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‘Jamaica Plain’ thriller author to visit JP

September 13, 2013
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Colin Campbell, the English author of a recent thriller novel named for and set in Jamaica Plain, will make his first visit to the neighborhood later this month. He will make three public appearances: Centre Street Sanctuary restaurant, Mon., Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m., 365 Centre St.; Tres Gatos bookstore and restaurant, Tues., Sept. 24,...

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JPNC election date set; nomination papers ready

August 16, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, a JP-wide neighborhood association, will hold its biannual election on Oct. 19. Nomination papers for candidates are now available. The 20-member JPNC was created by former Mayor Raymond Flynn in 1985 to advise the City on neighborhood issues. Five council members represent the entire neighborhood, while the rest represent...

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Dominican Parade, but not fest, returns to JP

August 16, 2013
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The annual Dominican Parade returns to Hyde, Jackson and Egleston Squares on Sun., Aug. 18, but the Dominican Festival afterward is still moved out of Franklin Park this year. Instead, the festival will be held at Roxbury’s Clifford Playground—even though the parade route still runs to Franklin Park. Like the Puerto Rican Festival earlier...

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Beisbolistas cubanos regresan a JP

August 16, 2013
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Un equipo de beisbolistas cubanos superiores, incluso unas leyendas de las ligas mayores y del equipo nacional, jugará softball contra un equipo americano este mes en Jamaica Plain. Fue un evento muy popular el verano pasado. Los partidos—llamados los “Friendship Games”—son del 22 al 29 de agosto y incluyen un partido en Pinebank Field...

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Lawsuit could affect JPNC election

August 16, 2013
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The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council’s (JPNC) controversial lawsuit against a real estate project could have an impact on the council’s upcoming election. Potential candidates will have to consider the JPNC’s connection to a lawsuit that likely will remain under appeal during the entire campaign process. And the next JPNC chair will be the plaintiff...

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New Mural

August 16, 2013
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New Mural

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Cuban baseball players to return to JP

August 16, 2013
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A team of senior Cuban baseball players, including several major league and national team legends, will play softball against an American team this month in Jamaica Plain in a repeat of a popular event last summer. The “Friendship Games” visit Aug. 22-29 will include an Aug. 24, 10 a.m., pick-up game at Pinebank Field...

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El desfile dominicano regresa a JP

August 16, 2013
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El desfile dominicano anual regresa a Hyde, Jackson y Egleston Square el domingo, 18 de agosto, pero el festival que sigue tendrá lugar en Clifford Playground en Roxbury, y no en Franklin Park como siempre. El desfile y el festival celebran la cultura de la República Dominicana. Como el festival puertorriqueño de hace unas...

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Police: Missing man found in ‘safe’ condition

August 15, 2013
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Josiah Simmons, the Jamaica Plain man who had been reported as missing for three days, has been found in “safe” condition, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Simmons is the operator of Hyde Square’s Video Underground video store. BPD issued a community alert yesterday asking for the public’s help in finding him. “His...

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Police seek missing JP store owner

August 14, 2013
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Police seek missing JP store owner

The Jamaica Plain man who is the operator of Hyde Square’s Video Underground video store has been missing for three days, and the Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding him. Josiah Simmons, 31, was last seen Sun., Aug. 11, around 2:40 p.m. at the Stony Brook T Station at Boylston...

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