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FREE STUFF (Wenham and Walk Hill) [26 Aug 2011|07:14pm]

There's free stuff in front of 5 Wenham Street in JP.

- wrought iron patio table with two matching chairs
- small bookshelf
- Ikea chair and footrest
- lamp
- toaster oven (working, everyone's moving out and nobody wants it)
- microwave (ditto toaster oven)

Stop on by and help yourself!

x-posted to b0st0n
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Boston-Area Educators for Social Justice Conference [15 May 2011|11:25pm]

Saturday, May 21, 2011, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
The Curley School, 493 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
The conference, which is free, will convene teachers, K-12 students, graduate students, educators and education activists to discuss issues facing our schools and communities, and to share techniques & curriculum that address social justice issues in and beyond our classrooms. At a time when education policy and debate is moving fast, and as curriculum becomes more narrow in focus, proponents of social justice education need to cultivate a strong voice.

For more information or to register go to: www.besj.weebly.com

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apt for rent, xposted to boston & b0st0n [27 Jul 2010|05:52pm]

hey boston, my friend is renting a place in september if you, or anyone you know, is interested.


$1350 / 3br - Very Nice Apt. Owner Lived There 3 yrs, Views, Near T - 9/1 (Somerville/Foss Park)

* Very Nice 3 bedroom apartment
* Newly remodeled bathroom
* Glistening Hardwood Floors
* Views of the Boston Skyline
* Off Street Parking
* Storage space
* Eat-in Kitchen
* Laundry in building
* Large Walk-in closets
* Front and rear porch
* Close to Foss Park - enjoy green grass, trees, tennis, swimming pool!!!
* Utilities NOT included
* Available 9/1

she has pictures up if you wanted to take a peek. just respond to this entry, and i'll put you in contact with her.
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Looking for two chill, cat-friendly JP roommates - 9/1 - ASAP! [10 Apr 2010|11:17pm]

So here's the deal: I just moved into an awesome 3-bedroom apartment, subletting from April 1-Aug 31. My roommates are fantastic, but already have plans to move out in Sept. I want to renew the lease from Sept 2010-Sept 2011, but I need two people to share it with! And I need to find these two fine folks ASAP, because they've already started showing the place.

About the apartment:
*Bedroom #1 ($650) is big enough for a queen bed and plenty of furniture, with a roomy closet.
*Bedroom #2 ($550) is small but also has a big closet. It's big enough for a twin bed (my roommate has hers lofted to fit more furniture) and desk.

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This Thursday: TranScriptions open mic featuring Arden Eli Hill! (x-posted) [05 Apr 2010|01:27pm]

TranScriptions Open Mic
Featuring Arden Eli Hill

Thursday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
@ Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth Street, Jamaica Plain
$5-10 sliding scale, all ages

Arden Eli Hill recently placed second in the Inglis House Disability Poetry contest. Ze holds a MFA in Creative Writing from Hollins University and is currently a poetry editor for Breath and Shadow, an online journal of disability culture and literature. In 2008, Arden was a poetry fellow at the Lambda Literary Retreat for Emerging Writers. Hir work has been published or accepted by Women’s Work Anthology, Kalidiscope, Cripping Femme, Ghoti Magazine, Transgender Tapestry, The Windy City Times Pride Literary Supplement, The Inglis House Poetry Chapbook, Wordgathering, the Lambda Literary award winning anthology First Person Queer and its sequel, Second Person Queer, and more. Arden also writes erotica under the alias “Arden Hill.”

Spontaneous Celebrations is now wheelchair accessible! The event is on the first floor. For details, contact Ed, facilities manager, at 524-6373.

TranScriptions is for queer and trans folks -- and for YOU. Always ally-friendly!

Keep up with us on
Facebook: http://groups.to/transcriptions
Twitter: @transopenmic
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Hello fellow soggy JPers! [30 Mar 2010|07:19pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

With the weather what it is, one is inclined to stay inside with a cup of tea and a book. I have read most of my current collection and am looking to trade some of it for new. Anyone have any good recommendations for a decent used book store in the area? Mostly paperbacks and regular reading type books. No texts or valuable antiques.
Thanks and hopefully the next post won't be able getting everyone together to build an ark!

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Come out to TranScriptions one-year anniversary show! (x-posted) [08 Feb 2010|11:09pm]

TranScriptions: featuring Good Asian Drivers

Thursday, February 11 @ 7:30pm
Spontaneous Celebrations // 45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain
$5-10 sliding scale // all ages

Join us for our one-year Valentine's anniversary special, with the return of Cupid's candygrams! Don't forget to bring some extra cash with you to buy some goodies - the Dyke March Committee is baking for us again this month (and we've heard there may be heart-shaped cupcakes).

Our anniversary feature is: Good Asian Drivers!

The Good Asian Drivers, a performance powerhouse nationally-renowned as one of the most electrifying artists of their generation, recently completed their second national tour including appearances on the San Francisco Pride Mainstage, Toronto Pride, Phasefest, and the Decibelle Music Festival. Their newly released debut album, "Drive Away Home" has been receiving non-stop media attention including an Editor's Pick in the latest issue of Curve Magazine.

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TranScriptions: featuring the Tranny Roadshow! (x-posted) [11 Jan 2010|01:56am]


Thursday, January 14 @ 7:30pm
Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St, Jamaica Plain
$5-10 sliding scale at the door

TranScriptions, Boston's all-ages queer open mic, is kicking off 2010 with a bang and a bunch of traveling trans folks!

The Tranny Roadshow is a multimedia performance art extravaganza. It is composed of an eclectic group of artists, each one self-identified as transgender, and includes poets, rappers, filmmakers, storytellers, breakdancers, rock bands, comedians, actors, folk singers, photographers, zinesters, and more. The show is a fluid entity, changing to suit the artists and the crowd, but always it is full of intelligence, fun and humor.

We'll also have a delicious vegan bake sale - proceeds to benefit Massachusetts Trans Legal Advocates!

How to get to 45 Danforth St. by T:
Take the Orange Line to Stony Brook;
When leaving the station, turn right on Boylston St;
Cross Lamartine St;
Turn right on Danforth St

P.S. TranScriptions happens on the second Thursday of every month.  Don't miss our one-year anniversary show on February 11!  Keep up with us on facebook: http://groups.to/transcriptions

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Halloween Matinee! (Featuring The Murder as White Zombie) [26 Oct 2009|03:40pm]

Hey all,

Glad to see a few faces trying to breathe some new life into this community! I'm your friendly next door neighbor in good old mission_hill.

Anyway, if you're looking for something to do on Halloween look no further! The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, the leaves are falling, and there is a slight chill in the air. What does it all mean? That Halloween is right around the corner, and with that bring a slew of shows featuring your favorite bands covering your favorite bands!

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This year will be no exception, and I can say in all honesty that this may just be the most highly anticipated event of the year.

On the afternoon of All Hallows Eve, The Murder will perform as White Zombie at The Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain! This won't be just another cover set, but a full on production, complete with lights, sound, special effects and more!

Providing support will be Fulton Reed (AKA The Old Edison), performing as Slapshot and other Boston bands (In their own unique acoustic style), The Designer Drugs as Bikini Kill and local legend Squallie Greenthumb as Jack White, of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs.

The show is a matinee, with doors opening at 3:00pm, so there'll be plenty of time to Trick or Treat and party afterwards. Bring your little ghoul or goblin along too, as it is all ages!

The cover is $8, but wear a costume and only pay $5! (Sorry kids, being a "punk rocker" doesn't count as a costume)

Last but not least, there will be Free Candy and other treats for you to enjoy. This will be one of the defining moments of the year, and you don't want to be left out when everyone is talking about it after the fact!

If you're on Facebook, why not check out the event page and RSVP!

See you there, and have a Happy Halloween!
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[22 Oct 2009|11:30pm]

*tap tap tap*
Is this thing on?!
Greetings? I just moved to JP this summer and am trying to get more connected to the community, events, cool stores and restaurants, etc. I read both b0st0n and davis_square and was happy to find this comm, but it doesn't seem to be as active so I thought I'd make a post to shake out the spider webs and see if anyone knows of anything fun going on next week for Halloween. Have a good one!
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Transcriptions: queer/trans open mic 9/10 (x-posted) [04 Sep 2009|09:31pm]

TranScriptions: Back-to-School Throwback
featuring EVAN GREER!

Thursday, Sept 10; doors @ 7:15pm (show up early to get an open mic slot)
@ Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St, JP
$5-10 sliding scale

Bring your cringe-worthy old journals, your gossip-laden notes, and your angst-ridden poetry. It’s the first day of school at Transcriptions High, and we're kickin' it old school, 'cause mortification loves company. And who knows - that hottie in the second row might just pass you a note.

EVAN GREER! is a femme, genderqueer singer/songwriter, community organizer, and popular educator based in JP. He writes and performs high energy acoustic songs that inspire hope, build community, and incite resistance! A founding member of the Riot-Folk! Collective, he recently returned from a 1600 mile, 100% gas-free bicycle tour of Florida, performing and offering workshops in community centers, high schools, universities, and detention centers across the state.

As always, Transcriptions is a radically inclusive space for all types of queer creative expression. Friends & allies of all ages welcome! Keep up with us on facebook: http://groups.to/transcriptions/
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TranScriptions: featuring Otter! (x-posted) [03 Jul 2009|08:43pm]

featuring: Otter Eliconia

Thursday, July 9; doors @ 7:15pm
at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St, JP
$5-10 donation, cash only please!

It's finally summer, and TranScriptions, Boston's monthly queer/trans open mic, is heating things up things up. Don't miss this month's feature, TranScriptions regular Otter Eliconia!

Otter reads hot consent-based porn to illustrate zan vision of healthier sex. Ze considers zan work direct action against dominating heteropatriarchal ideas about sexxx. Ze also speaks incendiary poetry and sappy love songs. Ze learned to be a vulgar loudmouth when ze was raised by a pack of wild sisters south of (A)tlanta, and ze hopes to be everything zan sisters taught zan. Other loudmouths should feel liberated to respond and participate vocally during zan performance.

TranScriptions is every 2nd Thursday and features a special guest performer each month. This space is for queer folks, trans people, genderqueers, lesbians, gay guys, dykes, bisexuals, butches, femmes, bears, crossdressers, pansexuals, poly people, drag kings 'n' queens, ftm's, mtf's, allies and YOU! Read a poem, play a song, spit a rhyme, bust a move, tell a joke, or just take it all in.

Keep up with us on facebook: http://groups.to/transcriptions/
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TranScriptions: Pride Edition! (x-posted) [04 Jun 2009|02:58am]

TranScriptions: Pride Edition
featuring the Femme Show and Rachel K. Zall
Thursday, June 11; doors @ 7pm
Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St, JP
$5-10 at the door, cash only please!

TranScriptions, Boston's newest queer-themed open mic night, is
gearing up for our very first Pride show! Prepare yourselves for...
The return of anonymous love notes. Vegan baked goods. A chance to
express yourself in a radically inclusive space. And a DOUBLE FEATURE:

The Femme Show is a revue of smart, sexy, interactive performance
about queer femme identity that features film, dance, burlesque, drag,
and performance art from award winning artists. Since its sold-out
debut in October 2007, the Femme Show has toured the Northeast and has
been called "wild, raw, transparent, and unique." These fierce femmes
may just blow your mind.

Rachel K. Zall is a poet and activist living in Somerville, MA. One
local hate group has warned that she’s “what’s coming to our public schools!”
She will be reading poems from her book The Oxygen Catastrophe: Poems
1999-2006, as well as new work.

Make sure to show up early to snag an open mic slot - this is gonna be big.

Keep up with us on facebook: http://groups.to/transcriptions
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what are you doing march 12? (x-posted) [02 Mar 2009|12:20am]

a new queer-themed open mic night!
featuring Zaedryn Meade

Thurs, March 12, Doors @ 7:15pm
@ Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St., Jamaica Plain
(Orange line to Stony Brook, turn right on Boylston, cross Lamartine,
and turn right on Danforth)
$5-10 at the door, cash only please

TranScriptions is Boston's newest queer-themed open mic night. At our
debut show last month, 17 performers rocked the mic! Featuring
poets, writers, musicians, performers, activists, and creative
expression in all forms,TranScriptions is a safe space and always
ally-friendly. Come be a part of it!

Zaedryn Meade, aka Sinclair Sexsmith, was named 2008's #1 Top Sex
Blogger by Rori at BetweenMySheets.com for her site Sugarbutch
Chronicles: The Sex, Gender, and Relationship Adventures of a Kinky
Queer Butch Top (sugarbutch.net) (NSFW). Her work has been published in
various anthologies, including three Best Lesbian Erotica anthologies
and NPR's "This I Believe" project. With four chapbooks and one spoken
word CD under her belt, Zed is currently writing a novel.
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new event (x-posted) [20 Jan 2009|09:20pm]

a brand new queer-themed open mic night!
featuring Johnny Blazes and Valentine's Day fun

Thurs, Feb. 12, Doors @ 7:15pm
@ Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St., Jamaica Plain
(Orange line to Stony Brook, turn right on Boylston, cross Lamartine,
and turn right on Danforth)
$5-10 at the door, cash only please

Are you mourning the passing of GenderCrash? Or maybe you missed out
on all the excitement? Never fear - TranScriptions is here! Feauturing
poets, writers, musicians, performers, activists, and YOUR creative
expression of all kinds, TranScriptions is for all ages and always

Our February feature, Johnny Blazes, is known throughout Boston's drag
and burlesque scenes for hir genre-bending, tongue-in-cheek
performances. Ze has performed in the Femme Show and Truth Serum's
TraniWreck, contributed to The Theater Offensive, choreographed for
Big Moves and taken hir vaudeville-inspired circus on the road. Johnny
emerges full-force with art that refuses to be labeled.
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Neighborhood this weekend and Gender Crash next week! [07 Nov 2008|11:53am]

Saturday November 8, 2008
THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Queer/Trans Dance Party
$pread Magazine Fundraiser

@ The Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St., Jamaica Plain, 9p-2a Dancing
all night! 21+
$7 at the door ($2.00 will be donated directly to $pread)
Sign up for our new twitter alerts http://twitter.com/theNeighborhood,
we will let you know when we think the line is about to start,
celebrity alerts, and so much more. For more
information, visit The Neighborhood's MySpace page at
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Thursday November 13, 2008
Gender Crash Open Mic
For poets/spoken wordsters/literary geeks/journal
writers/queers/transgender/gender queers
Feature Mel Petrosky

Doors open at 7p show at 7:30pm at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45
Danforth St, Jamaica Plain, Orange line, Stonybrook stop, all ages, $5
- 10 at the door sliding scale, open to everyone, more info?
http://www.gendercrash.com or 617-983-0219

Mel Petrosky is an eclectic individual who has dreamed of being a
writer since age fourteen. Mel first hit the poetry scene back in 2000
appearing at The Amazon Slam in Cambridge, but now is a regular at
Gender Crash and Got Poetry Live in Providence, RI. Mel's poetry has
been published four times and some is available at
www.myspace.com/bluecitypoet. You can also find Mel's column "News
Muse" and other articles monthly in Rhode Island's Options Magazine or
at www.optionsri.org. Mel's poetry has expansive scope, ranging from
haiku, to simple word sketches, to detail laden confessional style
pieces. Mel is known for drawing raw, honest, intricate portraits of
life, both from personal and outside experiences. Familiar topics of
inspiration are love, sex, gender, addiction, loss, mortality, nature
and Paris. Mel's first chapbook is in the works and will have a
limited edition printing including Mel's photography. In addition to
being a photographer and poet, Mel is an attorney in Massachusetts
specializing in low-come and underrepresented groups. Mel is currently
developing a practice that focuses on serving the low and middle
income queer, trans, and elder communities. Mel strives to infuse all
artistic endeavors with a potpourri of life experiences, as well as a
unique and eclectic perspective. Ultimately, Mel hopes the work
reflects the paradoxically inherent variety, simplicity, complexity
and beauty of daily existence.

For the open mic portion bring your poetry, spoken word, slam style
poems, essays, acoustic music, performance, singing, drag, or dance,
because are all welcome. Where you can be a Rock Star!
for at least 3 minutes! Only 4 more Gender Crash open mics!
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Utilities? [31 Jul 2008|01:21pm]

Howdy, jamaicaplain. Possible future resident here.

I'm checking out a one-bedroom on Washington Street near Egleston Square, and if I take it I'll be paying gas and electric. Is there anyone in that part of town who might be able to help me out with an estimate on the total bill, or knows what company(s) services the area? The NSTAR website says they only provide electric, although I have a pretty good idea as to how much I spend on that living in a similar situation in Roxbury.

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Looking for a roommate. [23 Apr 2008|01:15pm]

I am a 37 year old professional female who is looking for a clean, open-minded, non-smoking roommate to share an apartment in Jamaica Plain - it's a 3 bedroom, 1 bath, with the smallest bedroom being used as a store room for your extra stuff. Of course, if you're a collector of stuff, there is a storage facility not far away.

Your bedroom has plenty of windows - making it bright and sunny. If you are not a clothes horse, the 2 closets will hold what you have. And to make sure it all stays clean, there is a laundromat right around the corner. We will share a large eat-in kitchen with a small pantry and a back porch usable for relaxing, some planter/pot gardening, and light entertaining. I work during the day and more likely than not, am home at night. Although, I do sometimes participate in local community theatre, I'm not a party animal, but do enjoy visiting with my friends.

No pets please. My kitty considers herself the queen of this particular castle and doesn't get along with other animals.

Parking is available, but the 39 bus line is right around the corner and it's only a ten minute walk to Forest Hills train station.

Rent is $550 per month plus half of the gas, electric, and high-speed Internet. I am offering the first six months of high-speed Internet for free. The landlord - a good one - requires first, last, and security deposit.

If you're looking for a quiet place, and don't mind a finicky cat, contact me for a showing. My e-mail is AndreaStabler@yahoo.com.

CharlieCard. [04 Mar 2008|07:01pm]

Hey all--

I have a slightly used link pass for the month of March. I'm willing to part with it for $45 OBO.

Anyone interested?

I'll even throw in the CharlieCard for free. :D
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Room available immediately. [28 Feb 2008|05:10pm]

I'm looking for someone to share an apartment in JP. The building is just around the corner from the 39 bus line and a 10 minute walk from the Forest Hills station.

The room is a large room right off the kitchen. There are several windows, making it bright and sunny, as well as two closets. The kitchen is a large eat-in kitchen with a small pantry. There is a large back porch that I do use during warm weather. I do quite a bit of planter and pot gardening out there during the spring and the summer as well as using it for a place to sit and relax. There is a laundromat right around the corner.

There is also a small store room and the building is not far from a storage facility on Washington Ave.

Parking is available.

I am a 36 year old professional female who is looking for a clean, open-minded, non-smoking roommate.., preferably female. I'm not one who throws parties and while I do attend them, they are few and far beween. I work during the day and more likely than not, am home at night. Although, I do sometimes participate in local community theatre.

No pets, please. I have one cat and having another animal around would be a bad idea as mine doesn't really like other animals.

Rent is $550 per month, plus half of the utilities. (Gas, electric, high-speed internet.) First, last, and security will be required.

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to set up a time to look at the room. E-mail address is: room4rent1703@yahoo.com
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