Monthly Archives: September 2013

Jobs Plan

September 13, 2013
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‘Jamaica Plain’ thriller author to visit JP

September 13, 2013
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Colin Campbell, the English author of a recent thriller novel named for and set in Jamaica Plain, will make his first visit to the neighborhood later this month. He will make three public appearances: Centre Street Sanctuary restaurant, Mon., Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m., 365 Centre St.; Tres Gatos bookstore and restaurant, Tues., Sept. 24,...

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New Eblana Brewery owner meets with community

September 13, 2013
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The new owner of the Eblana Brewery at 117-127 Heath St. held a community meeting at Back of the Hill Apartments on Sept. 5 to gather ideas for what the community would like to see on the property. While Triad Alpha Partners co-owner Peter Zagorianakos said demolition of the existing building is very likely...

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Blocked Walks

September 13, 2013
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Blocked Walks

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Pub Art

September 13, 2013
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The Guide to Jamaica Plain: Mayor Menino: Music and parks make JP great

September 13, 2013
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The Guide to Jamaica Plain: Mayor Menino: Music and parks make JP great

It is a fun, musical time in Jamaica Plain. If you haven’t seen—or heard, or played—them yet, I encourage you to stop by one of the pianos placed in the neighborhood as part of “Play Me, I’m Yours,” the Street Pianos Boston festival going on through Oct. 14. There are 75 pianos placed all...

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The Guide to Jamaica Plain: What Makes JP Unique

September 13, 2013
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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 a large gay and lesbian population and is home to several prominent LGBT rights activists. • Once called “The Eden of America” by a visitor,...

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The Guide to Jamaica Plain: A Brief History of JP

September 13, 2013
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Once referred to as “the Eden of America,” Jamaica Plain is a unique section of the City of Boston. It was part of the Town of Roxbury until 1848. It was then part of West Roxbury, until it finally became Jamaica Plain. Legend has it that the name Jamaica Plain came from the fondness...

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Best of JP 2013 Winners

September 13, 2013
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The following are the “Best of JP 2013” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the 13th annual Best of JP survey, hundreds of ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. Most categories had at least a dozen nominees. The results were often close and there were tied winners in two categories.   BEST PLACE...

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The Guide to Jamaica Plain: JP Places and Politics

September 13, 2013
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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. Sub-neighborhoods Jamaica Plain is divided into 11 major sub-neighborhoods  recognized on the Boston Redevelopment Authority zoning map and largely used by locals. Within each sub-neighborhood there are other,...

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