Panorama of the Mountains

Christmas Song of the Week: “Dear Santa” by Mr. Little Jeans

Not sure if this is an original or a cover, but “Dear Santa” by Mr. Little Jeans (a.k.a. Monica Birkenes) is a good addition to the Christmas canon.Filed under: Music, Song of the Week Tagged: Christmas, Christmas Music, Mr. Little Jeans, Music, Song of the Week
Jamaica Plain Gazette

Boston 2024 chief: Olympics would boost park

A Boston Olympics would be a “major reinvestment” in Franklin Park and a “catalyst” for improvements to Jamaica Plain, Boston 2024 President Dan O’Connell, told the Gazette during an exclusive interview last week. If JPers disagree, Boston 2024 would find other sites, Dan O’Connell added. But Boston 2024—the private committee planning the local Olympics—will not hold any public meetings to gain such input unless Boston is chosen as the United States’ official Olympics bidding city, a decision expected next month, O’Connell said. “It would be a waste of people’s time” to host public meetings if Boston is not selected as the U.S.’s choice city, O’Connell said during an interview at Boston 2024’s Innovation District headquarters, a nondescript office of cubicles ...
Jamaica Plain Gazette

JP students hold Black Lives Matter protest march

Hundreds of students from the Margarita Muñiz Academy on Child Street march up Centre Street on the morning of Dec. 16 in a local version of the nationwide protests against police brutality, especially against young African-Americans. Marching from to JP to Roxbury’s Dudley Square, the students chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot” and “We can’t breathe.” They held signs with such slogans as, “#BlackLivesMatter” and “Our lives matter.” Police cars escorted the march, and some bystanders joined in the chants. The national protests were sparked by recent grand jury decisions that allowed white police officers to avoid trials in the deaths of Eric Garner in New York City and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. School Principal Dania Vázquez told the Gazette ...
Jamaica Plain Gazette
Panorama of the Mountains

Book Review: Closed at Dark by Rob Blackwell

Author:Rob Blackwell Title: Closed at Dark Publication Info: Amazon Digital Services, Inc., 2014 Previously read by same author: A Soul to Steal Band of Demons Give the Devil His Due Summary/Review: This novella by my college friend Rob Blackwell introduces a new series about Soren Chase, a paranormal investigator.  This story combines parental fears of “stranger danger,” […]
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