Think you know Jamaica Plain? Consider yourself a JPNDC buff? Put your knowledge to the test at JPNDC’s JP Trivia Night at Doyle’s Cafe on Wednesday, November 7th. Join us as trivia master and host, Colleen Kelleher, tries to stump your team with questions about the history, lore, and little known facts about Jamaica Plain and JPNDC. Teams can include 1-10 people.
A developer has proposed razing a one-story commercial building on Stedman Street in the Stonybrook neighborhood to build a 3-story, 21-unit residential building. The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is hosting a public meeting about the proposal on Oct. 29 at Doyle's Cafe from 6 to 7 pm. The proposal consists of knocking down a one-story commercial building at 50 Stedman St., where the Wentworth Service Station is located. According to documents filed with the BPDA by the proposal's architect, Lucio Trabucco of Nunes Trabucco Architects, wrote that the building "has no historic or architectural significance to the surrounding neighborhood" and the "presence actually detracts from the neighborhood."
Congressman Michael Capuano will be in Jamaica Plain this Sunday to participate in a JP Progressives' candidate forum at Doyle's Cafe. Capuano was first elected to Congress for the 8th District in 1999, and after redistricting he was elected to represent the 7th District in 2013. This fall Capuano is being challenged in the Democratic primary by At-Large Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley. This forum is being hosted by JP Progressives, who invites the public to ask Capuano questions through slido.com (code #5492). Pressley previously participated in a JP Progressives candidate forum this year, and a video of that forum is viewable here.
Secretary of State William Galvin, who is being challenged by fellow Democrat and Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, will speak at Doyle's Cafe on Tuesday night. Galvin was first elected as Secretary of State in 1995. He will be speaking at a JP Progressives meeting, which is open to the public. RSVPing is requested and can be done so by clicking on the Facebook link above. The Secretary of State is a lesser known state elected position, but it is a very important role.
Gubernatorial candidate and Newton Mayor Setti Warren will be speaking at Doyle's Cafe on Thursday night. Warren will be talking at a JP Progressives monthly meeting that starts at 6:30 pm. Updates from JP Progressives on "resisting Trump's GOP," Raise Up Agenda, criminal justice reform, local elections and more will kickoff the event. A discussion with Warren will be around 7 pm. The two-term Newton mayor is a Democrat who previously worked in the White House when Bill Clinton was president, and also worked for former US Senator John Kerry.