Jamaica Plain Gazette

JP activists hold anti-Olympics protest meeting

JP activists held a meeting last night to organize protests against Boston’s 2024 Olympics bid, drawing more than 50 people. The meeting was triggered by Gazette reports that the bid includes Franklin Park, a choice made without public input. It was the city’s first community meeting of any kind about the Olympic bid. An official with Boston 2024, the private committee organizing Boston’s Olympics bid, attended the meeting and announced at that the group will hold its own public meetings soon. No venue decisions for Boston’s bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics will be made without community “outreach and consent,” said the official, Doug Rubin. However, the bid process is moving quickly—the first stage will be done by early ...
Panorama of the Mountains

Song of the Week: “Lífsins Ólgusjór” by Samaris

Another week, another recommendation for an Icelandic rock band.  “Lífsins Ólgusjór”  by Samaris is inspired by 19th-century Icelandic poetry and laid over a reggae beat.  Check out their recently released second album Silkidranga for more.Filed under: Music, Song of the Week Tagged: Electronic, Iceland, Music, Reggae, Samaris, Song of the Week
Jamaica Plain Gazette

Local activists to host anti-Olympics meeting Monday

Local activists will hold a public meeting on Monday for those interested in opposing Boston’s bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, which proposes using Franklin Park for horse and pentathlon events. Organized by veterans of such movements as Black Lives Matter and Occupy Boston, the meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 24 at First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St., according to several announcements via Twitter. The Olympics bid is being arranged by a private committee called Boston 2024, and has proposed the use of Franklin Park and various other venues without public input or notice, as the Gazette reported earlier today. The possible impacts on the historic park and all of Jamaica Plain have stirred outrage. “[Franklin ...
Jamaica Plain Gazette

Car lot redevelopment approved

STONYBROOK—A massive mixed-use development of the former Flanagan & Seaton Motor Car Company on Washington Street was approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) last week. The project at 3521-3529 Washington St. will include a four- to five-story multi-use building at the corner of Washington and McBride streets. The ground floor is planned to have 25,000 square feet of retail space, and the upper floors will hold 88 residential units. The plan also includes a two-story retail building fronting Washington Street and multifamily housing fronting on Burnett Street, and new green space connecting New Washington and McBride streets. That would be made from a small swath of MBTA-owned green space between the property and the train tracks running behind it, ...
Panorama of the Mountains

Book Review: The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty by Dan Ariely

Author: Dan Ariely Title: The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty Narrator: Simon Jones Publication Info: Harper Collins, 2012 ISBN: 9780062209320 Summary/Review: This book is a psychological and sociological investigation into lying, with the emphasis on the ways in which all humans more or less lie and cheat throughout their whole lives.  Ariely notes that while big scandals […]
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