1. CHEAP EATS

    Disappointing burgers at new Grass Fed in J.P.

    Someone in the kitchen isn’t paying attention. Nor is the staff, who often stare at customers without cracking a smile.

     
  2. MBTA workers rescue 3-year-old’s beloved stuffed animal

    During rush hour Wednesday Riley Carey dropped her stuffed bunny “Nummy” as she exited a train, leading MBTA workers to rush to the rescue.

    (Casey Carey-Brown)

     
  3. DINING

    'Tonic' in JP aims for upscale, neighborhood joint

    Across from the Forest Hills T station in Jamaica Plain, new restaurant Tonic aims to be affordable and stylish at once.

     
  4. A trio of young chefs runs Jamaica Plain pop-up

    - They created a chef’s tasting experience at Fiore’s Bakery, based on the premise that quality meals can be accessible and affordable.

     
  5. Polka Dog Bakery is in the spotlight

    - This is the story of a one-eyed dog from Puerto Rico (now deceased), a young, artsy couple searching for their calling in life, and Target. But that part comes later.

     
  6. Jessica Lider is a roller derby dame

    - Lider, 31, (at left in photo) will lead her team in the Boston Derby Dames league of the 2012 Women’s Flat Track Derby season.

    (DAVID ANDREW MORRIS)

     
  7. Casey Overpass to be torn down, replaced with surface roads

    - The state announced Thursday that it will not rebuild the aging Casey Overpass that carries the Arborway over the Forest Hills MBTA station in Jamaica Plain but instead will replace the deteriorating structure with surface roads.

     
  8. The story behind Bon Savor’s closing

    - The little Jamaica Plain bistro chugged along after its popular owners went to Bogota on vacation and were prevented from reentering the country. 

     
  9. Keeping up with Julia Jones

    - The Jamaica Plain-bred actress came to Boston to promote the release of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1” DVD.

     
  10. Jamaica Plain Whole Foods opens two days early

    - After nine months of renovations and intense neighborhood debate, Whole Foods Market opened its Hyde Square store today, two days ahead of schedule and hours before protesters plan to rally outside the supermarket tonight.

     
  11. A group opposing Whole Foods’ plans for a new store in Hyde Square demanded Tuesday that the company sign a community benefits agreement with Jamaica Plain and that the deal include a yearly 1 percent donation of the store’s annual revenue for the next two decades.

     
  12. THE JAMAICA PLAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL - At: the Pinebank Baseball Field on Jamaica Pond, today, 1-7 p.m. Two stages, twenty bands, featured artist: Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes. Every music act at the first ever JP Music Festival includes at least one Jamaica Plain resident or someone with a direct connection to the community. You’ll hear everything from Americana to blues, Cuban, jazz, folk, hip-hop, salsa, pop, indie rock, and more. All ages. Free. (Related story.) —- www.jpmusicfestival.com

     
  13. Inaugural ‘JP Music Festival’ to host 20-plus bands with neighborhood ties

    - The first-ever 'JP Music Festival' will be held in late August featuring between 20 and 25 musical acts, all of which have direct ties to the neighborhood.

     
  14. EDITORIAL

    JP should accept Whole Foods, but hold it to its commitments

    - THERE IS plenty to criticize about Whole Foods: the stiff prices of its tomatoes, for instance, or the greener-than-thou attitude of some of its consumers. But the opposition to the new store opening in Jamaica Plain later this year has gotten out of hand.