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Longtime JP barber reluctantly hangs up his shears

September 14, 2018
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By Richard Heath Special to the Gazette Joe Monahan has been the barber of White City in Jamaica Plain since the Eisenhower administration. For those who don’t know, White City is that edge of Forest Hills which takes its name from a row of five white stucco apartment buildings, built on Hyde Park Avenue...

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Visit From The Mayor

September 14, 2018
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Visit From The Mayor

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Op-ed: Luxury housing boom has downsides for Jamaica Plain

September 14, 2018
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By Chuck Collins Special to the Gazette If you stand in Jamaica Plain and look downtown, you will see a new building rising next to the Prudential Center. This is One Dalton Place, Boston’s newest and tallest residential luxury tower, rising 61 stories, with an average condo price of $6 million. The penthouse is...

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The Dominican Parade

September 14, 2018
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The Dominican Parade

Scenes from the Dominican Parade on Aug. 19 in Jamaica Plain.   Mayor’s Office Photos by John Wilcox

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Summer Arts Workshop

September 14, 2018
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Summer Arts Workshop

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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 14, 2018

September 14, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Sept. 25 for the Sept. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special events Free Guided Walking Tour of Green Street will take place on Saturday, September 15 starting at 11:00am from in front...

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JP Agenda, Sept. 14, 2018

September 14, 2018
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Sept. 25 for the Sept. 28 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Meetings JP Zoning: September 26th at Farnsworth House.  The agenda for that meeting will include 1 Park Place (demolish existing carriage house...

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Guide to JP: 25th Annual Jamaica Plain Artists Open Studios

September 14, 2018
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September 22– 23, 2018 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The premiere annual arts event in one of Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), is returning in 2018 for its 25th year! Open Studios is an opportunity for the public to take a rare public peek at some private spaces. The free...

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Guide to JP: JP is Green

September 14, 2018
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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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Guide to JP: A Brief History of JP

September 14, 2018
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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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