Latest Story

State primary election is Sept. 9

August 29, 2014
By

Jamaica Plain voters will head to the polls on Sept. 9 for the state’s primary election. They will help decide who will garner the Democratic and Republican nominations for several races, including for the Governor’s Office. JP’s state elected officials face little or no competition in the election. State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz (2nd Suffolk...

Read more »

At JP Music Fest, a rebirth for local musician

August 29, 2014
By
At JP Music Fest, a rebirth for local musician

In the 1990s, JP musician Chris Toppin co-founded the successful indie rock band Fuzzy. After a decade out of the music scene, Toppin is making a comeback with the band LOVE LOVE, which plays next week’s fourth annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival. “ is...

Read more »

JP author’s 3rd novel explores abusive marriages

August 29, 2014
By
The cover of the “Accidents of Marriage,” Jamaica Plain resident Randy Susan Meyers new novel. (Courtesy Photo)

Randy Susan Meyers, a Jamaica Plain resident, delves into her personal experience for her third novel, “Accidents of Marriage,” in which she explores the realm of an abusive marriage and how it affects a family. The book, which is set in JP, will be...

Read more »

Obituario: Ángel Amy Moreno, educador y artista

August 29, 2014
By
Obituario: Ángel Amy Moreno, educador y artista

Un importante figura en la cultura hispana y la educación de Boston, Dr. Ángel Amy Moreno, murió de cáncer a los 69 años el 20 de agosto en su...

Read more »

101 Brookley Road plans under scrutiny

August 29, 2014
By

STONYBROOK—A proposed housing development on 1-acre site at 101 Brookley Road is getting a second look from the City’s Inspectional Services Department (ISD) and the Boston Redevelopment Authority, after...

Read more »

JPNDC Peace Rally drums up support

August 29, 2014
By
JPNDC Peace Rally drums up support

A “Neighborhood Peace Rally” and march, hosted by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and JP residents and businesses on Aug. 16 drew about 50 participants to Hyde...

Read more »

JP climate protesters to head to NYC

August 29, 2014
By

Dozens of environmental activists from Jamaica Plain are convoying to New York City in September to join a protest in advance of a United Nations climate change summit. The...

Read more »

Reduced Hyde Park Ave. project gets support

August 29, 2014
By
Reduced Hyde Park Ave. project gets support

The community supports City Realty Group’s proposed development at 38-42 Hyde Park Ave. now that the project has been reduced to three stories, according to developer Fred Starikov and...

Read more »

JP Observer: On public issues, let’s not overlook the intangibles

August 29, 2014
By

“If donors had their way,” an out-of-state college administrator told me in confidence years ago, “this campus would be crowded with benches. Everywhere you look you would see benches,...

Read more »

Salsa Night

August 29, 2014
By
Salsa Night

Read more »

ZBA process separates small projects

August 29, 2014
By

Mayor Martin Walsh recently announced the creation of streamlined Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) process for small businesses and smaller residential applications. A subcommittee of the ZBA will meet...

Read more »

Innovative Open Space

August 29, 2014
By
Innovative Open Space

Read more »

Sights and Sounds, Aug. 29, 2014

August 29, 2014
By

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 9 for the Sept. 12 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

Read more »

New Mural

August 29, 2014
By
New Mural

Read more »

More JP liquor licenses possible

August 29, 2014
By

Jamaica Plain businesses and restaurants might soon have more liquor licenses available thanks to legislation recently passed by the state Legislature. Increasing the amount of City liquor licenses has...

Read more »

Dominican Parade

August 29, 2014
By
Dominican Parade

Read more »

New minister arrives at First Church UU

August 29, 2014
By

First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist (UU) saw new Interim Minister Rev. Tracey Robinson-Harris begin her two-year term on Aug. 15. Robinson-Harris is taking over the post from Rev....

Read more »

Indian food may come to Forest Hills

August 29, 2014
By

A new Indian restaurant may be coming to Forest Hills. Punjab Foods, Inc., doing business as Tikki Masala Indian Restaurant, received the support of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s...

Read more »

JP Agenda, Aug. 29, 2014

August 29, 2014
By

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 9 for the Sept. 12 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area...

Read more »

Obituary: Carlos B. Icaza, community organizer

August 29, 2014
By
Obituary: Carlos B. Icaza, community organizer

Carlos B. Icaza, of Jamaica Plain, died Aug. 16, 2014, following a short illness. Icaza, born April 11, 1950, was the beloved husband of Shelley Norton Icaza and best...

Read more »

Locals remember Icaza’s activism

August 29, 2014
By

Longtime Jamaica Plain resident and activist Carlos Icaza, who died Aug. 16, is being remembered by many of those whose lives and organizations he touched. He served in various...

Read more »

Invitacion, Aug. 29, 2014

August 29, 2014
By

El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 9 de septiembre al mediodía para la publicación del 12 de septiembre. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes...

Read more »

Obituary: Ángel Amy Moreno, educator and artist

August 29, 2014
By
Obituary: Ángel Amy Moreno, educator and artist

An important figure in Boston Latino and Hispanic culture and education, Dr. Ángel Amy Moreno, 69, died on Aug. 20 of cancer at his home in Jamaica Plain. He...

Read more »

Editorial: Remembering JP activists

August 29, 2014
By

Jamaica Plain has lost two of the people who embodied and helped create what “Jamaica Plain” means today. Carlos Icaza was a classic JP community activist, working both in...

Read more »