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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Bukhara Reopens After Shutdown for Health Code Violations; Second Time in 6 Months

The Bukhara restaurant reopened on Thursday after being shutdown on August 23 by the city for health code violations -- for the second time in six months. On Thursday the Centre Street restaurant had reopened, but with very few customers around 6 pm. There was a sign on the door that said the business has an "A" sanitary inspection grade from the city. Another sign said that health code violations can be reported by calling the Boston Public Health Commission at 617-534-4718. UniversalHub.com reported that the Centre Street restaurant was shutdown earlier this month for violations "...including a lack of hot water in the sink used by employees to wash their hands and equipment that needed cleaning, including a can opener, a microwave and the inside of an ice machine."

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Community Meeting to be Held Wednesday About Franklin Park Muggings

Good morning, neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for this warm fall day. Community Meeting About Muggings in Franklin Park: While much of the park isn't in JP, I know a lot of JP residents enjoy using the it. There's a community meeting Wednesday to address recent armed robberies in Franklin Park. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));
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Today's Bread, which stood at the corner of Centre and Burroughs in the 1980s.

Remember Today’s Bread?

For our Photo of the Day on Thursdays, we highlight an image of old JP, often from the online archives of the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. That's the case with this week's photo, which is of Centre and Burroughs streets back in the 1980s. As many residents remember, the spot now occupied by Bukhara Indian Bistro was long the home of Today's Bread. For more on the history of that corner, click through to the JP Historical Society's site. The Historical Society's photo archive is a neighborhood treasure.

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Posters for various JP Music Festival Fundraisers

Before It Raises the Roof, Here’s How the JP Music Festival Raises the Money

Running a free community event like the JP Music Festival is great fun — even behind the scenes. The festival itself brings together the people of JP and Boston (and many Brooklinites sneak over the border) to celebrate great, local, live music. Every year the thousands of people who come discover just how much amazing musical talent lives and works in our ‘hood. As a group of JP residents (okay, a couple of us have migrated to Dorchester), part of the fun of putting on a free community event is raising the money to pull it all off. The committee is led by Rick Berlin and Shamus Moynihan as co-producers and the festival committee is currently Margie Nicoll, Kellie Cardone, Justin McCarthy, Ferris Mueller, and Charles McEnerney.

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