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Donnell’s Bakery opens up in First Church

July 27, 2018
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A new family-owned bakery specializing in cheesecake, cinnamon rolls, and cakes has opened its doors and is based out of the First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain. Donnell’s Bakery is owned by Wendell and Nicole Donnell, who are a husband-and-wife duo. They opened their business a few months ago, and customers can request delivery...
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Harvest Co-op in danger of closing this summer

July 27, 2018
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Harvest Co-op has been facing financial problems, and is asking their members for support in the following months in order to keep the market alive. Harvest’s board has announced that the Co-Op needs to raise $300,000 this summer, or it could close its locations in Cambridge and Jamaica Plain by August. Vidya Sivan, the...
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JP History: Historic plaque returns to JP post office

July 27, 2018
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JP History: Historic plaque returns to JP post office

George Fifield and Michael Reiskind recently unveiled the return of the Eden of America Boston 200 plaque, which is now located on the side of the Jamaica Plain Post Office. Fifield, a Myrtle Street resident, saved the plaque 14 years ago when the old post office was demolished. Mayor Kevin White established the Boston...
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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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