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Op-Ed: How we’re recognizing recovery month

September 29, 2017
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By Mayor Martin Walsh I wouldn’t be where I am today without the recovery community—and I know many other Bostonians have had the same experience as me. That’s why it’s so important we create strong pathways to recovery, and why I’m proud Boston recognizes September as Recovery Month here in our city. Recovery Month...

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Op-ed: Fall Legislative Update: Community Prosperity Through Behavioral Health

September 29, 2017
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By Local State Rep. Liz Malia This legislative session, the Massachusetts Legislature is tackling criminal justice reform. Presently, our penal system is riddled with policies that ruin lives for non-violent offenses, do nothing to prevent future imprisonment, and make it nearly impossible for people to get and stay on a path to future success...

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SUMMER HOT DOG NIGHTS

September 21, 2017
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SUMMER HOT DOG NIGHTS

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JP Agenda, 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. Meetings JP Problem Properties Committee, first Wednesday of the month, 10:30am, E-13 Police Station Community Room, 3347 Washington St. Info: Liana Poston,...

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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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