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The Guide to JP: Best of JP 2015 Winners

September 11, 2015
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The following are the “Best of JP 2015” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the 15th annual Best of JP survey, hundreds of ballots were submitted containing thousands of votes. Most categories had at least a dozen nominees. The results were closer than ever this year, and there were tied winners in several categories....

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JP Open Studios: Please touch the art!

September 11, 2015
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By Susan Duprey Special to the Gazette Jay Roberts and Richard Youngstrom are two Jamaica Plain Open Studios artists who work with glass, but in very different ways. Roberts creates slumped glass, which, although it may sound funny, is a serious process. He has been slumping glass for fifteen years. Glass is melted in...

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JP Open Studios

September 11, 2015
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The 22nd annual Jamaica Plain Open Studios (JPOS), a celebration of the arts in JP that invites the public into local artists’ studios and group shows, returns next weekend, Sept. 19 and 20. Maps and detailed viewing information will be available at venues and are already available at jpopenstudios.com. But with over 40 JPOS...

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Editorial: Functioning government

September 11, 2015
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Having public meetings to discuss ideas is an integral part of a functional and healthy government. But those ideas have to bear fruit in a timely fashion for people to respect and trust their government. The state Department of Conservation and Recreation held a community meeting more than two years ago on improving access...

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Editorial: Democracy!

September 11, 2015
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Democracy was in its finest form on Sept. 8 for the City’s preliminary election. A robust 7 percent of voters turned out for two competitive City Council races out of a possible 10. City officials ensured that the election would be a raving success, selecting the day after Labor Day and the start of...

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Sights and Sounds, Aug. 28, 2015

August 28, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 7 for the Sept. 11 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given. Special Events Open House at Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue, 43 Lochstead Ave, Join for conversation and light refreshments and an opportunity to...

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JP Agenda, Aug. 28, 2015

August 28, 2015
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 7 for the Sept. 11 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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Obituary: Rev. Terry Burke

August 28, 2015
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Obituary: Rev. Terry Burke

Rev. Terry Mark Burke, who led the First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist for 31 years before retiring last year, died surrounded by his family on Aug. 15. Burke, a Roslindale resident, was 61 years old. Born and raised in Flint, Mich., Burke came to the area in 1971 and never left. He...

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Invitacion, Aug. 28, 2015

August 28, 2015
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El plazo para la lista de eventos es el 8 de Septiembre al mediodía para la publicación del 11 de Septiembre. Mande a reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Atención: Marque el 617 antes de los números que salen abajo. Reuniones La policía del distrito E-13, , 10 sep, 7pm, Nate Smith House, Lamartine/Boylston Sts.; reunión de planificación estratégica,...

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Editorial: Gentrifying Egleston Square

August 28, 2015
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The 3200 Washington St. project and its approval by the Boston Redevelopment Board is just another reminder that the neighborhood and city is rapidly changing. Activists fought to keep Egleston Square affordable to friends, family and themselves, only to began to feel the first waves of gentrification hit that area. Those activists are part...

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