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Monday Essentials: MLK Day of Service; Trash Delay; Marathon Kickoff Party

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Trash pickup is delayed in some areas because of MLK Day. Credit: Patch
Trash pickup is delayed in some areas because of MLK Day. Credit: Patch
Monday Essentials is a quick snapshot of significant incidents, events and information occurring throughout West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and the surrounding area in the week ahead. Want to let us know about an event or happening? Email charlene.arsenault@patch.com. 

MLK Day of Service 

West Roxbury student Ifenna Chukwujama, 16, performs the viola with the Boston Symphony Orchestras' Intensive Community Program on the Day of Service and Celebration to honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20.  The event, in Faneuil Hall, includes spoken word and music. 

MLK Week Trash Pickup 

The City of Boston announced that both West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain will have a one-day delay on trash pickup this week. Note: JP residents who have trash picked up twice per week will not have a delay. 

Boston Marathon Kickoff Party 

Join the Franklin Park Coalition 2014 Marathon team for a pizza buffet marathon kickoff party at Bella Luna in Jamaica Plain. Admission includes door prizes and all you can eat pizza. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Get your tickets here. 

And A Walk Talk 

On Wednesday, Jan. 22, learn about the 2014 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer at Community Servings, 18 Marbury Terrace, Jamaica Plain. Whether you are gathering information or are already registered, join the meeting, which starts at 6 p.m., and learn about the Avon Walk weekend, including the fundraising program, as well as strategies to raise funds. The walk's beneficiary, Community
Servings, talks about the food and nutrition programs they provide to families living with critical and chronic illnesses. 

Shop Local 

This week, Patch wants to draw your attention to the Facebook Page West Roxbury Main Streets. If you haven't given it the thumbs up, yet, you should. The folks behind the page smatter it with local deals, new products in West Roxbury, shopping nights, and seasonal info (for instance, Halls of Tara Florist has begun corsage specials)

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