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Restaurants
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Hidden Gems: 8 of Jamaica Plain’s Cheap and Lesser Known Dining Spots
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Jamaica Plain is one of the most interesting and leafy neighborhoods in Boston. It’s home to tons of local bands, cool galleries like Aviary, aging hippies, and most importantly, a bunch of great food. Getting there is a little tough, driving on the Jamaica Way is scary as hell and there is no T in the heart of JP, but it’s just one of those “charming” transportation quirks about getting to the different neighborhoods of our great city. It’s worth the trek, though. Head down to Centre Street and then go for a walk around Jamaica Pond or the Arborway. While out there, you may get a little hungry. If you don’t have the cash to shell out for an expensive meal, check out one of these local hidden gems, similar to our hidden gems of Allston piece from earlier this fall. More

Theater/Performance Art
Mr. Hip Presents Delivers Poetry to a Different Crowd at UFORGE Gallery
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When you think about a poetry reading, you probably imagine a bunch of sullen, too-cool-to-smile literary types haplessly clapping between each reading. That image is pretty spot on for many poetry events here in Boston, unless you’ve discovered Donald Vincent’s spoken word and poetry event, Mr. Hip Presents. Once a month, Vincent, better known as Mr. Hip, curates an interactive and engaging poetry reading at UFORGE Gallery in Jamaica Plain that bolsters some of the most cutting-edge, emerging and established poets in and around Boston.  More

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Faced! New Year’s resolutions for every Boston neighborhood
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Today is the glorious day when we all resolve to make better of ourselves in the new year and inevitably end up joining a gym — for about a week. Instead, let’s make some resolutions for our neighborhoods and residents. In the spirit of painting with the broadest of brushes, here’s our list for the people of Greater Boston, lovingly suggested by several BDCwire writers who call these neighborhoods home. Tell us your neighborhood resolution by tweeting @BDCwire with the hashtag #BDCHoodResolution. More