Jamaica Plain Gazette

Menino memorial arrangements announced

Former Mayor Thomas Menino, who died yesterday, will lie in state at Faneuil Hall downtown on Sun., Nov. 2, according to an official memorial website. The event will be open to the public starting at 10 a.m. that day. A private funeral Mass will follow on Mon., Nov. 3 at noon at Most Precious Blood Parish church in Hyde Park.
Jamaica Plain Gazette

How to send condolences to Menino family

Anyone wishing to share memories and condolences with the family of the late former Mayor Thomas Menino can do so in several ways, the City announced today. A memorial area in the lobby of Boston City Hall is open until 11 p.m. tonight, Oct. 30. Starting tomorrow, Oct. 31, condolence books will be available for public signing at all branch libraries and City community centers. In the JP area, those libraries include the Connolly (433 Centre St.), Egleston Square (2044 Columbus Ave.) and Jamaica Plain (12 Sedgwick St.) branches, and the Curtis Hall (20 South St.) and Hennigan Elementary School (200 Heath St.) community centers. Cards may be mailed to: Mayor Menino’s Office, Boston University, 75 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215. A ...
Jamaica Plain Gazette

‘A giant is gone': Locals mourn Menino

By Peter Shanley, Rebeca Oliveira and John Ruch/Gazette Staff A “legend.” A “giant.” A “champion of the underdog.” Those are just a few of the ways local leaders remember former Mayor Thomas Menino, who died today, as seen in the following quotes. The Gazette will continue to update this story with more local tributes. State Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez “A giant is gone from Earth, but he lives on in our souls. He gave his life to the city in so many ways.” “[He was] the greatest mayor of the city. He brought people together. He was that constant that everybody knew who worked for the benefit of the city.” Sánchez, a JP resident who formerly worked in finance, recalled how ...
Panorama of the Mountains

Book Review: Jerusalem by Gonçalo Tavares

Around the World for a Good Book Selection for Portugal Author: Gonçalo Tavares Title:Jerusalem Translator: Anna Kushner Publication Info: Champaign [Ill.] : Dalkey Archive Press, c2009 ISBN: 9781564785558 Summary/Review: This novel brings together several characters in one place for one event and then jumps back to show vignettes of each character’s life, building up to what all […]
Panorama of the Mountains

Book Review: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis

Author: Ayana Mathis Title: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Narrators: Adam Lazarre-White, Bahni Turpin, and Adenrele Ojo Publication Info: Books on Tape, 2012 Summary/Review: This somber novel tells the stories of a woman named Hattie who migrates from Georgia to Philadelphia in the 1920s, and her subsequent life and that of her children.  The novel is a […]
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