Panorama of the Mountains

Movie Review: Selma (2014)

Title: Selma Release Date: 2014 Director: Ava DuVernay Production Co: Cloud Eight Films, Celador Films, Harpo Films, Pathé, Plan B Entertainment Country: United States Language: English Genre: Biography | Drama | History Rating: **** The story of the march from Selma to Montgomery to fight for voting rights for black Americans is dramatized in this excellent biographical film.  The film focuses on Martin […]
Panorama of the Mountains

Song of the Week: “Caribou” by Tanya Tagaq

“Caribou” is a cover of a Pixies song by Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq.  It’s a perfect match of song to interpreter, but it’s also not representative of Tagaq’s greater work.  So make sure to check out her new album Animism as well.   Related posts: Ten Favorite Songs of 2008Filed under: Music, Song of […]
Jamaica Plain Gazette

Police: 6 shot in Bromley-Heath

Six people were shot in the same incident last night in Jackson Square’s Bromley-Heath public housing development, according to the Boston Police Department. The victims were described only as five men and one woman, all between the ages of 18 and 22. One victim’s injuries were described as life-threatening by BPD, while the others were not. The victims were found in the area of 954 Parker St. after police responded to a report of gunfire around 11:15 p.m. Bromley-Heath has been the scene of gun violence for many years, largely related to drug-dealing street gangs. Shootings and other gun incidents have been reported there with regularity since a 2012 police crackdown briefly tamped down the incidents. Anyone with information about ...
Jamaica Plain Gazette

Police seek suspect in store robberies

Boston police are seeking a man they believe robbed four local stores at gunpoint in recent weeks. The Boston Police Department released security-camera photos of the suspect in a Jan. 16 robbery at the City Feed and Supply store at 66 Boylston St. BPD says detective believe the same man also robbed Metro PCS, 319 Centre St., on Dec. 26; JP Auto Service, 429 Centre St., on Jan. 3; and JP Variety Store, 162 South St., on Jan. 6. The suspect is described as a white male, 5-feet-11-inches tall, slim build, with brown hair. He was wearing a black, white and gray jacket with a stripe across the chest; a gray hooded sweatshirt under the jacket; blue jeans; and dark ...
Jamaica Plain Gazette

Franklin Park stadium, golf course planned as Olympics venues

Franklin Park’s White Stadium and William J. Devine Golf Course are proposed as 2024 Boston Olympics venues in bid documents finally revealed today by Boston 2024. The plans include hosting various events in a renovated stadium, and temporarily turning the golf course into a cross-country horse-race course. Based on the work involved and a similar venue’s experience at the London 2012 Games, that likely would mean shutting those sections of the park from public access for several months and possibly much longer. The renovated stadium would remain for later public use, and presumably the golf course would be restored or somehow improved. The bid proposes using White Stadium to house various horse events and the pentathlon, as well as identifying ...
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