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Real Estate Today: Mayor announces plan to house homeless

September 27, 2013
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Real Estate Today: Mayor announces plan to house homeless

Mayor Thomas Menino last week announced a plan to provide more housing and support for Boston’s homeless people. The city’s homeless population is currently estimated at about 7,000, an increase from last year. Only about 190 of those people live on the streets without shelter, almost none of them in Jamaica Plain, according a...

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Sights and Sounds, Sept. 27, 2013

September 27, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 8 for the Oct. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Oct. 3, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org. Family Fall...

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Editorial: Congrats to winners–and also-rans

September 27, 2013
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We congratulate Marty Walsh and John Connolly on their top-two finishes in Tuesday’s mayoral election and we look forward to seeing them lay out compelling visions for Boston’s future in the coming weeks. Through hard, thorough campaigning, in JP and around the city, they earned their win. Now they will work even harder to...

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Letter: SNA’s ideas for improving Commons at Forest Hills

September 27, 2013
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The Stonybrook Neighborhood Association (SNA) is excited to engage the development team and the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in the review process for the Commons at Forest Hills project proposed for the Hughes Oil site on Washington Street just north of Forest Hills station. (“Commons at Forest Hills comment period extended,” Sept. 13.) We...

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JP Music Fest 2013

September 13, 2013
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In its third year, the JP Music Festival once again drew a big crowd to Jamaica Pond Park on Sept. 7 to see local musicians of all types. Brian Barthlemes (right), lead singer and guitarist of the local band Tallahassee, fist-bumps his son who joined him onstage. (Photo by Daniella Rascon)

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Jobs Plan

September 13, 2013
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Jobs Plan

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Blocked Walks

September 13, 2013
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Blocked Walks

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Pub Art

September 13, 2013
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Pub Art

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The Guide to Jamaica Plain: Mayor Menino: Music and parks make JP great

September 13, 2013
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The Guide to Jamaica Plain: Mayor Menino: Music and parks make JP great

It is a fun, musical time in Jamaica Plain. If you haven’t seen—or heard, or played—them yet, I encourage you to stop by one of the pianos placed in the neighborhood as part of “Play Me, I’m Yours,” the Street Pianos Boston festival going on through Oct. 14. There are 75 pianos placed all...

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The Guide to Jamaica Plain: What Makes JP Unique

September 13, 2013
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• JP boasts a diverse population of about 38,000, according to the 2010 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,...

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