Monthly Archives: July 2018

A new idea for a path to a JP dog park

July 13, 2018
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Jamaica Plain dog owners are still searching for ways to establish an off-leash dog park in the neighborhood, and the most recent idea is to apply for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to pay for it. The CPA is a state law that was adopted in Boston by public referendum in the November 2016...

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Q. and A. with Bob Massie

July 13, 2018
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Q. and A. with Bob Massie

By Peter Shanley Gazette Staff Bob Massie is an author, activist, and former leader of several nonprofits who has overcome many challenges in life, including a battle with hemophilia. He is taking on Jay Gonzalez for the Democratic nomination for governor. The two candidates will face-off in the primary on Sept. 4. The Gazette...

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EDUCATION AWARDS

July 13, 2018
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EDUCATION AWARDS

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Fotógrafo de JP conoce a sus vecinos a través de retratos

July 13, 2018
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Un fotógrafo local ha iniciado un proyecto que captura las imágenes de residentes de Jamaica Plain en sus casas. Jake Belcher, un residente de JP durante ocho años, elaboró el plan hace cuatro años. Solicitó sujetos y un artista Roberto Chao respondió. Mientras Belcher lo fotografía, se enteró de que los hombres compartían una...

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Q. and A. with Jay Gonzalez

July 13, 2018
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Q. and A. with Jay Gonzalez

Jay Gonzalez is an attorney, the former secretary of administration and finance in the Patrick administration, and the former chair of the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care. He is taking on Bob Massie for the Democratic nomination for governor. The two candidates will face-off in the primary on Sept. 4. The Gazette...

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Upcoming Teatro en el Parque show

July 13, 2018
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By Emma Kahn Special to the Gazette Inside the basement of an unassuming community center in Jamaica Plain, magic is happening. There are two elements of the supernatural when it comes to Escena Latina Teatro’s production of the play, “Cumbia de mi Corazón:” the theme of the play, which deals with the afterlife, and...

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Trustees Announce First Annual Jamaica Plain Garden Tour

July 13, 2018
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The first annual Jamaica Plain Garden Tour will take place on July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a press release. The tour will give guests access to over 20 private gardens in Sumner Hill and Central neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain. In coming years, the Trustees plan to expand the tour...

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Here’s Looking at You, JP/Give Me a Brake – and a License Plate Game

July 13, 2018
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By Gustaf Berger Special to the Gazette We surrender ourselves to “Gypsy,” our unerring GPS, to guide us from Boston to a friend’s home in Brooklyn. What can go wrong? We let her doze until we near New York, where we wake her up and follow her dulcet tones to – Brookville, Long Island!...

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City to host JP/Rox transportation meeting

July 13, 2018
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The City will hold a JP/Rox transportation meeting on July 17 at English High School from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Plan: JP/Rox study, which was approved by the BPDA board last year, had already discussed transportation at length as part of its planning. Major points of discussion in that process were about...

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Local photographer captures residents of Jamaica Plain

July 13, 2018
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Local photographer captures residents of Jamaica Plain

A local Jamaica Plain photographer has launched a project to document and connect with neighbors by photographing them in their homes. Jake Belcher, an eight-year resident of JP, came up with the idea for JP Neighbors about four years ago. Belcher posted an open call for portrait subjects, and an artist named Roberto Chao...

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