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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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The Guide to Jamaica Plain: A Brief History of JP

September 13, 2013
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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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Best of JP 2013 Winners

September 13, 2013
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The following are the “Best of JP 2013” as chosen by Gazette readers. In the 13th 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 often close and there were tied winners in two categories.   BEST PLACE...

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