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Report: Boston 2024 underestimated cost of Olympics

August 28, 2015
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While the Boston 2024 Olympic bid has been withdrawn, a recently completed analysis of the proposal suggests cost estimates for hosting the Olympics were almost $1 billion short of a more realistic prediction. State leaders had commissioned the Brattle Group for the analysis, and although the bid was withdrawn, the report was completed and...

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JP Music Festival arrives Sept. 12

August 28, 2015
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The 5th annual JP Music Festival will be on Sept. 12, with 22 acts, 2 stages and 7 hours of non-stop local Jamaica Plain music, according to a press release. The free festival will be held at Pinebank Field at Jamaica Pond and all performers will be residents or workers in JP. Noteworthy performers...

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Hundreds turn out for City’s arts master plan

June 19, 2015
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An overflow crowd of more than 300 packed the debut meeting of the City’s new arts and culture master plan on June 2 at English High School in Jamaica Plain. Financial support for the arts in the past has been mostly private sector, and Boston Creates is the City’s first comprehensive plan to empower...

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JP workshop offers artists space, classes

November 22, 2013
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Sculptures stand outside Stonybrook Fine Arts. (Gazette Photo by Emily Resnevic)

BROOKSIDE—The Stonybrook Fine Arts (SFA) workshop is a resource to learn and develop skills in metalwork, sculpting and jewelry-making. The small workshop tucked next to the Samuel Adams brewery at 24 Porter St. in Jamaica Plain provides classes, workshops, commissions and open studios, among other services. “Our mission is to expose people to the...

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Shattuck Partners aims to raise $50K for local hospital

November 12, 2013
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A friends group aims to raise $50,000 to improve patients’ experience at the local Lemuel Shattuck Hospital with a Nov. 14 fundraiser. Shattuck Partners is a volunteer-run nonprofit that provides service the state hospital’s budget does not, ranging from art therapy to ethnic foods to TVs. “All hospitals have televisions,” said Frieda Cohen, chairperson...

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JPNC votes to settle S. Huntington lawsuit

November 8, 2013
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By Emily Resnevic and John Ruch/Gazette Staff The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted to settle its controversial lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. redevelopment at its Oct. 29 meeting. The vote, conducted privately in an executive session, was unanimous, according to JPNC chair Benjamin Day, the lawsuit’s plaintiff. The JPNC voted “to...

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JP authors write Orange Line history book

November 8, 2013
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JP authors write Orange Line history book

The MBTA’s Orange Line, one of Jamaica Plain’s defining features and the product of its early political activism, is the subject of a new book by JP residents Jeremy Fox and Andrew Elder. Their “Images of Rail: Boston’s Orange Line” is a photojournalism history of what is now a subway and light rail line....

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JPNC seeks to fill vacant seats

November 8, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is seeking new members to fill the eight seats still vacant following the council’s Oct. 19 election. The 20-seat JPNC, a neighborhood group that advises the City about various issues, only had 12 candidates for its election. Any Jamaica Plain resident 16 or older is eligible to serve on...

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JPNC votes to settle S. Huntington lawsuit

November 1, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council (JPNC) voted to settle its controversial lawsuit against the 161 S. Huntington Ave. redevelopment at its Oct. 29 meeting. The vote, conducted privately in an executive session, was unanimous, according to JPNC chair Benjamin Day, the lawsuit’s plaintiff. The JPNC voted “to support in principle a settlement,” Day later...

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Pulitzer-winning author Díaz to visit JP today

October 25, 2013
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Pulitzer-winning author Díaz to visit JP today

Junot Díaz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Drown,” “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” and “This is How You Lose Her,” will speak at the Footlight Club today, Fri., Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. as part of the JP Reads event. “I started coming to JP because an ex-girlfriend of mine is a...

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