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A new idea for a path to a JP dog park

July 13, 2018
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Jamaica Plain dog owners are still searching for ways to establish an off-leash dog park in the neighborhood, and the most recent idea is to apply for Community Preservation Act (CPA) funds to pay for it. The CPA is a state law that was adopted in Boston by public referendum in the November 2016...

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Fotógrafo de JP conoce a sus vecinos a través de retratos

July 13, 2018
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Un fotógrafo local ha iniciado un proyecto que captura las imágenes de residentes de Jamaica Plain en sus casas. Jake Belcher, un residente de JP durante ocho años, elaboró el plan hace cuatro años. Solicitó sujetos y un artista Roberto Chao respondió. Mientras Belcher lo fotografía, se enteró de que los hombres compartían una...

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Trustees Announce First Annual Jamaica Plain Garden Tour

July 13, 2018
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The first annual Jamaica Plain Garden Tour will take place on July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a press release. The tour will give guests access to over 20 private gardens in Sumner Hill and Central neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain. In coming years, the Trustees plan to expand the tour...

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Local photographer captures residents of Jamaica Plain

July 13, 2018
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Local photographer captures residents of Jamaica Plain

A local Jamaica Plain photographer has launched a project to document and connect with neighbors by photographing them in their homes. Jake Belcher, an eight-year resident of JP, came up with the idea for JP Neighbors about four years ago. Belcher posted an open call for portrait subjects, and an artist named Roberto Chao...

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Local organizations and public servants advocate for transgender rights

July 13, 2018
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JP Forum and Freedom for All Massachusetts recently held an event at First Church JP to urge residents to vote yes on a ballot question in this November’s election that would protect legislation that prevents discrimination against transgender people. The ballot question this November will be the first time a state votes to defend...

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JP Pets:

June 22, 2018
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Keeping your dogs safe in summer heat starts now As summer begins and the weather gets warmer, it becomes more and more important to keep an eye on the health of our pet dogs to protect against heat-related illness and to make sure they are safe when inside vehicles. While many people might guess...

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Residents organize fundraising run to raise money for immigrant advocates

June 22, 2018
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A fundraising run to benefit Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) at Jamaica Pond is expected to draw hundreds on June 24, according to a press release. The run is being organized by Boston for All, a local coalition that raises money for organizations working to preserve rights. The group started shortly after...

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State rep forum highlights similarities and differences among candidates

June 8, 2018
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The three candidates for the 11th Suffolk District seat—incumbent Rep. Liz Malia, Charles Clemons Muhammad, and Ture Turnbull—all had similar stances on many topics discussed during a forum on June 5, but differed subtly on topics such as supportive housing at the Shattuck Hospital campus, extending state tax holidays, the effectiveness of the Plan:...

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Community deeply divided about supportive housing at Shattuck Hospital campus

May 25, 2018
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A deeply contentious public hearing about the proposal to put supportive housing on the Shattuck Campus led to conflicting priorities being expressed from the community. Residents argued that the planning process for the land should be more inclusive of the community’s concerns, that the Shattuck campus should be returned to parkland, or that supportive...

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Residents want wider sidewalks, safer intersections for Centre/South streets project

May 25, 2018
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About 30 residents congregated at a public meeting held by the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) on May 14 to learn about the design planning schedule and contribute ideas and concerns about the Centre/South streetscape project from Jackson Square to Forest Hills.          Residents generally felt strongly about increased safety for pedestrians and cyclists, and...

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