Panorama of the Mountains

Bonus Song of the Week: “Secrets” by Mary Lambert (Fedde Le Grand Remix)

Just to keep the dance party going, here’s Mary Lambert’s song “Secrets” from her album Heart on My Sleeve as remixed by Fedde Le Grand. And here is the original, unadorned version of Mary Lambert’s “Secrets”:Filed under: Music, Song of the Week Tagged: Electronica, Fedde Le Grand, Mary Lambert, Music, Song of the Week
Panorama of the Mountains

Song of the Week: “Rolling in the Deep/Ain’t No Mountain” by Aretha Franklin

I always thought that “Rolling in the Deep” sounded like a cover of an Aretha Franklin song.  This confirms that Adele is a time traveler.Filed under: Music, Song of the Week Tagged: Adele, Aretha Franklin, Music, Song of the Week, Soul
Jamaica Plain Gazette

Armed robbers strike at Jamaica Pond

By John Ruch and Peter Shanley/Gazette Staff Three recent armed robberies at Jamaica Pond sparked fear as well as concerns in the Boston Police Department notifying the public about them. Meanwhile, police arrested two suspects in a brutal Franklin Park armed robbery and indicated they are being looked at suspects in two of the Jamaica Pond attacks. The first two robberies happened on Sept. 24 in the 11 p.m. hour on the Jamaica Pond footpath. They were committed by two young suspects, one with a gun and one with a knife. In one incident, they robbed a group of people walking through the park. In the other incident, they forced the man into a wooded area, robbed him, and left ...
Jamaica Plain Gazette

Mayor Menino’s new book touches on JP issues

Former Mayor Thomas Menino has penned a memoir about his unprecedented five terms in office, “Mayor for a New America,” that frequently mentions Jamaica Plain and its issues. Due out Oct. 14, the book covers Menino’s service as a Hyde Park city councilor and his mayoral tenure, which ran from 1993 to early this year. JP makes an early appearance when Menino recalls his father, Carl, spending all day at a Jackson Square car dealership haggling to get the right price. Menino’s first government job in the 1970s made him part of a huge issue in JP and citywide: He worked for the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) convincing businesses to move for a highway planned to cut through the city’s ...
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