Boston For All Week: A JP Festival for Immigration Justice

Starting June 9 there will be a week of Boston For All events, including a free run and walk, a restaurant week, and an art sale will raise money for girls' empowerment, refugees, and legal advocates for immigrants. “We know our community is looking for a chance to help our neighbors, and the variety of opportunities to get involved offers everyone easy entry to be a part of the movement for an inclusive nation,” said Boston For All organizer Jeremy Fischer, about the week that is being organized in partnership with District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley and state Rep. Nike Elugardo, D-15th. The events will benefit three different organizations promoting justice for vulnerable people. The beneficiary organizations are: 
Redesen Accion Venezuela - a local organization focused on providing assistance to Venezuelan refugees settling in the Boston area; 

Komera - an organization working for the education and empowerment of girls in Rwanda;

The Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network - a volunteer organization for legal advocacy supporting neighbors targeted and detained by ICE. With a focus on offering in-court support, connecting those in custody to legal aid and helping them to make bond, BIJAN is an important force in the local movement for immigration justice.

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Restaurant Alert: Jamaica Mi Hungry to Open in Jackson Square

Jamaica Plain has an amazing array of cuisines and soon it'll have a new type as the Boston area Jamaica Mi Hungry food truck is planning on opening a brick and mortar store in Jackson Square. Jamaica Mi Hungry, which has a brick and mortar store in New Hampshire, would be opening its first Boston area storefront at 225 Centre St. That location had been the home to Mooyah Burgers, Fries and Shakes, which closed in November, after only being open since June 2017. Jamaica Mi Hungry is the creation of chef Ernie Campbell, who grew up in Jamaica, and honed his culinary skills at country clubs, hotels and schools. He decided that Boston was missing the cooking that he grew up with and decided to start his own food truck.

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Bukhara Moving to Forest Hills, Mere Feet Away from Tikki Masala

It appears there will be an Indian restaurant showdown in Forest Hills after the Bukhara Indian Bistro recently announced it's moving mere feet away from Tikki Masala. Bukhara will be moving from 701 Centre St., one of the busiest areas for commercial foot traffic in Jamaica Plain, to 3698 Washington St., and Tikki Masala is located at 3706 Washington St. A sign in Bukhara's door says they're moving on April 1. It is not clear whether they will be opening in their new location on that day. Maybe a new location will serve Bukhara well, as they were shutdown twice for extended periods of time in 2018 for health code violations.

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Let’s Eat Cake! Blue Frog Bakery Celebrating 15th Anniversary on Saturday

The Blue Frog Bakery will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a party this Saturday, and will be offering special pastries and desserts, chocolates, coffee, and cocktails. Owner Brad Brown will kick off the party at 9 am with a special cake-cutting ceremony, and the party will ensue until 1 pm at Blue Frog Bakery (3 Green St.). "Our baking methods have not changed in the last 15 years. Croissants are cut and rolled by hand almost every day," said Brown. "When I started, we weren't making our own bread, but I've learned that it's better when we make everything in house from scratch including fillings and doughs.

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Sorella’s Flipping Last Pancakes, Closing at End of Month After 36 Years

One of Jamaica Plain's most beloved restaurants and delicious breakfast spots, Sorella's, will serve up its last batch of French toast at the end of the month. Sorella's was started by two sisters Ellie and Antoinette Bolys in 1983. Thus the name, Sorella's, which means sisters in Italian. Four years ago Ellie passed away and while Antoinette kept Sorella's going, it was tough to keep it running while she also tended to her other restaurant the Dedham Diner. "Aunt Ellie opened it.

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