events are open to the public and happen from 5-8 pm on Thursdays in February.

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Theme: A Jamaica Plain Resident Created JP Improv…

Around the neighborhood you may have seen flyers advertising JP Improv. Wanting to know more, Jamaica Plain News asked Jamaica Plain resident Myles McDonough scripted questions in which he provided prepared answers. Q: Why did you want to create JP Improv? McDonough: I'd previously taught improv while at graduate school in Knoxville, TN, and I missed the community that grew up around that troupe. In addition, I saw that there weren't many nearby opportunities for people to try improv, and wanted to fix that.

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Get Your Tix Now for Galentine’s Wine & Chocolate Tour

Celebrate Valentine's Day a little early with JP Centre/South Main Streets' Galentine’s Wine & Chocolate Tour on Feb. 9. The event is back after a 2-year hiatus, and will be evening of wine and chocolate, combined with self-love and lots of shopping. Attendees will receive red feather boas and a customized map, which leads them to some of JP's finest shops in the JP Centre/South Main Streets district. Each shop will feature a different type of chocolate and wine to sample.

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Jamaica Plain’s Hutzler Stars in CCT’s ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!’

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Jamaica Plain resident Jay Hutzler is starring in the Curtain Call Theatre's I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!. The musical comedy is about ",,,everything you’ve ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives, and in-laws, but were afraid to admit." The musical stars and is being led by locals. Dorchester's David Costa (Dorchester) is directing and choreographing, and music directed by Roslindale's Dan Moore. This production stars actors Chinatown's Bowen Huang, Malden's Stephanie Charlton, Hutzler, and Needham's Michael Herschberg. 
Book and lyrics are by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts, will be performed February 10-19.

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