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Pride block party slated for June 9

June 7, 2013
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HYDE SQ.—The Jamaica Plain Block Party for Boston Pride Week will make its annual return to Perkins Street on Sun., June 9. A celebration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, Pride Week features dozens of events around town, including the downtown Pride Parade tomorrow, June 8. Co-hosted by Dyke Night Productions, the Jamaica...

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Baseball Champs

June 7, 2013
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JP Music Fest seeking bands through June 10

June 7, 2013
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The annual JP Music Festival is accepting submissions from local musicians who want to join the line-up through Mon., June 10. Slated for Sept. 7 at Jamaica Pond Park, the festival is for local musicians or bands with at least one member who lives or works in Jamaica Plain. For submission info, email jpmusicfestival@gmail.com...

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5 JP artists win state grants

June 7, 2013
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Five Jamaica Plain artists are among the winners of this year’s Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) Artist Fellowship Program grants. The state grants, announced May 30, are intended to recognize significant artists and encourage their work. JP winners of the full, unrestricted $7,500 grants include installation artist J. Georgie Friedman and photographers Brian Rosa and...

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Happy 100th

June 7, 2013
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JP First Responders: Editorial: Thank you, first responders

June 7, 2013
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Late last year, the Gazette staff decided to create this new, annual special section of stories about JP’s first responders—the police officers, firefighters and EMTs who keep us safe, yet often work unnoticed and un-thanked. We could not have imagined that just four months later, Boston would be struck by an insane terror attack...

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Policy Doctor

June 7, 2013
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Manning Strong

June 7, 2013
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Editorial: The parklet boondoggle

June 7, 2013
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The up-to-$25,000 cost of JP’s City-funded “parklet,” aka free sidewalk seating for private businesses, is as amazing as the fact that it took a Gazette Freedom of Information Act request to get that number. The parklet program looks like a classic boondoggle that snuck through its stunning overall $100,000 taxpayer-funded price tag via deliberately...

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Editorial: Unleash the dog-walking talk

June 7, 2013
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While we are not convinced that the Franklin Park Coalition’s proposal for off-leash dog permitting in the park is the best idea or the product of a thorough discussion, we are grateful that the coalition had the guts and brains to get this important conversation started. We need serious commitment to seeing this conversation...

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