Monthly Archives: September 2017

Footlight Club kicks off its 141st season

September 21, 2017
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Telling the story of the Neverland that you never knew, The Footlight Club’s 141st Season Opener “Peter and the Starcatcher” opens in Jamaica Plain on Sept. 16, according to a press release. Award winning “Peter and the Starcatcher” is the prequel to J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. It tells the story of orphans that defeat...

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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 15, 2017

September 21, 2017
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Sept. 26 for the Sept. 29 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Honk! Festival, save the date: Oct. 6-8. A wide variety of events planned in Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston. Free and...

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Experience JP Open Studios

September 21, 2017
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By Grace Zaborski Special to the Gazette For 24 years, artists of Jamaica Plain have opened their studios to the community and displayed their art for one weekend in September. This year, it is Sept. 23 and 24. Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS) offers a range of places to go and types of art...

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Best of JP 2017 Winners

September 21, 2017
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The following are the “Best of JP 2017” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the 16th annual Best of JP survey, hundreds of ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. Most categories had at least a dozen nominees. Almost every business in Jamaica Plain received at least one vote in one category. The closest...

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JP Guide: What Makes JP Unique

September 21, 2017
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JP boasts a diverse population of about 38,000, according to the last 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, according to...

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JP Guide: JP Resources

September 21, 2017
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JAMAICA PLAIN RESOURCES        All telephone numbers begin with area code 617 unless otherwise indicated. The following information can also be found at jamaicaplaingazette.com. Updates can be sent to news@jamaicaplaingazette.com or 617-524-2626.   Arts Programs African American Master Artists in Residency Program, exhibits, educational events, 76 Atherton St., 373-3139. Aviary Gallery, 48 South St.,...

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JP Guide: JP Places and Politics

September 21, 2017
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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 is divided into 11 major sub-neighborhoods recognized on the Boston Planning and Development Agency zoning map and largely used by locals. Within each sub-neighborhood there...

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JP Guide: JP is Green

September 21, 2017
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Though Jamaica Plain is part of the city of Boston, the parks, urban wilds, playgrounds and community gardens, many supported by the city and state, allow an escape from an overdose of urban life. JP is bordered on three sides by green space, including several jewels of the Emerald Necklace, designed by Frederick Law...

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JP Guide: A Brief History of JP

September 21, 2017
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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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Letters:

September 21, 2017
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Whither goest thou from the Common, America? On August 19, tens of thousands of people marched the length of Tremont Street from Roxbury Crossing to Boston Common. They marched because at that very hour a “free speech” rally was due to take place. The rally boasted a lineup of white supremacist and alt-right speakers....

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