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Coakley, Baker take nod for gov.’s race; Chang-Díaz wins

September 12, 2014
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Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker will face each other in the gubernatorial race in the November general election after winning their respective party’s nomination in the Sept. 9 state’s primary election. Meanwhile, in the only competitive local election, state Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk District) easily captured the Democratic nomination for her...

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Author to speak on JP’s activist history

September 12, 2014
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Author to speak on JP’s activist history

A Boston author is coming to Jamaica Plain to talk about the role women and people of color—including some JP residents—played in the diverse “New Boston” following the 1960s and ’70s. Jim Vrabel, author of “A People’s History of the New Boston,” will come...

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JP Music Festival

September 12, 2014
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Hope Zimmerman of the punk band Hope and the Husbands sings. (Photo by Tony Sahadeo)

The fourth annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival drew hundreds of fans of local music to Jamaica Pond Park on Sept. 6 before a severe thunderstorm warning cut the show short.

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JP Open Studios: Many paths to see art

September 12, 2014
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The 21st annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), a celebration of the arts in JP that invites the public into local artists’ studios and group shows, returns next weekend,...

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Caminos diferentes para ver el arte en JP

September 12, 2014
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El vigésimo primero anual Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), una celebración artística en JP que invita al público a los talleres de artistas locales y proyectos colectivos, vuelve el...

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Children’s Festival

September 12, 2014
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Children’s Festival

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2 gang members guilty in boy’s killing

September 12, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—Two gangs members—Timothy Hearns and Ramon Silvelo-Miles—pled guilty last month to their roles in the 2010 Jamaica Plain shooting death of 14-year-old Jaewon Martin, according to the Suffolk...

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Landsmark BRA board appointment moving forward

September 12, 2014
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Jamaica Plain resident Ted Landsmark’s appointment to the board of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) appears to be moving forward after a delay. Mayor Martin Walsh appointed Landsmark to...

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LIPSTICK Check

September 12, 2014
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LIPSTICK Check

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JP pub lets locals weigh in on Scottish independence

September 12, 2014
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JP pub lets locals weigh in on Scottish independence

HYDE SQ.–Following years of debate—some would say hundreds of years—Scotland is voting on whether to secede from the rest of the United Kingdom next week, and JP’s resident Scots...

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‘Angry’ men in kilts to march for charity

September 12, 2014
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A band of “angry” Scotsmen (and Irishmen) will be making its way down Centre and South streets and visiting several Celtic-themed pubs as part of a fundraiser on the...

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On Centre moves

September 12, 2014
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On Centre, a gift shop originally located at 636 Centre Street, recently moved down the street to the former Q Salon space located at 676 Centre Street, according to...

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Health Commission chief to step down

September 12, 2014
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Health Commission chief to step down

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, a Jamaica Plain resident who serves as executive director of the Boston Public Health Commission, recently announced she will resign effective Oct. 3. Ferrer, who has...

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Hennigan Help

September 12, 2014
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Hennigan Help

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BPS to serve more local food

September 12, 2014
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School meals in Boston Public Schools (BPS) will be healthier and more locally sourced this fall, as part of a new three-year food service contract awarded over the summer....

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Invitacion, Sept. 12, 2014

September 12, 2014
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 23 de septiembre al mediodía para la publicación del 26 de septiembre. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes...

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JP Agenda, Sept. 12, 2014

September 12, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 23 for the Sept. 26 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

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The Guide to JP: Mayor Walsh: Arts and local businesses make JP special

September 12, 2014
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The Guide to JP: Mayor Walsh: Arts and local businesses make JP special

As a lifelong Boston resident, I know firsthand how important strong, diverse neighborhoods are to the strength of our city. Since becoming mayor, my team and I have been...

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The Guide to JP: Best of JP 2014 Winners

September 12, 2014
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The following are the “Best of JP 2014” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the 14th annual Best of JP survey, hundreds of ballots were submitted containing thousands of...

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The Guide to JP: A jogging tour of JP with Councilor O’Malley

September 12, 2014
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The Guide to JP: A jogging tour of JP with Councilor O’Malley

As the city councilor for Jamaica Plain and a proud resident, I consider myself one of the community’s biggest fans and most enthusiastic boosters. There is so much to...

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The Guide to JP: What makes JP unique

September 12, 2014
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• JP boasts a diverse population of about 38,000, according to the 2010 census: 54 percent white; 25 percent Hispanic/Latino; 13 percent African-American; and 4 percent Asian. JP has...

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The Guide to JP: JP places and politics

September 12, 2014
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Just as Jamaica Plain’s population is composed of a wide range of people and groups, the Boston neighborhood is divided into various sections for different purposes. Subneighborhoods Jamaica Plain...

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Editorial: Welcome to JP

September 12, 2014
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We welcome the many new residents who arrived in JP this month. For those of us who have lived or worked here for a year, a decade or a...

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Editorial: Arroyo the right choice to lead court

September 12, 2014
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Felix D. Arroyo, a well-regarded local political figure, will be the next register of the Suffolk County Probate and Family Court. Voters made the right choice in electing him....

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