Turtle Swamp Brewing, Landlord Sue to Stop Low-Income Senior Housing Development

Turtle Swamp Brewing and its landlord have filed separate lawsuits to prevent a project intended to provide housing to low-income and extremely low-income seniors, as well as a new spot for a longtime neighborhood Latino-owned restaurant. "In short, this development is too big, too close to its neighbors, and does not provide parking or loading areas sufficient to serve the Project," says Turtle Swamp Brewing's lawsuit filed in Suffolk Superior Court. The project at 3371 Washington St. is a joint venture between New Atlantic Development LLC and nonprofit Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), and has already been approved by the Boston Planning & Development Agency Board. The project will be five stories of supported affordable senior housing development, which would include 38 units of much-needed housing for low-income and extremely low-income seniors, and an 800-square-foot restaurant space for El Embajador Restaurant, a tenant of the current site.

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The Moonlighters’ Club Showcase

Join the Moonlighters’ Club Podcast for our 2nd celebration of entrepreneurship on Friday, April 5th, at Turtle Swamp Brewing in Jamaica Plain. Six local entrepreneurs will explain the ups and downs of growing their own business while working a full-time job. Please come to hear their stories and to network in an up-and-coming brewery. Turtle Swamp Brewing will have delicious craft beer flowing and we encourage you to grab a brew before or during the event. Admission is free and the event is open to all.

Photos: Food Glorious Food at Taste of Jamaica Plain

Ethiopian cuisine, delicious baked desserts, corny bread, locally brewed beer and stilt walkers were all part of the 23rd Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain on Thursday night. Held at Annunciation Hall on the VFW Parkway for the first time, the annual event serves as fundraiser for JP nonprofit Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC),  and particularly its senior home programs and youth opportunity collaborative. Along with more than 20 restaurants, personal chefs, food businesses, there was a cash bar with beer and wine, raffle tickets being sold, a silent auction and live music.

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Councilor O’Malley Makes World Series Bet with L.A. Councilwoman; Turtle Swamp Beer On the Line!

District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley made a wager with a Los Angeles councilwoman as to whether the Red Sox or the Dodgers win the World Series -- and local beer and food is on the line! O'Malley and District 6 L.A. Councilor Nury Martinez are creatively terming it the "Battle of the Sixes" because they both represent their cities' sixth district. The bet shakes out that if the Red Sox win O'Malley will receive Mission Foods tortillas, meat from Los Tres Hermanos and beer from MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. from her district. If the Dodgers win then O'Malley is sending a spread from Legal Sea Foods and beer from Turtle Swamp Brewery.

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JP Centre/South Main Streets’ Growler Gala and Auction on Oct. 25

Jamaica Plain has a long history of breweries, and to celebrate them JP Centre/South Main Streets is hosting a Growler Gala and auctioning off 12 growler works of art made by local artists and celebrities. 

And you can't have a growler gala and auction without alcohol, right? Turtle Swamp Brewery and Bully Boy Distillers will be on hand serving up beer and cocktails. There will also be food, music, as well as silent and live auctions. Silent auction items include a dessert class with a local chef, vintage photographs and more. The event is happening at the Loring-Greenough House on Thursday, Oct.

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