JP Resident Emily Bauernfeind Joins Teak Media PR agency as Social Media and Marketing

Jamaica Plain resident Emily Bauernfeind is the newest member of Teak Media + Communication’s team working to raise awareness for nonprofit and socially responsible companies. As Social Media and Marketing Manager, Bauernfeind will supplement traditional media campaigns by working closely with clients to amplify their good news and important issues through social media. A portion of her time will also be devoted to raising awareness about Teak, a B-Corp certified firm that uses all media to enhance credibility and public awareness for positive organizations. “We are surrounded by organizations doing good in the world, but many go underfunded and unnoticed. I’m thrilled to applying my skills to promoting these worthy causes,” says Bauernfeind.


Watch: This Guy Juggled While Running The Sedgwick Slog

The Sedgwick Slog started off organically 11 years ago with only 12 runners from Sedgwick Street. Now it's a block party and this year was kicked off with a police escort. Sedgwick Street resident Dan Janis started the slog, and it's turned into a fun neighborhood four-person relay race with each runner starting down Sedgwick Street, going around Jamaica Pond and back to Sedgwick. This year 10 teams participated. Darren Rosebrugh has been running the slog since 2012, the day after he moved onto Sedgwick Street.


GoFundMe Launched By Local Artist To Make Two ‘You Are Loved’ Murals in JP

Alex Cook has created more than 70 murals in 13 states with through his You Are Loved Mural Project, and he needs your help to make two new ones in Jamaica Plain. Cook plans on one mural being on the wall of JPizzle Kitchen at the corner of Robinwood Avenue and Centre Street, and the other at the Stone House. Those two murals would join the many that he's made from working with schools, businesses, shelters, and prisons. "The project uses art and community participation to create public works of art that support and celebrate each individual," wrote Cook on GoFundMe. "Between the pandemic, toxic politics, and just general negativity swirling around us, now is a great time to get back to the basics.


JP’s Castrodale Discusses Forthcoming Suspense Novel

Jamaica Plain author Beth Castrodale's new suspenseful road trip novel, I Mean You No Harm, is coming out in August. 

I Mean You No Harm tells the story of a struggling artist, Layla Shawn, who has spent most of her 32 years estranged from her career-criminal father, Vic Doloro, and haunted by the mysterious death of her mother. Her father dies, leaving Layla a tempting inheritance of ill-gotten money. Urging her to take the money is Vic’s other daughter, Bette, with whom Layla shares a troubled past. On a cross-country road trip, the two women mend fences, but Layla finds herself caught in the middle of an unsettled and lethal score between her father and a man who knows more than he should about her mother’s death. Asked what inspired the novel, Castrodale said she was inspired to write the the book due to an article she read several years ago in The Guardian.


Wenham Street Cinema Featuring Live Concert Series This Summer

There is a cinema in Jamaica Plain. The Wenham Street Cinema. But drive up and down Wenham Street and you won't find a giant multiplex with humongous screens. The Wenham Street Cinema is inside Matt Shuman's garage, and if you haven't heard about it yet, it's quite popular. The cinema's showings include TV shows, movies, political debates, and this summer a live concert series.